How to remove Cairo Search virus

This morning, I update my Mozilla Firefox to the latest version. Suddenly, I noticed that something strange is happening. There is this black circle that belongs to Cairo Search on the address bar. I never download nor installed this bogus application, so how does it become part of the browser?

So far, I am doing some fixing on the computer to remove the Cairo Search virus. Running a couple of virus scan shows no threat on my system. Next thing I did was to scan the computer with Malwarebytes Anti-malware. It found a couple of adware but I don’t believe they are part of the Cairo Search.

One thing I noticed since this search invaded my computer is diminishing system performance. My computer is very slow especially during boot-up. Also, Internet responds slowly since I have the Cairo Search on my browser. I don’t know if the strange cursor movement has something to do with this virus infection. Cursor jumps when I moved the mouse so it is harder to see when in motion.

I find no luck for Cairo Search removal after searching the Internet for hours. Please help me remove this unwanted program from my browser and address bar.

Thanks,
Dav D.P.

1 Response

  1. Elen Doven says:

    Here is a simple guide to remove Cairo Search from the affected browser.

    Uninstall Cairo Search
    1. Open Windows Control Panel.
    2. Choose Programs (Uninstall a Program).
    3. It will open a list of installed programs, find Cairo Search or any related term and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    Remove Cairo Search in Internet Explorer:
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. Go to Tools > Options.
    3. On General tab, proceed to ”Change search defaults” and click the “Settings” button.
    4. You will see a list of search providers. Select your desired search provider and click the button “Set as default” to replace Cairo Search.
    5. You may now remove Cairo Search from the list.

    Remove Cairo Search in Mozilla Firefox:
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser.
    2. On Google’s Search box, click the “arrow down” beside the logo.
    3. Select “Manage Search Engine” from the drop-down list.
    4. Choose your desired search default (like Google) and click the button “Move up.” It should be on the top of the list to set it as default.
    5. You can now remove other installed search engine.

    Remove Cairo Search in Google Chrome:
    1. Open Google Chrome.
    2. Click on the Wrench icon on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Choose “Settings” from the drop down list.
    4. Select “Basics.”
    5. Click on “Manage search engines” under SEARCH settings area.
    6. Hover your mouse to a preferred search engine and click “Make default.”
    7. You can now remove Cairo Search by clicking on the X mark.