How to Remove searchfog.com Ads (searchfog.com Malware Removal Guide)

Searchfog.com Adware

Searchfog.com is an nasty adware infection that inserts sponsored links on your webpage text to bombard you with its ads. Your PC will be infected by Searchfog.com after you install unknown and suspicious free software. As soon as infiltrating your PC, Searchfog.com modifies your host settings and embeds its adware codes on your browsers such as IE, Firefox or Chrome. Once activated, your web browsing will be seriously interrupted by Searchfog.com. No matter what website you open, the text on that website will be highlighted or underlined with links of Searchfog.com, then when your cursor hover those text, a window from Searchfog.com will pop up to harass you. Meanwhile, some certain and legit links on your webpage will be disabled by Searchfog.com.
searchfog.com popup

More severely, Searchfog.com will put more viruses on your PC via remote server, then your PC performance will be degraded strikingly. To effectively stop Searchfog.com redirecting your web pages and showing unwanted ads, we need to manually delete all related files dropped by Searchfog.com . Please finish all steps below to remove Searchfog.com redirect, and if you have any problem while handling the virus, let professional online PC expert help you:
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Terrible Performance Caused by Searchfog.com and malware installed by it

  • System Errors – SEARCHFOG.COM adds, changes or replaces Keys and Values on your Registry, triggering various system errors;
  • Unwanted ads, popup and website – SEARCHFOG.COM harasses you with annoying ads and displays page you haven’t requested;
  • Malfunction of Antivirus or Firewall – SEARCHFOG.COM makes your firewall and antivirus software disabled;
  • Sluggish Performance – SEARCHFOG.COM strikingly slow down your system speed;
  • Slow Launch – It takes a long time to complete system launching due to the startups added by Searchfog.com;
  • System Freezing / Crashing – Your computer encounter more system crash since SEARCHFOG.COM damage your important system files;
  • Programs cannot be run – SEARCHFOG.COM disables many of your system programs;
  • Lost of files – SEARCHFOG.COM hidden or delete your files like MS Office documents, videos, images and music;
  • Installation of Malware – SEARCHFOG.COM installs malicious programs without your permission.

Block Searchfog.com pop up step by step completely

Step1: Remove suspicious and unwanted browser add-ons, toolbars and extensions:

Step2: Set Your DNS as Google’s public DNS (8.8.8.8):

Step3: Show all hidden files:

  • Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
  • Click on the Start button. This is the small round button with the Windows flag in the lower left corner.
  • Click on the Control Panel menu option.
  • When the control panel opens click on the Appearance and Personalization link.
  • Under the Folder Options category, click on Show Hidden Files or Folders.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files, folders, or drives.
  • Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide extensions for known file types.
  • Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
  • Press the Apply button and then the OK button.

Step4: Erase Searchfog.com Virus associated files

 %UserProfile%Start MenuPrograms Searchfog.com
%AllUsersProfile%Application Data~r
 %AllUsersProfile%Application Data.dll
 %AllUsersProfile%Application Data.exe
%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstats.dat
%AppData%[trojan name]toolbaruninstallIE.dat

Step5: Terminate these Registry Entries created by Searchfog.com.
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HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInstallerProductsrandom

Similar Video Guide about How to Remove Registry Entries of Browser Hijacker

Could I manually remove Searchfog.com virus by myself if I am not a PC savvy?

You are not recommended to complete the Searchfog.com adware manual removal process if you are not a computer expert, since you would risk to delete wrong files that will cause severe system malfunction. Therefore, 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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