Facebook.Com Redirecting To SearchMagnified.Com : Fix It Now

Recently I found a critical browser hijacking attempt in my PC.When ever I try to access facebook.com on my browser, it redirecting me to another fake spam website with address searchMagnified.com. This issue was first happened on my Google chrome browser and later on Firefox and Safari too.


This was very annoying and very soon I looked for a fix but unfortunately I didn’t got any solution in my first attempt.I soon removed my browser and tried re-installing the same but the facebook.com redirection is still there.Then I gone for a complete research and here is my findings.

Searchmagnified.com is not only redirecting facebook.com;It also redirecting the website that you visit more often in your PC.The spammer of this website  is so clever and have only intention to spam you and getting you to click few advertisements on his website.He is able to do this by hijacking your webbrowser using some throjan.These throjans got lot of hidden capabilities and there is a good chance that you are being  spyed on and your PC.

If you tried any antivirus on your PC it got very low chance to remove SearchMagnified.com from your Pc but you can try your luck with Hijack this and run it as administrator.I strongly recommend you to go for the second option.

If you are on Windows Computer Please delete these files  from your computer immediately after booting in to the safe mode.

%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarcouponscategories.xml
%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarcouponsmerchants.xml
%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarcouponsmerchants2.xml
%AppData%[trojan name]toolbardtx.ini
%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarguid.dat
%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarlog.txt
%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarpreferences.dat
%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstat.log
%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstats.dat
%AppData%[trojan name]toolbaruninstallIE.dat
%AppData%[trojan name]toolbaruninstallStatIE.dat
%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarversion.xml
%Temp%[trojan name]toolbar-manifest.xml

Remove this folder

%AppData%[trojan name]toolbar

Delete these registry entries too

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7}InprocServer32 “C:PROGRA~1WINDOW~4ToolBar[trojan name]dtx.dll”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7} “[trojan name] Toolbar”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}VersionIndependentProgID “[trojan name]IEHelper.UrlHelper”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}ProgID “[trojan name]IEHelper.UrlHelper.1″
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115} “UrlHelper Class”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuardCurVer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuard.1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbar “[trojan name] Toolbar”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7} “[trojan name] Toolbar”


If you are facing this issue only in Google Chrome, there is another simple option to remove websites redirection to SearchMagnified.com.All you have to do is changing the privacy content settings in Google Chrome.Follow the steps !

Step 1 : Go to the settings button in Google chrome

Step 2 : Select Under The Hood tab and click on content setting in the Top of  right.

Step 3 : Now go to the handlers tab and select  “ Do not allow any site to handle protocols ”.

Done ! now restart Google chrome and try acessing facebook.com or any other website that previously redirected to SearchMagnified.com

Let me know if you are facing any other issue !


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