This article aims to help users remove Bilisearch Virus search engine from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as their respective system. Bilisearch claims to be a “search provided by Google” which is completely ludicrous as the results are immediately filled with advertisements and redirects towards websites that have little relevance to whatever you were searching for.
|Symptoms||All google search results go through Bilisearch instead. The search is skewered with advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||Can be installed by a trojan, or by yourself due to a mistake – installers of free programs often contain such things.|
Bilisearch Virus is a suspicious software functioning remarkably similar to the type of viruses known as Adware. As you have undoubtedly seen already it will produce a large quantity of advertisements or ads for short that you will have no choice but to endure. Most often they will spawn whenever you start your browser or open a new page or tab.
The ads themselves can vary a lot. Most commonly they will be in the form of either a pop-up windows or a flashing banner, but sometimes they may be even presented as a web page. A common trait is that their size will be big enough to bother you, so you will not be able to simply ignore them. You should also look out for highlighted texts or numbers in the web pages you are going through, this is yet another way for the ads to represent themselves – through hyperlinks.
Negative effects traced back to Bilisearch Virus
First and most importantly this malware application will significantly slow down your device. Any time another ad gets loaded that means more CPU load and internet bandwidth. Since it basically creates another operation parallel to the one you actually really want to perform it will double the completion time, making something as simple as opening your browser a taxing operation. If you happen to be using an older computer or have a slowish internet connection this might even lead to unresponsive programs and web pages.
Bilisearch Virus is the type of virus which is known to promote other malware applications as well. Very often you will be given the dubious opportunity to download some additional malware, of course it will be disguised as something else. For example some kind of free software that will help with some existing or not existing problem you might have with your PC. The most funny are the ones warning you that you have a virus and only by downloading their “free” software you will get rid of it. This is all a hoax of course, any file you download prompted by Bilisearch Virus is more than likely just another malicious creation rejoicing that it has found its way into your hard drive.
It is painfully clear that you can’t wait any longer, follow our instructions and remove it from your device as quickly as possible.
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Bilisearch Virus from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your AddRemove Programs.
5: Permanently remove Bilisearch Virus from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Delete the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
7: Optimize your PC after the removal is done.
Remove Bilisearch Virus
Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button ,then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For Windows 10 Users:
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the new Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
Windows 10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
Continue with Step 2.
Bilisearch Virus is quite eager to access all your browser information. What we mean by this is all your web browser have been infected by the virus. So act accordingly and apply our removal instructions one at a time for each browser present. Do not reboot your system before removing it all though, this virus is quite capable of replicating itself if even a sniff of it remains unpurged.
Also, and this is a very important bit, try your best to jog your memory. Did you install any software prompted by Bilisearch Virus? If you did, as we previously discussed, you will have to search it and remove it as well, as soon as you are done with our removal instructions.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Bilisearch Virus . Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
Go to STEP 3.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
Bilisearch Virus should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
Go to STEP 3.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the virus and select (Remove).
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
Go to STEP 3.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Go to STEP 3.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Continue with STEP 4.
Hold the Windows Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the new field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Bilisearch Virus and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Windows Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Go to STEP 5.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
VERY IMPORTANT! DO NOT SKIP!
What will follow right until you can congratulate yourself for successfully removing Bilisearch Virus are a few mandatory steps that cannot be skipped. These last few steps are unfortunately quite difficult to execute correctly and even a small mistake may have catastrophic consequences for your system. If you don’t feel like risking it all we strongly advise to instead take a look and download an automated professional malware scanner and remover.
If you feel you can do it on your own then proceed with the next step. We suggest you prepare a bootable windows installation just in case, if it all goes to waste.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Move on to STEP 6.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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