Probably you are one of those people, who are facing Search.vinaads.org and its undesired changes to web-browser settings, may think that there is something wrong with your PC system. The constant home page or search engine redirects may cause the difficulty of browsing the World Wide Web. Your attempts to revert back your favorite internet browser’s home page, newtab and search provider by default are mostly in vain because returning the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge settings to default states becomes impossible unless you fully remove Search.vinaads.org hijacker infection from your system.
In addition, the Search.vinaads.org hijacker may also modify the search engine selected in the web-browser. When you try to search on the infected browser, you will be presented with search results, consisting of ads and Google (or Yahoo, or Bing) search results for your query. Among these search results may occur links that lead to unwanted and ad web-sites.
As well as undesired browser redirections to Search.vinaads.org, the hijacker can gather your Net surfing activity by saving URLs visited, IP addresses, internet browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web-pages visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or user data theft. This is another reason why the hijacker that reroutes the browser to Search.vinaads.org, is defined as PUP (potentially unwanted program).
A malware that can introduce changes to web-browsers settings on Search.vinaads.org commonly affects only Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The Search.vinaads.org hijacker may modify the Target property of web-browser’s shortcuts, so every time you launch the web-browser, instead of your start page, you will see a completely different web-site.
It’s important, don’t use Search.vinaads.org site and don’t click on advertisements placed on it, as they can lead you to a more malicious or misleading web-sites. The best option is to use the step by step instructions posted below to clean your computer of hijacker, remove the Search.vinaads.org redirect, and thereby revert back your previous startpage and search provider.
Remove Search.vinaads.org from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
Fortunately, it is not hard to remove the Search.vinaads.org browser hijacker infection. In the following instructions, we will provide two solutions to free your computer of this browser hijacker. One is the manual removal way and the other is automatic removal way. You can select the solution that best fits you. Please follow the removal guide below to remove Search.vinaads.org right now!
To remove Search.vinaads.org, execute the following steps:
- Remove Search.vinaads.org redirect without any tools
- Remove Search.vinaads.org related software through the Control Panel of your computer
- Delete Search.vinaads.org search from Firefox
- Get rid of Search.vinaads.org search from Chrome
- Remove Search.vinaads.org home page from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Fix affected internet browsers shortcuts to get rid of Search.vinaads.org redirect
- Scan your computer and get rid of Search.vinaads.org with free tools
- Use AdBlocker to stop Search.vinaads.org and stay safe online
- Prevent Search.vinaads.org browser hijacker from installing
- Finish words
Remove Search.vinaads.org redirect without any tools
The tutorial will help you remove Search.vinaads.org redirect. These Search.vinaads.org removal steps work for the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge, as well as every version of MS Windows operating system.
Remove Search.vinaads.org related software through the Control Panel of your computer
We advise that you begin the personal computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed software and delete all unknown or dubious apps. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious apps such as adware and browser hijacker infections may be bundled with free programs. Uninstall the unwanted applications can delete the unwanted ads or browser redirect.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as displayed on the image below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all programs installed on your machine. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any dubious and unknown apps.
Delete Search.vinaads.org search from Firefox
If the Firefox settings like newtab page, homepage and search provider by default have been modified by the hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as displayed in the figure below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the screen below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your FF internet browser settings to its original state.
Get rid of Search.vinaads.org search from Chrome
Run the Reset internet browser tool of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings like home page, newtab page and default search provider to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of browser hijacks such as Search.vinaads.org.
First start the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The browser will open the settings screen. Another method to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown on the screen below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box as shown in the figure below.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the process of cleaning. After it’s complete, the web browser’s settings including home page, newtab and search provider by default back to the values which have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Remove Search.vinaads.org home page from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the IE. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen below. 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.
Fix affected internet browsers shortcuts to get rid of Search.vinaads.org redirect
After installed, the hijacker responsible for redirects to Search.vinaads.org, may add an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE. Due to this, every time you open the internet browser, it will show an unwanted web page.
