How to Remove Search Assist Virus – Hyperlinks Ads Removal

Annoying double blue underline ads from Search Assist keeps harassing you? Can’t remove Search Assist hyperlinks ads by any antivirus program? Then follow the manual removal steps here, you can uninstall Search Assist completely.

What is Search Assist?

Search Assist is a severely tricky adware able to infiltrate your PC without your awareness and hide deeply to avoid being detected by your antivirus software. Search Assist virus is usually installed on your PC as browser toolbar and extension when you install some free downloading software. Once activated, ads codes will be embedded on all your browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. On most of website you open, you will find random links embedded in words, which would redirected you to sponsored websites of Search Assist. Lots of victims cannot find where did it come from and where to uninstall it, since they never install Search Assist toolbar or add-on, and it does not show on list of browser add-ons or Control Panel. Even though you reinstall your browsers, these Search Assist links will still there. With a deep research, we confirm that Search Assist could even bypass antivirus detection, and it could only be removed manually. Please learn the manual removal steps below to get rid of Search Assist completely. If you are not experienced enough on removing a virus manually, you’d better get professional help from Online PC Expert:
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How Does Search Assist Infection Lurk into My System?

Generally, free software and shareware are the main spreading sources. There are thousands of free tools on the Internet, but among the free tools, more than half of them are related to virus activities. Virus maker uses free things to ember a variety of viruses. After you download those suspicious software, your PC may be infected by Search Assist when you install them.

Besides, spam emails which contain suspicious attachment will make your PC be compromised as well. Virus makers would attach nasty files on a email which entitled with keywords such as Award, Gift, Lottery, Bonus or Money, luring people to read the email and click on those attachments. With one clicking, Search Assist takes the chance to invade your system.

Thirdly, some malicious websites contain forbidden contents like porn video or gambling will be a easy channel for Search Assist infections’ spreading. When you were browsing these vicious websites, malicious codes will be embedded on your system silently.

Uninstall Search Assist Manually

Step1:Backup your importance files with your USB flash drive or external hard drive before you deleting anything.

Step2: Stop unnecessary programs from your startups on this path: MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup






Step3: Uninstall suspicious browser add-on, toolbar and extension which you never install but showing on the extension list.

Step4: Set Your DNS as Google’s public DNS (


set dns 8.8.8


Step5: Delete Search Assist redirect Virus associated files

%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstats.dat
%UserProfile%Application Data[random digits][random digits].cfg
%UserProfile%Application Data[random digits][random digits].exe
%AppData%[trojan name]toolbaruninstallIE.dat

Step6: Terminate these Registry Entries created by Search Assist redirect.

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAssociations “LowRiskFileTypes” = ‘/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:’
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAttachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1′
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem “DisableTaskMgr” = 0

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More problems caused by Search Assist


  • Search Assist redirect collects your confidential info and data
  • Search Assist redirect downloads other viruses
  • Search Assist redirect slows down PC speed a lot
  • Search Assist redirect inserts code of adware to harass you
  • Search Assist redirect can lower the your firewall protection degree
  • Search Assist redirect cannot be removed by antivirus


Important notes

If you are not a computer expert, it will be very risky to complete the Search Assist manual removal process. You have to assure that you are equipped with expert-level knowledge and skills on PC before you do anything on the infected system. If you are not experienced enough on manually removing a virus, please get Professional PC Support to help you.
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