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How To Get Rid Of Scour Search Engine Virus

Have you ever stumbled upon Scour.com? While using your search engine, did you suddenly got redirected to another page and thought you just accidentally clicked on something? If you were making some queries using your search engine and a malicious web page comes up, then your computer might be infected by the prevalent search engine virus which is Scour.com. The Scour.com virus targets most of the leading search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing. This search engine virus works by altering the links of your search results, so instead of being able to locate the page of whatever it is you are looking for, you will be directed to another site with unwanted contents.

Scour.com is a deceitful virus that claims that it is an anti-spyware program. While using your search engine, you may encounter fake alerts about virus threats that may be entering your PC, then, a Scour.com ad will appear, enticing you to purchase the program. Once you install this, you are up to a worse virus penetration. SO before the virus infestation gets worse, you should fix the problem right away. Removing Sour.com may be a bit tricky but it is actually a bit easy. Here are some things you can do to get rid of the scour search engine virus.

Open Windows Task Manager

To stop the processes of Scour.com search engine virus, open your Windows Task Manager. You can do this my pressing on the Alt + Ctrl + Del keyboard buttons all together. A new dialogue box will pop-out. Locate the “Processes” tab. You can find it right next to the first tab which is the “Applications”. Once you have clicked on the “Processes” tabs, you will see a list of the current usage of your CPU. Find all the Scour.com processes and click on the “End Process” button on the bottom of the Windows Task Manager.

Remove Scour.com from your program list

Once you have ended all the running Scour.com processes, you can now uninstall the program from your computer. Simply go to your Control Panel and click on Programs. Then, go to Programs and Features.  There, you will find the list of the software programs that are currently installed in your computer. Look up for the Scour.com program in the list, highlight it then click uninstall. Wait for a few seconds to minutes until the program has been fully removed from your computer.

Remove Scour.com files

When you uninstall a program, it does not necessarily mean that the files associated with it are automatically deleted, so you have to remove all those Scour.com files first from your PC. To do this, open Windows Registry by clicking on Run the typing “regedit” on the command prompt. Once you have successfully opened Windows Registry, you must now locate all the Scour.com files and delete them.

Do a Windows search

To make sure that no other Scour search engine virus file is lingering in your computer, you can do a Windows search. Just open My Computer and, on the search bar, type Scour.com. The computer will then try to find Scour.com files. If the results turn to zero, then it means that your computer has already been cleaned from the Scour search engine virus, but if the engine detected some files, then you should delete these files from their locations and empty your Recycle Bin.


  1. Hannah Said,

    Ive tried all of these, and as far as my computer is concerned, Scour does not exist. Its not under programs or processes, but it still redirects me.

  2. Lori W. Said,

    SAme problem as Hannah ,,, nothing in the uninstall/control panel nor when search in windows …. help I keep getting redirected .

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