SearchExe Hijacker Detection

SearchExe Hijacker is a search hijacker that redirects your searches to the site search-exe.com.  It will usually add several links to your favorites folder.  When you reach a “404—not found” web page or an invalid URL, it may redirect your browser to its home site.

You may be able to get rid of this pest by deleting the files listed below.  Be aware that, as this program updates its “favorites,” you may need to look for additional bookmarks to delete (the .url files listed below are related to the bookmarks it inserts).

SearchExe Hijacker will also download third-party software onto your computer as well.  Its presence therefore likely indicates the presence of other spyware, adware, or more malicious software.  A free scan with ZookaWare PC Cleaner will alert you to the presence of any other programs you need to delete.

SearchExe Hijacker file contents:

NSync.url
Opera.url
BM.dat
%programfilesdir%SEDataApp.dat
Home.url
Boxing.url
MP3.url
%favoritesdir%-Travel-Travel Agents.url
Gifts.url
Shoes.url
Web Radio.url
%favoritesdir%-Shopping-Coupons.url
%favoritesdir%-Music-MP3 Players.url
Clothing.url
Auto Finance.url
%favoritesdir%-Autos-Auto Leasing.url
%favoritesdir%-Sports-Auto Racing.url
%favoritesdir%-Communications-PDA.url
%favoritesdir%-Autos-Car Insurance.url
Bodybuilding.url
%favoritesdir%-Shopping-Electronics.url
Actors.url
Pet Supplies.url
Comedies.url
Actresses.url
Streaming.url
Telephones.url
Cell Phones.url
%favoritesdir%-Communications-Fax Machines.url
%favoritesdir%-Communications-Free Internet.url
Marketing.url
Accounting.url
%favoritesdir%-Business Directory-Business Travel.url
%favoritesdir%-Business Directory-Human Resources.url
Office Products.url
Office Equipment.url
Business Services.url
Computer Services.url
Business Consulting.url
%favoritesdir%-Computers and Internet-CD Roms.url
Computers.url
Dvd Drives.url
CD Burners.url
Hosting.url
Internet Radio.url
Laptops.url
Memory.url
Streaming.url
%favoritesdir%-Games-Computer Games.url
Free Online Games.url
%favoritesdir%-Games-Internet Games.url
Playstation.url
%favoritesdir%-Games-Trivia.url
Web Games.url
%favoritesdir%-Health and Fitness-Baldness.url
Cancer.url
%favoritesdir%-Health and Fitness-Contact Lenses.url
%favoritesdir%-Health and Fitness-Diet.url
Health.url
Nutrition.url
%favoritesdir%-Health and Fitness-Stress.url
Vitamins.url
%favoritesdir%-Travel-Spas.url
Travel.url
%favoritesdir%-Sports-Fishing.url
%favoritesdir%-Travel-Airlines.url
%favoritesdir%-Travel-Car Rentals.url
%favoritesdir%-Music-Internet Radio.url
Backstreet Boys.url
Sports Tickets.url
College Basketball.url
Free Web Hosting.url
%programfilesdir%SEv11SE.dll
SE.exe
%favoritesdir%-Entertainment-Action Movies.url
Backstreet Boys.url
Celebrity Photos.url
Entertainment.url
%favoritesdir%-Entertainment-Movie Reviews.url
MP3.url
Radio.url
%favoritesdir%-Autos-Cars.url
%favoritesdir%-Music-Rock.url

Registry Keys:

BMSE dbl
iec system
SE Assistant
Search Function
Search Assistant
Restore
Search-Exe
SE Help
ie help

AKA:

Search-Exe

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