Remove SEARCHMANA.COM virus (Removal Guide)


Investigation Target: SEARCHMANA.COM

Case: 11272
Investigation Date: June 14, 2024


SEARCHMANA.COM is classified as Browser Hijacker

Harmful actions:

Changing the Browser Settings

SEARCHMANA.COM may change the browser homepage, search engine without user permission.

How to remove SEARCHMANA.COM browser hijacker?

You should carefully inspect the browser settings.

Solutions to solve the problem:

  1. Clean your web browser, disable plugins.
  2. Install uBlock Origin extension for your browser to remove ads and block adware websites:
    uBlock Origin for Chrome, uBlock Origin for Firefox.
  3. Check your PC using Ultimate Malware Killer UnHackMe.
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  4. Also, I recommend using AdwCleaner, Hitman Pro, Emsisoft Anti-Malware.

How to remove SEARCHMANA.COM virus manually? (Virus removal guide)

  1. Reset your web browser settings.
    Reset your web browser settings

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  2. Disable the browser extensions.
    Disable extensions
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How to remove SEARCHMANA.COM using UnHackMe?

STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute).

  1. Download UnHackMe from the official website.

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  2. Double-click on
    Unzip all files from the zip to a new folder.
  3. Double-click on the unhackme_setup.exe.

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  4. You will see a confirmation screen with a verified publisher: Greatis.
    Choose Yes.
  5. Then, you have to accept the license agreement.

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  6. After that, choose a destination folder.

    Choose destination directory for UnHackMe

  7. Complete UnHackMe installation.

STEP 2: Scan for SEARCHMANA.COM malware using UnHackMe (1 minute).

  • The first scan will start automatically.

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STEP 3: Remove SEARCHMANA.COM malware (3 minutes).

  1. Carefully inspect found items.
    Malicious items are marked with a red shield.
    Suspicious items are yellow.

    UnHackMe automatically creates a System Restore point before fixing!
    It is required to have the Windows System Restore active in case of deleting the important files to be able to recover them.

    Next step: click the red button: Remove Checked!

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  2. UnHackMe may ask for your confirmation to close all browsers.

    Please do it!

  3. If you want to quarantine files before deleting, check the box "Use file safe deleting."

    Fixing options

  4. And after all, you will see the results of your scanning and fixing process:

    Finish of removal process!

STEP 4: (optional)

    • Clear your browser cache, cookies, browsing history.
      Chrome: Press CTRL+Shift+Del keyboard combination or open Settings, Privacy and security, Clear browsing data.
      Clear  cache, cookies, browsing history in Google Chrome
    • Delete temporary files.
      Open Start menu, type: disk cleanup, choose Disk Cleanup from the results.
      Another way: press Win+R, type: cleanmgr, hit Enter.
    • Clean the Recycle Bin.

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