Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net is a rapidly spreading Adware application that needs to be removed from the infected computer as soon as possible. The Ads that Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net will show to you may appear legitimate. It could be advertising goods for which you have recently searched at it might even link to shops you visit frequently.
Many people associate the word Adware with harmless, but annoying viruses that create advertisements and nothing else. This assumption is not entirely correct – while the Ads are harmless the sites they link to and the files they will try to install on your computer are not.
Don’t trust Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net about anything – it is a virus first and foremost
Don’t let the virus fool you – it is advertising for things you recently searched for based on your browsing and search history, which the virus is able to access. If it not advertising in obscure third world shops you’ve never heard of then it might simply be trying a phishing scam instead. A phishing scam is a site which looks exactly like a big and popular site and it also has a very similar URL (can never be exactly the same, but one extra letter or number is enough to do the trick). Basically when you try to log-in into this fake site the hackers will record the account ID and password and will use them to access the real site. From there they could to steal the account, make purchases in your name, steal banking info or even identity theft.
Files offered for download by Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net are even more dangerous. If they are not infected by other viruses they will at the very least be useless bloatware. Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net may show you all kinds of Ads that can appear like system messages. These messages will report many different possible problems with your computer – missing plug-ins and updates, required video players or codecs to view media online, virus infestations, registry errors and more. These are all fake and their sole goal is to make you download the “solution” Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net will offer you.
Watch out for infected executable files
Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net, like many other types of Malware, will come as part of an .exe file. For this reason it is very important to never run any .exe files that are obtained from unsafe locations like forums, blogs, torrents, storage sites etc. Corrupted .exe files are also often sent via attachments to spam emails. Common work-related naming schemes will be used to mask the virus. Remember that office files are usually .docx, .pdf, .xls and NEVER .exe. If you got a file named Invoice.exe then it is most certainly a virus carrier.
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|Distribution Method||Software bundles, Email attachments, online Ads, infected torrent files.|
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Remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net Virus
To try and remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net quickly you can try this:
- Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
- Then click on the Extensions tab.
- Look for the Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
- Remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net by clicking on the Thrash Bin icon next to its name.
- Confirm and get rid of Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net and any other suspicious items.
If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net removal guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide
Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.
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).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up 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—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!