Tuesday, July 2, 2013

How to remove ihavenet.com redirect virus. Manaual guide

ihavenet.com is a malicious website and ihavenet redirect virus is a browser hijack program used to promote this domain. This website seems to be harmless at first but in fact it is dangerous. The ihavenet malware secretly invades into computers, it changes Firefox, Chrome and Internet explorer default settings and then redirects search results to http://ihavenet search engine.
Your system might be a victim of this program if you have been downloading freeware softwares, or attachments from untrusted emails (spam ones). Anyhow, ihavenet search redirect virus will hijack your Google results and lead you to unexpected locations. You,ll also see strange pop-up ads appearing on your screen, homepage changed without your permission, slow down computer speed, frequent browser crashes, etc etc. To get rid of all these annoying problems and to protect your persoanl details, we recommend you to uninstall ihavenet virus from your machine as soon as possible.

Disadvantages and risks of having ihavenet search:
  • It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
  • Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
  • Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
  • Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
  • Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
  • It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
  • Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack ihavenet search?:
To manually remove ihavenet search, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “ihavenet search”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for ihavenet search. Disable if found any.
Block pop-ups of ihavenet search
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
 Firefox users:
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “ihavenet search”
 Chrome Users:
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.

Still Spyware ihavenet search lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\webbrowser
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete ihavenet search infected files:
%Profile%\Local Settings\Temp\

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