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My Firefox browaer starts with searchnu rather than Google. When I try to reset it it says that the searchnu tool bar has not allowed the change to take place. How do I step by step remove this malware program. My pc tools won't remove it

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Re: searchnu.com

Hi nlmiles,

We've got a Search and Home page troubleshooting section that I think you might be interested in. There is information in there specifically about searchnu that should be of use.

Hopefully this helps!

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Shooting Star

Re: searchnu.com

Hi nlmiles,

We've got a Search and Home page troubleshooting section that I think you might be interested in. There is information in there specifically about searchnu that should be of use.

Hopefully this helps!

Site Moderator

Re: searchnu.com

Hi,

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

@nlmiles- 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 wish to uninstall Searchnu please follow the instructions below:

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: searchnu.com

easy to remove - probably an unwelcome extra with program recently downloaded.

To remove searchnu use a system restore before the software was downloaded. start - all programs - system tools - system restore and choose a time just before it was installed then let it do its thing - BE AWARE - that this will remove reg entries for all programs from the date of the restore so do not use this if you have recently installed a program that you have paid for. With Chrome it may still remember the searchnu site just change the home page back to what it should be.

To remove the program that delivered search nu as an add on to you.I would suggest revo unistaller - Free version

http://www.revouninstaller.com/start_freeware_download.html

this removes the progam and deletes all reg entries so getting rid of it for good. If it delivers this rubbish it deseves to go.

Site Moderator

Re: searchnu.com

Anyone using System Restore please take care, and be aware that it could break Firefox in some circumstances, and may have unintended consequences. Personally I would not recommend using System Restore and restore points as an alternative to trivial uninstalls.

New User

Re: searchnu.com

one of the options on system restore is to undo the last operation so if you are not 100 % happy you can just undo the last operation thus minimising any risks

- Main problem on the internet is misdirection to sites that offer programs which put addons such as searchnu and other rubish that no one would willingly put on their machine

New User

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I uninstalled searchnu as per the above. This did NOT solve the problem.

New User

Re: searchnu.com

I have uninstalled it twice sucessfully - You need to ensure that the roll back is to before the toolbar was installed and in the end as searchnu is in cache it will remain simply going to options and changing your homepage back to the original will change that.

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"...ensure that the roll back is to before the toolbar was installed and in the end as searchnu is in cache it will remain simply going to options and changing your homepage back to the original will change that. "

Do you want to repeat that? In English, this time.