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Searchqu infected Windows 7


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#1 Bupert

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 09:37 AM

My Acer laptop has been infected with Searchqu. My research led me to this site as a place to post my hijackthis results for help to know how to interpret the results and what to delete/what not to delete. I just saw, however, a notice on this site saying not to post hijackthis results here. Please clarify.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 29 October 2011 - 09:42 AM.
Moved to AII from Windows 7. ~ OB


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#2 Blathnat

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:40 PM

Searchqu is a potentially unwanted program rather than an infection. You will need to deal with it through Internet Explorer>manage add-ons>toolbars and disable/delete Searchqu and anything from Bandoo Media. Drop down to Search providers and choose another search engine for default then disable Web Search. Go to Tools>internet options and reset your home page to what you want.

You will need to do the same thing with each browser.

Be very careful when downloading/installing anything to ensure that extra applications are unchecked
or they end up installed as well.




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