How to remove (uninstall) Search Mine

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This page answers the key questions which any user want to ask facing adware and particular Search Mine. In this article, we have placed the useful information about computer defense from outer threats, ways of adware infection and Search Mine removal. If you know everything you need about adware or just do not want any additional information, 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 and to prevent next infection.

Search Mine

We're going to talk about adware, because Search Mine belongs to this kind of unwanted tools. First, Search Mine isn't a virus that can spoil your information or use hardware resources to mine bitcoins for example. It's also not a Trojan that invites real virus into the system. It’s only adware, which generates pop-ups on the websites. By the way, you shouldn’t give it time to become tighter, as in 10-15 days it can summon real issues, and in 30 days the system will be slow to launch. 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 blocking suspicious ads and websites and at the same time letting, you surf the Web. When all is all right, you don’t realize how often the browsing utility guards the device from penetration every day. If the browser controls are modified, though, you will notice it immediately.


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 system. And they can be dangerous. If the computer is safe and normal working, it deflects all attempts of adware, yet as Search Mine is in your system, the things can be nastier. Search Mine block browser's security algorithms, and soon you will meet many malware.

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

It's important to know, as you need to understand the manners of penetration to block them. We have just told you that adware is not a sophisticated tool, and it means optimistic statement: Search Mine prefers not to apply the complex penetration techniques. It cannot break the operation system to get through its protection. Search Mine just asks you respectfully to let it in, and you agree, because it was hidden into something look useful. Search Mine applies a penetration method, called “bundled infection.” Its basic advantage is that fraudsters are not doing anything, except for publishing a software package with adware inside it on some well-known file-sharing portal. Users do all other parts: they find a bundle, install it while ignoring the Terms 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 internet. Do not install unpaid utilities from the suspicious websites, regardless of how popular and useful they seem. It is not hard to see if a portal is an official seller of some program, as it has to have all the licenses and links to the program's developer (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 the fastest methods to delete Search Mine from your system, and we will teach you. The first method is manual uninstalling and the second – an automatic deletion with good 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 manual 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 elimination instruction. 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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