Adoresearch Removal Guide

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Adoreseach is a website that looks like it offers reliable function. However, it only uses a customized version of a legitimate search engine in order to lure unsuspecting users. Adoresearch is commonly categorized as a browser hijacker, because it can easily override your browser settings, changing your default home page to adoresearch.com. It does not matter which browser is your default one, Adoresearch affects all main internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It is in your best interest to remove Adoresearch from your computer at once, but it would be even better if you didn’t installed it.

Unlike most of the computer infections Adoresearch does not need to enter your system surreptitiously, because users often download Adoresearch installer file themselves. The download might be triggered when you browse corrupted websites. The application might also arrive at your doorstep bundled with freeware, so be attentive when you install programs you download for free. It might be that you install Adoresearch unwittingly, without even noticing what kind of programs and browser extensions are installed on your computer. Searchqu Toolbar is usually responsible for redirecting you to adoresearch.com website.

Adoresearch is also commonly associated with fTalk application that is a free Facebook chat client. Installing the default version of this software installs Adoresearch as well. Although these programs are not related to malicious infections, taking over your browser’s default home page is not something you would appreciate.

When Adoresearch takes over your browser, it also redirects your searches. It might seem that you are about to click a link to a website that you were looking for, but instead of that Adoresearch sends you to a totally unrelated web page that could easily be related to malware. Although this application is not a virus on its own, you cannot overrule a possibility that hackers can exploit adoresearch.com to distribute malware. Not to mention that Adoresearch also comes with a toolbar that contains shortcuts to such social networking websites as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. It is supposed to improve your Internet browsing experience, but we can obviously see that this application interferes with your browsing habits rather than enhancing them.

Adoresearch can resist removal, but you should always try the manual removal first. Take note that you need to remove the browser applications that are related to this website from your computer. Follow the instructions below to terminate Adoresearch for good.

Remove Adoresearch from your computer

Windows 8

  1. Right-click left corner of the screen.
  2. Select Control Panel from context menu.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove fTalk or Windows Searchqu Toolbar from the programs list.

Windows 7 & Windows Vista

  1. Go to Start –> Control Panel –> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Remove fTalk and Windows Searchqu Toolbar from the list.

Windows XP

  1. Go to Start –> Control Panel –> Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Remove fTalk and Windows Searchqu Toolbar from the list.

Remove Adoresearch from your browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Go to Tools –> Manage add-ons.
  2. Remove Searchqu Toolbar and DataMngr from Toolbars and Extensions list.
  3. Go to Tools –> Internet options.
  4. Under General tab, change adoresearch.com to the website that you prefer.
  5. Click OK to save changes and exit the menu.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the three-bar icon and go to Settings.
  2. Click Set pages under On Startup.
  3. Remove adoresearch.com from search engines list.
  4. Enter the domain name you prefer.
  5. Go back to Settings and click Manage Search Engines… under search.
  6. Change the existing search engine with the one you prefer.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the Firefox button.
  2. Click Add-ons.
  3. Under Extensions tab, disable and remove DataMngr and Searcqu Toolbar.
  4. Click the Firefox button again and go to Options.
  5. Under general tab, remove adoresearch.com from Home page section, and enter the domain name you prefer.
  6. Save changes.

To make absolutely sure that there are no undesirable files remaining, scan your system with SpyHunter free scanner. In case malicious files are detected, invest in an antimalware tool to terminate computer threats at once.

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Adoresearch technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1BrowserConnection.dll89016 bytesMD5: e3abc47a65196757fa54d027f9977c89
2IEBHO.dll1185208 bytesMD5: 683f04dcc2f8a299732c1e532b4f1c33
3%PROGRAMFILES%\Search Results Toolbar
4%UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow\searchresultstb
5%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins
6%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Search Results Toolbar
7WIN64C~1.DLL 8704 bytesMD5: d93845da9f5940583dde4bc2ae88df58
8win32cert.dll6656 bytesMD5: 97c82474f36e378b3a98e92a5c27aee9
9win64cert.dll8704 bytesMD5: 991f56da93a49baacf5fcfa2f96a920f
10datamngr.dll 367040 bytesMD5: e52ecd5b1e6f110b0f53656bf1a2ce96
11%PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins
12datamngrUI.exe985488 bytesMD5: a3a3c9e0ed5591c1d535d18546e21b93

Files in the following directories were modified:

  • %PROGRAMFILES%
  • %UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow
  • %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Mozilla Firefox
  • %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1datamngrUI.exedatamngrUI.exe985488 bytes

Registry Modifications:

The following Registry Keys were created:

  • Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{9BB47C17-9C68-4BB3-B188-DD9AF0FD2101}
  • Searchqu Toolbar
  • Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{9BB47C17-9C68-4BB3-B188-DD9AF0FD2406}

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