How to remove (uninstall) BountySearch

In this article we'll tell you everything about an advertising tool that is called BountySearch. Like UnTabs extention, this program can be installed from Chrome webstore. If you already faced browser hijacker or adware - you better skip this paragraph and go to the deletion tips and delete BountySearch. If you haven't faced with suchlike software before - believe, this tool really isn't the one to keep in your system. BountySearch has no helpful functions, as far as it was created only to earn money to its developers, and to irritate the average users. Have you noticed the high quantity of advertising in browser, or the change of start page? How do you think, is it OK that the default search engine is shifted to the strange website, and it appears every time when you launch the browser? The signs which are listed above are saying one thing: the computer is infested with some sort of advertising program, and this tool must be deleted.

What is BountySearch

BountySearch

Scammers don't make viruses just to irritate users, and each adware has straight goals. But, the real task of BountySearch is different from those stated. Typically, the description of adware declares that it is highly helpful. 99% of adware declare to support in the search for goods or information in the Internet. Tracking the activity of friends in social networks, search for deals, sales and discounts online and assistance in the search for latest movies, music or games - that's the features that 99% of advertising programs promise to implement. The primary thing you have to do if you're going to install any program - to figure out, is it really helpful? In fact, the goal of hackers is to declare that their software performs a function that is impossible to check. The "safer", "faster" or "better" search on the Internet is a excellent sample of suchlike feature, because these parameters are very blurry and they're very to supervise. According to this, advertising software do not do anything, and just take up space on your hard drive? Not at all! Adware performs a highly substantial task, - to help hackers to obtain thousands of dollars per day from gullible users.

 

It's hard to understand how it started but today there is an opinion that hackers create the hazardous programs without any particular reason. Viruses retard your computer, prevent the work of certain programs, and hackers are so excited about it that they want to spend their time and money to create useless and irritating viruses. Actually, all malicious programs have specific feature, and this feature helps scammers to obtain money. For example, the indiscriminate showing of dozens of advertising on each page is not accidental. All this advertising is generated to make money from referrals. Some users heard that browser ads are paid on the special system, called pay per click, which means that the client pays for each referral from the ad to the web-page. All adware's actions are aimed at persuading you click on the link. Yet if you don't take interest in any of the ads - you may click on the link, to hide an inconvenient annoying ad. Every referral is worth the money, depending on the sort of advertising it can cost up to 5 cents and sometimes even more. Here we see that numbers overcome quality, as hackers create thousands of low quality advertising tools that spam with intrusive ads. Confiding man can think that suchlike ads are trustworthy, and search for something interesting among these proposals, making tens of clicks each day. According to our information, the amount of PC's, infected by BountySearch is counted on tens of thousands of people, and if each of them is making ten to twenty referrals every day, the swindler's earnings don't seem so low.

Methods to remove BountySearch

By the way, BountySearch has another consequence that in the long perspective can bring huge damage to your system. The point is that BountySearch changes browser settings in order to advertise more effective which makes it very assailable to all viruses. Adware seeks to switch three things: the filtering of intrusive ads, default search engine and home page. So, when advertising tool is inside the PC, the browser is highly defenseless, and many dangerous programs can use it to enter the system, which exactly occurs if customer starts to randomly click on malicious links given by BountySearch. The perilous software will clog your system, because each click on the link, given by adware invites one more virus in the system. You have only one technique to stop ads and protect your computer from viral danger - to remove BountySearch.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove BountySearch manually

Step 1. Uninstall BountySearch from the operation system

Step 2. Remove BountySearch from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

Adware being distributed in different techniques: via infected web-pages where the viral download might begin after any click, and using the installation in bundles. Viral web-pages are really easy to identify: they are on the last pages in search, and they intrusively suggest to buy something. Except that, pay attention to the warnings that your browser and antivirus display. To guard your computer from the penetration through the bundled installation method, you need to closely supervise the installation of each program. Installation in bundles is simple: advertising program is integrated into installation packages of free tools. The installer is set to offer you to get more software instead of the needed one. All fields are pre-checked, and if user clicks "OK" he installs at 4-5 tools in addition to the wanted one. Remember: if BountySearch had entered your system through bundled installation, there probably are some more unwanted programs or malware. According to this, when you see the option between “safe install” and “install for expert users” – choose the second variant. Doing this you will be able to choose what program you want to install and which you don’t.

BountySearch removal tool

The elimination of BountySearch in manual manner requires approximately 5-10 minutes, and might be made even by not experienced user. In spite the fact that removal in manual mode is highly convenient, it has several disadvantages, comparing to the automatic removal through AV-tool. When you eliminate the dangerous software manually, you cannot prevent it (or another similar program) from sneaking into the system again. If you are using an anti-viral tool - it will provide you the defense for a long time. We propose you to purchase the software named Spyhunter that not only deletes all viruses from your PC but also guards it from all other malicious software as long as Spyhunter will stay in your system.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall BountySearch from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\BountySearch
  • C:\ProgramData\BountySearch
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\BountySearch

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "BountySearch" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove BountySearch from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select BountySearch and press Uninstall

 

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 BountySearch from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall BountySearch from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove BountySearch from the browser

How to remove BountySearch from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove BountySearch

Step 2.Change homepage:

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

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete BountySearch from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove BountySearch

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

How to uninstall BountySearch from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove BountySearch

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • 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 BountySearch from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose BountySearch and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. 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.

 

How to delete BountySearch from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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