By GoldSparrow in Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 9,449
Threat Level: 50 % (Medium)
Infected Computers: 956
First Seen: February 18, 2013
Last Seen: September 16, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

U-Search.net is a deceptive website that may seem to be a genuine and trustworthy search engine; however, in reality, U-Search.net is designed by scammers to change search results in whichever search engine including Google, MSN, Yahoo, Bing and other with other untrustworthy or advertisement websites similar to U-Search.net. U-Search.net is related to browser hijackers, rootkits and Trojans that corrupt the affected web browser and change browser settings, for example, alter your default search engine or homepage without a possibility to change them back. If you attempt to search for a particular term by using U-Search.net, you will also get rerouted to websites full of ads that if clicked, will increase website traffic and benefit cybercriminals. U-Search.net is a useless search tool that won't provide you reliable search results that match your requests. To avoid diversions to U-Search.net and other fraudulent websites, you should remove all browser hijackers and other malware infections linked to U-Search.net.

File System Details

U-Search.net may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. %AllUsersProfile%\{RANDOM CHARACTERS}.lnk

Registry Details

U-Search.net may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{RANDOM CHARACTERS}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\"Shell" = "{RANDOM CHARACTERS}.exe"


U-Search.net may call the following URLs:



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