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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Rax Search

Command or file name:*

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Usually Rax Search offers a user a free but restricted, advertisement-supported mode with all the characteristics enabled or paid working that enables all functions and turns off the publicities making consumers remove Rax Search as it's very irritating. You can also see an modification to pay for "registered" or "allowed" copy to force you feel you covet to remove Rax Search later. Rax Search is usually bundled with trackware to watch your global Internet habits, so you'll ought to not only Rax Search removal tool but either the one that kills tracking products. Rax Search is constructed by cybercriminals concerned in gaining good or wreaking havoc, so it is better to install Rax Search removal tools to remove Rax Search. During Rax Search installation the guard preferences in Internet Explorer may be altered to register untrustworthy sites as credible ones. Prompt advertisements that are guaranteed by Rax Search can be very pestilent, so it is more wise to remove Rax Search when detected.


Rax Search intrusion method

Rax Search installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Rax Search). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Rax Search copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is *. Then it creates new startup key with name Rax Search and value *. You can also find it in your processes list with name * or Rax Search. Also, it can create folder with name Rax Search under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Rax Search, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Rax Search from your browsers below.


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How to remove Rax Search manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Rax Search, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Rax Search.

To get rid of Rax Search, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • rxh2_setup.exe
  • rxh2.dll
  • infodll.dll

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %programfiles%\rax search helper\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: rxh.rxh.1
  • Key: rxh.rxh.1\CLSID
  • Key: rxh.rxh
  • Key: rxh.rxh\CLSID
  • Key: rxh.rxh\CurVer
  • Key: CLSID\{19AD8203-1538-43a0-848B-D136782E09DE}
  • Key: CLSID\{19AD8203-1538-43a0-848B-D136782E09DE}\ProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{19AD8203-1538-43a0-848B-D136782E09DE}\VersionIndependentProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{19AD8203-1538-43a0-848B-D136782E09DE}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: CLSID\{19AD8203-1538-43a0-848B-D136782E09DE}\TypeLib
  • Key: TypeLib\{8547ADA7-FC77-4AC1-B0A2-C4B79787B460}\1.0
  • Key: TypeLib\{8547ADA7-FC77-4AC1-B0A2-C4B79787B460}\1.0\FLAGS
  • Key: TypeLib\{8547ADA7-FC77-4AC1-B0A2-C4B79787B460}\1.0\0\win32
  • Key: TypeLib\{8547ADA7-FC77-4AC1-B0A2-C4B79787B460}\1.0\HELPDIR
  • Key: Interface\{F89C6EE9-8BCA-40D4-82B7-12853BB8BB55}
  • Key: Interface\{F89C6EE9-8BCA-40D4-82B7-12853BB8BB55}\ProxyStubClsid
  • Key: Interface\{F89C6EE9-8BCA-40D4-82B7-12853BB8BB55}\ProxyStubClsid32
  • Key: Interface\{F89C6EE9-8BCA-40D4-82B7-12853BB8BB55}\TypeLib
    Value: Version
  • Key: RXH.Helper.1
  • Key: RXH.Helper.1\CLSID
  • Key: RXH.Helper
  • Key: RXH.Helper\CLSID
  • Key: RXH.Helper\CurVer
  • Key: CLSID\{19AD8203-1538-43a0-848B-D136782E09DE}\Version
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
    \{19AD8203-1538-43a0-848B-D136782E09DE}
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RAX Search Helper
    Value: DisplayName
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RAX Search Helper
    Value: UninstallString
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RAX Search Helper
    Value: DisplayVersion
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RAX Search Helper
    Value: URLInfoAbout
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RAX Search Helper
    Value: Publisher
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RAX Search Helper
    Value: UninstallString

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Rax Search related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Rax Search entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Rax Search won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Rax Search under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Rax Search or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Rax Search
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Rax Search related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Rax Search related extensions from your browsers

Rax Search in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Rax Search. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Rax Search or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Rax Search removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Rax Search and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Rax Search removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Rax Search.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Rax Search are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Rax Search.


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