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Suddenly Search.bakinu.com took over your homepage and you cannot remove it.
Search.bakinu.com may seem like a harmless search engine at first glance. However, looks are deceptive. Behind its bogus functionalities lies a nasty browser hijacker that is an incredibly unwanted addition to your PC system. To be more specific, the virus will completely take over your browsing experience, it will expose you directly to malware and it will disrupt your online activities. The first red flag about Search.bakinu.com involves its official website. If you try to use the search engine there, you will get redirected. Furthermore, the website doesn’t offer a download option. A rule of thumb for the future – not having a download button says a lot about a certain program’s reliability. Search.bakinu.com gets activated immediately after installation. Being a hijacker, it goes after your browsers first. Unfortunately, now that the PC is compromised, your browsing experience is no longer up to you. The parasite replaces both your default search engine and favorite browser homepage with its own questionable domain. You’re now forced to use Search.bakinu.com every single time you browse the Web. Or, should we say, attempt to browse the Web. Search.bakinu.com displays an extremely limited amount of search results. Apart from the obvious fact you won’t be able to find anything you need online, these web links also put you in danger. The parasite only generates sponsored links. Of course, that means you’re now seeing both safe and corrupted search results because Search.bakinu.com doesn’t discriminate between the two types. Remember, these web links could be leading you to various malicious websites. There’s absolutely no telling which search result is real and which one is harmful so do yourself a favor. Stay away from all of them. You simply cannot afford to trust anything generated by such a cunning, tricky infection. Make no mistake. Search.bakinu.com is now on board to boost the web traffic towards some specific websites, not to enhance your browsing experience. You’re dealing with a dangerous parasite that certainly doesn’t belong on board. In addition, the virus spies on your personal information and jeopardizes your privacy. It also slows down the PC speed significantly and causes your overwhelmed browsers to often crash/freeze. Even your Internet connection may be unstable so you only have one logical thing to do. Remove the hijacker. The sooner you manage to restore control over your browsers, the better.
How did I get infected with?
The most plausible scenario is that Search.bakinu.com was attached to freeware or shareware bundles. As we mentioned, you obviously didn’t install the virus voluntarily because its page doesn’t offer a download button. Therefore, this pest has slithered itself on board via lies and deceit. Keep in mind that all types of infections travel the Web bundled. This time you got stuck with a hijacker but some much more virulent viruses apply the same technique. Take Trojans and ransomware, for example. To protect your machine, always watch out for malware when installing programs. Hackers mainly rely on your own distraction online so don’t let them trick you. Opt for the Custom or Advanced option in the Setup Wizard and stay away from the Basic option. This way you will be able to spot and deselect any potential intruder trying to land on your machine. Don’t rush the installation because you might skip some immensely important step. You see, there’s nobody to blame when you could have prevented virus infiltration and you failed to do so. Also, check out the Terms and Conditions or EULA (End User License Agreement) in advance.
Why is this dangerous?
To begin with, Search.bakinu.com messes with your browser settings. The virus aggressively modifies them thus hijacking your entire browsing experience. Its malicious extension works just fine with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer so there’s no escaping Search.bakinu.com’s shenanigans. They are practically everywhere. Get ready to be constantly redirected to unknown websites that might have nothing to do with your search queries. What matters here is generating web traffic so you’re become a sponsor of hackers just by keeping Search.bakinu.com on board. The question is, why would you deliberately help cyber criminals harass you? This program generates potentially harmful web links which have to be avoided. Otherwise, you might end up accidentally installing more malware on board. As if that wasn’t enough, the parasite steals your browsing history, your passwords, email addresses, IP addresses, usernames, etc. so hackers could sell your private data later on. Crooks don’t often miss such golden opportunities to cause damage, keep that in mind. All in all, Search.bakinu.com has to be uninstalled ASAP. To do so manually, please follow the detailed removal guide you’ll find down below.
How to Remove Search.bakinu.com virus
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Search.bakinu.com infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
The Search.bakinu.com adware is specifically designed to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Search.bakinu.com from your computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command Window
navigate to HKCU\software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Modify the string with a value data and set it to google.com for example.
STEP 2 : Remove Search.bakinu.com homepage from Chrome, Firefox and IE
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the Search.bakinu.com by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the unwanted Extension
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Click on Internet options
- go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unknown extensions
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Restart Internet Explorer
How to Permanently Remove Search.bakinu.com Virus (automatic) Removal Guide
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.