How to remove search.v9.com (www.v9.com) from your browser

andy | March 21, 2013

The search.v9.com add-on in your browser in many cases is installed onto computer legally. This requires participation of user in this process. Generally, this may take place when user is downloading some freeware, with the installer of this program bundled with that of www.v9.com. There will be a notice during installation of freeware about simultaneous installation of search.v9.com add-on (search bar) into your browser, but users often fail to uncheck this box in advance. This results in appearance of search.v9.com as your start page, instead of a blank start page of your browser. If www.v9.com got into your system as described above then we can’t say anything bad about this. If you’re annoyed by such add-on it’s your problem, the problem of your failure to uncheck the box that was responsible for its installation. Yet, there are many cases when www.v9.com installs itself without your consent or permission. This all gives us the grounds to assert that in this case search.v9.com is an unwanted toolbar (application).

search.v9.com

If you want to get rid of search.v9.com from your browser it’s surely a good desire. The creators of this search bar promise to enhance the search results tremendously, yet we strongly doubt this. Instead of search improvement, users often see the bunch of paid advertisements for some goods or services, etc. Surely, this might not be a pleasant experience for users. So, we understand you desire to uninstall www.v9.com from your browser. In fact, any browser may become vulnerable to this hijacker, including Internet Explorer, Opera, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

In order to get rid of search.v9.com we recommend you to follow our instructions described below. This involves manual participation on your part, yet, we strongly recommend that you also run the security software GridinSoft Trojan Killer in order to check your machine for the presence of malware on it. Good luck!


search.v9.com redirect removal tool:

www.v9.com redirect virus removal milestones:

  • Check the Local Area Network (LAN) settings of your system
  • Check whether DNS settings have been changed by Redirect Virus
  • Check your Windows HOSTS file contents
  • Check Internet Explorer add-ons. Get rid of unknown or suspicious add-ons contained there
  • Use Kaspersky TDSSKiller (TDSS Killer) application to get rid of malware belonging to the clan of Rootkit.Win32.TDSS
  • Scan your system with decent anti-virus program and malware killer
  • Consider using CCleaner to delete unwanted system/temp files and browser cache
  • The last but not the least, reset your Router back to the factory default settings
  1. Check the Local Area Network (LAN) settings of your system
  2. a) Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Internet Options.
    Windows XP Example:

    Windows Vista / Windows 7 Example:

    b) Click on “Connections” tab, then click “LAN settings” button.

    c) Uncheck (untick) the checkbox under “Proxy server” option and hit OK.

  3. Check whether DNS settings have been changed by Redirect Virus:
  4. a) Open Control Panel (Start->Control Panel).
    b) Double-click “Network Connections” icon to open it.
    c) Right-click on “Local Area Connection” icon and select “Properties”.

    d) Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and click “Properties” button.

    e) Choose “Obtain DNS server address automatically” and click OK.

  5. Check your Windows HOSTS file contents
  6. a) Go to: C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetc.
    b) Double-click “hosts” file to open it. Choose to open with Notepad.

    c) The “hosts” file should look the same as in the image below. There should be only one line: 127.0.0.1 localhost in Windows XP and 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 in Windows Vista. If there are more, then remove them and save changes. Read more about Windows Hosts file here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034

    You may also reset your HOSTS file settings using the Tool of GridinSoft Trojan Killer application as shown at the picture below:

  7. Check Internet Explorer add-ons. Get rid of unknown or suspicious add-ons contained there
  8. a) Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Manage Add-ons.

    b) Uninstall unknown or suspicious Toolbars or Search Providers.

  9. Use Kaspersky TDSSKiller (TDSS Killer) application to get rid of malware belonging to the clan of Rootkit.Win32.TDSS
  10. a) Download the file TDSSKiller.zip and extract it into a folder
    b) Execute the file TDSSKiller.exe.
    c) Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Close all programs and press “Y” key to restart your computer.

    More detailed TDSSKiller tutorial: http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684

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    TDSS Rootkit Removal

  11. Scan your system with decent anti-virus program and malware killer
  12. The last but not the least, reset your Router back to the factory default settings
  13. Keep in mind that this step is optional and should be completed only if you have followed all the above recommendations and you still have the redirect virus on your computer. First of all, please follow this guide: How to Reset a Router Back to the Factory Default Settings. Then you should flush DNS cache:
    a)Go to Start->Run (or WinKey+R) and type in “cmd” without quotation marks.

    b) In a new window please type “ipconfig /flushdns” without quotation marks and press Enter.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you require any help on our part of if you experience any difficulties. We hope that this information has been beneficial to you.

1 Comment

  1. valera says:

    Спасибо ,помогли очень

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