Open the properties of the web-browser shortcut file. Right click on the shortcut file of affected browser and choose the “Properties” option and it’ll display the properties of the shortcut. Next, select the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as shown in the following example.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts which have been altered by browser hijacker infection that causes browsers to display annoying Search.vinaads.org site, usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as displayed on the image below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks such as …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as shown in the figure below.
In order to fix the infected shortcut file, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcuts that have been changed by hijacker responsible for redirects to Search.vinaads.org.
|Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Mozilla Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is done, click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web-browsers which are re-directed to the Search.vinaads.org intrusive web-site.
Scan your computer and get rid of Search.vinaads.org with free tools
The easiest method to delete Search.vinaads.org browser hijacker infection is to use an anti malware program capable of detecting browser hijacker infections including Search.vinaads.org. We recommend try Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) or another free malware remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, hijackers and other potentially unwanted programs.
How to automatically get rid of Search.vinaads.org with Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM)
Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) is a utility which can get rid of adware, potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers and other malware from your PC system easily and for free. Zemana Anti-Malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of machine resources.
Visit the page linked below to download Zemana. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After downloading is finished, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your computer for the hijacker that causes web-browsers to show unwanted Search.vinaads.org web page.
This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana utility is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software. Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana will start to remove browser hijacker that causes web browsers to show annoying Search.vinaads.org web page.
Get rid of Search.vinaads.org with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer of the browser hijacker. The free tool is an advanced malware removal program designed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you get rid of hijackers, potentially unwanted software, malicious software, ad-supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Download MalwareBytes Free from the link below. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once the downloading process is complete, close all applications and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as displayed in the following example.
When the install starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup Malwarebytes on your PC.
Once install is finished, you’ll see window like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button .MalwareBytes Free program will scan through the whole PC for the browser hijacker infection that cause a redirect to Search.vinaads.org site. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
When the scanning is finished, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will display a screen which contains a list of malware that has been found. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now begin to remove browser hijacker that causes browsers to open unwanted Search.vinaads.org page. When finished, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
The following video explains few simple steps on how to delete browser hijacker, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes.
Run AdwCleaner to remove Search.vinaads.org search
AdwCleaner frees your PC from adware, PUPs, unwanted toolbars, web browser extensions and other undesired software such as browser hijacker responsible for redirecting your browser to Search.vinaads.org web-site. The free removal tool will help you enjoy your system to its fullest. AdwCleaner uses the (c) Malwarebytes technology to find if there are undesired programs in your personal computer. You can review the scan results, and choose the threats you want to erase.
- Please go to the link below to download AdwCleaner. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: June 11, 2018
- Select the file location as Desktop, and then press Save.
- Once the downloading process is finished, start 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” .AdwCleaner program will scan through the whole computer for the hijacker which reroutes your browser to unwanted Search.vinaads.org web-page.
- Once the scan get finished, AdwCleaner will display you the results. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your computer, press “OK”.
The steps shown in detail in the following video.
Use AdBlocker to stop Search.vinaads.org and stay safe online
Run an ad blocking tool such as AdGuard will protect you from malicious advertisements and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam web-sites. Additionally, adblocker applications will allow you to avoid unwanted popup advertisements and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
Once the downloading process is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed in the following example.
Follow the prompts. When the install is finished, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow 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 start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop ups, sites such Search.vinaads.org, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
Prevent Search.vinaads.org browser hijacker from installing
In most cases, the Search.vinaads.org browser hijacker gets on your personal computer in the composition, together with the installation packages from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a freeware 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, select the Custom or Advanced install mode. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install bundled programs. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any software or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted application on your personal computer like this browser hijacker.
Now your computer should be free of the hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your web browser to Search.vinaads.org web page. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popups and unwanted malicious pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your system for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijackers, harmful software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Search.vinaads.org search from your web-browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.