Are your web browser’s newtab page, startpage and search provider by default overridden and when you try to open your startpage, you are automatically rerouted to the Poshukach.com web page? Then this might be a sign that browser hijacker infection get installed on your system. It is a type of malicious software that is designed to change settings of installed web browsers. To delete the hijacker infection you need to clean your internet browser from any addons you have recently installed on your PC and perform a scan using a trustworthy anti-malware or antivirus application.
Except that the Poshukach.com can make changes to web browser’s startpage and newtab page, it also modifies your search engine, which leads to the fact that use of the browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. The reason for this is that the search results will consist of a large number of ads, links to unwanted and ad web-sites and only the remaining part is search results for your query from well-known search providers such as Google or Bing.
Table of contents
- What is Poshukach.com
- How to remove Poshukach.com from computer
- Manual Poshukach.com search removal
- Scan your machine and get rid of Poshukach.com with free utilities
- Stop Poshukach.com and other annoying web sites
- How to Poshukach.com hijacker get installed onto personal computer
- Finish words
It’s not a good idea to have an unwanted program such as Poshukach.com browser hijacker infection on your machine. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. The browser hijacker can also be used to gather lots of personal info which may be later transferred to third parties. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely do not know what will happen when you click on any ads on the Poshukach.com web-page.
A malicious software that imposes changes to some settings of all your typical web-browsers on Poshukach.com commonly affects only Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The Poshukach.com hijacker infection can change the Target property of internet browser’s shortcuts, so every time you run the internet browser, instead of your start page, you will see a completely different site.
We suggest you to free your PC system of hijacker ASAP. Use the step by step guidance below that will help to get rid of Poshukach.com search and adware, that can be installed onto your computer along with it.
How to remove Poshukach.com from computer
In the steps below we will have a look at the hijacker and how to remove Poshukach.com from Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and IE internet browsers for Microsoft Windows OS, natively or by using a few free removal utilities. Certain of the steps below will require you to close the web site. So, please read the steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual Poshukach.com search removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of Poshukach.com redirect from the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and MS Edge.
Uninstalling the Poshukach.com, check the list of installed programs first
In order to get rid of Poshukach.com, first thing you need to do is to remove unknown and suspicious programs from your machine using Microsoft Windows control panel. When removing this browser hijacker, check the list of installed software and try to find suspicious programs and remove them all. Pay special attention to recently installed software, as it’s most probably that the Poshukach.com hijacker сame along with it.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel like below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of programs installed on your computer. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of popups and internet browser redirect to the undesired Poshukach.com web page. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the screen below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your PC. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of pop-up ads and web browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the program which you need to uninstall is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the image below.
Fix infected web browsers shortcuts to get rid of Poshukach.com
Important to know, most anti malware software which are able to remove hijacker infection, but unable to scan for and recover modified shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge browsers manually.
Right click on the web-browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text “http://site.address” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, click OK . You need to clean all web-browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
Get rid of Poshukach.com from IE
In order to restore all internet browser start page, new tab and default search provider you need to reset the IE to the state, which was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your computer.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown on the image below.
Once the task is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s new tab, start page and search provider by default to default state.
Remove Poshukach.com home page from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijacker, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s startpage, newtab and default search provider that have been modified by browser hijacker.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove Poshukach.com homepage from FF
The Firefox reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data and get rid of unwanted search engine and homepage such as Poshukach.com, modified preferences, extensions and security settings.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu like below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Firefox browser settings to its original state.
Scan your machine and get rid of Poshukach.com with free utilities
The browser hijacker infection may hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and get rid of completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the hijacker infection again infect your system and modify settings of all your typical web-browsers to Poshukach.com. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to delete hijacker infection manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the MS Windows operating system. The best method to scan for and delete browser hijackers is to use free malware removal applications.
How to automatically get rid of Poshukach.com with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your computer of the hijacker. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal program designed by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove PUPs, hijackers, adware, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
- Download Zemana anti-malware (ZAM) by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
- Once the download is done, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is finished, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker infection and other malicious software and adware. This task can take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is checking, you may see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- As the scanning ends, it will show you the results. When you’re ready, click “Next”. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer.
Automatically remove Poshukach.com with Malwarebytes
You can remove Poshukach.com automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool because it may easily remove hijackers, adware, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 12, 2017
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will display the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After the download is done, please close all programs and open windows on your machine. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of Malwarebytes onto your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Malwarebytes will start and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your computer for the hijacker which redirects your internet browser to the Poshukach.com unwanted web-page. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the program is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- Once the checking is complete, it will display a list of found threats.
- Next, you need to click the “Quarantine Selected” button to start cleaning your personal computer. Once the task is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
If the problem with Poshukach.com search is still remained
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your machine for adware, potentially unwanted software and browser hijacker infections like Poshukach.com and allows remove them easily. Moreover, it will also help you get rid of any malicious web-browser extensions and add-ons.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: August 1, 2017
- Select the directory in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- Once the download is complete, run the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” for scanning your system for the Poshukach.com hijacker infection and other malware and adware.
- As the scanning ends, it will open a screen which contains a list of malware that has been detected. In order to remove all items, simply press “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your PC system, click “OK”.
The instructions shown in detail in the following video.
Stop Poshukach.com and other annoying web sites
It is also critical to protect your internet browsers from harmful sites and advertisements by using an ad-blocker program like AdGuard. Security experts says that it will greatly reduce the risk of malware, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard can also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
After downloading is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is complete, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and block popups, pages such Poshukach.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
How to Poshukach.com hijacker get installed onto personal computer
Most commonly, the Poshukach.com hijacker gets on your system together with the installers from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a free applications is a a good chance that you will find a bundled hijacker infection. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the installation, select the Custom or Advanced install option. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install third-party applications. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any software or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted program on your PC system like this browser hijacker infection.
Now your computer should be free of the Poshukach.com redirect. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and undesired malicious web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, browser hijackers and ad supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker, harmful applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Poshukach.com from your web browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.