Nuesearch “Virus” Removal (Chrome/Firefox)

Welcome to our Nuesearch “virus” removal instructions. This article intends to help you remove Nuesearch.com from your system and is designed to work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer and all Windows versions.

Intrusive browser ads: causes and how to deal with them

Nagging and sometimes even frustrating online ads are not an uncommon thing to see while surfing the Internet. They come in all shapes and sizes: pop-ups, banners, box messages and occasionally even page redirects. For the most part such intrusive ads are generated by the sites that you visit and you cannot do much to make them go away. You may try getting an ad-blocker, but sometimes these tools may cause other unexpected issues. Apart from those ads, integrated within the actual websites, there’s another type of adverts that are caused by an ad-generating programs called browser hijackers. If the nagging pop-ups keep showing even when you visit sites that otherwise don’t have any intrusive content, then you’ve probably had Nuesearch installed on your PC. Nuesearch is a browser add-on and just like many other similar software it falls under the browser hijacker category. In fact, it’s one of the latest programs of its type and that’s why this article will be focused on dealing with it.

Nuesearch Virus Removal
Nuesearch “Virus” in Chrome

Nuesearch “Virus”?

Understandably, it might be somewhat unsettling to all of a sudden see the barrage of obstructive ads invading your browser. However, there’s no need to panic – your virtual security is not threatened. Although people like to call Nuesearch “virus”, nuesearch in particular and browser hijacker programs in general are not considered viruses. Viruses are capable of wreaking havoc on your PC and files, spying on you, invading your virtual privacy and even stealing money from your bank accounts. browser hijacker programs do not do any of that. Their most problematic trait are the intrusive ads that never seem to stop popping-up. In fact, that is also their main purpose. The whole idea behind the introduction of those annoying adverts is to trick the user into clicking on them. The browser hijacker’s developer gains money for every click any of the ads receive. This revenue gaining method is called a pay-per-click method. That is why the pop-ups are so nagging and persistent. Here, we should note that it is not advisable to click on any of them. The reason for that is because sometimes some of the ads might redirect you to illegal or even malicious pages that could potentially be hazardous for your computer’s security. This is a rare occasion, but it is still worth keeping in mind. If Nuesearch.com redirects you to a page on its own, without you having done anything, make sure to close that page as quickly as possible without interacting with its contents. If you remember these simple tips, an browser hijacker should not prove to be anything more than a nagging annoyance until you manage to get rid of it altogether. That is, in fact, the first thing you should do as soon as you detect its presence in your PC’s system. Under this article, we have prepared a detailed guide for you that will help you uninstall Nuesearch and remove any traces of it that might have been left behind.

Final notes

Before you get to the removal part, spare a few more moments to better understand how these intrusive programs get into your system. This will help you avoid getting more browser hijackers or other PUP’s (potentially unwanted programs) installed on your machine. It’s just that much easier to keep your PC safe and clean compared to having to deal with Nuesearch once it’s inside your system.

There are quite a few browser hijacker distribution methods. Here, we will list the most commonly used ones so that you know what to look out for when surfing the internet.

  • File-sharing sites are a very common tool for browser hijacker developers to spread their products throughout the web. Since everyone can upload almost anything there, it is easy to see why such sites are a common Nuesearch.com distribution method.
  • Spam e-mails are another widely spread way for the distribution of all sorts of unwanted programs (browser hijacker included). A good rule of thumb is to always pay attention to the details of any newly received e-mail letters before opening them.
  • Program-bundling is arguably the most successful method for spreading browser hijacker applications. The intrusive software is bundled within another program and once you install that other program, you also get the nagging app. That is why you should always opt for the custom settings menu when attempting to install any new programs. In that menu you should be able to see a list of added contents. Leave out everything that you may not want to get on your PC by unchecking it before proceeding with the installation.
Threat Nuesearch
Classification Browser Hijacker
Security Alert
Medium
Negative Effects It’s hard not to notice all those intrusive ads raining down upon your screen once you open your browser.

Nuesearch Removal (Chrome/Firefox)

Step1Reveal Hidden Files. If you don’t know how to do this, ask us in the comments.

Step 2Press Start Button => Control Panel => Uninstall a program.

Uninstall in Control Panel

Locate the browser hijacker and any other suspicious looking programs and uninstall them.

Additional 2.1:

Sort the programs by Installed On.

Installed On

Delete recent suspicious entries.

Additional 2.2:

In the search field type => msconfig => hit Enter.

Type msconfig

Go to Startup and disable all entries with Unknown as Manufacturer.

Disable Unknown Manufacturer

Step 3Start Button => Search=> Copy/Paste “notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts” => Enter.

Hosts File

If you notice other IPs different from the localhost IPs – you might be in danger!

Localhost IPs

Ask for additional help in the comments.

Step 4Nuesearch Removal from Chrome BrowserChrome

Click Chrome => More Tools => Extensions.

Extensions in Chrome

Locate the browser hijacker and remove it.

Nuesearch Removal from Firefox BrowserFirefox

Click Bars in Firefox => Add-ons=> Extensions.

Extensions in Firefox

Locate the browser hijacker and delete it.

Removal from Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer

Press on IE Gear => Manage Add-ons =>

Extensions in IE

Find the browser hijacker and remove it.

Step 5Right click on the Taskbar => Start Task Manager.

Start Windows Task Manager

Navigate to Processes.

Processes in Task Manager

Locate any suspicious processes associated with Nuesearch. Right click on the process = > Open File Location => End Process = > Delete the directories with the suspicious files.

Step 6Start Button => Search => Type:

  • %AppData%
  • %LocalAppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %WinDir%
  • %Temp%

Type in Search

Hit Enter after each new search. Check each Folder and delete recent entries.

If you run into any trouble – ask us for help in the comments section!