Stop Searchis-cng.ru Browser Redirects

Searchis-cng.ru is a browser hijacker. It infects your browser and starts automatically redirecting to unwanted advertisements each time you launch it. It may also display a fake search engine.

The hijacker is designed so it would stay hidden on your system as long as possible and generate advertisement revenue for its creators. The redirects range from traditional advertisements to fake articles, affiliate pages and malicious links leading to further infections. Most of the content is in Russian language (e.g. this adware redirects to a Russian AliExpress website version) but it might infect computers from all over the world.

The only purpose of this parasite is to infect machines, stay undetected and generate traffic. It does not provide any value to your browsing experience. Instead, it slows down your computer and clutters the screen with unwanted popups. Accidentally clicking on a link or installing a product advertised by this adware might lead to further more serious infections.

Remove this hijacker if you want to browse safely. You can use the automatic removal and protection tool provided below or follow our manual guide.


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What is Searchis-cng.ru?

This browser hijacker is an adware which infiltrates your Windows, places its backup files and opens unwanted homepages each time you browse the internet. It mainly targets Russians but can infect any computer worldwide.

Searchis-cng.ru places obfuscated .bat files which force the browsers to automatically open predefined websites. The destinations vary but some of the most common ones are the following:

aliexpress.com
internetgazeta.cardvrmirrorr.ru
net-quick.com
quantumsystem.org
traffic-media.co

This hijacker is relatively new so there is no reliable data on its popularity. However, it is quite aggressive and seems to have affected a lot of PCs already.

The most common way for adware to appear on your machine is by using bundling technique. When you install a legitimate freeware it might have another software bundled in its setup files. Therefore, if you quickly skip through the setup process steps the additional software is included as well and you end up “willingly” installing adware. Most of the adware is designed to avoid uninstallation when it successfully infiltrates the victims PC. It often uses deceiving names, background processes and hides deeply in the system.

Browser hijackers can be harmful as they usually lead to more infections and adware. They also change browser settings and slow down the system. Therefore, you should remove Searchis-cng.ru as soon as possible. We have an automatic tool which will also protect your system in the future. We have also prepared a manual guide for more experienced users who want to remove the symptoms only.

Searchis-cng.ru screenshots:

    


 Manual Removal Instructions:

Remember to bookmark this page, print it out or simply open on another device in order to access it after a browser or computer restart which will be required during the removal process.

You should also protect your computer with a proper antivirus afterwards. The quickest way to do so is by using our automatic removal and protection tool listed at the beginning of this page.

Step 1:

Remove any suspicious programs that might contain the adware.

Start by opening the Programs and Features window using the following method:

Hold Windows () key and click R key while holding.

Enter the following in the field:

appwiz.cpl

Click OK.

You might have to wait a bit before the list of all programs is loaded as it displays a list of all programs installed on your PC.

We recommend sorting the programs by “Installed On” column (simply click on the column name in order to sort by this value).

Look for any recently installed suspicious programs that might contain the adware as a bundle or could be the adware itself. If you have never seen or used an app chances are that it is an unwanted software.

 

Uninstall all suspicious programs by right-clicking on them and choosing Uninstall…

Repeat this process until no more suspicious programs are left.

Step 2:

Delete registry values created by this adware.

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

regedit.exe

Click OK.

 

Search for virus entries by pressing keyboard buttons CTRL + F and entering the virus domain. You need to enter the virus name depending on the version you got installed. Here is an example:

searchis

Click Find Next.

Delete any registry entries associated with the virus.

Repeat the search until all entries are cleaned.

Step 3:

Delete the obfuscated .bat files created by this adware.

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming

Click OK.

Find a folder called “Browsers” and open it.

Delete all .bat files created by the virus.

Step 4:

Clean up Windows temporary files.

You can safely remove all temporary files without posing any risk to your computer.

Hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

%Temp%

Click OK.

All temporary files will be listed in the directory.

Select all temporary files by simultaneously pressing CTRL + A and delete them.

Step 5:

Check for any recent changes in all the other important system files.

Hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

%AppData%

Click OK.

Do not delete anything here! Search for any recent changes (by “Date Modified”) in the files first. Only if you see that a file has just been changed scan it with virustotal.com. Remove only files marked as dangerous. Otherwise you might remove critical system files and Windows might stop working.

Repeat this step with the following three directories while being very careful:

%LocalAppData%
%ProgramData%
%WinDir%

Remember that these directories contain many important system files! Be very careful!

Step 6:

Restore your system settings to the ones before the infection happened.

Sometimes you might not have restore points or they might be too old so this step might be unsuccessful.

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

rstrui.exe

Click OK.

A System Restore wizard will open.

Click Next.

Check Show more restore points.

If you see any restore points, restore the system. Make sure you select a point that has been created before the hijacker infiltrated your system.

Step 7:

Delete the shortcuts for all browsers on your computer as they might have been changed by the virus.

Remember that there are shortcuts not only on your Desktop but also in other places (for example, Start Menu).

Then create them again in order to have clean browser start.

Alternatively, you can click Properties on each of the shortcuts and remove any additions made to the Target field by the virus.

Step 8:

IMPORTANT: Now you will have to reset browser settings for each browser individually that you have installed on your computer. Alternativelly, you could simply reinstall them.

 Google Chrome:

Launch the browser and select More Tools, then click Extensions.

Check for any suspicious extensions.

Click Remove From Chrome for each unwanted or suspicious toolbar or extension (the trashcan icon on the right).

Go to Settings.

Scroll to the very bottom of the settings page and click Show advanced settings…

Scroll to the very bottom again and click Reset settings.

Click Reset.

 Mozilla Firefox:

Launch the browser and go to Add-ons.

Search for any suspicious toolbars and add-ons and Remove them.

We recommend going to Options (input about:preferences in your address field and press Enter) and clicking Restore to Default near the Home Page field.

You can also completely refresh the browser settings by entering the following in the address (URL) field:

about:support

Press Enter.

Click Refresh Firefox… and then click Refresh Firefox again.

 Microsoft Edge:

Since Microsoft Edge is not a separate program and is a core component of Windows 10 you should backup your computer or at least create a Restore Point before continuing.

Navigate to the following folder (where %username is your computer user name):

C:\Users\%username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

Clear all contents of the folder. Click CTRL + A to select everything and delete the contents.

Click Start (Windows logo).

Search for Windows PowerShell.

Right-click on the result.

Choose Run as administrator.

Paste the following command:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}

Press Enter.

The settings should now be reset to default.

 Internet Explorer:

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

cmd

Click OK.

Enter the following command in the appeared window:

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ResetIEtoDefaults

Press Enter.

Check Delete personal settings.

Click Reset.

Alternatively you can run this command to delete all caches and settings:

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351

After removing the virus

When you have finished removing the Searchis-cng.ru adware and reverting your browser settings make sure to protect your computer by installing a good antivirus suite that would identify the threats online and in programs you have downloaded. Also, never install suspicious programs. If you are installing a new software, make sure it has nothing bundled in it by following the install wizard as well as searching for user reviews online.


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