How To Remove Searchtudo “Virus” from Chrome/Firefox

Welcome to our Searchtudo removal instructions. This article intends to help you remove Searchtudo from your system and is designed to work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer and all Windows versions. You can also encounter it as Searchtudo.com.

If you are reading this information right now, then you have for sure observed some strange behavior on your computer. Regardless if it is online advertising, excessive pop-up ads, confusing websites or randomly opened tabs — all are a clue that have led you to the unpleasant discovery–something is going wrong with your device.

This written material will teach you how to recognize and eliminate the issue; how to remove Searchtudo and what to do if it comes back to bother you.

Searchtudo.com
Searchtudo “Virus”

What’s Searchtudo “Virus”? 

This is the number one question that everybody starts asking when their PC starts to be out of control. Creators of malware use the advantage of the digital era we live in to attack us via the cyber space. They keep track of our online behavior and spread the malware quickly and, unfortunately, very effectively. The goal of this article is to inform you about Searchtudo “Virus”. But is is a virus at all? No, legally it can not be classified as a computer virus. Although it is not a virus, but a legal software, the truth is that it still remains a threat. We have gathered the information in this article and have based it upon personal experiences with dealings with Searchtudo, research and comments from other infected people. The attached removal guide will assist you in removing Searchtudo.

Searchtudo could be easily found by kind of keeping a count of how many and what type of online advertisements or pop-up ads you see. The popular cliche: “it’s too good to be true” is valid here. Some ads sound way too good to be true. Like the ones telling you that you have just won–just like that by the way, without any effort on your side–a vacation on an exotic island in the Pacific Ocean. How much more false could an ad like that be?!? If you still think that such ads are real, feel free to google for reviews of the company and their services. We almost guarantee 100% that you will read many complaints from people who have gotten “burned”. After reading this paragraph, no need to say that you probably shouldn’t even consider clicking on any of these ads.

Another sign of Searchtudo is the “browser hijacking”. The software basically ‘hijacks’ your browser in terms that they detect which one you’re using at the moment and change its settings in order to mess with your default web page or preferred search engine. Reverting these changes is generally impossible until the Adware is removed.

How is Searchtudo distributed?

There are numberless ways for Adware distribution. Let’s not forget that creators of malware are quite creative and always think one step ahead of us. Malicious e-mail messages are one of the most popular way — they usually come in the form of e-mail attachments. They may look like an ordinary work or government email, but in reality they are not. They just want you to click on the malicious link or download the infected file attached to the mail and run it on your computer.

Software bundling doesn’t fall behind either. In fact this is probably how you have come into contact with Searchtudo. You download one file and that file brings you a bundle full of additional files, but those extra programs will be useless at best. Still, they will all try to get inside your computer and convince you that you have some problems to fix and they are the only way to solve them. At first, you may not even notice that you have the bundle, but once your computer starts to load slower, then you have a problem. The removal guide will teach you how to find and remove the associated threat.

If you have recognized some of these issues or behaviors in your computer, we suggest that you do not panic, but use the removal guide. It will show you precisely how to get rid of Searchtudo.

Threat Searchtudo and Searchtudo.com
Classification Browser Hijacker
Security Alert
Medium
Negative Effects Intrusive advertisements and undesired changes to your web browser.

How To Remove Searchtudo from Chrome/Firefox

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Uninstall in Control Panel

Locate the Adware and any other suspicious looking programs and uninstall them.

Sort the programs by Installed On.

Installed On

Delete recent suspicious entries.

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 3

Start 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 4

Remove Searchtudo from Chrome Browser Chrome

Click Chrome => More Tools => Extensions.

Extensions in Chrome

Locate the Adware and remove it.

Remove Searchtudo from Firefox Browser Firefox

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

Extensions in Firefox

Locate the Adware and delete it.

Malware Removal from Internet Explorer Internet Explorer

Press on IE Gear => Manage Add-ons =>

Extensions in IE

Find the Adware and remove it.

Step 5

Right click on the Taskbar => Start Task Manager.

Start Windows Task Manager

Navigate to Processes.

Processes in Task Manager

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

Step 6

Start 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!