How to remove (uninstall) Search Mine

This page answers the key questions which any customer might want to ask regarding adware altogether, and regarding Search Mine in particular. In this entry, we've placed the useful information on a defense of the PC from outer threats, ways of Search Mine infection, Search Mine removal, etc. If you know everything you need about adware - simply proceed to the deletion section. Yet, we recommend you not to do that, as the understanding of how adware works can help you to uninstall it.

Search Mine

Today, we're going to talk about adware, since Search Mine belongs to this kind of unwanted tools. It’s not good news, particularly if you considered it a helpful program, but it’s not very bad news too. First of all, Search Mine isn't a virus that can spoil your information. It's also not a Trojan that invites real virus into the system. It’s only adware which generates pop-ups on all websites. By the way, you shouldn’t give it time to become worse, as in 10-15 days it will summon real issues, and in 30 days the laptop will refuse to turn on. The reason is plain: Search Mine significantly cuts the security level of user's infected device. It affects the browser, since it's the very important software ever, in terms of security against viruses. One of its aims is handling malicious tools 24/7 and at the same time letting you surf the Web. While all is OK, you don’t realize how often the browsing utility guards the device from penetration every day. If the browser controls get modified, though, you will notice it right off the bet.


There are red flags which will make you see an adware before it fixates. We're going to provide you with such info:

  • Pop-ups are the super annoying thing, and you’ve spotted them from the very beginning. You’re reading our article to delete them. Pop-ups are coming in quantity with Search Mine, and the issue with them is that they are totally unreliable. Usually, they have no services to sell, and pop-ups lead the user to dangerous sites where you will find more advertising tools and, in some cases, really perilous viruses, that might harm the PC.
  • Licensed programs begin to work in a weird way, suffer from fatal failures, crush suddenly, and so on. Such issues might take place even on a healthy machine, but if you encounter it more frequent than 3-4 times per month – your computer is infected. In most cases, these things are triggered either by an overall clogging of your machine by dangerous programs or by conflicts among adware and licensed programs.
  • The leading problem, which catches your eyes when your computer is infected, is that it boots noticeably slower than it supposed to. You might not understand it, but you always remember the rough time needed for your computer to start working, and you instantly see when it increases. It happens as harmful tools are set up to start in the background when the computer loads. Every adware that Search Mine invites onto the device will work in the same manner. Sooner or later, the computer will load for 3-5 minutes or so, which is completely unallowable.
  • Another inconvenience of adware is that it lets more suspicious utilities into your OS. And they're perilous. If the laptop is safe and sound, it deflects all attempts of adware, yet as Search Mine is in your system, the things get nastier. Search Mine switches the security algorithms, and soon you will meet a lot of dangerous utilities.

In case of noticing any of the above red flags – we'll tell you how you can fix this issue. Don't hesitate to check the system manually, or to get an effective AV tool and check the device.

How Search Mine infects the system

This is a crucial topic, as you need to know the manners of penetration to cover them. We’ve just told you that adware isn't a sophisticated tool, and it results in a more optimistic statement: Search Mine prefers not to apply the complex penetration techniques. It cannot break the OS to get through its protection. Search Mine just asks you respectfully to let it in, and you agree. Search Mine applies a penetration method, called “bundled infection.” Its basic advantage is that fraudsters aren't doing anything, except for publishing a software package with adware inside it on some well-known file-sharing portal. Users eagerly do all other parts: they find a bundle, install it while ignoring the T&C and neglect the basic rules of system protection. To defend your OS from such type of issue, you need to begin behaving more cautiously in the Net. Do not install unpaid utilities from the unlicensed portals, regardless of how popular and useful they seem. It isn't hard to see if a portal is an official seller of some program, as it has to have all the licenses and seals from program's producer (such as our site does). By following this advice you can lower the chances of infection greatly.

How to remove Search Mine

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Search Mine manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Search Mine from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)


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


We're aware of the fastest methods to delete Search Mine from the customer's system, and we will teach you. The way #1 is a hand uninstalling and the second – an automatic deletion through the reputable antivirus. They're similar in terms of safety, efficiency and speed when we’re talking about the uninstallation of a single dangerous utility. Unluckily, adware usually infects the system in a package with several other viruses, and you should understand that the hand elimination procedure has to be done over for each single piece of adware. Automatic elimination will save you time and defend you against a possible mistake. It’s particularly valuable when you are cleaning a registry or working with a scheduled tasks menu. If you're not willing to get any utilities, or if you’re sure that Search Mine is the single undesired program within the PC – take advantage of our hand elimination advice. If you want to save plenty of time and efforts, and make sure that the computer is not just secure for some time but will remain healthy and safe – we advise you to try Spyhunter. Spyhunter is an efficient antivirus that can delete any adware or malware. You can read more about it, or download it by clicking the button under this paragraph.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

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

3. Clean registry:

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


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Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall


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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Search Mine from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Search Mine

Step 2.Change homepage:

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

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows


Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.



Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


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