How to remove (uninstall) Search Sixty

In this article we will tell you everything about an adware, called Search Sixty. If Search Sixty isn't installed on your computer – you should beware it, and if it is in your system already – you need to remove it now. This malicious program has no helpful functions, and it was created only to bring profit to Internet-criminals, and to irritate its victims. Are you worried about the enormous amount of advertisement on each website, or the shifted homepage? Have you faced the system retardation and reducing browser speed, or irrelevant results of search and constant redirections to the untrusted websites? The symptoms that are listed above are saying one thing: some sort of adware affects the PC, and this program has to be eliminated.

What is Search Sixty

Search Sixty

Each utility has its goal, and Search Sixty is no exception. Nevertheless, if you believe that the description of Search Sixty is really helpful - you're wrong. Typically, the description of adware declares that it will be highly useful. Most of advertising tools declare help in web browsing. Performing some functions in Facebook, search for deals, sales and discounts in the Web and help in the finding of new games, movies or music - that is the features that 99% of advertising tools promise to implement.

 

The first thing you should do when you are going to download some program - to figure out, is it useful? How do you think, why are all adware descriptions so vague? The "better", "safer" or "faster" search on the Internet is a perfect sample of suchlike functions, since these parameters are vague and nearly impossible to trace. So, advertising programs do not do anything, and is just consuming space on your hard drive? No, they have one significant task and it is to trick the users and to earn money from online advertising.

There is an opinion that Internet-criminals develop the viruses with no logical reason. Viruses retard the system, prevent the functions of good programs, and sometimes hackers want to spend days, developing pointless malware. All right, we are joking. There are no useless viruses. For instance, showing of suspicious ads on every page is not an accident. All these ads are displayed to earn money from clicks. Simply said, promotional services are paid according to the number of clicks made on the advertisement, or the amount of referrals from pop-up to the web page. Therefore, the more ads program displays you, the better is the chance that you will be interested and click on the link. Yet if you do not take interest in adware's suggestions - the click might still be done, even if you want to hide an undesirable intrusive ad. The system does not care how the clicks were done, and scammers will receive their payment both for the normal referral and for the accidental one. Despite the price is not big, do not forget about the number of infected PC's. User try to find something interesting among adware proposals and dozens of referrals daily. Reputable antivirus creators and tech-support forums get thousands of reports about Search Sixty, so scammers are doing good money on it.

We know two primary ways of adware distribution: the deployment on the infected websites and installation in bundles with good programs. The "website" technique can be easily avoided: you should only visit web pages that are considered reliable, and appear on the first positions in the search results. Also, remember to listen to the warnings of your antivirus program and browser. To shield your computer from the infection through the bundled installation method, you should attentively monitor the installation of each software. This technique functions because of people's trustfulness and the harmful habit to click OK before you read what is written above. The installer is changed to suggest you to get extra software in addition to the one that you need. In many variants, you just cannot uncheck the fields, and in some - you do not even realize that you are installing something wrong. Of course, all programs except the wanted one will be pointless or even hazardous. According to this, when you see the choise between “safe installation” and “partial installation” – choose the second option. Doing this you will be able to choose which program you want to install and what you do not.

Methods to remove Search Sixty

 

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

Finally, there is another feature in Search Sixty that in the long perspective can call huge issues with your system. This feature is Search Sixty's ability to shift the controls of your browser in purpose to distribute advertising more effective that makes the system very vulnerable against all threats. Adware aims to modify three items: default search engine, the filtering of annoying advertisement and homepage. Therefore, if adware is in the computer, the browser is highly defenseless, and many unwanted software can use it to enter the system, when user begins to randomly click on hazardous links given by adware. The adware will overwhelm your system, because you helps it to do so. There is only one way to stop advertising and save your computer from adware danger - to eliminate Search Sixty.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Search Sixty manually

Step 1. Uninstall Search Sixty from the operation system

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

Search Sixty removal tool

The uninstall of Search Sixty in manual manner requires approximately 30 minutes, and can be carried out even by not practiced user. In spite the fact that deletion in manual mode is very easy, it has some disadvantages, comparing to the software removal via antivirus program. By-hand deletion is very safe and toll-free, in case of heavy infection you just cannot uninstall the virus manually. AV-tool is the best choice for those users who want to decrease the amount of efforts spent on the protection of their systems. We suggest you to download a program named Spyhunter that not only eliminates all viruses from your computer but also guards it from all other harmful programs until Spyhunter will remain in your system.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Search Sixty from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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How to remove Search Sixty from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Search Sixty 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 Sixty from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Search Sixty from the browser

How to remove Search Sixty from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Search Sixty

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 Sixty from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

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

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

How to uninstall Search Sixty from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Search Sixty

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 Sixty from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Search Sixty 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 Sixty from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

 

 

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