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How to remove http://searchiu.com/?affil=141

Greetings! I've downloaded a program and here was some virus, now i alway have this page http://searchiu.com/?affil=141 as a start page and i'm afraid of my security. Can you help to remove this virus and get back my start page? Thanks you!

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Re: How to remove http://searchiu.com/?affil=141

Try to reset some preferences to the default with the SearchReset extension:

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

If you do not keep changes then see:


Do a malware check with some malware scanning programs on the Windows computer.
You need to scan with all programs because each program detects different malware.

Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.

See also:

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New User

Re: How to remove http://searchiu.com/?affil=141

Please follow the following steps to change your start up page on Firefox.

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Click on Tools tab on the menu bar
  3. Click on Options
  4. Click on General tab located on the top
  5. In the Startup panel click on Restore to Default button
  6. Click OK
  7. Restart Firefox and see if you get Firefox start up page now
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Site Moderator

Re: How to remove http://searchiu.com/?affil=141

Try to reset some preferences to the default with the SearchReset extension:

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

If you do not keep changes then see:


Do a malware check with some malware scanning programs on the Windows computer.
You need to scan with all programs because each program detects different malware.

Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.

See also:

New User

Re: How to remove http://searchiu.com/?affil=141

Thank you for this advice. That searchui redirect was making me crazy.

New User

Re: How to remove http://searchiu.com/?affil=141

please follow this webpage http://www.anvisoft.com/resources/how-to-uninstall-searchnu-com410-uninstall-guide/ How to Uninstall Searchnu.com/410 (Uninstall Guide). After following the steps ,download the mentioned software which is free at first. It is amazing, after too many hours searching finally I could recover my browser. If you download new search toolbar through this steps just go to control panel and delete new search tool bar.Many thanks to Anvisoft's admin.

New User

Re: How to remove http://searchiu.com/?affil=141

Use this guide to remove typical redirects http://remove-free.com/removal-google-redirect-virus-overview-causes-and-solutions I had the same problem with Searchnu parasite. Clean your .hosts

Site Moderator

Re: How to remove http://searchiu.com/?affil=141

For anyone still having an issue with searchiu who remembers how they received this, please Private Message me. We are trying to block this add-on for all users in the future and we need to have a copy of it to do research on.

New User

Re: How to remove http://searchiu.com/?affil=141

I tried everything written here and then some.

I installed several additional anti-virus programs. Restarted in Safe Mode, ran them all, restarted again in Safe Mode, ran em again. When I was back in the regular Windows7, Firefox still opened to the searchiu page.

I uninstalled Firefox, but kept my personal settings. That didn't work, it was still there after reinstall. So I backed up my bookmarks, took screenshots of my list of addons and nuked Firefox, complete uninstall of the program and all my personal information and setting.

Only after this final step, did I stop seeing the searchiu page.

New User

Re: How to remove http://searchiu.com/?affil=141

I just not tried to uninstall FireFox and start from scratch.

AV runned and did not found anything. THREE malware/spyware were runned and nothing. Chrome and IE are OK!!!

Can someone help me?

New User

Re: How to remove http://searchiu.com/?affil=141

Hi all, Theoretically I made it. I found the string "http://searchou.com/?id=..." in users.js and prefs.js files.

At users.js file i fount it in:

  • extensions.privitize.tlbrSrchUrl
  • extensions.privitize.kw_url
  • extensions.privitize.newTabUrl
  • extensions.privitize.hmpgUrl (not sure)

At prefs.js file i fount it in:

  • extensions.privitize.lastB

HTH