What do you know about Ejm-search.com?
Ejm-search.com is also known as a EJM Search which is a questionable search provider which mostly relies on deceptive distribution method in order to infiltrate the targeted system without user’s consent. The plug-in associated with this dubious search engine is mostly deliver along with freeware applications. Due to such annoying properties, this web portal is classified as a browser hijacker virus. Similarly to other fake search tools, it can infect most popular Internet browsers, including Microsoft Edge, IE, Safari, Opera, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The Ejm-search.com threat is capable of hijacking all these web browsers, modifying their default settings, slowing the down and cause other inconveniences. Then after, it may also replace your homepage and the search engine in order to start initiating unwanted redirects to phishing web portals.
Please, make sure that you remove the EJM Search add-on from your computer as soon as you detect it. Otherwise, you may lead to serious system-related issues. However, always keep in mind that Ejm-search.com is not only capable of displaying altered search results that are filled suspicious content, but it may also push you into downloading and installing rogue applications onto your machine. Besides, it is also likely that EJM Search virus will try to track your online browsing activities and get some of your sensitive information. Later on, the hijacker may transfer it to the third parties that may use your personal search queries for their own needs. In case, if your Internet browser has already been affected by this threat and you don’t how to initiate its removal, then follow the instructions provided below in this post and it will help you to remove Ejm-search.com hijacker safely from your system.
Method Used by Ejm-search.com Virus To Hijack Your PC
As stated above, this hijacker may get installed onto the system unnoticed with the help of other freeware apps which may be downloaded from the Internet for free. However, most of the computer users who have noticed this search engine set as their default start page after downloading and installing various softwares from soft32.com, download.com, softonic.com, and other famous freeware download portals. Meanwhile, you should be aware that the developers of free programs willingly allow to spread third party products along with their applications, because they get paid for this. Therefore, you should pay close attention to your downloads in order to prevent your PC from Ejm-search.com hijack.
We will guide you to remove Ejm-search.com completely from your system but before we proceed the first step is to reboot your system in safe mode.
Windows 98, XP, Millenium, 7
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium,7:
Restart your system and when the first screen appears start pressing F8 key repeatedly. You will be able to see Advance boot option screen, now choose “safe mode with networking”
windows 8, 8.1 and 10
For windows 8, 8.1 and 10
System Configuration Tool (msconfig.exe) is one of the easiest method to boot in safe mode for windows 8/8.1
press ctrl + r and type msconfig.exe
on the window opened, go to the boot tab and click the box which says “safe boot” and press ok. Once pressed it will ask to restart and get you in safe mode.
Now we will guide you to remove Ejm-search.com from the browsers.
How to remove Ejm-search.com from Mozilla Firefox
Open firefox and click 3 horizontal lines are right hand corner as shown in picture
Drop down menu will appear hit Add-ons >> Extensions
Look out for any unknown or suspicious extensions and remove them.
How to remove Ejm-search.com from Chrome
Open chrome and click 3 horizontal lines are right top corner shown in picture
A drop down will appear, click settings >> Extensions
Here look for malware and unrecognized icons and click trash.
How to remove Ejm-search.com from IE
Open IE and click tools on right hand corner and then manage add-ons as shown in picture.
click on toolbars and extensions >> select unwanted or malicious add-ons and click disable as shown in picture.
Now you need to right click on the browser shortcut on your desktop and then click properties. Now you should remove everything after “.exe” in Target box
Now you need to open control panel. For this you need to run “appwiz.cpl” in run window.
Press Win key and R together, a window will appear. Now write “appwiz.cpl” to open control panel.
Now look out for add remove program in control panel. Open it and remove any suspicious programs installed.
Now you need to open task manager by right click on taskbar and selecting start task manager as shown in picture
Now look at the various processes running and identify them , if they look suspicious then you need to end them. You can search for various processes running on google and take your decision about suspicious processes.
Now you need to remove startup entries which are suspicious or not needed.
Click win key and R key together, a window will open write “msconfig” and hit enter
Now you need to go to the startup tab and browse through list of programs and uncheck suspicious programs from the list
How to Scan and Remove Ejm-search.com Automatically
If you are unable to get rid off Ejm-search.com manually, don’t worry and instead scan your PC using Malwarebytes Anti-malware. This tool will detect Ejm-search.com or any other threats that remain hidden on compromised PC. (To know how to install and use this tool click on the link)
By following whole process you must be able to remove Ejm-search.com. And if still you are not able to remove it, just write to us we will make sure that your system is clean.