Search Vortex removal guide

Step by step guide how to remove Search Vortex from PC and browser! The paper includes information what is Search Vortex, how to uninstall it manually and how it infected computer. If you can't delete the bothersome adware, we will do it together!

What is Search Vortex

Search Vortex can be classified as virus. In other worlds Search Vortex is a malicious program, which was developed to get dollars with different ads in user's computer. Frequently, it infects computer, while users want to download other buckshee program. While you do installing manipulation, you get not exclusively the proper software installer, but big installation pack with a lot of offers. Most of these stay to be good, but occasionally these components are viruses. When you don't want to get such viruses, be circumspect when download from Cnet,, Softonic and other. Use custom installation and cancel the installation of suspicious programs. Besides, alike programs are able to add shortcuts of dating, games, casino, gambling etc on your desktop, fake browser security modules or computer speed up tool, antivirus and many browser extensions. The add-ons are of many variants of functioning. Usually, such one presents advertisement, while people are attempting to purchase on famous vendor platforms, such Aliexpress, Amazon, E-bay, etc. It displays pop-ups that contains inscription: "scoring in game", "free coupons", "you are the winner" or, of course, includes adult promo, chats and other. When we speak about Search Vortex, it concentrate on presentment coupons, that hold PR links on different web sites. It collects your personal information and apply such data to display most suitable ads on screen or to apply collected data in another commerce reasons, e.g., to present promo by their associates. It creates new links with irritating pages, can suggest user to update antivirus, flash player, web browser etc. It's dangerous to accept alike suggestions, because it can be pseudo update with spywares. Remarkable, that many security software don't consider these software like on malicious. It often remove some components and not to remove add-on from browser, e.g. Search Vortex usually infects Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Through it, user has to change operation system or computer controls manually or use other extra utilities to remove it.

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Removal instruction

Generally, Search Vortex places itself to registry entries, system folders and autorun section. To erase this fully, attempt to apply uninstaller in control panel of your PC. Thereafter, search for symbols of 'Search Vortex' in registry and use preset Windows search system. Step by step instruction below. Portion of the difficulties concerning removing Search Vortex is that occasionally when you uninstal the adware out of Control Panel, it still stays in browser. Sorrowfully, rarely removing sections with registry keys created by problemware will change users start webpage and search engine to starting controls. You must set to zero browser controls in special methods for each browser.

How to uninstall from Windows 7

1. Uninstall Search Vortex from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Search Vortex and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

Files and folders:
  • C:\Program Files\Search Vortex

3. Delete registry keys

  • Start
  • Regedit
  • Search for "Search Vortex" and delete these elements

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Search Vortex from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Search Vortex and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

How to uninstall Search Vortex from Google Chrome

Remove add-on:

Customize and Control Google Chrome - Tools - Extensions - Remove Search Vortex

Change homepage:

Customize and Control Google Chrome - Settings - On startup-Set pages- Put “about:blank”

How to remove Search Vortex from Internet Explorer

Disable add-on:

Tools - Manage add-ons - Remove Search Vortex

Change homepage:

Tools - Internet Options - General - Home page - Put “about:blank”

To change new tab:

Tools - Internet Options - General -Tabs

How to uninstall Search Vortex from Mozilla Firefox

Delete add-on:

Tools - Add-ons - Remove Search Vortex


Tools - Options - General - Put “about:blank” into homepage field

To change new tab:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

How to delete Search Vortex from Safari

Start Safari browser

Display a menu of General Safari Settings - Reset Safari... - Press "Reset"


How to delete Search Vortex from Opera browser

Disable add-on:

Open Opera - Customize and Control Opera - Extensions - Choose Search Vortex and press button "Remove from Opera"

Change homepage:

Open Opera browser - Customize and Control Opera - Settings - On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

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