How to Remove Searchme.com Browser Hijacker Completely?

What is Searchme.com?

Type: Browser Hijacker/Redirect Virus
Alert level: Severe
Targeted Browsers:Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and so on.
Targeted OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

Searchme.com is a nasty browser hijacker that messes up your computer. Once infected, Searchme.com virus will hijack your browsers homepage and default search engine, you are frequently redirected to Searchme.com or other unwanted pages. Sometimes you cannot visit the requested webpages which is really driving you mad. Strange advertisements pop up randomly. You may easily get rogue softwares if you click the contents in the advertisements popups. And you antivirus will not help you get rid of those annoyances. Generally, Searchme.com comes to your computer without notification when you download free applications and install automatically the desired programs. Searchme.com will not provide reliable search result to your search queries except a heap of ads. What’s more, Searchme.com is able to record your browsing activities. Hence, your privacy will be involved, which can be easily captured by malwares for evil purposes. Users are highly advised to remove Searchme.com as soon as possible completely. If you need help, welcome to Tee Support Online Experts.

Searchme.com is Dangerous

1. It downloads and installs rogue software without your permission.
2. It can bypass antivirus on your computer.
3. It gives misleading website to you to visit.
4. It causes various ads pop-up.
5. It causes your computer slowing down and even crashing from time to time.

Guides for Manually Removing Searchme.com

Step1. Disable suspicious startup items.
Windows XP:
Step: Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items including those of Searchme.com:

Step2. Remove add-ons:
Internet Explorer:
1) Go to Tools -> ‘Manage Add-ons’;
2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ -> choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;
3) Select ‘Search Results’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
4) Go to ‘Tools’ -> ‘Internet Options’; select ‘General tab’ and click website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save changes.
Google Chrome
1) Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon, select ‘Settings’;
2) Choose ‘Basic Options’;
3) Change Google Chrome’s homepage to google.com or any other and click the ‘Manage Search Engines…’ button;
4) Select ‘Google’ from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select ‘Search Result’ from the list to remove it by clicking the ‘X’ mark.
Mozilla Firefox
1) Click on the magnifier’s icon and select ‘Manage Search Engine…’;
2) Choose ‘Search Results’ from the list and click ‘Remove’ and OK to save changes;
3) Go to ‘Tools’ -> “Options”. Reset the startup homepage or change it to google.com under ‘General tab;

Step3. Remove related and unwanted programs in the Control Panel

Step4. Delete the registry values below:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]
HKEY_USERS\.DEFUALT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\[random]

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Note: Do not try to uninstall IE browser to get rid of Searchme.com virus, otherwise you will break your system. If you need help to remove Searchme.com, welcome to contact Tee Support Experts.

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