Remove redirects to searchnewworld.com and other shady pages

Also Known As: searchnewworld.com redirect
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

PreApp browser hijacker removal instructions

What is PreApp?

PreApp is a browser hijacker, a potentially unwanted application (PUA). However, developers advertise it as an app which helps users to browser the web efficiently. Typically, browser hijackers change browser settings, in other words, they are designed to promote fake search engines. In this case PreApp promotes searchnewworld.com. However, before opening this address it leads users through other shady addresses such as my-search.com and searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com.

PreApp browser hijacker

Typically, people download and install browser hijackers unintentionally, that is why apps of this type are called PUAs. Once installed, PreApp changes browser settings such as default search engine, new tab URL and homepage. It sets them to searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com. This address cannot be removed from the aforementioned settings unless users uninstall the PreApp browser hijacker. It means that this app forces users to visit my-search.com and searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com and then searchnewworld.com every time they open a browser, new tab or search the web using URL bar as long as PreApp is not uninstalled. The searchnewworld.com search engine uses results generated by bing.com (Bing), which means it is completely worthless (it does not generate unique results). Furthermore, browser hijackers and questionable search engines are used to gather various information about users and their browsing habits. Their developers design them to record IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited websites, entered search queries and other, possibly sensitive details. They share gathered information with other parties who misuse it to generate revenue. Such actions could cause users problems with privacy, browsing safety or even lead to becoming a victim of identity theft. To avoid any of the possible issues we recommend to uninstall PreApp or any other installed browser hijacker as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name PreApp
Threat Type Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab
Browser Extension(s) PreApp
Supposed Functionality This app supposed to enhance web browsing experience.
Promoted URL searchnewworld.com
Related Domain ch.vvallor[.]club
Detection Names (ch.vvallor[.]club)
Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address (ch.vvallor[.]club) 104.24.114.16
Affected Browser Settings Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine
Symptoms Manipulated Internet browser(s) settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). User's are forced to visit hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
Damage Internet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites.
Removal

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More examples of browser hijackers are Live Radio Now, Quick Local Weather and MovieBox. Typically, apps of this type are advertised as useful tools that supposed to provide various features. Unfortunately, people who download and install them begin to experience various problems. As a rule, these apps do not provide any of the advertised features and are designed to promote fake search engines (or other questionable addresses), and collet various data that is later misused by other parties.

How did PreApp install on my computer?

It is known that PreApp is promoted through deceptive pop-up ads. Typically, ads of this type either lead to shady pages that are used to trick people into installing PUAs or run scripts that download and install them. However, there is another popular way to distribute such applications. Quite often developers successfully trick people into unwanted downloads and installations when they add unwanted apps to setups of other software. Information about additional downloads or installations usually can be found in setup's options like "Custom", "Advanced" and so on. However, not all people check (and change) them, that is how they get tricked into downloading and installing unwanted software together with some other, wanted programs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent potentially unwanted applications from being installed (or downloaded) it is recommended not to use third party downloaders, installers torrent clients, eMule (or other Peer-to-Peer networks), unofficial websites and other similar tools as sources for downloads (or installations). The best and safest way to do it is using official websites and and direct download links. Another important thing is to check all options (such as "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" etc.) that are included in any download or installation setup. The main purpose of it is to dismiss offers to download or install additionally included, unwanted applications. Furthermore, we recommend to avoid clicking intrusive ads (especially id they are displayed on untrustworthy websites). These ads might cause unwanted downloads or installations, or simply open deceptive, untrustworthy pages. Quite often browsers open shady pages or display ads because there is some PUA installed on them. In such cases we recommend to uninstall all unwanted, suspicious extensions, add-ons or plug-ins that are installed on a browser and software of this kind that is installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with PreApp, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.

Shady pop-up ad displayed on deceptive website that is used to promote PreApp browser hijacker:

shady page and deceptive pop-up that is used to promote PreApp

PreApp browser hijacker on Chrome Web Store:

PreApp on chrome web store

PreApp downlaod page asks if users want to give it various permissions:

PreApp download page asks for various permissions

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Quick menu:

PreApp browser hijacker removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "PreApp"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications (which cause browser redirects to the searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

PreApp browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Change your homepage:

Removing searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.

Change your default search engine:

Removing searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "PreApp".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the searchnewworld.com redirect, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "PreApp" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.

Change your homepage:

Removing searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "PreApp", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.

Change your default search engine:

Removing searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com from Google Chrome default search engine

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list look for "searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com", when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the searchnewworld.com redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "PreApp", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

Removing searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window disable "PreApp", remove hxxp://searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com from Mozilla Firefox default search engine

In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "moz-extension"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with searchnewworld.com redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Change your homepage:

Changing homepage in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.

Change your default search engine:

Changing default Internet search engine in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.

Removal assistance:
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