Certainly you have met with this circumstance: your default homepage has been replaced by RabbitSearch.net, and this totally out of your permission and awareness. You try to change it or delete it, but you fail. Obviously, your PC has been attacked by RabbitSearch.net virus. The following we will introduce you how to remove it effectively.
What is RabbitSearch.net?
RabbitSearch.net is a browser hijacker created by cyber criminal to generate advertising revenue by hijacking your web browsers. It aims at collecting your personal data and deliver numerous ads to you. You may wonder how can it sneaks into your PC. Usually, it utilizes system vulnerabilities to penetrate into your computer. In most cases, it comes from the download of freeware or shareware. At the moment that you install the software, RabbitSearch.net may be bundled into your process of installation. Thus, if you don’t pay attention to the process of the freeware installation, it can be integrated into your web browser, no matter what kind of browser you may use, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
What dangers RabbitSearch.net may cause?
RabbitSearch.net may not be as harmful as other ransomware, but it is capable of making various modifications behind your back and causes great amount of inconvenience.
● It may slow down the performance of your computer because your web page will always full of pop-ups, sponsored links, banners or interstitials.
● It may modify your default DNS settings and block your access to the websites that you want to visit.
●It may download other malware or virus if you incautiously click on those ads or sponsored links. d) It may privately collect your confidential information and sell them to the third-party.
●It may run in the background of your system and consume lots of system resources to slow down the speed of the computer.
Tips to protect your computer from RabbitSearch.net:
a) Install reputable real-time antivirus program, and scan your computer regularly.
b) Pay attention to what you are downloading, especially freeware or shareware.
c) Make clear every installation step.
d) Stay away from intrusive websites.
e) Do not click dubious links or pop-ups.
f) Avoid opening spam e-mails or suspected attachments.
Ways to remove RabbitSearch.net from your computer
Note: RabbitSearch.net can be removed manually. But we suggest that advanced users attempt to follow the manual removal step, for any mistakes is made during the process may damage the computer system. It is a better option for you to download SpyHunter to remove it from your computer.
Method 1: Remove RabbitSearch.net manually
Step 1. Uninstall the related program from your computer
Click on the Start menu, and select Control Panel. Find out and click on “Uninstall a program”. Select Rabbitsearch.net and/or other related programs, and click on Uninstall button. Then click Yes when a window pops up to ask if you want to uninstall it.
Step 2. Show hidden files and folder options
Click on the Start menu, type “folder options” into the search bar and click on “Folder Option” in the search results.
Step 3. In the Folder Options, click on the tab of “View” and under the “Advanced settings”, check the “Show hidden files, folders and drives” option and uncheck the “Hide protecting operating system files (Recommended)”, and hit OK button.
Step 4. Go to the local dick C; clean all the malicious files about this infection as below
Step 5. Delete related malicious registry entries.
Open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )
Delete all the following:
Step 6. Remove it from your web browser
1. Click the Gear icon > Manage add-ons.
2. Under “Toolbars and Extensions”, search for Rabbitsearch.net related add-ons.
3. Select and disable\remove them.
1. Click the 3-bar or Wrench icon and navigate to Tools >Extensions.
2. Search for any add-ons related to the redirect virus.
3. Remove them by clicking the trashcan icon.
Method 2: Remove RabbitSearch.net with SpyHunter
SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application, which is designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats. With it, you can easily remove this pesky Trojan and prevent your computer from other hostile attacks.
Step 1. Download SpyHunter by clicking on the below yellow icon.
Step 2. Install it on your computer by the following the instructions. After the installation, launch SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan” to perform a full and quick system scan on your PC.
Step 3. As soon as finishing the system scan, choose Select All and then click Fix Threats to get rid of all the threats on your PC.
With the above steps, Rabbitsearch.net virus and other malware infections will be removed completely. You can rely on SpyHunter, because it has no conflicts with other secure program on your computer. So let’s clean up your computer.