The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "DeskwareSearchAddon" manually.
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Threat Details:

Categories:
  • hijacker

Description:
This browser hijacker changes the start page to its website. There are also some desktop icons created pointing to IE with URLs. These URLs point to searchingall website which is related to other malicious browser hijackers.
Privacy Statement:
Privacy Policy Statement

We have created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and our concern with protecting the privacy rights of all consumers on the Internet. Please read the following privacy policy to learn about our information gathering and dissemination practices for the site.

The site does not take responsibility for the actions of hackers or others that may violate our Privacy Statement. For your privacy, we ask that you do not share your password with any third party.

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What Does our Privacy Policy include?

This Privacy Statement is included to share our philosophies and practices and is a part of our ongoing effort to serve and inform the Internet community and our consumers.

The site contains links to other websites and is not responsible for the privacy practices of such web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected for advertising on this Web site.

What Information Does We Collect From You?

We request information from advertisers on our signup form. Here an advertiser must provide contact information. If we have trouble processing any part of the service, this contact information is used to get in touch with the advertiser. This information is passed along to partner search engines for them to setup accounts for our clients.

We send all new advertisers a confirmation email to verify email addresses. Advertisers will occasionally receive information on special deals and updates. If an advertiser's personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if an advertiser no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that advertiserís personal data provided to us.

This website takes every precaution to protect our advertiser's information. When an advertiser submits sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.

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Do Any Third Parties Receive or Collect Your Information Through Us?

We will NEVER sell advertisers contact information to third parties so feel free and secure to advertise and search.
Removal Instructions:

Desktop:

Please remove the following files from your desktop.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.
  • Shortcuts named "Arizona.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE -k http://www.searchingall.com/search/slink.php?q=Arizona".
  • Shortcuts named "Battery.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE -k http://www.searchingall.com/search/slink.php?q=Battery".
  • Shortcuts named "Disney.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE -k http://www.searchingall.com/search/slink.php?q=Disney".
  • Shortcuts named "Padding.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE -k http://www.searchingall.com/search/slink.php?q=Padding".
  • Shortcuts named "Pendant.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE -k http://www.searchingall.com/search/slink.php?q=Pendant".
  • Shortcuts named "Plus Size.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE -k http://www.searchingall.com/search/slink.php?q=Plus Size".

Files:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.
  • A file with an unknown location named "dbnetlib.dll".
  • A file with an unknown location named "DeskwareDownloader.dll".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If DeskwareSearchAddon uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.
  • Delete the registry key "Deskware" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\".
  • Delete the registry key "{60F05BC0-498B-430e-B6A7-713927D9B5BA}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{88F0297D-A046-4942-B6B9-03D8939E92D5}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "DeskwareDownloader.LinkCatcher", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "DeskwareDownloader.LinkCatcher.1", plus associated values.
  • Delete the registry key "{3D11CBE7-1EEE-4C8F-AB5C-A4CF7939F1F1}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{41F9C354-88D8-47DE-A653-3BFD5B667F7F}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "s6RH0S1vzi.s6RH0S1vziObj", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "s6RH0S1vzi.s6RH0S1vziObj.1", plus associated values.
  • Delete the registry key "{53145C83-9861-4C81-926C-34118A45BF92}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "{60F05BC0-498B-430e-B6A7-713927D9B5BA}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\".
  • Delete the registry key "{88F0297D-A046-4942-B6B9-03D8939E92D5}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\".
  • Delete the registry value "{60F05BC0-498B-430e-B6A7-713927D9B5BA}" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks\".
If DeskwareSearchAddon uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

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.