What is the search assist?
search assist is a terrible Trojan virus that can get into the computer furtively and carry out a series of malicious activities. Usually, computer will get infected with it if user is careless when surfing the Internet. It infiltrates into your computer via some unsafe free software, spam email attachments or malicious websites. You don’t know the computer is infected until you see the warning from the antivirus program.
Once installed successfully, search assist can modify important system settings and Windows Registry settings, which will keep itself active in the background every time you start the infected computer. Your computer will perform extremely slowly and it will take a longer time to start the computer and run programs. Some programs may not be able to run for the computer is in limited running spaces. What’s more terrible, this Trojan can implant some other threats into the computer which opens a backdoor for cyber criminals to monitor your online traces and collect your important data including bank account and credit card details. Therefore, you shall keep alert and have it removed as soon as possible.
This Trojan is capable of dropping its registry files and values into the infected computer, which aims at gluing on the computer stubbornly. Though some antivirus programs may be able to block it temporarily, it will pop up again if it has not been removed completely. Thus, manual removal can be the best choice if you want to get rid of it completely.
How search assist Enters Windows PC
Sometimes a situation may arise when you think that How search assist threat enters into your system in-spite of a powerful antivirus tool in your system? Actually it is very harmful threat specifically developed by cyber crooks which can even damage your antivirus software. This malware is technically designed so that it can easily penetrates your system without any prior notice and successfully hampers your all system function. It finds gateway to enter your system by following means:
when you visit some compromised websites.
Downloading shareware and freeware applications.
When open spam email attachments.
Clicking on unsafe links.
By use of removable infected storage media like dvd, pen drive, etc
When system is attacked by network infections.
Performing some other risky work online.
How to Remove the search assist?
search assist Removal, automatic method is without a doubt a recommended technique for non techie users. This is also applicable for knowledgeable users who are unfortunately too lethargic to learn the manual process of spyware removal.
Select a reliable software that can be downloaded to aid you in ridding your computer of infections.
Reboot your computer and select the Safe Mode. Once on the active desktop select your software of choice and install.
Run your program as you would any other security utility. Follow the instructions. What these tools do is do a series of clean ups on your computer including Disk Cleanup. Note that clearing the cache, temp internet files as well as replacement of infected files are prompts you would want to click “Yes” to.
Follow the prompts and reboot once scanning is completed. This time select Normal Mode
A cleanup generally involves the deletion of some critical Windows Update, simply download them again.
The best thing about this search assist removal process is it is simple and easy to follow. The software does all the work of cleaning up for you. On the downside after being scammed into paying for the fake security software it’s going to take more spending in order to get a decent cleaning program. Free tools are available but aren’t as recommended due to their limited database.
search assist Removal, manual process is better administered by knowledgeable users. The technique is time consuming, difficult and technical making it difficult for newbies to attempt.
Uninstall the program
Go to task manager and end the process. Make sure to get all the file paths and files correctly
Unregister DLLs, the use of registry editors and erasers make this part of the task faster.
Also locate dll file paths, folders etc.
Unregister the malicious software’s registry keys.
Go to your browser and set a default homepage
Delete the virus directory which can be found under your Disc (C:) Program Files.
Remove all traces of the virus including desktop shortcuts.
Restart your computer.
For the purpose of explaining this approach was condensed to simply illustrate the difference between the manual and automatic processes. Understand that any technical DIY method does not always guarantee a completely healed system especially if conducted by nonprofessionals.
Steps To Remove search assist From Your Computer
1. Start your computer in safe mode with Networking
Reboot your system and while booting press “F8″ key continuously which will show you “Turn off System Restore on all drives” screen. Choose “Turn off System Restore on all drives” using arrow keys.
2. Show Hidden Files
3.Delete all the Registry files in Registry Editor
To view the registry files
Click Start > Run…
Type regedit in the Open: box.
4.Easily install and download the software and after few minutes the user will be able to access the main interface and run it on the Windows PC. Now, you may notice a button “Scan Computer” in the new dialog box, just click on it. As the user will click on it the removal tool will start it’s scanning and searching process and detect all the search assist entered.