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Friday, August 2, 2013

New Tab Hijacker: www1.dlinksearch.com/How to Remove

1) when you typed a phrase in your browser it usually went to a default search page (i.e. Google), but now it goes to http://www1.dlinksearch.com/main?url=yahar.ca&w=1014&h=613. 

2) computer is running slowing, page loading speed is also slow;

3) opening up a new tab will show www1.dlinksearch.com, which is quite irritating;

4)  it also hijacks your address bar as quoted here:

‘When I type part of a URL into the location bar, the drop-down menu suggests a number of options. One of the options is the full URL which I want to go to. I select that option and press enter. However, I am taken to a page, with Yahoo in the corner, which has many references to the topic I am interested in, but none of them is the URL I want to go to.The URL of this page starts with http://www1.dlinksearch.com/752150.... Even if I type the entire URL into the location bar and then press Enter, I still get this search page. The end result is that I cannot go to the URL I want. ?’

How to Restore Search Providers from www1.dlinksearch.com?

Methods listed below may have been used to troubleshoot dlinksearch redirect problem, but all of them will not stop www1.dlinksearch virus from coming back:
  • You tried to change it in add on/ default search providers, but it is not showing up there;
  • You tried to use security utilities including anti-virus programs to fix the hijacking issue, but www1.dlinksearch is not flagged as a threat;
  • You cleaned up plug-ins, add-ons, extensions and cookies, still some suspicious items will not be removed by simply deleting it with buttons;
  • You uninstalled and reinstalled the affected browser, yet www1.dlinksearch is still there.
Follow the steps below to help yourself remove www1.dlinksearch.com before it causes more damage to your computer. 


2 Efficient Removal Antidotes 

Antidote A: Remove Www1.dlinksearch.com Manually


1. Disable any suspicious startup items.

For Windows XP:
Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items including those of www1.dlinksearch.com.

2. Show hidden files 

a) open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;
b) under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;
c) click on the “Start” menu and then click on the “Search programs and files” box, Search for and delete these files created by www1.dlinksearch.com:
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe
  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\serial.sys
  • C:\Users\Vishruth\AppData\Local\Temp\random.xml
3. Delete all registry values related to www1.dlinksearch.com in your local hard disk C.
    • HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{random}
    • HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{random}.exe”
      4. Disable proxy
      1. Click on Tools on the menu bar
      2. select Internet options
      3. go to Connections tab
      4. select LAN settings at the bottom of the dialog
      5. under the Proxy sever, untick 'use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections).'
      6. Click OK 
      5.Renew IP Address:

      1. Start button
      2. Type the letters 'cmd' (no quotes)
      3. Type 'ipconfig' (no quotes) to view the status of the computer's IP address(es).
      4. Type 'ipconfig /release' (no quotes) to let go of the address.
      5. Type 'ipconfig /renew' (no quotes) to obtain a new IP address.

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      Antidote B: Remove Www1.dlinksearch.com automatically (with SpyHunter)

      Step A. Download removal tool SpyHunter

      1) Click here or the icon below to download SpyHunter automatically.

      2) Follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
        spyhunter run

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      Step B. Run SpyHunter to block Www1.dlinksearch.com

      Run SpyHunter and click "Malware Scan" button to scan your computer, after detect this unwanted program, clean up relevant files and entries completely.

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      Step C. Restart your computer to take effect.

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