Remove the Search Monster from Chrome, Firefox, IE
Name of the threat:the Search Monster
Command or file name:(random file).exe
Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)
Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
the Search Monster intrusion method
Usually the Search Monster comes bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to change default homepage and search engine to the Search Monster. the Search Monster copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is (random file).exe. Then it creates new startup key with name the Search Monster and value (random file).exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name (random file).exe or the Search Monster. Also, it can create folder with name the Search Monster under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about the Search Monster, please ask below. You can use programs to remove the Search Monster from your browsers below.
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Threat's description and solution are developed by Security Stronghold security team.
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This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with the Search Monster, 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 the Search Monster.
To get rid of the Search Monster, you should:
1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:
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:
3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:
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 the Search Monster related programs from Control Panel
We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for the Search Monster 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 the Search Monster 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.
Remove the Search Monster related extensions from your browsers
the Search Monster 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 the Search Monster. 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:
Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective the Search Monster removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.
the Search Monster can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to the Search Monster before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:
Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.
Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.
Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.