What is Searchnu.com?
Searchnu.com is classified as a browser hijacker because it modifies your browser settings without your permission. It is distributed via bundled downloads. Searchnu.com has been associated with iLivid and BullVid, both of which are programs that you do not want to have on your PC. Search-Results toolbar usually comes together with these applications.
Searchnu.com was created by Bandoo Media Inc., a company that is responsible for a variety of potentially unwanted programs. You can not trust this suspicious engine as it will not provide you with legitimate results. You should eliminate Searchnu.com from your computer without hesitation.
How does Searchnu.com work?
The home page that you will see every time you open your browsers looks quite harmless. It has a search box with recommended websites below it. Those sites include Facebook, Free Games, Chat Now and YouTube. The second link, however, leads you to a webpage called fantasticgames.com which we do not recommend visiting as it will present you with an offer to download an ad-supported program. Using Searchnu.com as a search engine is also not something we would suggest. The search engine will not provide you with sufficient results. It retrieves search results from Ask.com and adds sponsored links and commercial ads to them. You could be redirected to a completely unrelated website. Moreover, you could also be presented with insecure links that may cause damage to your PC. If you follow a corrupted link and end up on a malicious website you will infect your computer with malware. This is not something you want as it will not only cause system malfunction, but you may also lose your private data. In order to avoid potential cyber security risks you should terminate Searchnu.com and use a reliable search engine instead.
How to remove Searchnu.com?
It is always advisable to delete Searchnu.com or any other browser hijacker using a powerful malware removal application. There are several reasons for that. First of all, Searchnu.com removal is quite a complicated process. Secondly, manual removal does not ensure that the hijacker will be eliminated completely. And finally, by not having the anti-malware tool to protect your PC in the future you run the risk of repeating the same mistake. If you decide to download and install the malware remover it will scan your PC to detect the issues and then terminate them. It will not only help you get rid of Searchnu.com, but also keep your computer safe in the future. If, however, you want to uninstall Searchnu.com manually, you can do that using the instructions below.
Tips on Searchnu.com Removal
Remove Searchnu.com from Windows 8
- Right-click on the left corner and open Control Panel
- Select Uninstall a program option
- Choose the unwanted application and click Uninstall
Delete Searchnu.com from Windows 7 & Vista/XP
- Click Start and open Control Panel
- Go to Uninstall a program/Add or remove programs
- Select the unwanted software
- Click Uninstall/Remove
Reset Internet Explorer
- Open IE and click on the Gear icon
- Go to Internet Options
- Click the Advanced tab
- Click Reset
- Mark the check-box
- Click Reset again
Reset Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla and press Alt+H
- Click Troubleshooting Information
- Go to Reset Firefox
- Confirm your action and click Finish
Reset Google Chrome
- Open Chrome and click on the menu
- Select Settings
- Click Show advanced settings
- Select Reset browser settings
- Click Reset
Edit the Target line
- Right-click on your browser shortcut
- Go to Properties and open Shortcut tab
- Locate the Target line
- Delete Searchnu.com part
- Click OK.