How to Remove Rapid-Searcher.com Redirect Virus

Rapid-Searcher.com redirect virus might infect your computer after you install some free program from the Internet. Usually it is bundled with popular free programs that you may download. After Rapid-Searcher.com is automatically installed, your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer home page and default search engine can be redirected to rapid-searcher.com. This rogue search engine page displays ads and search results mixed with promoted links. You clicks generate profit for the distributors, and it is a reason for installing Rapid-Searcher.com in a deceptive way and keeping it for as long as possible. As an example, Rapid-Searcher.com comes with a tricky redirect set in your menu and desktop shortcut links. If you want get rid of this redirect you need to find and remove Rapid-Searcher.com components since they are not clearly defined, and any adware program might be responsible for this redirect taking place in your infected web browsers.

This removal guide helps to remove Rapid-Searcher.com virus either manually and use help of free scanners that come with Rapid-Searcher.com Removal Tool or SpyHunter. They help to detect all malicious files present on your computer. These removal tools can safely remove Rapid-Searcher.com and other threats. SpyHunter offers a real time protection against future infections.

 

What is Rapid-Searcher.com?

Rapid-Searcher.com Toolbar is installed along with a program that helps to browse web privately and reach websites that are locked by someone on the computer. It comes with a search redirect to rapid-searcher.com used for promotion and advertising. Any time user clicks on some link or ad, the distributors are getting money, and that is why programs like Rapid-Searcher.com are often deceptively installed with other free programs and hard to remove. Such adware consists of many components and might be bundled with other like programs thus making removal even complicated. Removing Rapid-Searcher.com and redirect to rapid-searcher.com requires time consuming procedures that are confusing to computer users without prior experience in removing adware programs and redirect viruses.

Rapid-Search.com redirect virus

Protection against deceptive browser hijacker installation:

Your attention and careful look at download clients and setup wizards that list optional software bundled to the program you get are important. It might be a lot easier for you to prevent installing adware if you use anti-malware with real-time protection like SpyHunter. Pay attention to marked check boxes since Rapid-Searcher.com is set for an automatic installation along with a free program. Use “custom” installation option, that lists installed components, instead of “typical” that hides them along with adware components being installed.

 

 

Rapid-Searcher.com Removal Tool

Rapid-Searcher.com Removal Tool makes the removal process easy and safe for you. It comes together with anti-spyware program, free one-year license, free online assistance and money back guaranty. This programs help to remove even legitimate adware and spyware programs like Rapid-Searcher.com keyloggers, and surveillance apps used with malicious purpose and not addressed by conventional anti-virus products. Thus, the level of your security and privacy will be greatly improved.

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Remove Rapid-Searcher.com Redirect Manually

For manual removal you need to uninstall Rapid-Searcher.com related adware programs using “Add/Remove programs” system utility. Then you need to remove all suspicious web browser extensions and reset your web browsers home page and new tab to different address other than rapid-searcher.com. Plugin removal is optional and depends on what other adware programs were installed along with free programs. The last step is fixing menu and desktop shortcut links set for thi redirect to rapid-searcher.com.

Use the following guide for removing Rapid-Searcher.com from your computer. Then scan it with antivirus and anti-spyware programs for removing other threats that infected your computer. Samples of needed products you can find on the sidebar.

Uninstal Rapid-Searcher.com adware program

  • Click Start button, and then click Control Panel in the system Start menu.
  • Double-click “Add or Remove Programs” (“Programs and Features” for Win7 and Vista) in the Control Panel menu window.
  • Scroll through the program list, highlight “any suspicious” programs, and click Remove.

 

 

Remove Rapid-Searcher.com Redirect from Internet Explorer

Remove Rapid-Searcher.com add-ons from Internet Explorer Browsers

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Manage add-ons.
  • Select Toolbars and Extensions on left, and look for “any suspicious” add-on.
  • Select this item and click Disable. Restart your browser.

Remove rapid-searcher.com redirect from IE 8

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Internet Options from the menu and click it.
  • In Option window open General tab, find Search section, and click Settings button.
  • Mark you preferred search provider in the providers’ list and click Set as Default button.
  • You will see a list of search providers. Select your preferred search provider and click the button Set as default.
  • Find the line with rapid-searcher.com redirect, and then click Remove button.

Remove rapid-searcher.com redirect from IE 9

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Internet Options from the menu and click it.
  • Open General tab, find Change search defaults, and click the Settings button.
  • Select your preferred provider and click Set as default button
  • Remove rapid-searcher.com redirect and like from the list.

 

 

Remove Rapid-Searcher.com Redirect from Firefox

Remove Rapid-Searcher.com add-on from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and find Tools in top menu.
  • Click it and select Add-ons.
  • Select Extensions on the sidebar.
  • Find “any suspicious” add-ons. Right-click this items and then click Remove button.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

Remove rapid-searcher.com redirect from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and enter “about.config” in URL bar.
  • Type “ Keyword.url ” in the search box and right click it.
  • Set it something different than rapid-searcher.com and reset this parameter.
  • Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box.
  • Right click and reset it to something different than rapid-searcher.com
  • Type “browser.search.selectengine” in the search box.
  • Right click and reset it to something different than search redirect to rapid-searcher.com. Then search for “browser.newtab.url”, right click it and reset to prevent automatic launching search redirected website on each new tab.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

 

 

Remove Rapid-Searcher.com Redirect from Chrome

Remove Rapid-Searcher.com add-ons from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome and click on the Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the drop down list.
  • Click on Extensions on the left to display installed extensions.
  • Find and Disable/Delete all “any suspicious” add-ons.
  • Restart your browser.

Remove rapid-searcher.com redirect from Google Chrome

  • Launch the program Google Chrome and click on Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the drop down list.
  • Find “Search” and click on Manage search engines.
  • Select your preferred search engine and click Make default.
  • Find and remove rapid-searcher.com related items.

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  • Remove programs that can steal your money and private data
  • Remove adware that annoys you and compromises your privacy
  • Find and remove legitimate programs that help to spy on you

Use your FREE ANTISPYWARE for detecting and removing dangerous programs that are not addressed by conventional antivirus products.

 

 

Remove Rapid-Searcher.com Search Redirect Completely

Rapid-Searcher.com redirect uses a trick similar to one used with Do-Search or Nation Zoom redirect viruses. Such redirect is used for protecting the redirect against removal by common means by attaching the redirect command to shortcut links related to infected web browser. Since many people are not aware if this, it makes Rapid-Searcher.com redirect stubborn. For removing this tricky redirect you need to find any link on your desktop and in Windows menus and cut the tail.

  • Right-click the link or the menu item related to your web browser.
  • In the popup menu click Properties option placed at the bottom.
  • In the opened dialog box click Target. Anything placed after [browser name].exe is a redirect that has to be removed.
  • Remove the malicious tail attachment with a redirect.
  • Do it for all shortcuts on your desktop and all menu items in the Start menu.

Rapid-Searcher.com redirect might come along with other unwanted programs that display ads and redirect your web search, You need to remove all of them and scan your system for identifying and removing other threats. Use decent and powerful antivirus software for protecting your system, and scan your system with a free anti-spyware program that comes with this removal tool for removing hidden threats that are legitimate in nature and are not addressed by antivirus products.

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