Remove Royal-Search.com virus

By | January 14, 2014

remove royal-search.com virusroyal-search.com is the homepage hijacker which is installed by browser extensions or addons and replaces your default search engine with Royal Search. This homepage hijacker is bundled with freeware to promote royal-search.com Search and to make money using advertisements within the search results. Once this royal-search.com browser hijacker is installed on your computer, the default search engine and homepage for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is replaced with royal-search.com. This royal-search.com homepage is not malicious process itself and may not be called a virus, but it does change security settings within your favorite browser and is distributed by freeware. royal-search.com also hijacks the shortcut of your favorite browser and adds a extra royal-search.com argument behind the executable. By doing this hijacking the royal-search.com website always opens when you open the browser, even as you replaced your default homepage with a website of your choice. It’s a very nifty and nasty method of forcing to drive web-traffic to there website. Please be aware what you install on your computer. The royal-search.com browser hijacker is most likely installed by the computer user itself because it’s offered during the installation process.

It is advised to always read the Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast thru the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers a Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.

Remove royal-search.com homepage

remove royal-search.com virus


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Please note that all the software we offer to remove royal-search.com is free, our instruction is tested and works to remove this threat from your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser. We do not supply any shareware which detects the threat and asks a license in order to remove royal-search.com. Follow all steps in correct order to completely and successfully remove royal-search.com and it’s shortcut hijack. This is important: if you have any problem during this removal instruction in order to remove this threat, please stop.

Step 1 – Remove royal-search.com Shortcut Hijack

Step 2 – Scan your computer using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Step 3 – Reset your Browser

This is a comprehensive removal instruction to remove royal-search.com from your computer. If for some reason the instruction does not deliver the desired results, you can reset your favorite browser Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to default settings. In first place this is not recommended, as restoring to default settings will remove all your personal settings from your browser. Please use restoring to default settings only if anything else fails. Need help ? Ask for our assistance and the end of this instruction.

ShortCut CleanerRemove royal-search.com Shortcut Hijack

The royal-search.com adware replaces all the shortcut’s from your favorite browser, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox with a extra argument behind the executable (example, in our case:  http://royal-search.com/search/search.html). By doing this the royal-search.com homepage is ALWAYS your default homepage, you need to remove the extra argument in order to restore your favorite browser to default settings and to use it again as you want it. We think this is a very nasty way of forcing users to your website and should not be allowed. Please follow this easy instruction to remove the royal-search.com browser hijack from your favorite browser(s).

Internet Explorer

  • Open your Internet Explorer shortcut, in taskbar, on desktop. Wherever you have a shortcut edit it.
  • Right click on Internet Explorer shortcut
  • Select Properties
  • Goto Tab Shortcut
  • Remove royal-search.com behind executable “iexplore.exe” in Target http://www.royal-search.com (remove text in red)

Google Chrome

  • Open your Google Chrome shortcut, in taskbar, on desktop. Wherever you have a shortcut edit it.
  • Right click on Google Chrome shortcut
  • Select Properties
  • Goto Tab Shortcut
  • Remove royal-search.com behind executable “chrome.exe” in Target http://www.royal-search.com (remove text in red)

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open your Mozilla firefox shortcut, in taskbar, on desktop. Wherever you have a shortcut edit it.
  • Right click on Mozilla firefox shortcut
  • Select Properties
  • Goto Tab Shortcut
  • Remove royal-search.com behind executable “firefox.exe” in Target http://www.royal-search.com (remove in red)

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  • Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
  • Perform a Quick Scan
  • when scan is done, right click in the results and select “Check all items
  • Click “Remove Selected” button

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  • Reboot your computer
  • Enjoy a malware free computer.

Reset browser settings

For royal-search.com you need to restore your browser to default settings. Please know when you restore to default settings all your personal settings will be lost. If you do agree to continue to reset your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser to default settings see our instructions.

Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
  3. Select Internet Options
  4. Goto tab Advanced
  5. Select Reset button
  6. Enable Delete personal Settings
  7. Click Reset button
  8. Restart Internet Explorer

Reset Google Chrome to default settings

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Goto the three stripes in the right top corner (menu)
  3. Select Settings
  4. Scroll down to the end of the page, search for + Show advanced settings
  5. Scroll down once again to the end of the page and click Reset browser settings button
  6. Click Reset once more

Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. Goto the orange Firefox button in the top left
  3. Select Help > Troubleshooting information
  4. Select Reset Firefox
  5. Confirm Reset Firefox
  6. Select Finish
  7. Mozilla Firefox will automatically restart
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