ForSearch.net Removal Guide

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ForSearch.net is probably a malware infection that is dying since statistics show dropping traffic through this questionable search engine. In fact, it is possible that this browser hijacker mainly infects computer users in Vietnam. Yet, we believe it is important for us to reveal what we have found out after testing this potential threat source, since it might show up in your browsers as well after you install a malicious software package, for example. The presence of this browser hijacker as your new home page in your browsers therefore can indicate that there are also other malware threats on your system. This obviously means multiple virtual security risks for your computer. Since this hijacker may introduce you to potentially unreliable third-party web content, we do not recommend that you leave this issue unaddressed. As a matter of fact, we advise you to remove ForSearch.net from your browsers before your system becomes swarming with malicious programs and freezes at some point.

Since this browser hijacker does not have an official website to promote it as a standalone installer, it is quite likely that you can only install it in questionable ways. For example, you may click on a fake software updater represented by a pop-up advertisement that is displayed to you while you are browsing the web or when you end up on a malicious website. Another common option is that you click on unsafe third-party ads generated by adware programs hiding on your system or by suspicious websites you may land on. As you can see, all these cases require your clicking on the wrong content; thus, your responsibility cannot be ruled out here. While in certain cases you may only install this browser hijacker, it is also possible that you drop a whole bundle of malware infections containing ForSearch.net. This is how most users actually let several threats on their system in one single go.

Such a bundle may pack adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, keyloggers, fake alerts, and potentially unwanted applications as well. These infections may cause a number of system security issues for you, including privacy breach. This is why it is essential that you be more careful with your clicks and what kind of websites you land on. One single click on the wrong third-party content, such as banner ads, pop-up ads, text hyperlinks, fake download buttons, and fake system notifications, could result in multiple malware infections on your system. If you would like to make sure that your PC is safe and clean again, we suggest that you run a reliable malware scanner after you delete ForSearch.net from your browsers.

As a matter of fact, if your computer is protected by an up-to-date malware removal application, landing on this questionable search engine page (forsearch.net/home) would be blocked right away with this or a similar message: "The web page is on the list of websites with potentially dangerous content." Of course, when your system is unprotected, you would use this search page without any doubt even though it may contain third-party advertisements leading to suspicious websites. At first sight this page looks totally normal, just like most of the similar search engines promoted by browser hijackers. But when you use it for searching the web, you can land on a manipulated customized search results page that could contain questionable content, such as unreliable third-party ads and sponsored links. This is how this search page can make money for its creators, i.e., through generating web traffic for affiliated websites.

Clicking on such ads and links could take you to fake and malicious websites where you could infect your system even more or end up being scammed by cyber criminals. If you do not want to experience any of these, you should delete ForSearch.net right away. We have found that this hijacker also uses a fake Bing page to trick unsuspecting computer users (forsearch.net/?FORM=Z9FD1). This page looks like a Vietnamese Bing search page; however, you could be presented with questionable search results in the same way as we have just revealed above. If you are ready now to remove ForSearch.net, it is time for us to tell you how you can do this.

This browser hijacker seems to only change your home page settings in the affected browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Therefore, you can simply use your browser settings to modify the home page settings or you can also choose to manually eliminate this threat source if you use our guide below. But whichever method you decide to use, you should remember that this could only be the tip of the iceberg that is threatening your system. Therefore, we advise you to use a trustworthy anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter to automatically defend your computer from all known malicious attacks.

How to remove ForSearch.net from browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
  2. Navigate to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page value name and modify its value data field.
  3. Navigate to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} and change the value data of these value names: FaviconURL, FaviconURLFallback, TopResultURL, and URL
  4. Exit the editor.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Locate %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[your profile] folder.
  3. Open the prefs.js file in a text editor.
  4. Locate the string user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://forsearch.net ") and modify the URL.
  5. Save the file and close it.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Navigate to %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default folder.
  3. Delete these files: Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data
  4. Empty your Recycle Bin.
Download Remover for ForSearch.net *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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