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Remove looksafesearch.com virus

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Post Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:24 pm

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Looksafesearch.com can be categorized as a browser hijacker that could change you homepage and default search engine. It is designed by hackers who are driven by money. So they created this browser hijacker and try to display as many ads in your computer as possible. When looksafesearch.com comes to your computer, antivirus programs, such as Norton or AVG could not detect it. Then looksafesearch.com begins to carry out something harmful to your computer. First, it can download something to your computer without your permission as the browser has control over your computer. When looksafesearch.com runs, it makes your computer slower and slower than before as as it consumes you broadband resource. If you collect your email via this infected browser, it is very likely that your mails could be intercepted by others. Toolbars, add-ons or malicious plug-ins can be installed in to your computer. And if no proper measures are taken to deal with it, more and more threats would comes to your computer.

How does looksafesearch.com spread?
1: looksafesearch.com can be spread via free downloads, such as free programs, PDFs and other documents.
2: looksafesearch.com can be spread via insecure websites, such as porn sites.
3: looksafesearch.com can be distributed by spam E-mails or other instant message you receive from strangers.

If your computer are unfortunately infected by looksafesearch.com, you need to remove it manually as antivirus could not detect it. If you are not familiar with computer, you can start a live chat with our experts and we will work out a better solution for you.

How to remove looksafesearch.com--removal guide

Step 1: Restart your computer into Safe Mode with Networking.
Hit F8 constantly when you restart your computer and then choose Safe Mode with Networking.

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Step 2:Enter the following registry values and change their values:
Hit Win + R and then type regedit in the registry and hit Enter.

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Go to the following registry values and change the values of "Start-up Page" and "Default Search Page":
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SoftWare/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/main
HKEY_Local_Machine/SoftWare/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/main

Delete the following registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"random.exe"

Step 3:clean junk files:
%appdata%
%temp%

Step 4: Change your homepage(take IE as an example):
Click Tools->Options. Under the General tab, fill in the homepage you want in the box.

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