BarQuery.com browser hijacker removal instruction

BarQuery.com browser hijacker removal instruction
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BarQuery.com Removal Fixing Browser Prevention

What is BarQuery.com?

Also Known As: BarQuery.com virus

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BarQuery.com is actually a browser hijacker even though it looks like a good-looking search engine. It claims that it can enhance users’ browsing experience by creating improved search results. Its appearance and these promotions always trick users into believing the website is useful and safe. However, it doesn’t keep its promise and benefit users. You can get search results from the search engine because it employs Google search service. However, you shouldn’t let your guard down because search queries you submit still are seen by the fake search engine. In other words, the fake search engine may monitor your browsing activities and learn your browsing habit. Your personal information may be recorded or shared with evil developers.

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You’d better not use BarQuery.com search engine. Even though you want to use the search engine, you may not tolerate bad effect of the search engine. That you are redirected to the website or other sponsored websites when you open the browser will be a daily event if your computer gets infected with the fake search engine. That’s why the fake search engine is classified as a browser hijacker. The browse hijacker won’t disappear automatically if you don’t tack action to get rid of it. To prevent your computer from further damage, you’d better remove it as soon as possible.

As BarQuery.com is a member of popular distribution techniques, “bundling” is also used mostly for delivering the browser hijacker. Like Dandelion spreads seeds by the aid of the wind, the browser hijacker is attached with new software. It is a big possibility that your computer gets infected with the browser hijacker when you download new software from third-party websites rather than official websites. You can avoid the unwanted installation by clicking “Custom” setup type and select unwanted options. If you still get unwanted programs after installation, you’d better remove them by yourself.

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STEP 1. BarQuery.com removal guide

In this step we will use a removal tool that can locate and remove all kinds of threats from infected computers. Either its malicious programs, registry key, browser add-ons and extension, GridinSoft Anti-Malware can effectivly detect and remove this badware:

Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware removal tool from the link below:

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Open the installation file and click “Yes” in the User access control window to continue:

The installation is very simple, click “Install” button and GridinSoft Anti-Malware will install itself in a default folder. You can choose custom folder and check the creation of desktop icon:

Open GridinSoft Anti-malware from the icon on the desktop by double-clicking it or “Start” menu:

Scan computer for BarQuery.com related files

Go to the “Scan” tab and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. It is advised to make full scan, but due to possible performance issues you can first run quick, to save some time. During the scan you will see what items GridinSoft Anti-malware located inside of your computer:


When the scan is over, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you the results with all detected items in the list. You can browse through it to choose what to do with particular item or choose the “Apply to all” function. Click the “Fix Now” button to apply action to detected items:

(OPTIONAL)To remove traces of some adware\malware\browser hijackers it is advised to Reset your browser settings. GridinSoft Anti-Malware allows you to do that with flexible options.

STEP 2. Using GridinSoft Anti-Malware to fix your browser

GridinSoft Anti-Malware has an effective utility called “Reset browser settings“. It is able to reset some of your browser option to its original state. Therefore, if some malicious program, adware or browser hijacker changes your browser settings, this tool can fix this in no time:

Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware – go to “Tools” tab – press “Reset browser settings

Check the options that you need in the “Reset browser settings” window. In the first column you need to choose your infected browser. (Supports all popular browsers). As for “Process” column we advise you to choose Start Page, Shortcuts, Search engines, Cache, Cookies (look for screen below). These settings will be changed to default and save most of the information you need in your browser:

Some malware and adware program may be installed very deep in your browser. In this case, we advise choose more efficient set of options. Check the following options in the “Process” column: “Start Page“, “Shortcuts“, “Search engines“, “Cache“, “Cookies” + “Addons” and “Policies” (screen below):

STEP 3. Protect your computer from BarQuery.com reinfection

Removing viruses and malicious programs is one thing. The best practice in protection is to not get infected in the first place. To achieve that you must use reliable protection tool and follow simple rules or recommended advices to avoid infections completely. Here is the list of these tips:

  • Watch out for spam emails and attachments. A lot of cyber criminals and malware spreaders are using email spam messaging. Most of these messages have attachment files that can be dangerous to open. We advice to skip suspicious files, don’t even download them on your computer.

  • Adverts and redirect page. Some websites showing ads and pop-up on their pages. Along with this adware programs may generate various adverts on your computer. Clicking on them is very dangerous and leads to unexpected consequences.

  • Don’t open suspicious links and websites. Hackers and scammer are often creating websites of their own where they can do whatever they want. You can download only malware and unwanted programs from such pages.

  • Pay attention to what you install. If you have downloaded any program from suspicious website or anywhere else – always read all instruction and don’t click “Next” all the time.

  • Use protection tools. No matter how hard you try, some sneaky malware may break through all your defences. In this case you should always keep an anti-malware protection online on your computer. GridinSoft Anti-Malware has On-Run Protection feature. It is designed to keep this kind of malware from your computer. To activate this feature go to “Protect” tab and press “Start” button to the right. The label will show you “ON“, which means that On-Run protection is online.

Anti-Malware GridinSoft On-Run Protection Screen

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