Are you facing a problem with the Internet Explorer, MS Edge, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web-browsers that constantly redirects to a web site called Searcher.ilowcost.ru? Then, there are chances that are your personal computer is hijacked by ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). It is created for the purpose of displaying a large amount of ads without the user’s consent or permission. If you want to remove undesired advertisements, you will not succeed, because the ad-supported software is very stubborn. But with the help of the following guide, you surely can delete Searcher.ilowcost.ru pop up ads completely from your browsers.
As well as unwanted web browser redirections to Searcher.ilowcost.ru, the adware can gather your Internet browsing activity by saving URLs visited, IP addresses, internet browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and webpages visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or privacy info theft. This is another reason why the ‘ad supported’ software which reroutes your browser to annoying Searcher.ilowcost.ru website, is categorized as potentially unwanted application (PUA).
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, certain adware to also change all internet browsers shortcut files that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every affected shortcut will try to redirect your web-browser to undesired ad webpages like Searcher.ilowcost.ru, some of which might be harmful. It can make the whole personal computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Instructions which is shown below, will help you to clean your personal computer from the adware as well as remove Searcher.ilowcost.ru annoying pop up advertisements from the Google Chrome, MS Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer and other web browsers.
Remove Searcher.ilowcost.ru redirect (removal steps)
There are a simple manual instructions below that will assist you to remove Searcher.ilowcost.ru pop-ups from your Microsoft Windows PC system. The most effective way to remove this ad-supported software is to follow the manual removal tutorial and then run Zemana, MalwareBytes Free or Hitman Pro automatic tools (all are free). The manual method will assist to weaken this ‘ad supported’ software and these malicious software removal utilities will completely remove Searcher.ilowcost.ru popup advertisements and restore the Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and MS Edge settings to default.
To remove Searcher.ilowcost.ru, complete the following steps:
- Manual Searcher.ilowcost.ru redirect removal
- Removing the Searcher.ilowcost.ru, check the list of installed software first
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts that have been affected by adware
- Remove Searcher.ilowcost.ru pop ups from Firefox
- Remove Searcher.ilowcost.ru redirect from Internet Explorer
- Remove Searcher.ilowcost.ru popup advertisements from Google Chrome
- Scan your computer and remove Searcher.ilowcost.ru advertisements with free utilities
- Use AdBlocker to stop Searcher.ilowcost.ru and stay safe online
- How did Searcher.ilowcost.ru ads get on your PC
- Finish words
Manual Searcher.ilowcost.ru redirect removal
Most common ‘ad supported’ software may be removed without any antivirus programs. The manual adware removal is step-by-step guide that will teach you how to remove the Searcher.ilowcost.ru ads.
Removing the Searcher.ilowcost.ru, check the list of installed software first
In order to remove PUPs like this ad supported software, open the Microsoft Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed apps. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijacker or potentially unwanted software. If yes, uninstall them off. Even if they are just a software that you do not use, then deleting them off will increase your system start up time and speed dramatically.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all software installed on the PC.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete questionable and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired Searcher.ilowcost.ru webpage opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the malicious programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed in the following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts that have been affected by adware
Unfortunately, the ad supported software that causes multiple intrusive advertisements, can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your browsers shortcut files), so that the Searcher.ilowcost.ru ad web-page will be displayed when you open the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge and Firefox or another internet browser.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut file that you use to run your web browser. Next, choose the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the browser which is redirected to the Searcher.ilowcost.ru or other annoying web page.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The adware that developed to redirect your browser to various ad webpages such as Searcher.ilowcost.ru can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be run when you start your web browser. Depending on the web browser you’re using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text similar to “http://site.addres” which has been added here, then you should remove it, as displayed in the following example.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you launch the browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically reroute on the Searcher.ilowcost.ru webpage or any other intrusive web pages. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove Searcher.ilowcost.ru pop ups from Firefox
The Mozilla Firefox reset will delete redirects to annoying Searcher.ilowcost.ru web site, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. It will keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
Press 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, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the figure below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Mozilla Firefox browser settings to their default state.
Remove Searcher.ilowcost.ru redirect from Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer web-browser settings such as home page, newtab and search engine having been changed by adware that causes a lot of undesired Searcher.ilowcost.ru popups, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click 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, press the “Reset” button like below.
