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searchnu has taken over my firefox home page, as well as my google chrome home page. I looked it up, most of the other posts about it have been within the last 3 days (today is 03/06/2012). I can't find anything on Norton's site. I've updated my software & activated NIS, etc. restarted my computer several times. I'm doing a full system scan now.
I think I got it when I was trying to find a TV episode. CBS stopped showing full episodes of "Person of Interest". Someone suggested a TV viewing site & provided a link to the latest episodes. I clicked on "watch now" as opposed to "install video viewer" it installed the viewer anyway. I imediately removed the installed software.
Today when I started my computer, my home pages were gone & replaced with http://www.searchnu.com/406.
It kind of looks like a google search home page, but isn't. I reloaded my home tabs in firefox & saved them as my home pages. They worked this time. Chrome still goes to searchnu, but I haven't tried to reset it yet. It appears to be some sort of malware that may be hacking other things too.
It just seems to be so new there is not much info on it. Seems strange that Norton didn't detect it, or that nothing shows up in a search on Norton's site. I haven't tried tech support yet. Just spent the last 3 hours updating Norton 360 & restarting my computer over & over. Haven't been able to get any work done yet. Norton 360 is still scanning & I need to restart my computer again!
I figured I would post this in case other's start having the same issue.