How to remove (uninstall) Mazy Search

Mazy Search is a browser extension for Google Chrome and you can easily find it in Chrome webstore. Unfortunately, a few days ago we can see a huge amount of users complaints from all over the world. It seems that some people decide to spred their software using viral methods such as bundle installation or fake update pop-ups. So, if one day, you find an uninvited guest on your computer whos name is MazySearch browser hijacker, it means that you became a victim of undesire tool. In our article, we give an easy and usable instructions how to remove Mazy Search from Google Chrome and other popular browsers.

Mazy Search

Adware is a short definition of malware that shows advertisement mainly on browsers, but sometimes even the operation system can be a source of malicious pop-ups. One of the most significient mark of adware infection is that you can't see how it installs. Mazy Search can be classified as this kind of malware, so it is a program that you surely do not want to find on your computer. It's not easy to delete it, because you didn't install virus willingy and you don't know what concrete components became a part of your system. We collect sign of infection that can help you to determine malware on the computer.

Methods to remove Mazy Search

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Mazy Search manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Mazy Search 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

In case you need to eliminate Mazy Search immediately, we try to help under this paragraph. Mazy Search, like any software, can be deleted manually. We're not going to say that it is very easy, but we know about a few harder things. Anyway, if there are more than one advertising utilities in the OS, you might suffer some difficulties, deleting them one after one. It may take hours, and the probabilities of a mistake are significant if you're doing the same actions over and over again. If you aren't sure about the by-hand deletion – there's one more way to eliminate Mazy Search.

Automatic deletion is much simpler than by hand removal. We know a decent AV program: it’s called Spyhunter. This tool was made to beat undesired programs, as there is a lot of them now. Spyhunter is capable to clean your system easily of Mazy Search and any suchlike programs. It takes around fifteen minutes. You only should download the installe, use free trial or buy it and press button to scan the system. Spyhunter will deal with everything else, while you're waiting to use the fast and clean OS. If you aren't going to buy anything immediately, use an unpaid version to scan the system and see Spyhunter’s advantages. Click the button under this paragraph to make the OS clean again.

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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 "Mazy Search" 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 Mazy Search from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Mazy Search

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.

 

Safari

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

What is Mazy Search

Mazy Search is the piece of software that shouldn’t be left alone in the OS. It’s not hazardous by itself, but when it’s inside the device, you have to be utterly alert about what you are doing in the Net. Each website you attend and any banner you see is very hazardous if there is adware on your computer. The Net isn’t a secure environment even when your computer is totally clean, and with the help of Mazy Search, it all becomes more dangerous. The utility delivers you pop-ups, but the scammers don’t have anything for sale, so they do not care whether you are going purchase any stuff or not. They're not interested in anything, except the first click on the pop-up, and as you did it - they don't care about you. If you surf the Web regularly – scammers earn approximately from ten to fifteen effective clicks from you daily. Any of these clicks is either a risk to download more viruses, or a coin passed to scammers’ pockets from major advertisers.

There are two dangerous types of activity that swindlers are capable of performing via a working virus, such as Mazy Search. When they’re showing advertisement, they don’t just advertise something. The entire story has a lot more details:

  • In the first place – hackers show ads. If anyone has a crude page that any of the top-tier search engines rejected to promote because of something – adware owners will satisfy his needs. They can send hundreds of users to it daily. Even if they do not do or purchase anything, the user counter will have something to show.
  • Fraudsters can distribute other viruses. It’s much worse than to visit the weird banners in your browser. Every ad is a direct link to a virus or a trashy program that will spend weeks in the system, feeding of free disc space and CPU capacities, launching when the device boots and being not needed. You might even receive ransomware through such manner, so do not ignore the threats of adware.

We think that we've made it obvious to you that any advertising tool shouldn't be neglected – it’s a threat that has to be removed. In case you won’t – you will end up with the sluggish, retarded device, unable to cope with its basic tasks.

How to protect the computer

As a regular advertising utility, Mazy Search has its habits and abides them ardently, as any regular adware. It infects the machine via the sponsored installation or just through a malicious web page, so to outthink it you must use these tips:

  • If you're going to install an unpaid tool – download it only from its official site, and not from the mirrors.
  • On no condition, do not neglect any information which emerge through the installation of a free utility without knowing their content.
  • Never use programs whose task isn't clear.
  • If you have abruptly received an offer to install something - decline it without thinking. Especially if it was proposed in the form of a pop-up window that appeared in your browser.
  • Keep the antivirus on and up to date. It might save lots of your striving and time.

These tips are plain but very effective. You will not see Mazy Search ever again if you follow them.

 

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