The Feed.vudusearch.com is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the group of browser hijackers. When infected by this hijacker, the Chrome, FF, IE and MS Edge web browser’s settings like startpage, new tab and default search provider may be changed by this hijacker without permission. Whenever you run the web-browser, the Feed.vudusearch.com appears as your home page instead of your favorite startpage. All the time, while the Feed.vudusearch.com site will be set as your startpage and search engine, its authors will be able to collect a wide variety of personal info, everything related to what are you doing on the World Wide Web.
The Feed.vudusearch.com hijacker infection will change your web browser’s search engine so that all searches are sent through Feed.vudusearch.com, that redirects to Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search engine that shows the search results for your query. The devs behind this browser hijacker infection are using legitimate search engine as they may earn revenue from the advertisements which are opened in the search results.
It is not a good idea to have an unwanted application such as Feed.vudusearch.com hijacker on your PC system. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. The hijacker infection can also be used to gather a wide variety of your data that can be later sold to third parties. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any advertisements on the Feed.vudusearch.com web page.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some hijackers like Feed.vudusearch.com to also change all browsers shortcuts which located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your browser to intrusive sites, some of which might be harmful. It can make the whole personal computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
We strongly suggest you to complete the guidance which follow below. We will show you how to delete browser hijacker and thereby remove Feed.vudusearch.com start page from your Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge forever.
The following steps will help you to remove Feed.vudusearch.com from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Moreover, the guidance below will help you to delete malicious software like PUPs, adware and toolbars that your system may be infected. Please do the guide step by step. If you need help or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your web browser or reboot your machine.
How to remove Feed.vudusearch.com home page without any software
Steps to get rid of Feed.vudusearch.com browser hijacker without any programs are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step tutorial completely to fully remove this unwanted Feed.vudusearch.com .
Uninstall potentially unwanted applications through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Check out the Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed applications. We advise to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of applications by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and suspicious applications, they are the ones you need to remove.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all programs installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Get rid of Feed.vudusearch.com from FF by resetting internet browser settings
The Firefox reset will keep your personal information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data and get rid of unwanted search engine and home page like Feed.vudusearch.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 as on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the following example.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Firefox browser settings to its original state.
Delete Feed.vudusearch.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to recover all web browser home page, newtab page and search provider by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, open the IE. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the following example. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove Feed.vudusearch.com from Google Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the internet browser newtab, home page and search engine by default that have been changed by the Feed.vudusearch.com hijacker.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click 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 below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Fix internet browser shortcuts, altered by Feed.vudusearch.com hijacker
When the browser hijacker is started, it can also alter the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web browser, it will show an intrusive web-page.
Right click on the shortcut of infected browser as displayed on the image below.
Select the “Properties” option and it will open a shortcut’s properties. Next, press the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as displayed on the screen below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web-browsers which are re-directed to the Feed.vudusearch.com undesired site.
Use free malware removal tools to completely remove Feed.vudusearch.com
The hijacker can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and delete completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the browser hijacker again infect your PC and modify current settings of installed web-browsers to Feed.vudusearch.com. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to remove browser hijacker manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the Windows operating system. The best method to scan for and remove browser hijackers is to use free malware removal software.
Get rid of Feed.vudusearch.com startpage with Zemana Anti Malware
We suggest you to use the Zemana Anti Malware which are completely clean your PC system. Moreover, the utility will help you to remove PUPs, malware, toolbars and ad supported software that your PC may be infected too.
- Please download Zemana by clicking on the link below and save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- When the download is finished, please close all software and open windows on your machine. Next, launch a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Anti-Malware onto your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Free will launch and display the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker that developed to reroute your browser to the Feed.vudusearch.com web site. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When the checking is finished, you can check all threats found on your PC.
- Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click the “Next” button. The tool will delete browser hijacker infection that alters web browser settings to replace your newtab, start page and search provider by default with Feed.vudusearch.com web-site and add items to the Quarantine. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart the machine.
- Close the Zemana Free and continue with the next step.
How to delete Feed.vudusearch.com with Malwarebytes
You can remove Feed.vudusearch.com automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We advise this free malware removal utility because it may easily remove hijackers, ad-supported software, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once the downloading process is complete, close all applications and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as on the image below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup Malwarebytes on your machine.
Once installation is done, you’ll see window as displayed in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker infection that causes internet browsers to show undesired Feed.vudusearch.com web page. This task can take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Free program is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
When MalwareBytes Free completes the scan, MalwareBytes will display a scan report. Review the report and then press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now delete Feed.vudusearch.com browser hijacker infection and other browser’s harmful plugins and add threats to the Quarantine. Once finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
The following video explains guidance on how to delete browser hijacker, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Anti Malware.
Run AdwCleaner to remove Feed.vudusearch.com redirect
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your computer for adware, potentially unwanted programs and hijackers like Feed.vudusearch.com and allows remove them easily. Moreover, it will also allow you get rid of any harmful web-browser extensions and add-ons.
Download AdwCleaner tool on your system from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
After the downloading process is done, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as displayed below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” for checking your system for the hijacker which cause Feed.vudusearch.com web site to appear. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is checking, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
As the scanning ends, AdwCleaner will display a screen which contains a list of malware that has been detected as displayed in the following example.
Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will get rid of browser hijacker that cause a reroute to Feed.vudusearch.com web-page and add items to the Quarantine. When finished, the utility may ask you to reboot your PC. After restart, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
How to block Feed.vudusearch.com
By installing an ad-blocking program such as AdGuard, you are able to block Feed.vudusearch.com, autoplaying video ads and get rid of lots of distracting and undesired ads on web-sites.
Installing the AdGuard adblocker program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as shown on the image below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop ads, web-sites such Feed.vudusearch.com, as well as other harmful 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 does your machine get infected with Feed.vudusearch.com browser hijacker
Most commonly, the Feed.vudusearch.com browser hijacker is bundled with the setup files from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a free programs is a a good chance that you will find a bundled hijacker. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the setup, choose the Custom or Advanced installation option. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install additional 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 such as this hijacker infection.
Now your personal computer should be clean of the browser hijacker infection that cause Feed.vudusearch.com web page to appear. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup advertisements and undesired malicious pages) and Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your computer for new hijacker infections and other malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete Feed.vudusearch.com startpage from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.