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Remove iSearch from Chrome, Firefox, IE



Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:iSearch

Command or file name:(*.*)

Threat type:Hijacker

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Killing a particular adware or advertising-supported software doesn't influence a iSearch. It is known that some iSearchs are dropped by concrete malicious programs, computer worms or computer trojans. ISearchs that are related to X-rated resources set adult World wide web WWW sites as home or search pages. They disclose buyer's personal information to advertisers and even hackers. Sometimes even a anti-virus can fail to liquidate a peculiar iSearch. To kill them separate antivirus tools (malware removers) should be used.


iSearch intrusion method

Usually iSearch comes bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to change default homepage and search engine to iSearch. iSearch copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is (*.*). Then it creates new startup key with name iSearch and value (*.*). You can also find it in your processes list with name (*.*) or iSearch. Also, it can create folder with name iSearch under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about iSearch, please ask below. You can use programs to remove iSearch from your browsers below.


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  • Can fix browser problems and protect browser settings.
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    Features of Spyhunter Remediation Tool

    • Removes all files created by iSearch.
    • Removes all registry entries created by iSearch.
    • Fixes browser redirection and hijack if needed.
    • "Toolbar Remover" tool will help you get rid of unwanted browser extensions.
    • Removal is guaranteed - if Spyhunter Remediation Tool fails ask for FREE support.
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How to remove iSearch manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with iSearch, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by iSearch.

To get rid of iSearch, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

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Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

**Trial version of Wipersoft provides detection of computer viruses for FREE. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Wipersoft.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

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Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall iSearch related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for iSearch entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If iSearch won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find iSearch under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with iSearch or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to iSearch
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find iSearch related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove iSearch related extensions from your browsers

iSearch in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to iSearch. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to iSearch or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective iSearch removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to iSearch and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm iSearch removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to iSearch.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Reset browsers search and homepage settings

iSearch can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to iSearch before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.
  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage
  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.
  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.
  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.
  • Click the Reset Firefox button.
  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and create folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with iSearch and (*.*) we received earlier:

Problem Summary: Isearch.com has possessed my search bar

I tried 2 times to remove this with the download you offer. The first time it ran for 5 hours and they said "not responding". I tried again and it ran for 2 hours and I cancelled..cannot wait for hours.
can you help

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: downloaded at youtube converter and got hijacked

the following search will not leave my comoputer. I have 1. uninstalled at my computer/add remove programs
2. from tool bar add-ons it is visible but grayed out and labled "unavailable"
3. tried ...32.exe and was able to make it no longer my homepage, but each new tab opens in the following isearch.claro-search.com/?affID=114256&tt=3512_4&babsrc=NT_iclro&mntrId=16b6062d000000000000fc75168baf12

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Removal

I want to remove http://isearch.claro-search.com/?affID=114169&tt=3112_3&babsrc=HP_iclro&mntrId=eebd28f90000000000001c659d36be91
from my computer and web browsers

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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