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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Remove SearchScopes (Search Scopes ) - Delete TR/Spy.SearchScopes.Trojan

Today I got a notification from my browser, that my homepage was trying to be changed, but the changing was blocked. I removed the homepage from Internet Explorer, but it comes back every few seconds after removal.  How can I remove SearchScopes completely?

Brief Introduction about SearchScopes

SearchScopes or TR/Spy.SearchScopes.Trojan is a kind of malware on the computer. This kind of virus has been used by the malware developer to proceed malicious activities on victims' computer. Users who find this SearchScopes on the computer will notice that there are some changes on their browser, such as unwanted browser providers, browser extension or plug-in and other kinds of browser hijacker. Usually, search providers are stored in the registry in either the HKEY_CURRENT_USER or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE hives at Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes. The criminals can add search providers to a targeted computers, use the computer to configure the search engines, including specifying the default search engine. Then, create a .reg file based on this registry key and its subkeys and distribute it to the client computers.

Once the computer get SearchScopes, the computer registry entries will be changed, as well as the browser setting. This virus has the ability of occupying system resources and slow down computers. It may frequently pop up advertising messages to interrupt computer users. Moreover, it is capable to modify your online activities. It can destroy the data in computers or steal the data and send to the remote hackers. Besides, it is capable to exploit the system loopholes to allow other viruses to get into the targeted computer. It can steal your personal information, download more malware, or give a malicious hacker access to your PC. This virus is a big threat to your computer. It is suggested to remove it immediately. And it is highly recommended to keep a powerful anti-virus like Spyhunter on the computer to remove and block viruses. The followings instructions will guide to remove this malicious spyware programs.

SearchScopes Removal Guide

Guide 1: To manually delete all its related items like the steps showed below

a: Get into the safe mode with networking

<Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap "F8" key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode with Networking" option, and then press ENTER>

b: Stop all the related processes of SearchScopes

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del together to open Task Manager -> click on processes and tick Processes from all users box -> click on End Process to end all processes 

c: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options.

When Folder Options window opens, click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

d: Delete all the related registry entries 

Press Windows+R to launch Run…-> type Regedit into Open box and click OK to open Registry Editor-> find out all registry entries above and delete them

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar [{7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA}]
[x64] HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472F-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}
[x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472F-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}

e: Remove infected files  

C:\Program Files\<random>

Guide 2: To safely and automatically uninstall it with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow.

Step 1: Click the icon to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Click to Run the file.

Step 3: After installation, click Start New Scan to find out potential threats.

Step 4: Select All and Remove all reported threat.


Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of SearchScopes and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro. RegCure Pro is packed with the tools you need to boost your PC’s speed and performance. Featuring an intuitive interface and easy-to-use work flow, RegCure Pro scans common problem areas – and quickly and safely fixes them. As well, it has several tools and features to address other performance and computing issues.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Click "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Conclution: Manual removal SearchScopes is a very complex and difficult process. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal, Install Spyhunter can be your better choice. It is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you remove unneeded registry files and optimize the computer.

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