EasySearch Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox

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This page aims to help you remove EasySearch Virus. These EasySearch Virus removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

If you are reading this right now, then we safely assume that you have most likely seen weird behavior with your PC. This article will explain what has happened with your computer, how did it happen and will give you some unique advises on how to remove the problem. The information provided is suitable for all internet browsers: Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The EasySearch Virus in action

The EasySearch Virus in action

What the heck is happening to my OK-computer from yesterday?

You sit to work on your computer on a beautiful day and you suddenly stop. You see that things are not operating as they did yesterday and that something is just not right. You are surprised at how much longer time it takes for programs and/or webpages to reboot and to open, or you are simply  experiencing difficulty in locating important files that you have previously stored. Well, this is all happening because you got EasySearch Virus and you need to uninstall it.

What is EasySearch Virus ?

EasySearch Virus is one of the viruses that is considered to be least harmful. There is no such thing as a SAFE virus. And in reality, EasySearch Virus is probably one of the easiest one to get. It is more popular than we have once thought and we guarantee that you have encountered it before, but have not probably gotten a firm grasp of it or didn’t know how to remove it at the time.

How did EasySearch Virus install itself on your PC?

There are many ways that the virus could get installed on your computer. Let’s explore some of them:

  • There is a thin called “software bundle”  that is very common way for the malware to be installed.  Here’s how it works: when you are trying to download anything and everything off the internet you end up downloading more than just the one file that you want. The pile of downloads you have acquired is actually the ‘bundle’. These files are most likely a virus carrier and will harm your PC. This happens most  often when you use the default settings. If you transfer to the advanced settings and take the extra time to carefully read and click and/or unchecked what you want to download you will be less likely to experience software bundling.
  • Another common way to get EasySearch Virus is via phishing e-mails, which are sometimes called ‘spams’ too. Every newsletter you have once signed-up for or anywhere else you’ve registered your email address it will be stored for eternity pretty much. You have probably already noticed how when you have visited a certain webpage even once, you immediately begin to receive random online advertisements and coupons via email from this website? This is how hackers work! They detect what we do in the cyberspace and attack us directly–it’s a psychological game if you’d like to see it from a different angle. Best is if you improve the strength of your e-mail box’ filters so that you only receive the correspondence that you want and even create a habit of changing your password every six months or so.
  • Phishing e-mail are letters that seem to be sent from people you have in your contact book. So when you receive one of them you get excited that you’ve received a letter from your friend and minutes later you are basically crashed because you realize that you have just allowed a virus to enter your system. In this situation, it is highly advisable that you scan your entire PC, uninstall everything that should not be there, but first of all: consult with the removal guide we have prepared and that accompanies this article.

For final words, there are many ways you can get EasySearch Virus and we can continue on and on,but that’s why there are numerous articles published, especially for this purpose, on our website. If you don’t find this one completely useful to you, please read a few others. Chances are high that you will get the information and knowledge you are seeking. And just be aware of infected e-mail attachments, pop-up ads, multiple files downloaded together and remember to uninstall immediately any questionable files and/or erase e-mails.

SUMMARY:

Name EasySearch
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium
Symptoms  missing of files, bugs, glitches, blockage of the system, advertisements
Distribution Method phishing e-mails, clicking on fake ads, browser redirects
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Step1

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.

Step2

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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – EasySearch Virus may have hidden some of its files.

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

 

Step4

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the malware —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove EasySearch Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the Browser Hijacker/malware —> Remove.


chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove EasySearch Virus from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Step5

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.

BIG WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

This is the most important and difficult part. If you delete the wrong file, it may damage your system irreversibly. If you can not do this,
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Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd 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.

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Step6

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

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 they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

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  • Acid_viper

    In regard to step 3, under Localhost, I got these IPs in the notepad: 127.0.0.1 static3.cdn.ubi.com

    127.0.0.1 ubisoft-orbit.s3.amazonaws.com

    127.0.0.1 onlineconfigservice.ubi.com

    127.0.0.1 orbitservice.ubi.com

    127.0.0.1 ubisoft-orbit-savegames.s3.amazonaws.com

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hello, these are valid IPs created by some Ubisoft software you have installed on your PC (probably computer games). You shouldn’t delete them, because it may create some issues with your games.

       
  • Bryan Cerda

    I have a few suspicious IP’s in the notepad.

    127.0.0.1 down.baidu2016..com

    127.0.0.1 123.sogou..com

    127.0.0.1 http://www.czzsyzgm..com

    127.0.0.1 http://www.czzsyzxl..com

    127.0.0.1 union.baidu2019..com

    127.0.0.1 down.baidu2016..com

    127.0.0.1 123.sogou..com

    127.0.0.1 http://www.czzsyzgm..com

    127.0.0.1 http://www.czzsyzxl..com

    127.0.0.1 union.baidu2019..com

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Bryan,
      these IPs are fine. We researched them and they are legit.