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Searchiu.com Virus Removal Guide

Searchiu.com, or simply Searchiu virus, is a browser hijacker that modifies homepage and default search engine of all your internet browsers. In most cases Searchiu infiltrates into your system via free software downloads, when a regular PC user does not pay attention at given options during the installation process.

Searchiu IE

You may find searchiu.com looking like a legitimate webpage that is developed to help internet users with search sessions. But in reality, it’s none other than a browser hijacker which produces a significant amount of redirections to unwanted websites.

The domain searchiu.com was registered on September 24th 2012, and the payment was processed in Brasil under the guy named “Igor Souza”. The contact email is “contactsearchiu@yahoo.com”, which definitely dooes not look solid and reliable.

Once your PC is infected with this virus, your DNS settings will be modified, and browsers hijacked. The target is Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The compromised PC will generate continuous redirections to domain searchiu.com. Even listed in ‘Add and Remove Programs’, it won’t easily go away if uninstalled via Control Panel.

Chrome
Searchiu Chrome

Firefox
Searchiu Firefox

Searchiu.com domain owners pay a certain amount per install for their affiliates in order to promote their products and monetize in internet marketing.

Automatic Searchiu.com Virus Removal

Download and install SpyHunter to detect Searchiu.com and remove it.

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Windows XP/Vista/7/8. Internet Explorer 6.0 or later

  1. Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
  2. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats

Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA) and How to Install | Uninstall Instructions

Note: download size is 0.7 MB. SpyHunter trial version offers an unlimited number of scans and detections for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.

Manual Searchiu.com Virus removal

Important Note: Searchiu.com virus can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.

To remove Searchiu.com virus, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to Searchiu.com and then choose ‘Uninstall’.

Also remove Searchiu.com from your browsers:

Internet Explorer:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Google Chrome:
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Mozilla Firefox:
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Delete any folder related to “Searchiu.com” from the following folders:

  • %ProgramFiles%
  • %AppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %LocalAppData%

One Response to Searchiu.com Virus Removal Guide

  1. connie wigget says:

    i have been trying to get rid if searchiu since it got on my computer, obviously without success. what can/must i do to be done with it?

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