Remove Search Genius Virus

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

Please take the time necessary to read this, it is really important that you do.

Search Genius Virus has been identified as a probable computer virus, its class being judged to be Adware. We will try to provide some valuable information about this type of malicious software as well as important tips on how to prepare yourself to deal with it in the most accurate way possible.

Adware malicious software is what most security experts consider a low priority malware threat, just a step above a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). You will inevitably have to endure what can only be described as an irksome experience. A seemingly never-ending stream of advertisements, either in the form of a pop-up, not very easy to close down windows or a banner. The common theme here is not to interact with the ads whatsoever, in fact it is our strong recommendation that your only engagement with the ads should be when you carefully close them down.

The negative effects on your computer include but are not limited to:

  • Reduced general responsiveness and system performance. Due to the extra load on your CPU and the vastly more system memory used to accommodate the popping ads, it is no surprise that your overall system performance will take a dive. That is especially true for older configurations, on modern computers it might be a tad bit harder to spot it right on, but it will be there.
  • If you happen to notice an unfamiliar toolbar being displayed in your browser, do not be surprised. This is a side effect of Search Genius Virus.
  • You may notice certain parts of your text or numbers are strangely highlighted and turned into hyperlinks. As our previous advise for the ads, the same goes here – do not click on them, they will redirect you to places filled with malware.

A few words before you proceed with the actual removal of Search Genius Virus. This is important so take the time to read it, it will probably answer some questions that you may have later. Since it would be close to impossible to create a removal guide that can work for all versions of the virus there are, you might find that some steps doesn’t seem to bear any resemblance to the problems you are having. Do not be worried about this, just move on with the remaining procedures. On the other hand if you happen to need some additional information or clarification about some of the things that are required to eviscerate the Adware from your computer, by all means do not be shy. Ask away freely in the comments section, we are striving to answer all requests.


Name Search Genius
Type Adware/Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

Remove Search Genius Virus

NOTE! If you are a Mac (OS X) user, you need to follow a different guide to get rid of the pop-up ads. Here it is: How To Remove Ads From Mac

Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker – you might want to see if you’re not infected with it as well.

You can find the removal guide here.


About the author

Bert L. Jackson

Bert L. Jackson has more then 13 years in the Cyber Security Industry consulting and collaborating. Distinguished for an entrepreneurial mindset, creative problem solving, cross-functional teams and a bottom-line orientation.

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