Searchqu is an add-on from Bandoo Media, Inc and it gets installed automatically along with shareware or freeware applications.Searchqu is not a virus or any other type of malicious software. It changes your default home page to point to searchqu.com, installs a toolbar and adds additional search engine called Web Search.
It changes home page as well and redirects the web search in to searchqu.com. Searching directly from the address bar redirects to searchqu.com too. So the customers or users installed this one feels it’s a searchqu redirect virus.
Searchqu is an add-on from Bandoo Media, Inc and it gets installed automatically along with iLivid. iLivid is a download manager which gives you the fastest and easiest way to download videos for free.
There’s no need to worry if you install this one because this is not a virus or any other type of malicious software. If you have Searchqu on your computer, you should have noticed its toolbar installed and additional search engine called Web Search on your browser. Also it changes your default homepage to www.searchnu.com/406 without user permission.
Searchqu doesn’t appear in the list of programs every time, so you can’t easily uninstall it. If you have the same problem, please follow Searchqu removal guide for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
To remove Searchqu web search and toolbar from your computer, please follow the removal instructions below.
Searchqu removal instructions:
Go to Control Panel –> Add/Remove Programs (Programs and Features in Vista and 7) –> look for Searchqu Toolbar —> Uninstall
To uninstall the Searchqu Add-ons from Mozilla Firefox
1: On the Menu Bar of Mozilla Firefox, go to “Tools” -> “Add-ons“:
Now we need to remove the Searchqu from the Search Engines.
4: Click the small magnifier icon at the right top corner as shown in the image below. Select Manage Search Engines… from the list.
5: Select Searchqu and click Remove button. Click OK to save the changes. (Not necessary in all the cases. )
6: To remove Searchqu.com from Mozilla Firefox’s Home page:
To uninstall the Searchqu Add-ons from Internet Explorer
1: On the Menu Bar of Internet Explorer, go to “Tools” -> “Manage Addons“:
2: Select the Searchqu Toolbar you wish to uninstall from the Toolbars & Extensions list – then click “Disable“:
3: In the Search Providers you may see Searchqu or Web Search! as Defaullt Search Provider. Change that one with any other Search Provider like Google.com or Yahoo.com
Check and remove Searchqu Toolbars from the Toolbars and Extensions also.
4: How to remove www.Searchqu.com from Internet Explorer’s Home Page:
To uninstall the Searchqu Add-ons from Google Chrome
1. Click on Customize and control Google Chrome icon. Go to Tools → Extensions.
Or in new Version Tools →Settings→ Extensions.
Now you will get a Run Window. Inside the Run window Type REGEDIT and press on Ok.
Now you can see a Registry. (Be Care Full While using registry)If you are uncomfortable editing the registry DO NOT ATTEMPT IT.If you DO want to edit BACK UP the registry first by using ERUNT which can be downloaded from here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/erunt/Or Find the steps here How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
After Taking Registry back up Got to the registry locations
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Searchqu and delete Searchqu
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Searchqu and delete Searchqu