Searchnu.com/406 is an extremely annoying browser hijacker. Is there a quick way to completely sweep this domain out of my browser? I don’t want to keep this gate-crasher. It must be a virus infection as I’m totally unaware of its invasion. How does it capture my system still remains an enigma to me. I managed to erase it from IE/FF homepage, what’s the further step to fix opened tabs redirect problem? Any brilliant ideas?
About http://searchnu.com/406 Browser Hijacker:
Searchnu.com/406 is not related to any virus or malware infection, however, it’s unpopular among Windows users due to the deceptive ways it used to spread itself. Searchnu.com/406 browser hijacker often bundles with freeware installation. Things go like when you try to install a freeware that bundles searchnu.com/406, such as iLivid, you are facing two choices: typical installation (recommended) and custom installation. The trick here is both type requires to set searchnu.com/406 as the default search provider, or you can’t proceed the installation of the freeware. In most cases, victims are just overlooked the option, and directly choose typical installation. That’s why most victims complain the stealthy invasion of searchnu.com/406.
The screenshot of http://searchnu.com/406:
Searchnu.com/406 Browser Hijacker Removal Guide:
Step 1: Remove searchnu.com/406 associated items from the Control Panel.
Step 2: Repair browser settings (home page, new tabs).
Step 3: Clean searchnu.com/406 registry keys with a system cleaner.
View in details:
Step 1: Remove Searchnu associated items, which may include: Torch, Search-Results Toolbar & iLivid from the Control Panel:
Windows XP: Go to Start> Control Panel> Add Remove programs> Select “Torch“, “Search-Results Toolbar” & “iLivid” (you can keep iLivid as you like) > Click onRemove.
Windows 7/Vista: Go to Start> Control panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features> Select “Torch“, “Search-Results Toolbar” & “iLivid” (you can keep iLivid as you like)> click on Uninstall.
Remember to check the Options before clicking on the Uninstall button when receive below popup window
Step 2: Repair your browser settings.
1. Reset your browser homepage:
Internet Explorer: Go to Tools> Internet Options> General> Type the preferred domain or directly choose Use Blank or Restore to Default.
Google Chrome: Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon (top of browser)> Settings> In Appearance section click Change> Type the desired website and click OK to set it as the default homepage.
Mozilla Firefox 4: Click the orange ‘Firefox’ button on the top left> Options> On General tab, click Restore to Default.
Mozilla Firefox 3.6: Go to Tools> Options> On General tab> Replace http://searchnu.com/406 with a preferred domain
2. Remove http://searchnu.com/406 from your browser’s default search
Internet Explorer: Go to Tools> Internet Options> On General tab, find the area named Search> Click Settings> Set your preferred search provider as default and remove searchnu.com/406.
Google Chrome: Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Settings> In Search section click Manage search engines…> Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> Remove searchnu from the list.
Mozilla Firefox: Search for browser.search.defaultenginename instead of browser.newtab.url (in step b.) in the search bar > Right click on the name and select Modify> Type Google (e.g.) in the box> Hit Ok to complete the change.
3. Remove searchnu.com/406 from newly opened tabs on your browser
Internet Explorer 9: Go to Tools> Internet Options> General> Find the Tabs area, and click on Settings> Click on the button under: When a new tab is opened, open: > Select A blank page> Hit OK to complete the operation.
Internet Explorer 7 and 8: to remove http://searchnu.com/406 from new tabs, the program has to be uninstalled completely.
Mozilla Firefox: Type about:config into the address bar> Press Enter> Accept the Warning> Search for browser.newtab.url in the search bar >Right click on the result and select Modify> Hit OK to apply the change.
Ste 3: Remove searchnu.com/406 registry keys with Cloud System Booster.
1. Download Cloud System Booster by clicking the Download button below, and save the file to your desktop.
2. Install and launch Cloud System Booster> Click on the gear icon located on top right of the interface
3.Go to Settings> Boost> Cleaner> Privacy Clean> Manually check the option: ‘Internet Explorer Cookies‘,’Mozilla Firefox Cookies‘,’Google Chrome Cookies‘ (Other options such as registry clean, registry error fix and Opera caches are checked by default) > Hit Ok to return to main interface.
4. Click on BOOST button, and follow its instruction to clear all junks found.
Now you are supposed to enjoy a clean PC now. Bingo!