How to remove (uninstall) Search-privacy.info

Search-privacy.info is another browser hijacker, earning money from showing ads to average users. Advertising on the Internet is considered to be a worthy and stable source of income, and is particularly attractive for fraudsters because it often does not require physical assets, such as office, hiring employees, and so on. In fact, all services are given only on the Internet, and the performer can be anywhere, while remaining anonymous. Internet criminals are quick to realize the potential of this kind of earnings, and have begun to create a huge variety of promotional programs. These programs can not be considered viruses, and their distribution is not a crime, as each hijacker warns the user of its functions during the installation. In addition, the hijackers are often installed using the bundled installation, and the user does not notice that installs them.

Search-privacy.info

Search-privacy.info is another browser hijacker, earning money from showing ads to average users. Advertising on the Internet is considered to be a worthy and stable source of income, and is particularly attractive for fraudsters because it often does not require physical assets, such as office, hiring employees, and so on. In fact, all services are given only on the Internet, and the performer can be anywhere, while remaining anonymous. Internet criminals are quick to realize the potential of this kind of earnings, and have begun to create a huge variety of promotional programs. These programs can not be considered viruses, and their distribution is not a crime, as each hijacker warns the user of its functions during the installation. In addition, the hijackers are often installed using the bundled installation, and the user does not notice that installs them.

 

How to protect the computer?

90% of all hijackers on the Internet are pretty simple to uninstall, because they aren't too smart. The main issue is not the quality of undesired programs but their amount. This means that you have to learn not just how to uninstall viruses, but firstly, how to prevent the contamination. Here are some advices and if you'll listen to them, the results will be impressive.

  • E-mails are very frequently used to spread dangerous programs. You have to be wary of any e-mails with additional files, or the ones that were sent from unknown accounts.
  • All deals in the Web that promise you large profit needs to be closely revised before you are getting involved in it. 80% of them are fake, designed to boost the web-page on which they are placed, but the last 20% of them lead to actual scam schemes which could make you face the real losses.
  • Every time you install something, you need to closely follow each appearing window. In these windows there is plenty of important info such as installation folder, the terms of agreement and other things. Some these programs use a method called "Partner installation" or "recommended setting", which means that in addition to the useful tool you get 2-3 others. You should cancel such offers, because viruses use this method of distribution very often.

These rules are not hard to abide, but they all are giving you a chance to prevent the infection by undesired software. Even if the implementation of the rules is causing you discomfort - you should understand: it is much better to prevent contamination than to face its consequences. Let your machine be secure and clean, and if you have some difficulties - just let us know in the comments.

Methods to remove Search-privacy.info

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Search-privacy.info manually

Step 1. Uninstall Search-privacy.info from the operation system

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

 

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Removing Search-privacy.info is a really simple thing that any newcomer can perform. For your convenience we provide the detailed step-by-step instructions to uninstall Search-privacy.info from Windows 7, 8 and 10, and from all well-known browsers. Instructions will provide the easy and fast removal of any hijacker, with no dangerous effects and sudden issues. If you discovered hijacker right after the infection, you have to uninstall it, because in a few days there will be a lot of unwanted software. Every banner might hide a link to a virus or counterfeit tool that will slow your machine. If the undesired software dwells on your PC for 3-4 days or more - by-hand uninstalling, most likely, won't work and you'll need to use the worthy antivirus. We have one tool to show you, and its name is Spyhunter. Just push the button below to try it out.

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Search-privacy.info from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Search-privacy.info and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Search-privacy.info
  • C:\ProgramData\Search-privacy.info
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Search-privacy.info

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Search-privacy.info" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove Search-privacy.info from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Search-privacy.info 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-privacy.info from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Search-privacy.info and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Search-privacy.info from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Search-privacy.info from the browser

How to remove Search-privacy.info from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Search-privacy.info

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-privacy.info from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Search-privacy.info

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

How to uninstall Search-privacy.info from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Search-privacy.info

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-privacy.info from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Search-privacy.info 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-privacy.info 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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