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How To Remove BusinessListingSearch.net Redirection Virus And Uninstall Business Search Toolbar Hijacker Malware

What is Business Listing Search (BusinessListingSearch.net)?

BusinessListingSearch.net is commonly referred to as a redirection virus though Businesslistingsearch.net is technically malware, categorized as a browser hijacker. Business Listing Search utilizes the livesearchnow.com adware platform, and changes infected internet browser settings without permission of the computer user by attaching and installing malicious browser helper objects (add-ons, Toolbars) such as the Business Search Toolbar and Scour Toolbar.

Remove BusinessListingSearch Toolbar

When infected with the businesslistingsearch.net redirection virus and the Business Search Toolbar, internet searches and general keys inputted into an infected browser’s address bar redirect to and/or through businesslistingsearch.net and other websites such as livesearchnow.com. The infection also causes home pages to change to BusinessListingSearch.net without user consent.

Also note, Businesslistingsearch.com offers many suspect online products for black hat cyber criminals and freeware developers to earn revenue through affiliate programs.

What is Business Search Toolbar?

Business Search Toolbar is a browser helper object, add-on, and extension Toolbar. Also referred to as a browser hijacker that is associated with adware and spyware

Uninstall Business Search Toolbar

Business Search Toolbar is allegedly used to browse the internet for “different” results but the only results displayed by Business Listing Search and the Business Search Toolbar are paid for or malicious (See below).

If your internet browser is affected by Businesslistingsearch.net redirections and the Business Search Toolbar without your consent you are most likely infected by malware, viruses, and/or Trojans. These infections may occur by a third party bundled with Business Listing Search products, or via malicious associated links.

BusinessListingSearch Virus Dangers

There are many dangers concerning browser hijackers, adware, and spyware in general involving credit theft, identity theft, and other severe forms of cyber criminal activity.

Browser hijackers in form of Toolbars are often developed for companies and introduced to a “victim’s” computer for the purposes of collecting, tracing, and tracking browser and computer activity, including personal data and keyboard strokes.

  • The only results displayed on BusinessListingSeach.net are paid for and/or are malicious. When attempting to search for the term “botcrawl” on Business Listing Search, the only results were that of a third party malware Scour and other sponsored listings (pictured below).
BusinessListingSearch.net Redirection Virus
  • BusinessListingSearch.net and the Business Search Toolbar may open a backdoor for third party malware, viruses, and Trojans.
  • BusinessListingSearch.net and associated websites, or websites utilizing the same adware platform may display spam advertisements including popups and in text. Advertisements displayed may promote malicious third party links or clicks to earn revenue via CPC.

Use the options below to detect and remove malware infecting your browser and computer system and repair internet browser settings.

How To Remove BusinessListingSearch.net Virus – Remove Business Search Toolbar

  1. Antivirus & Anti-Malware Software (Detect And Remove Malware)
  2. System Restore (Troubleshoot)
  3. Uninstall Business Search Toolbar (Window’s Uninstaller)
  4. Remove Business Search Toolbar (Add-on, Extension)
  5. Repair Home Page (Remove BusinessListingSearch.net Home Page)
  6. Repair Provided Search Engine (Stop Redirections)
  7. Delete Browser Cache And Cookie Files (Recommendation)

1. Anti-Malware Software (Detect And Remove Malware)

Malwarebytes is the most recommended Antivirus / Anti-Malware software used to scan, detect, and remove malware including browser hijackers such as BusinessListingSearch.net and the Business Search Toolbar. View other Antivirus recommendations. Once malware is detected and removed, repair your Home Page and Provided Search Engines using the steps below.
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2. System Restore  (Troubleshoot)

Perform a system restore to an automatic restore point created by Window’s each week and during system updates. System Restores can be very helpful to remove a severe infection and can also be utilized to perform a System Recovery in order to load factory system settings. Once complete, repair your Home Page and Provided Search Engines if necessary to stop redirections to BusinessListingSearch.net.

3. Uninstall Business Search Toolbar

If BusinessListingSearch.net software is installed on your compute remove it immediately using the steps below.

These steps must also be performed before attempting to remove the Business Search Toolbar add-on and extension from attached internet browsers.

1. Access Window’s Start Menu and select Control Panel

2. Select Uninstall a program or Add and remove programs

3. Look for BusinessListingSearch.net software in the list of installed programs such as the Business Search Toolbar, once found (if at all) select the unwanted program and click the Uninstall button or double click the program to remove it.

Uninstall Business Search Toolbar

4. Remove Business Search Toolbar (Add-on, Extension)

Make sure you have accomplished the uninstall instructions above before checking attempting to remove the Business Search Toolbar via internet browser.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click Tools and select Add-ons. (Ctrl+Shift+A)

2. On the Extensions and Plugin look for any suspicious add-ons and Toolbars related to the Businesslistingsearch.net virus such as the Business Search Toolbar and remove them.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab look for any suspicious add-ons and Toolbars related to the Businesslistingsearch.net virus such as the Business Search Toolbar and remove them.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Wrench or 3 bar icon next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Look for any suspicious extensions and Toolbars that may be related to the Businesslistingsearch.net virus such as the Business Search Toolbar and remove them by clicking the trashcan icon adjacent to the add-on/extension.

5. Repair Home Page

How to remove BusinessListingSearch.net from your home page.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click Tools and select Options.

2. On the General tab search for and remove BusinessListingSearch.net. Click Restore to Default or add you preferred URL.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Internet Options.

2. On the General tab remove BusinessListingSearch.net and click Restore to Default or add your preferred URL.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Wrench or 3 bar icon next to the address bar and select Settings.

2. Under the On startup section click Set pages.

3. Click the X next to BusinessListingSearch.net, then add or keep your preferred URL such as botcrawl.com.

Remove Business Listing Search Home Page

6. Repair Provided Search Engines

How to stop redirecting to BusinessListingSearch.net.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click the small search arrow or magnify glass near the search bar at the top of the internet browser.

2. Select Manage search engines…

3. Select BusinessListingSearch.net and click remove. If you don’t see BusinessListingSearch.net it may also be set as default or listed under Other search engines.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. Navigate to the Search Providers list.

3. Select BusinessListingSearch.net and click the Remove button.

Google Chrome

1. Click the 3 bar or wrench settings icon and select Settings.

2. In the Search section select the Manage search engines… button.

3. Remove BusinessListingSearch.net by clicking the X next to the URL when highlighted.

If BusinessListingSearch.net is set as the default search engine, add and chose another search engine (such as Google.com) as a default engine by selecting it (Google.com) and clicking the make default transparent blue box that appears shown in the image below.

Remove Business Listing Search Engine

7. Delete Cache And Cookies

If you visited BusinessListingSearch.net and other websites websites, or clicked third party links it is recommended to delete your browser data. You can delete your browser cache and cookie files in your browser’s preference or settings options.

Many websites use cookies to gather data and information about the computer system, user, and over-all activity.


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