When the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s start page, new tab and default search provider to default state.
Remove Searcher.ilowcost.ru popup advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijacker infections, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s new tab, search engine by default and startpage that have been modified by adware responsible for redirecting your internet browser to Searcher.ilowcost.ru webpage.
- First run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is complete, your web-browser’s start page, search provider by default and newtab page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Scan your computer and remove Searcher.ilowcost.ru advertisements with free utilities
After completing the manual removal tutorial above all unwanted applications, malicious web browser’s extensions and adware which causes intrusive Searcher.ilowcost.ru popups should be deleted. If the problem with Searcher.ilowcost.ru pop ups is still remained, then we suggest to scan your computer for any remaining malicious components. Use recommended free ad supported software removal applications below.
Get rid of Searcher.ilowcost.ru pop up ads with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your system of the ad-supported software. The tool is an advanced malware removal program created by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove potentially unwanted apps, browser hijacker infections, malware, toolbars, ransomware and adware that responsible for the appearance of Searcher.ilowcost.ru ads.
Zemana can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed below, press the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Zemana Anti Malware on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will automatically start and you may see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to search for adware that causes multiple undesired advertisements. This process can take some time, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana Anti Malware will search for threats exist on your machine.
Once the scan is complete, the results are displayed in the scan report. When you’re ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove ad supported software which created to reroute your browser to various ad web-pages such as Searcher.ilowcost.ru and move items to the program’s quarantine. After that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart your machine.
Delete Searcher.ilowcost.ru pop ups and harmful extensions with HitmanPro
The HitmanPro utility is free (30 day trial) and easy to use. It may check and remove malicious software, PUPs and ad-supported software in Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge web-browsers and thereby remove all annoying Searcher.ilowcost.ru popups. Hitman Pro is powerful enough to find and get rid of harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the system.
- Please go to the following link to download HitmanPro. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
- After downloading is finished, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this utility is started, press “Next” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the ad-supported software that responsible for web-browser reroute to the annoying Searcher.ilowcost.ru site. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your system and the speed of your PC. While the HitmanPro tool is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software.
- When that process is done, Hitman Pro will open you the results. When you are ready, click “Next” button. Now press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Use Malwarebytes to delete Searcher.ilowcost.ru redirect
You can delete Searcher.ilowcost.ru ads automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malware removal tool because it can easily remove browser hijacker infections, ‘ad supported’ software, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Installing the MalwareBytes is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes from the link below. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After the download is complete, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically launch and you can see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the ‘ad supported’ software that responsible for the appearance of Searcher.ilowcost.ru popups. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
Once the scan get finished, MalwareBytes will produce a list of unwanted and ad supported software. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free will get rid of ad supported software that responsible for the appearance of Searcher.ilowcost.ru advertisements and add threats to the Quarantine. Once the cleaning procedure is finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC system. We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to get rid of hijackers, ad supported software and other malicious software.
Use AdBlocker to stop Searcher.ilowcost.ru and stay safe online
If you browse the Web, you cannot avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your web-browser against it. Download and use an ad blocker program. AdGuard is an ad blocker which can filter out lots of of the malicious advertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading malicious content.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After the downloading process is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the figure 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 guidance as shown on the screen below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, webpages such as Searcher.ilowcost.ru, 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, that can be found on your desktop.
How did Searcher.ilowcost.ru ads get on your PC
Many adware are included in the free programs installer. In many cases, a user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but certain installation packages are designed to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing the adware that cause undesired Searcher.ilowcost.ru advertisements to appear. Anyway, easier to prevent the ad supported software rather than clean up your computer after one. So, keep the web browser updated (turn on automatic updates), use a good antivirus programs, double check a free programs before you open it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid harmful and unknown web sites.
Now your PC should be clean of the adware that causes a lot of intrusive Searcher.ilowcost.ru advertisements. We suggest that you keep Zemana Free (to periodically scan your PC for new adwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block undesired ads and harmful webpages). Moreover, to prevent any adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to scan for potentially unwanted apps.
If you need more help with Searcher.ilowcost.ru advertisements related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.