Hijacker . SearchLocate (Summary)
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Hijacker . SearchLocate (Summary)

Software Name: SearchLocate
Company Name:
Product Name: SearchLocate
Classification: Hijacker
Website: http://www.searchlocate.com

Brief:
Search hijacker that re-directs searches to simpli.com and search123.com. Also takes over the default sidebar search which is redirected to searchlocate.com.

 

IMPORTANT!
Some of the Hijacker.SearchLocate components are listed below. The list is compiled as a reference. The list might not be complete and it doesn't represent instructions for manual removal. We DO NOT recommend manual removal. Incorrect removal of certain software might make your computer unstable or even unusable.
Removal of adware component might affect the related ad-supported software.

If you suspect that you have an unwanted instance of SearchLocate installed on your computer we recommend a free audit of your system with INAC Anti Spyware.

SearchLocate might create following folders (and inject its files inside the folders):

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\SearchLocate

SearchLocate might create following files (some of the files might be loaded in memory while the software is running):

  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\searchlocate.exe

SearchLocate is often accompanied by the following tracking cookies:

  • simpli.com

  • searchlocate.com

SearchLocate might create following registry keys (and inject subkeys and values):

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{952EC978-4920-4F18-8237-91D69B54C580}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D6CA5D91-5EA2-4654-9B75-499267012611}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{43E7F027-C2D6-41B3-A5DE-261E0E42211C}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{92B1C4AC-39A6-469C-A1E4-BD3DDC6F8425}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MyToolBar.BandSidePanel

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MyToolBar.BandSidePanel.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MyToolBar.TBar

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MyToolBar.TBar.1

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{C03EC1BF-654E-4B01-BD4E-0902AD31F8C6}

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Softomate\BAToolbar

SearchLocate might create following registry values:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar|{952EC978-4920-4F18-8237-91D69B54C580}

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser|{952EC978-4920-4F18-8237-91D69B54C580}

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks|{D6CA5D91-5EA2-4654-9B75-499267012611}

SearchLocate might create registry values with following data:

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SearchLocate might insert following entries in the HOSTS file:

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