How To: Remove SearchQU Virus

After a weeks analyze newest search term keywords coming to my blog I found there is a lot of request for articles about how to removing virus Searchqu (around 5%). In this short articles I will write how to remove SearchQU virus and bring back your computers to normal condition.

Searchqu is a highly dangerous trojan which lures users to unknowingly perform corrupt actions on a targeted computer. Searchqu poses as an antispyware application that displays deceptive warnings and misleading scan results. It then asks for users to purchase it. Searchqu record the contents of all the instant messages you send or receive—along with the usernames and addresses of your IM partners. Searchqu record the entire contents of each chat room you visit—and log the usernames and addresses of other channel members. Searchqu pretends to be a legitimate software, but infact it’s a virus many computer users got currently, and antivirus won’t help, you need to remove Searchqu manually.

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2 simple step to remove SearchQU virus

1. Deleted this file list manually :

%AppData%\searchqutoolbar\stat.log
%AppData%\searchqutoolbar\uninstallStatIE.dat
%AppData%\searchqutoolbar\uninstallIE.dat
%AppData%\searchqutoolbar\stats.dat
%AppData%\searchqutoolbar\guid.dat
%AppData%\searchqutoolbar\preferences.dat
%AppData%\searchqutoolbar\log.txt
%AppData%\searchqutoolbar\dtx.ini
%AppData%\searchqutoolbar\coupons\categories.xml
%AppData%\searchqutoolbar\
%AppData%\searchqutoolbar\version.xml
%AppData%\searchqutoolbar\coupons\merchants2.xml
%AppData%\searchqutoolbar\coupons\merchants.xml
%Temp%\searchqutoolbar-manifest.xml

Or you can created a manual batch file with content like this:

del %AppData%\searchqutoolbar\stat.log
del %AppData%\searchqutoolbar\uninstallStatIE.dat
del %AppData%\searchqutoolbar\uninstallIE.dat
del %AppData%\searchqutoolbar\stats.dat
del %AppData%\searchqutoolbar\guid.dat
del %AppData%\searchqutoolbar\preferences.dat
del %AppData%\searchqutoolbar\log.txt
del %AppData%\searchqutoolbar\dtx.ini
del %AppData%\searchqutoolbar\coupons\categories.xml
del %AppData%\searchqutoolbar\
del %AppData%\searchqutoolbar\version.xml
del %AppData%\searchqutoolbar\coupons\merchants2.xml
del %AppData%\searchqutoolbar\coupons\merchants.xml
del %Temp%\searchqutoolbar-manifest.xml

Or download it from here

2. Remove this registry list manually:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar “Searchqu Toolbar”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SearchQUIEHelper.DNSGuard\CLSID
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SearchQUIEHelper.DNSGuard.1\SearchQUIEHelper.DNSGuard
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SearchQUIEHelper.DNSGuard\CurVer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}\ProgID “SearchQUIEHelper.UrlHelper.1”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115} “UrlHelper Class”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}\VersionIndependentProgID “SearchQUIEHelper.UrlHelper”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7}\InprocServer32 “C:\PROGRA~1\WINDOW~4\ToolBar\searchqudtx.dll”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7} “Searchqu Toolbar”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7} “Searchqu Toolbar”

Or download searchqu-repair.inf from my blog, then right click on it ,choose install.

3. Done.

I’m not guarantee this way will works for everyone, if there is new varian this step may not works. Have a nice day everyone! 🙂

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