Whenever I use the Internet either with IE or Chrome regardless of what site I try to visit, I am redirected to Forsearch.net. I think my computer has been infected with malware/virus. I have completed scans with Norton but it cannot find a thing. I’ve cleared the browser caches and data and rebooted many times but the problem still exists. I reinstalled Chrome and the browser still redirects me to the unwanted site. Is there any suggestion?
Brief Introduction of Forsearch.net
Forsearch.net is classified as a browser redirect virus which modifies browser settings without permission and interrupts users’ browsing experience. It is created by evil people to infect computers via networks and make profits from it. Though this site appears harmless, it is not a good idea to keep it on the computer. First of all, this redirect virus hijacks your web browser and blocks your accessing to some common websites.
It is able to alter your browser settings and DNS settings without lettings you change them back. You may find the default homepage is changed to another unwanted one but you just feel helpless after having tried many methods to fix it but still fail in the end. Most web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome could be the target of this infection. Whenever you start the infected browser, the unwanted site will pop up automatically as the default homepage or in a new tab. To completely remove Forsearch.net, you can follow the detailed instructions in this post to clear all threats from your PC.
How Does Forsearch.net Enter Users’ Computers?
In many cases, PC users don’t know how the virus process attacks their browser and computer.The truth is that most of the victims suffer virus while downloading and installing infected program online.Forsearch.net redirect process can be planted into PUP from third-party programs which PC users download them from unsafe or malicious sites/forums.Forsearch.net browser hijacker can be hidden in the installation process and installed without PC users’ permission and notice.Besides, it has the ability to use browser helper object which is a legal interactive interface where programmers can use code to access and add buttons.
Symptoms and Risks of Forsearch.net
1. It changes the default homepage of your web browser like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox without your permission.|
2. You are constantly redirected to some unwanted websites while you surfing the Internet.|
3. You receive a number of popup ads on the websites that you are visiting.|
4. It consumes lots of system resources and slows down your computer running speed.|
5. It brings other types of malware like Trojan, adware and spyware to your computer system.|
6. It installs unknown extensions and add-ons onto your web browser without any consent.|
7. It collects your personal information such as IP address, search terms, and browsing history for marketing purposes.
Instructions to Remove Forsearch.net Redirect Virus
Automatic Removal Guide
Step1. Click the button below to download SpyHunter now!
Step2. After a dialog box pops up, click Run button.
Step3. Select a language you prefer and then click OK button.
Step4. Click on CONTINUE button to go on.
Step5. Select I accept the EULA and Privacy and Policy, and then click INSTALL button.
Step6. It will take a few minutes to install SpyHunter. Once installed successfully, please click Finish button.
Step7. Click “Scan Computer Now” to have a full scan of your system.
Step8. After finished scanning, click on the “Fix Threats” button to remove all detected threats. If necessary, you need to restart your computer after the removal.
Note: Free Scanner just helps to quickly detect all the potentially unwanted programs in your computer. To completely get rid of all the detected threats, you need to purchase the full version.
Manually remove Forsearch.net from computer (Self-Help)
Remove Forsearch.net – Windows 7
1.Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then cl]cking Programs and Features.
2.Select Forsearch.net, and then click Uninstall. Some programs include the option to change or repair the program in addition to uninstalling it, but many simply offer the option to uninstall. To change a program, click Change or Repair. If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Remove Forsearch.net – Windows 8
1.Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)
2.Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel.
3.Under View by: select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features.
4.Tap or click Forsearch.net, and then tap or click Uninstall.
5.Follow the instructions on the screen. Make sure when you uninstall the malware that there is no extra software is offered during uninstallation and read every pop-up before clicking any button.
Remove Forsearch.net from Internet Explorer
1.Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar
2.Tap or click the Tools button , and then tap or click Manage add-ons.
3.Under Show, tap or click All add-ons, and then select Forsearch.net
4.If the add-on can be deleted, you’ll see the Remove option. Tap or click Remove and then tap or click Close. Otherwise click Disable button.
Remove Forsearch.net from Google Chrome
Uninstall an extension to remove it completely from the Google Chrome browser. Extensions are extra features and functionality that can easily be added to Google Chrome. By using extensions, you can customize Google Chrome with features you like, while keeping your browser free of things that you don’t use. Unfortunately there are also extensions that are used to collect personal and internet behavior from your computer for revenue. Make sure you delete all extensions from Google Chrome that you do not need, know or trust. Keep the extensions in Google Chrome clean for the best internet experience while using Google Chrome.
1.Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
4.Click the trash can icon by the Forsearch.net extension you’d like to completely remove.
5.A confirmation dialog appears, click Remove. If the extension is Installed by Enterprise Policy follow this guide.
Remove Forsearch.net from Mozilla Firefox
1.At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button, and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
2.In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions panel.
3.Select Forsearch.net you wish to remove.
4.Click the Remove or Disable button.
5.Click Restart now if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart.
Restore Chrome, Firefox and IE settings
Click on 3-bar button and open Tools menu, and then select settings option.
Scroll down the settings page, and click show advance settings
Down to the bottom and click reset settings
Click reset on the new window to confirm
Close all tabs once Chrome settings are reset to default
Click main settings menu on homepage, select tools option at the menu bar and choose Troubleshooting Information option
Click on reset Firefox on the new tab
Click on refresh Firefox again to confirm
Close all tabs once Firefox settings are restored to default
Click main settings button at the top right corner on homepage, select internet options
Click Advance option on internet options window and then click reset button
Then click reset again to continue
Close all tabs once IE settings are reset to default
Ways to Avoid being Infected by Malware
1. Remember not to open unknown attachments in spam box which may get your computer infected.
2. Often scan and update your system and security software.
3. Limit user privileges on the computer.
4. Be careful when opening emails or attachments.
5. Avoid downloading software or files from unknown websites.
Forsearch.net is a terrible threat for your system, so please don’t hesitate to remove it from your computer. Manual removal is not suitable for everyone. Manual steps are risky and complicated in order to remove all files and registry entries related to the threat. If you are not sure you can edit your system registry, you had better remove it with a automatic removal tool.
The following video offers a complete guide for Forsearch.net removal. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!