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Searchnu Virus Removal. How to Remove Hijacker?

Searchnu is a malicious redirection virus and browser hijacker that modifies your browser homepage, default search engine and causes redirects of webpages. Searchnu is also recognized as or

Internet Explorer
Searchnu IE may look like a legitimate website created to assist users with their search sessions. However, security experts and malware researchers started to classify this threat as browser hijacker due to its constant redirections to potentially unwanted websites.

Once installed, changes your DNS settings and hijacks the main browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox. That results in continuous redirections to domain This browser hijacker virus is spread by using spam e-mail attachments, freeware or shareware programs. collects and stores all information about internet users activity, logs every visited website. All gathered data is sent to marketing companies or cyber criminals. The company that is responsible for developing Searchnu adware, pays a certain amount per install for their affiliates, and this is the reason why it is exploited by so many cyber criminals and unfair marketers.

Automatic Virus Removal

Download and install SpyHunter to detect and remove it.


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 3.0 MB. SpyHunter trial version offers an unlimited number of scans and detections. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.

Manual Virus removal

Important Note: 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, team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.

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

Also remove 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 “” from the following folders:

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

16 Responses to Searchnu Virus Removal. How to Remove Hijacker?

  1. oldhillinc says:

    hope this works

  2. Linda Sands says:

    Thanks Andy, this was very useful. I was wondering where on earth this searchnu came from as I don’t remember downloading it. I don’t like it, so I’m pleased I can get rid of it with your help.
    Thanks again

  3. John Carter says:

    Hope this is the real thing.

  4. Frans says:

    Ik heb nog steeds die rot in mijn PC.
    Hoe kom ik er vanaf
    Wie kan me helpen om deze ergenis te ontdoen.
    Ik heb van alles al geprobeerd, het blijft er nog steeds in zitten,



  5. lyn says:

    Thankyou so much – been trying to remove this searchnu for 2 days now I thankyou so much it is now gone
    many thanks



  7. Bill Shelton says:


  8. Margaret Steele says:

    do ot remembering downloading this. Hope this will take it out

  9. Matt Little says:

    Thank you so much for this. AVG was powerless against this threat, and I was stumped trying to get rid of it myself. Is there any action that can be taken to call these companies to task for this shit, or are they too clever for that? Is there any company or government agency we can contact for legal action? Anyone know?

  10. Jerry Green says:

    Thanks for the info. It appeared out of nowhere on my computer, and I was going crazy trying to get it off. Downloaded SpyHunter4, and it is scanning the files now. Hope this works!

  11. Aline Bramhall says:

    Hope this works!

  12. John Bernard Watson says:

    Thanks. SpyHunter eradicated that contemptible little Trojan ‘searchnu’. Why are some people happy to screw the computers of complete strangers simply to make a little money?

    Anyway, SpyHunter worked when AVG didn’t work, which a previous poster said, and neither did MalwareBytes work, which is touted as a red-hot malware killer.

    So great, and thanks, but SpyHunter itself is not without a particular problem. Once you’ve paid for the full version to have your PC cleaned, you have to activate SpyHunter by entering your email address and your ‘password’. What password? You’re not required to enter a password when buying the product, so where’s the password?

    Somewhere in the web pages you’re told that the ‘password’ is contained in the ‘Order Confirmation’ email that you’re sent. But now, two hours after paying for SpyHunter, I’m still waiting for the ‘Order Confirmation’ email.

    The truth is that there is no ‘Order Confirmation’ email.

    To find your password, you have to scroll down the safecart page that appears when your order has been ‘approved’. Two-thirds of the way down that page you will find the elusive password.

    Make it simpler, please.


  13. Neva Givich says:

    I am unable to send a reply , and forward e-mail

  14. I Ansboro says:

    I picked up this Virus from CNET . . I thought this was a trustworthy site

  15. Gus says:

    hope this works, this is first website I came to as soon as I saw searchnu!

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