Friday, November 7, 2008

UniversalSearch Hijacker

UniversalSearch malware description and removal detail

Platforms / OS: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows NT, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista

Detecting UniversalSearch:

Registry Keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\{5f7ab1db-a899-46c1-8345-b72b4567ee86}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\universalsearch toolbar

Registry Values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\internet explorer\main
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\internet explorer\urlsearchhooks
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\main
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\search
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\search

Removing UniversalSearch:

An up-to-date copy of ExterminateIt should detect and prevent infection from UniversalSearch.

If you do not have ExterminateIt and you are worried that you may have infected computer, you could run trial version of ExterminateIt, or remove UniversalSearch manually.

To completely manually remove UniversalSearch malware from your computer, you need to delete the Windows registry keys and registry values, the files and folders associated with UniversalSearch.

  1. Use Task Manager to terminate the UniversalSearch process.
  2. Delete the original UniversalSearch file and folders.
  3. Delete the system registry key parameters
  4. Update your antivirus databases or buy antivirus software and perform a full scan of the computer.

We recommends that all Internet users back up any important information on their computers, enable maximum protection from network attacks and malicious code on their computers, refrain from executing suspicious programs received from untrustworthy sources.

ExterminateIt effectively and automatically removes UniversalSearch from you computer and is a good solution for those who are seeking easy and effective protection for their computer from Trojan Horses, Rootkits, Backdoors, spyware, botnets, keystroke loggers, dialers and other malicious software(malware).

Download ExterminateIt! to instantly get rid of UniversalSearch!

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