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How To Remove The Glarysoft Redirection Virus And Uninstall The iSearch.Glarysoft.com Browser Hijacker

What is Glarysoft (iSearch.Glarysoft.com, Glarysoft Virus)?

Glarysoft is a software company that supplies freeware (free software) including Glary Utilities PRO, Software Update, Disk SpeedUp, Quick Search, Glary Undelete, Registry Repair, Absolute Uninstaller, Quick Startup, and Security Process Explorer. If Glarysoft software is installed on your computer you may have noticed suspicious symptoms including redirections to isearch.glarysoft.com, search.glarysoft.com, and other Glarysoft search websites.

Glarysoft Virus

Alike many freeware companies and distributors Glarysoft gains revenue by potentially hijacking internet browsers without direct consent of the computer owner in order to potentially collect user information including internet activity and system location alike similar products. This is why Glarysoft is considered a browser hijacker by many security vendors or a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and why issues surrounding Glarysoft often lead the public to refer to their problems as the Glary virus; though not technically a computer virus. Glarysoft is also referred to as Glarysoft redirection virus or isearch glarysoft virus.
Remove Glarysoft Virus

When Glarysoft or similar products hijack a browser, it uses browser helper objects and potential third party malware or PUPs including sponsored adware and spyware platforms to change the Home Pages and Provided Search Engines without direct permission, causing internet searches inputted into the browser address bar to redirect to isearch.glarysoft.com, search.glarysoft.com, and other Glarysoft websites.

Isearch.glarysoft.com Dangers

There are many potential dangers concerning iseach.glarysoft.com and glarysoft.com freeware reported by third-party security experts and there is always a very high risk for installing any free software found on the internet.

Some also find that GlarySoft is legitimate software.

Freeware often leads to many third party issues as developers of such software in reality made the software to generate revenue. This is why so often browser hijackers are introduced that are capable of collecting, tracing, and tracking browser and computer activity, including personal data and keyboard strokes.

Use the options below to remove malware infecting your system, uninstall Glarysoft Software products from your computer, and repair internet browser settings.

How To Remove The Glarysoft Virus

  1. Antivirus & Anti-Malware Software (Detect And Remove Malware)
  2. System Restore (Troubleshoot)
  3. Uninstall Glarysoft Freeware
  4. Remove Browser Helper Objects (Add-ons, Extensions, Toolbars)
  5. Repair Home Page (Remove Glarysoft Home Page)
  6. Repair Provided Search Engine (Stop Redirections)
  7. Delete Browser Cache And Cookie Files (Recommendation)
  8. Repair DNS Settings (If Necessary)

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 PUPs like iSearch.Glarysoft.com and the Glarysoft virus. View other Antivirus recommendations. Once malware is removed, repair your Home Page and Provided Search Engines using the steps below.
Remove Virus

2. System Restore  (Troubleshoot)

Perform a system restore to an automatic restore point created by Window’s each week or during system updates. This can be very helpful if you suspect a severe infection. Once complete, repair your Home Page and Provided Search Engines if necessary to stop redirections.

This can also be used to remove Glarysoft browser helper objects (add-ons, extensions, Toolbars) that may have negative affects on your system. Note, Windows creates restore points once a new program has been installed.

3. Uninstall Glarysoft Freeware

If Glarysoft Software is installed to your computer with or without your consent remove it immediately using the steps below.

When searching for Glarysoft Freeware, remember, Glarysoft  has a ton of software including Glary Utilities, Glary Utilities PRO, Software Update, Disk SpeedUp, Quick Search, Glary Undelete, Registry Repair, Absolute Uninstaller, Quick Startup, and Security Process Explorer

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

2. Select Uninstall a program or Add and remove programs

Uninstall a Program

3. Look for Glarysoft and thirdparty software in the list of installed programs, once found (if at all) select it and click the Uninstall button or double click the program to remove it. If you can not find any Glarysoft programs, move on.

4. Remove Browser Helper Objects (Add-ons, Extensions, Toolbars)

Make sure you have accomplished the uninstall instructions above before checking for browser helper objects.

The Glarysoft virus (Glarysoft hijacker) may have attached BHOs to each internet browser installed on your system. Check for Glarysoft Hijackers (add-ons, extensions, and Toolbars) and remove any if found.

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 Glarysoft virus (hijacker) 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 Glarysoft virus (hijacker) 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 Glarysoft virus (hijacker) and remove them by clicking the trashcan icon.

5. Repair Home Page

Use these steps to remove Glarysoft websites from your home page such as isearch.glarysoft.com, search.glarysoft.com, and other Glarysoft search based websites.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click Tools and select Options.

2. On the General tab search for and remove any Glarysoft website such as isearch.glarysoft.com and search.glarysoft.com. 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 any Glarysoft website such as isearch.glarysoft.com and search.glarysoft.com 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 the any Glarysoft website such as isearch.glarysoft.com and search.glarysoft.com, then add or keep your preferred URL such as botcrawl.com.

Remove Glarysoft Home Page Google Chrome

 

6. Repair Provided Search Engines

Use the instructions below to stop your browsers internal search engine from redirecting to Glarysoft.com webpages such as isearch.glarysoft.com, search.glarysoft.com, and other Glarysoft search based websites.

The provided search engine or managed search engine is what causes searches and URLs typed into the browser address bar to redirect to websites such as isearch.glarysoft.com.

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 any Glarysoft website such as isearch.glarysoft.com and search.glarysoft.com and click remove. If you don’t see a Glarysoft webpage 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 any Glarysoft website such as isearch.glarysoft.com and search.glarysoft.com 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 any Glarysoft website such as isearch.glarysoft.com and search.glarysoft.com by clicking the X next to the URL when highlighted.

If one of Glarysoft’s webspages such as isearch.glarysoft.com and search.glarysoft.com 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.Make default Google Chrome Search Engine

7. Delete Cache And Cookies

If you visited Glarysoft websites, or clicked third party links supplied by the Glarysoft virus your persona information is at risk of  being traced, tracked, and/or used against your consent 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.

8. Repair DNS Settings (If Necessary)

In some scenarios concerning browser hijackers, DNS IP addresses have been changed without permission. To check your DNS IP settings please refer our previous article about a service called Open DNS.


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