searchqu.com/406 hijacked my browsers

July 15, 2011 at 18:21:51
Specs: Windows 7
I was able to get the browsers to start up correctly but as soon as another tab is opened searchqu.com takes over the search function. I was able to find an .xml find that contained searchqu.com with the help of Dreamweaver and deleted it.

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#1
July 15, 2011 at 18:52:18
So, what exactly do you need help with? Removing any more traces of it?

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#2
July 15, 2011 at 21:30:34
I have never heard of Dream weaver removing a virus
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#3
July 16, 2011 at 09:03:07
It could be searchqu's made registry entries that were placed in with Internet Explorer's, causing this problem. You may have to do some work in the Registry to fix this if you feel comfortable doing so.

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#4
July 16, 2011 at 17:34:14
I don't mind doing that but I just don't know how/what I'm looking for/where to get started.

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#5
July 22, 2011 at 17:20:52
ame thing happened to me. Searchqu.com/406 hijacked my homepage and default search engine. I eventually got back the homepage but each new tab overrode the default page and opened up searchqu.com/406. I tried various things, including CCleaner and the Control Panel to delete the BANDOO programs causing the problem – two, including the search facility, had sneakily downloaded with another one for watching a series online. I should have realized something was amiss – other users could not download episodes even after installing the required Bandoo download facility, and neither could I. Deleting the programs did not get rid of the rogue search engine, nor some of the components.

I finally got rid of everything by restoring the computer to an earlier date. I had to do this as trying to restore/undo to earlier points after I had attempted to delete the programs cut off internet access so I was unable to check online for solutions. Thankfully I have back internet access and the three Bandoo downloads have been removed completely. Homepage and default search engine are now back to normal. :)

BEWARE BANDOO products, and that includes emoticons!


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September 7, 2011 at 15:03:14

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