How to remove Search8844 hijacker?

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Search8844 is fairly considered as a nasty hijacker. Nowadays, it may attack lots of web browsers, including Opera, IE, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox. Once installed, it will see numerous annoying and quite intrusive ads and commercial links leading you to a lot of unsafe places in the Internet. We recommend to delete Search8844 virus as soon as possible.



Really, it will create a real mess on your PC. Once installed, the hijacker will add some extensions to change your the home page and monitor all your web browsers. When you surf the web and do it via Search8844 page, you will not be able to find any useful data there. Also, the infection redirects you to malicious websites. Usually, these resourses may contain more severe dangerous apps.

How does Search8844 get into my system?

You should know that most PC infections, including Search8844 don’t need your consent or permit to sneak on your PC. It is spread in free software bundles. Therefore, you may install on your system not just the apps you originally wanted. If you choose the advanced or custom you will unselect all extras.

How to remove Search8844?

If you detect Search8844 and don’t wish to keep it on your PC, then you can follow the removal guide given below to remove it. You may choose a manual method to delete this infection, but it should be reminded that, the manual removal is a cumbersome and risky task which must only be attempted by advanced users. If you are a novice user, it is a better option to use an automatic removal tool, for instance Trojan Killer by GridinSoft.

Removal tool for Search8844:

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Automatic removal instructions:

  • Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
  • Apply actions by Trojan Killer

  • Shut down all your browsers.
  • In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
  • Tool to reset browser settings with Trojan Killer

  • Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
  • Options to reset browsers

  • Restart your computer.

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Search8844 in the future.

GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Trojan Killer

This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):

Malicious item blocked by Trojan Killer

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  1. October 18, 2015

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