Systemservice.vbs “Virus” Removal (Feb. 2018 Update)

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

Is Systemservice.vbs a reliable and secure search engine?

Systemservice.vbs is a dubious online search service. This application is distributed as a browser extension that is available in various software packages, as well as free download links from the web, torrents, shareware websites and freeware platforms. So, it can easily get into the system without the user’s knowledge along with other programs that they may install. Once installed, Systemservice.vbs usually tends to modify the browser settings and affect the user’s browsing habits by initiating sponsored redirects and installing a new homepage or a search engine. The creators of this program present it as a tool, which helps users improve their browsing sessions. Still, because of its tendency to keep track of the users’ online habits and its tricky ways of spreading, this program is referred to as a potentially unwanted browser hijacker. Usually, this potentially unwanted program may:

  • Change the browser settings of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or any other browser and prevent the users from reversing this process;
  • Redirect users to sponsored webpages by initiating sudden page redirects and sponsored search results;
  • Display a large amount of commercial content in various forms such as ads, banners, pop-ups, new tabs and others;
  • Promote questionable toolbars and  browser add-ons;
  • Redirect you to high-risk or potentially dangerous webpages where viruses such as Trojans and Ransomware may lurk.

Security specialists find that the so-called Systemservice.vbs has a typical behavior of a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which supports a constant cycle of ads generation, related to the Pay-Per-Click and the Pay-Per-View revenue-earning models. Such behavior is not virus-related, but this does not mean that its suggested content, search engine and homepage tools are safe to use. If you, as a user, are deprived of the opportunity to easily access the official site of the hijacker, the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service of this program, you may not be able to learn what activities Systemservice.vbs may initiate, what information it may collect and for what purposes it may have.

Such software behavior can also indicate yet another common problem related to the typical representatives of the browser hijackers family – spying on users’ web activity by using cookies and other web elements. Typically, the collected information is not personal and is used for advertising purposes only. Still, though, you cannot be sure who has access to this information and what tracking technologies are being used. Therefore, this argument should encourage you to immediately uninstall Systemservice.vbs and all of its components from your browser. The professional Systemservice.vbs removal tool on this page, as well as the manual Removal Guide down below, will help you in this process. If you are looking for detailed instructions to manually remove Systemservice.vbs, see the end of the article. There you will find an illustrated and detailed explanation of how to accomplish this task.

Systemservice.vbs Removal

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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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).



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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:

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.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. 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.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Systemservice.vbs from Internet Explorer:

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

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

firefox-512 Remove Systemservice.vbs from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Systemservice.vbs 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.


To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    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!

How to keep browser hijackers away from your system?

If you do not to research what programs you actually download on your computer and how you install them, this may not only increase the chances of landing Systemservice.vbs, but you may also allow the installation of other dubious add-ons (or nasty viruses like Trojans and Ransomware). To avoid the trouble of getting potentially unwanted and dangerous applications, pay attention to the installation process and the options in the software installer. Installing unwanted applications can be avoided if you always choose “Custom” or “Advanced” settings over the “Standard/Quick/Recommended” ones. This way, you will be able to recognize additionally bundled applications and customize them. Once you’ve clicked on the Custom/Advanced options, you will receive access to settings, which allow you to opt out of any potentially unwanted programs, in case that such have been bundled inside the given setup.

How to uninstall Systemservice.vbs in such a way that it won’t return?

Normally, the browser hijackers place their files deep inside the system, and even if you manage to remove them from the browser once, the next time you start it, they will most probably reappear. To prevent that from happening with Systemservice.vbs, you can delete this program in two ways – either manually, by using the detailed Removal Guide below, or with the help of a malware removal tool. The latter is the faster option of the two and it will also help you fight other dangerous malware, in case that you have any on your system. Plus, if you combine these two methods, you will ensure that you have completely uninstalled Systemservice.vbs and scanned your system for other undesirable software.


Name Systemservice.vbs
Type  Adware/Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms You may notice changes in your browser’s homepage or search engine, various nagging ads and pop-ups may disturb your web surfing. 
Distribution Method Commonly found in different software packs and bundles, free download links, ads, torrents, spam emails’ attachments, etc. 
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.