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How to delete the automatically loading Searchnu.com definitly in my Firefox webadres at start-up

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How to delete the automatically loading Searchnu.com definitly in my Firefox webadres at start-up

Since the weekend I always, whan starting up Firefox find searchnu.com in the adress. Googling this problem did not solve it. It only happens when starting up Sirefox, not with I.E. Is this a virus, or...? How to remove it?

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Re: How to delete the automatically loading Searchnu.com definitly in my Firefox webadres at start-up

Hey,

I hope that this is only an altered start page setting, so please take a look at this article: How to set the home page

--Tobbi

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Re: How to delete the automatically loading Searchnu.com definitly in my Firefox webadres at start-up

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Re: How to delete the automatically loading Searchnu.com definitly in my Firefox webadres at start-up

Hi, I'm a member of the Searchnu Support Team. I'm here to help Smiley Happy

@SLeer- When the software was installed onto your pc it offered two basic installs, typical installation, which lists the add-on features such as searchnu default search, and Custom installation, which allows you to select the add-ons that you wish to install. There's no need to worry if you did the typical install - this isn't a virus, nor malware, and there's no need to Perform a virus scan against it.

If you want to uninstall Searchnu please follow the next instructions:

Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > look for windows searchnu toolbar > Uninstall

If you followed the instructions and still can't find a solution to the issue, please don't hesitate to let us know and we will walk you through it Smiley Happy

Thank you, The Searchnu Support Team

New User

Re: How to delete the automatically loading Searchnu.com definitly in my Firefox webadres at start-up

In the Add/Remove Programs there was no Windows searchnu toolbar. So I could not uninstall it that way, nor with Ccleaner. It wat not a toolbar, but the www.searchnu.com adress was always filled in in the adress bar at startup firefox, not at startup I.E. However it was not visible in de windows internet-options, were I always choose about:blank. So I think it was malware, although none of the malware scanners could detect it. Since I have de-installed firefox and all the adds and the favorite and then re-installed firefux and some of the adds, the problem seems to be solved.

New User

Re: How to delete the automatically loading Searchnu.com definitly in my Firefox webadres at start-up

You may find that the toolbar is for some reason called 'searchqu toolbar' instead of nu. Don't ask me why, but removal solved this irritating issue.

New User

Re: How to delete the automatically loading Searchnu.com definitly in my Firefox webadres at start-up

Removing was indeed very difficult but I succeeded, by de-installing Firefox as well as all the ads and all teh favorites. Then I re-installed firefox and some ads and te problem seems to be solved. It must bij malware since I never asked for it en it was also very difficult to remove.

New User

Re: How to delete the automatically loading Searchnu.com definitly in my Firefox webadres at start-up

I did exactly what you described I was able to uninstall the programme you referred but when I entered Chrome again the malware web address appeared again. I am going to report it as a virus because it is something I did not install I don't want to have and I can't remove