www.search.v9.com is a browser hijacker that attacks computers unexpectedly. Sometimes it is also referred to as www.v9.com. Whatever name is used, this thing causes serious browser redirection issue via itself. Generally speaking, this site is not malicious in the true meaning of this word. Yet, we can’t say that the ways it modifies your browser are legitimate. This is often done without user’s approval or permission. Hence, we consider it to be a potentially unwanted one.

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It is worth saying that sometimes www. may implant itself into your browser when you install some other application (with its installer being bundled with that of search.v9.com). So, be careful when you install anything. Always opt for custom installation, unchecking any other installs not associated with the initial software you attempted to bring onto your system.

www.search.v9.com may attack any browser, including Opera, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. If you are being permanently annoyed by the presence of search.v9.com as your main start page, then go ahead and get rid of this scam from your system immediately. However, you will need to implement certain manual steps for this purpose, before running our recommended security software.

General recommendations on fixing browser redirection problem:

  • Check the Local Area Network (LAN) settings of your computer
  • Check whether DNS settings have been modified by the redirect virus
  • Check your Windows HOSTS file contents
  • Check the add-ons of your browser. Remove unknown or suspicious add-ons available (installed)
  • Run Kaspersky TDSSKiller (TDSS Killer) tool to remove malware belonging to the clan of Rootkit.Win32.TDSS
  • Scan your computer with reliable anti-virus software
  • Consider using CCleaner to delete unwanted system/temp files and browser cache
  • The last but not the least, reset your Router back to the factory default settings

Detailed recommendations on fixing browser redirection problem:

Check the Local Area Network (LAN) settings of your computer

a) Click “Start” and go to “Control Panel“.

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b) Select “Network and Internet“.
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c) Select “Internet Options“.
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d) Click on “Connections” tab, then click “LAN settings” button.
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e) Uncheck (remove) the checkbox under “Proxy server” option and press OK.
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Check whether DNS settings have been modified by the redirect virus

a) Click “Start” and go to “Control Panel“.

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b) Select “Network and Internet“.
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c) Select “Network and Sharing Center”.
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d) Click on “Local Area Connection”.
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e) Select “Properties”.
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f) Select “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IP V6)” and click “Properties” button.
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g) Choose “Obtain DNS server address automatically” and click OK.
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Check your Windows HOSTS file contents

a) Go to: C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetc.

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b) Double-click “hosts” file to open it. Choose to open with Notepad.
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c) The “hosts” file must look the same as in the image below. There should be just one line: 127.0.0.1 localhost in Windows XP and 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 in Windows Vista/Seven. If there are more, then remove them and apply changes.>

Important! You may also reset your HOSTS file settings using the Tool of Loaris Trojan Remover as shown at the image below:

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Check the add-ons of your browser. Remove unknown or suspicious add-ons available (installed)

a) Click “Start” and go to “Control Panel“.

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b) Select “Network and Internet“.
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c) In the section “Internet Options” select “Manage browser add-ons“.
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d) Uninstall unknown or suspicious Toolbars or Search Providers.
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Run Kaspersky TDSSKiller (TDSS Killer) tool to remove malware belonging to the clan of Rootkit.Win32.TDSS

a) Download and run TDSSKiller from here.
b) Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Close all programs and press “Y” key to restart your computer.

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Scan your computer with reliable anti-virus software


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The last but not the least, reset your Router back to the factory default settings

Keep in mind that this step is optional and should be completed only if you have followed all the above recommendations and you still have the redirect virus on your computer. Then you should flush DNS cache:

a) Click “Start” and in the open space write down “run“.

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b)Type in “cmd” without quotation marks.
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c) In a new window please type “ipconfig /flushdns” without quotation marks and press Enter.
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Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at any time of your preference if you need any help on our part of if you experience any problems. We hope that this information has been beneficial to you.