There are many types of malicious programs, the most common type is the internet browser hijacker. The browser hijacker infection such as Searchguru.online have a negative impact on the functioning of your system by changing the browser’s settings. The main function of any hijacker is redirect you to an unwanted web page, instead of the one that you want to visit. Even if you try to manually open your home page, your web-browser is anyway show another page.
A malicious software that alters the settings of browsers on Searchguru.online homepage usually affects only Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The Searchguru.online browser hijacker infection may alter the Target property of web-browser’s shortcuts, so every time you launch the web-browser, instead of your homepage, you will see a completely different web-site.
When your PC is infected, every time you start your internet browser you will see this site. Of course you can setup your home page again, but next time you launch a browser you will see that Searchguru.online search return. As mentioned above, the browser hijacker may change the default search engine on this annoying web page too, so all your search queries will be redirected to Searchguru.online. Thus the authors of the browser hijacker may collect the search terms of your queries, and redirect you to malicious web-sites.
Also on the computer together with Searchguru.online browser hijacker infection can be installed ad supported software, which will insert lots of advertising links directly to the web-pages that you view, creating a sense that advertisements has been added by the creators of the web site. Moreover, a legal advertising links may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful software. Moreover, the Searchguru.online hijacker infection has the ability to collect a huge number of personal information about you, which can later transfer to third parties.
How to Searchguru.online hijacker get installed onto system
Most often, the free applications installer includes the optional potentially unwanted applications such as this browser hijacker. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual installation mode. Here disable (uncheck) all optional software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you don’t need to install the optional programs which you do not trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free programs is installed, if you uninstall this software, the home page, newtab page and search provider by default of your favorite browser will not be restored. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the steps below.
How to manually remove Searchguru.online
If you perform exactly the guide below you should be able to get rid of the Searchguru.online . Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your browser or reboot your computer.
- Remove Searchguru.online associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Searchguru.online search
- Remove Searchguru.online startpage from Google Chrome
- Uninstall Searchguru.online homepage from Mozilla Firefox
- Get rid of Searchguru.online redirect in Internet Explorer
Remove Searchguru.online associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of unwanted advertising links or browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Searchguru.online search
Once installed, this browser hijacker may add “http://searchguru.online/” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you start the web-browser, it will open the unwanted homepage.
Right click on the internet 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://searchguru.online/” 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 Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge.
Remove Searchguru.online startpage from Google Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thus restore the start page and search provider by default that have been replaced by the Searchguru.online hijacker.
First launch the Chrome. Next click on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. The browser will display the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 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. The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action. Press the “Reset” button. The internet browser will start the process of cleaning and when it’s finished, the browser’s settings including homepage, new tab page and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Uninstall Searchguru.online homepage from Mozilla Firefox
If the FF settings such as homepage and search engine by default have been changed by the hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, launch the Firefox and click button to show the Tools menu. It displays the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button (). In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type about:support in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the Searchguru.online browser hijacker. Once, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Searchguru.online redirect in Internet Explorer
First, open the IE, press ). Click “Internet Options” as shown below. In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button. You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will remove Searchguru.online hijacker, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s home page to default state.
Remove Searchguru.online startpage with MalwareBytes Anti-malware.
Get rid of Searchguru.online manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete adware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all software and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that named mbam-setup like below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-malware on your computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your computer for the browser hijacker infection that cause a redirect to Searchguru.online. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware will start removing Searchguru.online browser hijacker infection related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to Restart.
How to block Searchguru.online redirect
To increase your security and protect your PC against new unwanted ads and malicious sites, you need to use application that blocks access to dangerous ads and pages. Moreover, the software can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard using the following link.
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- After the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is complete, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” 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 start your system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, sites such Searchguru.online, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Get rid of Searchguru.online infection and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove this browser hijacker, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Once finished, open a directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen as shown in the figure below.
Press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for Searchguru.online hijacker and browser’s malicious extensions. Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report as shown in the figure below.
Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will open a prompt.
Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your system.
When your personal computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for Searchguru.online removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with Searchguru.online removal.