The Nuesearch is a web-page, already at the first sight of which there are various doubts. Its own kind and description claims to be a legitimate Internet search provider. But in reality, its appearance in your browser means that your web browser has become the victim of hijacker virus. This type of harmful software does not delete files or infect them, but like a virus can modify some PC settings such as the new tab, start page and search engine by default. So, this site is not created in order to show relevant search results. It is designed to redirect users on various ads and often malicious and misleading web-pages. All the time, while this web site will be set as your home page and search engine, its authors will be able to gather a wide variety of personal data, everything related to what are you doing on the World Wide Web.
Table of contents
- What is Nuesearch
- How to remove Nuesearch virus
- Delete Nuesearch virus without any tools
- How to automatically remove Nuesearch browser hijacker virus
- Use AdBlocker to stop Nuesearch and stay safe online
- How can you prevent the Nuesearch browser hijacker virus
- Finish words
When your PC is infected by Nuesearch virus you will be forced to use its own search engine. It could seem not to be dangerous, but you still should be very careful, since it may show undesired and harmful advertisements made to trick you into buying some questionable programs or products, provide search results that may reroute your web browser to some deceptive, misleading or malicious web pages. We suggest that you use only the reliable search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing.
Often, the personal computer that has been infected with Nuesearch browser virus, will be also infected by ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) which displays tons of various advertisements. It can be pop-ups, text links in the web sites, banners where they never had. What is more, the ad supported software can replace the legitimate ads with malicious advertisements that will offer to download and install malicious software and unwanted programs or visit the various dangerous and misleading web pages.
A malicious software that makes various changes to some settings of web-browsers on Nuesearch commonly affects only Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The Nuesearch hijacker virus can change the Target property of browser’s shortcuts, so every time you run the web browser, instead of your homepage, you will see a completely different web page.
We suggest you to clean your computer of browser hijacker virus as quickly as possible. Use the instructions below which will allow to remove Nuesearch virus and malicious program, that may be installed onto your computer along with it.
How to remove Nuesearch virus
As with removing adware, malicious software or PUPs, there are few steps you can do. We suggest trying them all. If you do only one part of the tutorial, then it should be use malware removal utility, because it should remove browser virus and stop any further infection. But to completely delete the Nuesearch you’ll have to at least reset your web browser settings such as start page, new tab and search engine by default to default state, disinfect internet browsers shortcuts, uninstall all unwanted and suspicious software, and remove virus by malware removal tools. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your web-browser or restart your PC system.
Delete Nuesearch virus without any tools
If you perform exactly the guidance below you should be able to get rid of the Nuesearch virus from the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and Edge web-browsers.
Delete all ad supported software and other PUPs through the MS Windows Control Panel
Some of PUPs, adware and browser virus can be uninstalled using the Add/Remove programs utility that is located in the Microsoft Windows Control Panel. So, if you’re running any version of Microsoft Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to remove it through Add/Remove programs.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will open the Windows Control Panel as on the image below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all software installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Nuesearch virus
A virus can hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument like http://site.address/.
Open the properties of the browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected web 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 on the screen below.
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 that have been altered by browser hijacker virus like Nuesearch usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as shown 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 a shortcut, 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 browser hijacker virus.
|Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Microsoft 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, press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers which are rerouted to the Nuesearch undesired web page.
Get rid of Nuesearch redirect virus from Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to recover all web browser homepage, newtab and default search provider you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the MS Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown on the screen 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 internet browser’s start page, newtab and default search provider to default state.
Delete Nuesearch redirect virus from Firefox
Resetting your FF is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your internet browser program, including the reroute to Nuesearch web-page.
First, launch the FF. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Nuesearch virus from Chrome
In order to be sure that there is nothing left behind, we recommend you to reset Chrome browser. It will revert back Chrome settings including newtab, startpage and search engine by default to defaults.
- First, start the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
How to automatically remove Nuesearch browser hijacker virus
After completing the manual removal guide above all unwanted applications and browser’s extensions that causes web-browser redirects to the Nuesearch site should be uninstalled. If the problem with Nuesearch hijacker virus is still remained, then we recommend to scan your computer for any remaining malicious components. Use recommended free hijacker virus removal programs below.
How to remove Nuesearch with Zemana Anti-malware
You can remove Nuesearch redirect virus automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malicious software removal tool because it can easily get rid of viruss, potentially unwanted programs, adware and toolbars with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana anti malware by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After downloading is finished, close all applications and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown in the figure below.
When the install starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana anti malware on your PC system.
Once installation is complete, you will see window like below.
Now press the “Scan” button to start checking your PC system for the virus that reroutes your web-browser to the Nuesearch annoying web site. This task may take some time, so please be patient. During the scan it will detect all threats exist on your computer.
When it has finished scanning, it will open a list of detected items. When you’re ready, press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-malware will start removing Nuesearch browser virus related files, folders and registry keys.
Delete Nuesearch virus with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Nuesearch virus manually is difficult and often the virus is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malicious software, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars and ‘ad supported’ software that your PC can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes on your machine by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the downloading process is finished, close all programs and windows on your computer. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, click Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for checking your personal computer for the virus which cause a redirect to Nuesearch. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
When the system scan is complete, it’ll open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing Nuesearch browser hijacker virus and other security threats. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove browser virus and other malware.
Scan and free your machine of virus with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner tool is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove virus like Nuesearch, malicious software, potentially unwanted software and adware in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers and thereby return their default settings (home page, newtab and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner utility from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: June 30, 2021
When the download is done, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to show the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” for scanning your personal computer for the Nuesearch virus and other malware and ad supported software. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete.
When it has finished scanning your machine is finished, a list of all items found is produced as on the image below.
Review the scan results and then press “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box. Click “OK” to begin the cleaning process. When the cleaning process is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Use AdBlocker to stop Nuesearch and stay safe online
By installing an adblocker program like AdbGuard, you are able to block Nuesearch, autoplaying video ads and delete a large amount of distracting and unwanted ads on pages.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop ups, pages such Nuesearch, as well as other malicious or misleading web-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.
How can you prevent the Nuesearch browser hijacker virus
Now your computer should be free of the Nuesearch virus. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new malicious software, browser hijackers and adware) and AdGuard (to help you stop annoying popups and malicious web-pages). Moreover, to prevent browser hijackers, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to detect PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Nuesearch redirect virus related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.