How to remove (uninstall) Search Awesome

This article is devoted to an adware called Search Awesome and manners to delete it. If you suffer from annoying advertising on the Internet, and the speed of the machine has abruptly decreased - this article will help you find out what advertising programs are, spot the current problem and clean the machine of undesired programs.

There are three main species of adware which spread through the Web nowadays: browser toolbars, redirects and adware. These programs are originally designed not to benefit people, so their aim is to earn money from advertising fraud. Scammers are trying very hard to convince you that suchlike tools are worthy: they create nice descriptions and promise awesome efficiency and profit. So, what is the true aim of adware?

  • Browser hijackers call another kind of issue. Hijackers periodically open a scammer's site in user's browser that redirects to one of the dangerous websites.
  • Adware differs in that it inserts advertising information on all sites that the user visits and also, on the desktop. Such programs can be masked almost to anything: video and audio players, software for finding games and movies, system optimizers, programs for updating and downloading drivers and even more. Proposals that are displayed by advertising programs aren't dependable and you better not click on them.
  • Browser toolbars also perform advertising functions, but less actively than the previous two species of adware. Also they gather info about user's search queries and visited pages, which are then sent on to scammers for further resale. This data is of substantial value for each advertising company.

Adware is different and use separate methods to infect the machine and to act inside of it. In spite of the difference in ways, they have one fact in common: they were originally created for deception and scam. In addition, according to that all adware tries to force you to view the strange and often infected sites, they allow other malicious tools to infect the system.


So, you see what purposes are pursued by advertising tools and, you should know how to discover it. The first and the most perilous attribute of penetration is the advertising overflow. Another attribute is the emersion of strange software in the system that you don't remember downloading. Such thing may appear when customer clicks on every link that Search Awesome provides, viewing the dangerous web-pages and installing software from them. These tools behave imperceptibly so you can't see that you actually downloaded them.

The third mark is a strong deceleration of the computer, and an growth in its boot time. It should be noted that these problems often arise for other roots, not related to adware. The root for such retardation is that unlike regular programs, virus works all the time, displaying pop-ups and redirecting victim to suspicious websites. This means that adware is running at system boot and turning off only when the PC stops working. If 3-5 such tools will get into your computer, their synchronous operation overloads the system, and requires so many resources that reliable software simply cannot operate. When the PC is in this condition, it suffers from lags, critical errors of different programs and trouble shutdowns. If you see any of these marks - you should scan the PC via quality anti-virus or clean it of adware manually.

Methods to remove Search Awesome

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Search Awesome manually

Step 1. Uninstall Search Awesome from the operation system

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


If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

If you had enough of browser ads and of disadvantage from other symptoms of infection with Search Awesome, you have to remove Search Awesome immediately. The escape is to remove Search Awesome and then carefully scan the hard drive for viruses. The uninstalling might be executed manually, however this way will consume considerable time and may be not successful. The point is that the viruses apply various ways to protect themselves from elimination. Adware keeps backups in different places on hard drive, set scheduled installation tasks after elimination, hide their main folders etc. If you are not expert enough in these things, the chance of failing and subsequent difficulties is extremely high. To lower the risks, we recommend you to try Reimage antivirus. This antivirus can quickly and easy eliminate any malware from the PC, but also shield it from threats in after years. Reimage has a number of advantages, among which are around the clock technical support, daily updating of the viral database, moderate price, high speed of scanning and elimination and compatibility with popular anti-virus software. If you want to download Reimage Repair, or get the trial version - click on the link under this paragraph.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Search Awesome from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Search Awesome
  • C:\ProgramData\Search Awesome
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Search Awesome

3. Clean registry:

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


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How to remove Search Awesome from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Search Awesome 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 Search Awesome from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


How to uninstall Search Awesome from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash


Step 2. Remove Search Awesome from the browser

How to remove Search Awesome from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Search Awesome

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 Search Awesome from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Search Awesome

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Delete all specific pages


How to uninstall Search Awesome from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Search Awesome

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 Search Awesome from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Search Awesome 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 Search Awesome 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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