boost.ur-search.com browser hijacker [Removal Guide]

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boost.ur-search.com is a malicious browser hijacker that is pretended to be a real search engine while it is not. Actually, it is used by Cyber criminals to promote their domain and also to steal sensitive user information from victim PC. The boost.ur-search.com redirect “Broser Hijacker” is a malicious browser extension which can inject Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet explorer without your knowledge and awareness.


boost.ur-search.com
boost.ur-search.com

If you keep getting redirected to boost.ur-search.com while searching on Google, Yahoo or Bing, this means your system has been hijacked by boost.ur-search.com, actually it spreads using legit but unfair tricks such as bundling this malware with free software programs which are packed with a wrapper or special installer that can download third party or sponosred adware.. If you keep getting redirected to boost.ur-search.com while searching on Google, Yahoo or Bing, this means your system has been hijacked by boost.ur-search.com, actually it spreads using legit but unfair tricks such as bundling this malware with free software programs which are packed with a wrapper or special installer that can download third party or sponosred adware.

boost.ur-search.com automatic removal guide

If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove boost.ur-search.com from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.

Download free antimalware scanner:

After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.

Step 1. Run a full scan of your system

Free antimalware scanner
GridinSoft Anti-Malwre allows you to choose the type of scan

…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂

Eliminate Malware In Minutes
Here you see the list of the detected items, which can be harmful

At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the boost.ur-search.com infection!

Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:

Reset Browser Settings
Find “Reset browser settings” button on the GridinSoft Anti-MalwreE tools tab

Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the boost.ur-search.com, on a settings tab:
Delete Adware from the browser
On this tab you can specify what exactly you need to reset

Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying boost.ur-search.com pop-up ads leave you in peace:


boost.ur-search.com manual removal steps:

Step 1. Delete boost.ur-search.com from the system.

To delete boost.ur-search.com extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.

Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the boost.ur-search.com extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.

Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the boost.ur-search.com extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.

Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a boost.ur-search.com extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.

Step 2. Reset your browser settings.

It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:

  • Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
  • Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
  • Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
  • Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.

Step 3. Celebrate your victory!

Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉

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