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Computer virus Removal Guides—Remove Sgminer.exe Completely

Published July 6th, 2015 by Giselle

Sgminer.exe Details

Sgminer.exe is actually a Bitcoin miner. It also acts as an adware that can bring you many chaos.  It uses numerous ads and redirection to generate Bitcoins for hijackers or cyber criminals. In most cases, it sneaks into your computer via free downloads. Sponsored ads, malicious links and spam email attachments also may bring it to you.

After the infection, countless and diverse ads like pop-ups, in-text, banners, and videos will automatically and constantly display on all your browsers. Besides, random pages are turned into hyperlinks. So you can hardly avoid clicking those ads. Its extension on IE, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox just aim at giving more and more ads to cheat you to download these for profits. Sgminer.exe runs in the background every time you start up your PC to drastically degrade the performance of your machine. Worse still, your confidential information like E-bank account and passwords may be collected and abused. Read the rest of this post »

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Remove Fake Update Alert from Your PC Effectively

Published June 16th, 2015 by Yolanda is a malicious webpage coming with ad-supported extensions or add-ons. If you find your default homepage being replaced by it with a pop-up box telling you that you need to update your Flash Player, you must be infected. As some unwanted applications are installed in your browsers, your random pages may be redirected to every single time you launch your browsers including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari. Read the rest of this post »

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Effective Way to Uninstall SearchFoot Ads and Deals

Published March 11th, 2014 by Cindy Young

Pop-up ads and coupons from SearchFoot keep appearing on your web browser during online search? Want to disable the annoying ads completely? This article contains step-to-step guides on how to remove SearchFoot pop up ads and deals.

What Is SearchFoot?

SearchFoot is a piece of risky cyber malware categorized into adware family, which can make damages onto many famous browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once your computer is encountered with the SearchFoot virus, you will see lots of pop-up ads in any websites you visit. It may provide you with various online discounts and coupons; however, all the information shown on the page is bogus and deceptive in attempt to lure more unwary victims to click on its promoting ads and even purchase its product or service. If you carelessly bought something from SearchFoot web site, you should be cautious and contact your credit card company to dispute the charges as soon as possible.

In general, SearchFoot is quite capable to infiltrate your computer furtively when you install some unknown free software from web. For example, you may pay little attention to the installation procedure and simply choose default install which might agree some unwanted browser plug-in or add-on to be attached onto the system. That’s why many computer users who suffered by SearchFoot would make a mistake to consider SearchFoot as a free but helpful tool. After SearchFoot installs onto your computer without even knowing, many weird things will happen. 

For one thing, SearchFoot is able to interfere with your online browsing activity by altering the default browser and homepage settings. It may randomly redirect you to some malicious domain which is full of viruses and suspicious products. Never click on any ads embedded. Otherwise, more severe harms will be poured onto the PC. For another, the cybercriminals behind SearchFoot can easily make the target machine vulnerable for additional threats and allow remote attackers to pilfer confidential information for evil commercial activities. Instead of giving your money to those scammers, you’re strongly advised to get rid of the SearchFoot virus as well as its hidden potential unwanted application immediately the moment there is any virus trace appearing on your PC.

SearchFoot Screenshot:

Harmful Symptoms Caused by SearchFoot

  1. Excessive pop-up ads and coupon codes appear on the bottom of the shopping website you visit.
  2. Browser crashes unexpectedly after installing SearchFoot .
  3. Huge system resource is occupied by virus files and registries.
  4. SearchFoot may silently invade your privacy such as monitoring your personal data and browsing activity.
  5. Other sorts of browser add-ons or extensions will get installed onto your computer if you negligently click on its related ads.
  6. Certain sites may be blocked and homepage will not be changed back no matter what you have tried.

SearchFoot Manual Removal Instructions

Method one: Manually get rid of SearchFoot by following the given steps.

Step 1- Get into the safe mode with networking:

To perform this procedure, please restart your computer and keep pressing F8 key until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then using arrow key to select “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list and press ENTER to get into that mode.

Step 2- Remove add-ons:

Internet Explorer

1) Go to ‘Tools’ → ‘Manage Add-ons’;

2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ → choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;

3) Select ‘Search Results’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;

4) Go to ‘Tools’ → ‘Internet Options’, select ‘General tab’ and click ‘Use default’ button or enter your own website, e.g. Click OK to save the changes.

Google Chrome

1) Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon, select ‘Settings’;

2) Choose ‘Basic Options’.

3) Change Google Chrome’s homepage to or any other and click the ‘Manage search engines…’ button;

4) Select ‘Google’ from the list and make it your default search engine;

5) Select ‘Search Results’ from the list remove it by clicking the “X” mark.

Mozilla Firefox

1) Click on the magnifier’s icon and select ‘Manage Search Engines….’;

2) Choose ‘Search Results’ from the list and click ‘Remove’ and OK to save changes;

3) Go to ‘Tools’ → ‘Options’. Reset the startup homepage or change it to under the ‘General tab’;

Step 3- Open Windows Task Manager and disable all SearchFoot running processes.

(Guides to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 4- Show all hidden files

Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, check Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

Step 5- Remove these SearchFoot associated files on your hard drive such as:

%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random letters}\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~r
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~dll

Step 6- Open the Registry Editor and delete the following entries created by SearchFoot:

(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box and click on OK)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Step 7- Restart your computer and get into regular mode to take effect.

Method two: Automatically uninstall SearchFoot with SpyHunter antivirus.

SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application that designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, etc. It is important to notice that SpyHunter removal tool works well and should run alongside existing security programs without any conflicts.

Step 1. Download SpyHunter by clicking on the icon below.

Step 2. Follow the details to complete the installation process. (Double click on the download file and follow the prompts to install the program.)

spyhunter run

spyhunter setup

spyhunter setup

Step 3. After the installation, run SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan” button to have a full or quick scan on your computer.

Step 4. Tick “Select all” and press “Remove” button to get rid of all the detected threats on your computer.

Video Guide on Removing Adware Threat


Attention: Since some files might be hidden or altered, you should realize that manual removal of SearchFoot is a tough process which requires adequate computer troubleshooting skills. Moreover, manual interference of this kind may lead to remediless damage to the operation system. Hence, for the prevention of valued data loss, we strongly recommend you get help from Soyhunter to save your time and guarantee the needed result.

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PUP.Bundleinstaller.Somoto Malware Removal Help

Published January 6th, 2013 by Bella Miller

Malwarebytes detected PUP.Bundleinstaller.Somoto but failed to remove? How to completely remove PUP.Bundleinstaller.Somoto threat and all other ads companion? What do I do to block pops-up from PUP.Bundleinstaller.Somoto and get rid of annoying adware, toolbars, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), and browser Hijackers viruses involved?

PUP.Bundleinstaller.Somoto is a tricky pup(Potentially Unwanted Programs) application that you’d better completely remove from your computer to enhance system security and stay away from more PC threats. PUP.Bundleinstaller.Somoto embeds itself to free files or programs downloads and installs to your computer without your agreement. After it is invasion, extra registries are added and default system settings could be modified to help root into your PC. No matter what pages you visit or programs run, unwanted advertisements or bonus messages are always displayed, which is no doubt very annoying and irritating. Besides, other adware, toolbars, plugs-in or redirecting malware will be installed to together harm the victimised system. In this case, your internet traffic will be driven to deceptive or malicious websites that you don’t know neither have intention to visit. Particularly, other adware programs such as CouponDropDown, OneClickDownload, Online HD TV, StartNow and Yontoo will be installed in your computer. Furthermore, PUP.Bundleinstaller.Somoto could affect browsers installed, system programs, files or other functional performance disabilities. With exploited gaps, bugs or holes, backdoor trojan variants and rogue malware can easily attack the compromised machine. And your online browsing habits or personal information would be tracked and sent to remote third party for illegal or disgraceful activities.

Don’t overlook PUP.Bundleinstaller.Somoto. Your system could be completely messed up if the infections are not taken care properly. And since PUP.Bundleinstaller.Somoto malware is able to conceal its infections with random codes and changeable locations, most people have no luck to get rid of it with security programs. You may have check add/remove programs from control panel, however, this malware persists. To completely delete PUP.Bundleinstaller.Somoto risk and other threats, please follow the manual removal guide.  Read the rest of this post »

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Manual Solution for Savings Sidekick Adware Removal/ How to Safely Remove Adware

Published October 28th, 2012 by Hattie Bessemer

Adware called Savings Sidekick keeps popping up? What is Savings Sidekick? This step by step guide will help you to fix it completely.

Savings Sidekick Adware Description

Savings Sidekick is a new adware project that aims to gain money from PC users with continuously popping up contextual ads. Generally speaking, an adware program is generated from software application which advertised banners automatically display the projects. To a large extent, an adware program on targeted computer will meet the need of users’ habit. Savings Sidekick is released from a company called 215Apps that related to Giant Savings which is dismaying. The program can add additional for ads spreading. As an adware program, it will jump out immediately with a pop-up windows appearing on Google Chrome/ Firefox/ Internet Explorer searching results with delivering the proposed massage for a successful receipt exploiting. It is an online aggressive dumping which needs to be removed from toolbar immediately.

The adware program seems to fulfill your demands and ask money to process. It can be a malicious program as it can act as a key logger for personal data tracking without any permission and notification. There is a big potential threat that the inserted codes would be likely to drop out private data or word record to navigate your online behaviors. It is hard for security program to advocate your authorizations with such shinny adware prompt saving on computer. Besides, it can precede an open worth-trusted seminary for hacker’s inlaying. One side you can get what you want from deals with that vicious program, the other side is that you will encounter on more sufferings from additional PC potential attacks.

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Hijacked By Widdit Search, How to remove? How Do I Get Rid of Widdit Search and Toolbar?

Published October 13th, 2012 by Jacob Shepherd

Is Widdit Search ( driving you crazy, cannot remove it? You are at the right place, here is a useful post, which offers step by step guide to help you safely and quickly delete it.

A General Description of Widdit Search

Actually Widdit Search ( isn’t a virus or a browser hijacker that will damage the system seriously. But this adware program is annoying, many users are not happy with it. Usually, it is attached to its own Toolbar, unknown freeware and malicious links. It appears to be a useful web enhancement program, however, it can add toolbar and search box and then tend to control your web browser. You will see the computer is slower than before, commercial ads pop up constantly when surfing online or get redirected to misleading websites etc. irritating, isn’t it? Then do not let it hang out on your computer. Since Widdit Search and toolbar is not a malware, you don’t need to purchase a virus removal tool to remove it, it will not be detected. The best and the most effective way to get rid of it is manual approach, you can follow the step by step guide below to delete Widdit Search and its related components thoroughly. Read the rest of this post »

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