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How to Remove Search.paradiskus.com Hjacker

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This article aims to help you with the removal of Search.paradiskus.com from affected browser and system. Follow the detailed guide to remove this nasty hijacker completely from your PC.

Search.paradiskus.com is a dubious website that is reported to hijack commonly used web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. It is designed to alter some basic browser settings in order to force users into using its hoax services. After Search.paradiskus.com sneaks into the system it sets its domain as homepage, new tab page and default search engine in all installed target browsers. Unfortunately, the hijacker can spy on your online activities and record all the details on its servers. The data is likely to be used for advertising purposes or disclosed to third-parties of unknown origin.

Threat Summary

Name Search.paradiskus.com
Type Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short Description The suspicious domain Search.paradiskus.com can be set as homepage and new tab page in each affected browser. A rogue search engine is set as default one.
Symptoms The homepage and new tab page of affected browsers can display the main page of Search.paradiskus.com hijacker. Many advertisements flood the browser and make it sluggish.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Search.paradiskus.com – Methods of Distribution

Search.paradiskus.com aims to sneak into the system without your knowledge. For the purpose various shady spread techniques may be used. Generally such unwanted programs are incorporated into the installers of freeware apps that are available across the net. In order to trick you into installing Search.paradiskus.com on your device, developers do not reveal information about all components that are part of the installer. So you may unnoticeably install the undesired program along with the primary one. In some cases the installation of such potentially unwanted programs can be prevented by accessing the Advanced or Custom configuration options. There may be stated that some additional apps are set for installation. Once you are aware of their presence you could easily decide how to proceed further.

Search.paradiskus.com is believed to hijack frequently used web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

Search.paradiskus.com – More Details

Search.paradiskus.com may affect the settings of your homepage, new tab page and preferred search engine. Once it alters all mentioned browser settings, its main page starts to appear during each your browsing session.

search.paradiskus.com main page hoax search engine

On top of that, the search engine pushed by Search.paradiskus.com appears to be a hoax one. It does not use its own database to generate search results. The results you see after you enter a search query are displayed by Yahoo search.

In fact, the hijacker aims to force you into using its dubious search engine so it can spy on all your search queries and keeps records of your browsing history. The data allows its owners to deliver you a lot of annoying advertisements that may grab your attention and trick you into clicking on them. Each click on an ad displayed by the hijacker generates revenue to its owners via the so-called pay-per-click scheme.

Thus, your affected browser may be flooded with numerous pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, images, in-text links, etc. All these ads are likely to make your browser sluggish and diminish your browsing experience significantly. Beware and better avoid clicking on them as they can land you on corrupted web pages that could be set to trigger severe malware infections like ransomware.

Search.paradiskus.com – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy includes details about the type of information that Search.paradiskus.com collects and records as well as how the data is used. It also contains information about the name of the compnay owner and its practices. As an owner of Search.paradiskus.com is pointed out the company Meme Ltd. It acknowledges that long as you are using the services of their products including the discussed hijacker, you agree with the automatic collection of the following details:

  • Your IP address
  • Browser type
  • The operating system
  • Installed software on your system
  • Cookies related information including search queries, web searches, visited websites and online preferences

By obtaining your actions and preferences, the owners of Search.paradiskus.com are able to deliver targeted content and ads in the affected browser. Data collection helps them to offer you ads that can catch your attention, so you are more prone to click on them.

All the information of yours could be disclosed to third parties of unknown origin that are likely to use it for the same purposes. If you want to prevent yet another wave of intrusive advertisements, make sure to complete all the steps described in the guide below.

Remove Search.paradiskus.com Browser Hijacker

The steps listed below will help you to remove Search.paradiskus.com hijacker completely from affected Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, and Safari browsers. In the guide that follows, you will also find how to remove this nasty program from your Windows system. There are two removal approaches – manual and automatic. In case that after the manual removal you still experience redirects to Search.paradiskus.com, you need to scan the system for some leftovers. With the help of an advanced anti-malware tool, you can easily locate and eliminate all leftovers.

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Gergana has a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She has been with the STF team for five years, researching malware, reporting on the latest computer infections, and following digital marketing trends.

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How to Remove Search.paradiskus.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Search.paradiskus.com

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Search.paradiskus.com and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Search.paradiskus.com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Search.paradiskus.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Search.paradiskus.com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Search.paradiskus.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Search.paradiskus.com and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Search.paradiskus.com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Search.paradiskus.com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Search.paradiskus.com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Search.paradiskus.com via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Search.paradiskus.com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Search.paradiskus.com files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Search.paradiskus.com, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Search.paradiskus.com:


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Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove Search.paradiskus.com from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase Search.paradiskus.com from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall Search.paradiskus.com from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove Search.paradiskus.com from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

stf-safari-extensions


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Search.paradiskus.com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Search.paradiskus.com from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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