Remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM virus

I will tell you in this post how to fix the issue manually and how to clean it automatically using a special powerful removal tool. You can download the removal program for free here:

Manual removal instructions:

How to remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM?

SELECTED-SEARCH.COM is classified as a Browser HIJACKER.

SELECTED-SEARCH.COM detected as HIJACK.SELECTED-SEARCH.

If you’re redirected to SELECTED-SEARCH.COM by your browser, then you are not alone.
This browser hijacker started to take control over a variety of browsers, and it spreads at a very alarming rate.
It’s very important to try and find a way to get rid of it as fast as possible.

What causes the SELECTED-SEARCH.COM issue?

The browser redirection is caused by adware that can be installed on your computer.
It’s hard to say where you can get it, but most of the time SELECTED-SEARCH.COM will come from websites with free downloads that have malware in them.
That’s why you should only download from relevant sources.

Symptoms

If your computer is infected by the SELECTED-SEARCH.COM hijacker, then you will notice a few symptoms right away.
First, you will find that many advertising banners are added to the web pages that you visit.
There will be some browser popups that recommend fake software and updates.
You may also have to deal with the appearance of random web page text that arrives in the form of hyperlinks.

You have 2 ways to remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM:

You have 2 ways

Remove it automatically1. Remove Automatically.
Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?

  1. You know only one virus name: "SELECTED-SEARCH.COM", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
    The UnHackMe program detects this threat and all others.
  2. UnHackMe is quite fast! You need only 5 minutes to check your PC.
  3. UnHackMe uses the special features to remove hard in removal viruses. If you remove a virus manually, it can prevent deleting using a self-protecting module. If you even delete the virus, it may recreate himself by a stealthy module.
  4. UnHackMe is small and compatible with any antivirus.
  5. UnHackMe is fully free for 30-days!

Here’s how to remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM virus automatically:

STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 2: Scan for malware using UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 3: Remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM virus (3 minutes)

So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM redirect or other unwanted software.

How to remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM manually:

STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.

http://…

You can see SELECTED-SEARCH.COM or another web site at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.

In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.

STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.

check installed programs to uninstall

STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to SELECTED-SEARCH.COM in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM virus from running processes

Remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM virus from running processes

STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM virus from Windows services

Remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains SELECTED-SEARCH.COM in it's name or description.

STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to SELECTED-SEARCH.COM. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from SELECTED-SEARCH.COM virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM virus from Windows registry

Remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains SELECTED-SEARCH.COM.

STEP 7: Remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM from Google Chrome.
Remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove SELECTED-SEARCH.COM from Mozilla Firefox.

Change Firefox Home Page

Change Firefox Home Page

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.