Palikan Search Virus Removal Guide (For Chrome/Firefox)

This article aims to help users remove Palikan Search Virus from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as their respective system. This virus is known to install the Chromium freely distributed browser, because it uses it to more easily manipulate your system – especially if you make the mistake of using the Chromium .exe.

Palikan Search Virus

You are unfortunate to have your PC become infected by the latest and fast spreading virus known as Palikan Search Virus, but don’t worry. if you closely follow the instructions found in this article you will be able to quickly clean your computer from the virus without any adverse and long lasting effects.

A couple of things to be wary of until you successfully Palikan Search Virus

Adware viruses like Palikan Search Virus rarely do any direct harm to the computers they infected. Some of them are pretty harmless and only display annoying Ads, but there are also many who serve as “droppers” for other viruses and also as distributors of phishing or bloatware scams.

In either case your best course of action is to simply ignore any message or advertisement Palikan Search Virus throws your way. Be careful as the Ads can get very creative and try to appear as system related messages in an effort to convince you of the existence of some problem that needs to be resolved. If you are seeing pop-ups or banners about

  • missing plug-ins
  • needed updates for Java, Flash
  • required codecs or video players in order to be able to view online media
  • “free online scans” that report virus installation, registry errors or other

then you know that the virus is trying to run a scam on you. NEVER download and install anything prompted to you by Palikan Search Virus. If you believe that you might really need the plug-in or that Java update then you should go to the official site that distributes the update and download it from there.

The straight up Ads are not safe either. What might seem like a legit promotion on an online store you frequently visit can actually be a phishing attempt going for your log-in information. The link from the Ad takes you to a site that looks exactly like the site you are used to visit, but the URL will be slightly the same. If you try to log-in into this fake site you account name and password will be recorded and the hackers can use it later to log-in to the real site and make purchases in your name from there.


Name Palikan Search
Type Browser Redirect
Danger Level High (Ransomware viruses are among the most dangerous threats you can face)
Symptoms All of your personal data is encrypted and a ransom demand is sent to your via a message on your desktop.
Distribution Method Usually loaded through the help of Trojan Horses, but can also be installed directly from email attachments. SCAN YOUR PC!
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1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Palikan Search 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 Palikan Search Virus from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Delete the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
7: Optimize your PC after the removal is done.

Remove Palikan Search Virus

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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.Administrator permission required


Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK.  Click  Restart in the new pop-up.

Proceed to Step 2.

For Windows 10 Users:

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click the power button icon in the right corner of the new Start menu to show the power options menu.
  3. 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.


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Cleaning your internet browsers is up next and needless to say this step is very important. In order to do it you need to run Step 2 and Step 3 for each and every browser that is currently installed on your computer. It is very important to do this for ALL browsers installed – even if there are any that you havn’t used in a while. Palikan Search Virus infected all browsers, including the inactive ones and if even a single copy of the virus remains it could just copy itself back.

ie9-10_512x512  For Internet Explorer Users:

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

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Find Palikan Search Virus . Remove it by pressing Disable.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.

Go to STEP 3.

firefox-512  For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next.

Palikan Search Virus Removal From Firefox

Palikan Search Virus  should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.

Go to STEP 3.

chrome-logo-transparent-background For Google Chrome Users

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the virus and  select  chrome-trash-icon(Remove).

Palikan Search Virus Removal From Chrome

 Click chrome menu icon 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.

safari 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 Palikan Search 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 Uninstallchoose NO:


Hold the Windows Key and R againbut this time copy + paste the following and click OK:

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

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:

hosts_opt (1)

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.


What you are going to be doing next could be difficult and also dangerous, but is mandatory for the permanent termination of Palikan Search Virus. Be careful as doing anything wrong could damage your PC significantly. It is understandable if you are not feeling comfortable with the risk – it is actually a very good idea to instead rely on a professional anti-malware software that could get rid of Palikan Search Virus for you – and risk free. Additionally, accounts connected to your credit cards, or important information, may be exposed to other viruses Palikan Search Virus tried to install on your computer or were there beforehand. There are viruses that can hide for a very long time until they decrypt your data and by that moment it is too late. An automated scan is the only thing that can find them before that moment.


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 numbers
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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STEP 7 – Optimization

We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested – How To Remove Guide’s Optimization Tips.