The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "180Solutions.SearchAssistant.Boomerang" manually.
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Threat Details:

  • spyware

Boomerang.exe gets installed with a variable filname, gets added to systemstart and runs in the background. Boomerang.exe gets installed along with some versions of 180Solutions.SearchAssistant without user consent or any description of it. It is used for persistence.
Aprox 4:10 minutes after 180Solutions.SearchAssistant is not running anymore, the Boomerang.exe gives a warining that 180Solutions Software has been uninstalled without user consent and suggests to reinstall.
Boomerang.exe redownloads the 180Solutions.SearchAssistant to the same folder it is executed in, normally the windowsdirectory.
Supposed Functionality:
not stated
Privacy Statement:
Opt In Information. Occasionally, 180solutions may display additional questions to you, inviting you to opt in and supply information that may include demographic information. This demographic information may include, but is not limited to, your age, gender, geographic region and interests. This demographic information is linked to your Anonymous User ID, and is not connected or linked to information that will be used to identify you personally. Any answers you supply are covered by this privacy policy. 180solutions uses this information to learn more about its audience and may share this information with third parties. 180solutions also uses this demographic information to provide you with content and information most likely to be relevant to you.

IP Addresses. Your use of the 180search Assistant software will involve the transmission of your Internet protocol address ("IP Address") to 180solutions' servers. This IP Address is necessary for communication with you via the Internet and may be used and stored on our servers. With the cooperation of your Internet service provider, it is possible for your IP Address to be used to identify you personally, however, 180solutions agrees that it will not use it for this purpose, unless required to by law.

Third Party Collection. We may use other third party services to assist us in providing targeted websites to you. These services may place cookies on your hard drive and use the cookies to tailor delivery of these websites to you by profiling your use of a site or advertisements that you select. These services may collect information such as your IP address, your browser type and the date and time that targeted websites were served to you. You should refer to the websites and privacy policies of the services we use, which may include, but are not limited to: Doubleclick, 24/7 Connect, Fastclick, and Commission Junction. To learn about how they collect and use information visit
Removal Instructions:


Important: There are more autorun entries that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.


Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.