How to remove (uninstall) SearchAY

In this entry we'll tell you all needed information about an adware that is called SearchAY. If you already faced browser hijacker or adware - you can just go to the removal guide and remove SearchAY. If you haven't faced with suchlike programs before - believe, this tool really isn't good choice to keep in your system. We say so because this unwanted software not just brings troubles during web-surfing, but may induce a serious viral infection of your PC. Have you noticed the huge amount of advertisement in browser, or the shifted start page? Have you suffered of the massive slowdown of system’s and browser speed, or fake results of search and continuous redirections to the suspicious webpages? These are the attributes of advertising programs working in the system and if you've seen them – your PC is in danger.

What is SearchAY

SearchAY

The browser hijackers aren't made for fun, and each virus has strict tasks. However, the true task of this adware differs from those stated. Commonly, the description of the advertising tool promises that it will be extremely useful. 90% of adware state that they can assist in the search for anything on the Internet. Observing the activity of friends in Twitter, help in the search for latest games, music or movies and search for sales, discounts and deals on the Internet - these are the most spread features of adware. The first thing you should do if you want to download any software - to think, is it really helpful? By the way, the task of adware creators is to declare that their software performs something which can't be checked. The "better", "faster" or "safer" web-surfing is a pure sample of suchlike features, since these options are really indistinct and almost impossible to supervise. According to this, adware are completely useless, and just take up space on your hard drive? No, they got one important function and it is to deceive you and to obtain thousands of dollars from online advertising.

 

We don't remember where it came from but today there is an opinion that Internet-fraudsters create the malicious programs without any logical reason. Viruses spoil your machine, intervene with the functions of certain tools, and Internet-fraudsters like it so much that they want to spend days, designing annoying adware. Alright, it was a joke. There are no useless malware. For instance, the incessant showing of annoying ads on every page is not an accident. All this advertising is shown to make money on referrals. Many people heard that browser ads are paid on the special system, called pay per click. It means that the client pays for each referral from the pop-up to the website. So, the more ads advertising program shows you, the better is the chance that you will be interested and click on the link. Even if you're not interested in hacker's suggestions - the click might still be done, in order to hide an uncomfortable irritating banner. Advertisers don't want to know in which way the click was done, and hackers will get their payment both for the decent click and for the accidental one. In this case we see how numbers defeat quality, as swindlers create hundreds of trashy viruses that flood us with intrusive ads. Trusting user can take the advertising shown by virus seriously, and look for something entertaining among these offers, doing dozens of referrals every day. According to our data, the quantity of machines, infected by SearchAY is counted on tens of thousands of people, and if each of them is doing 10-20 clicks per day, the fraudster's earnings no longer seems so insignificant.

Methods to remove SearchAY

By the way, SearchAY has one more function which in the long perspective can bring huge issues with your system. This function is SearchAY's power to shift the controls of user's browser on purpose to advertise more efficiently which makes it very defenseless to all viruses. SearchAY changes the set search engine and the web-address of the homepage, and also disables features which are responsible for blocking of ads and for prevention of suspicious downloads. So, when SearchAY is inside the PC, the browser is extremely assailable, and all kinds of perilous programs may use it to enter the system, which exactly occurs when user starts to randomly click on suspicious links shown by SearchAY. The viruses will overwhelm your system, because each referral on the link, given by adware invites one more virus on the PC. If you don't want your Computer to be in such state you should delete SearchAY from the computer as soon as possible.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove SearchAY manually

Step 1. Uninstall SearchAY from the operation system

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

 

Hackers use two principal ways of advertising tool spread: the deployment on the hacked web-sites and installation in bundles with good programs. The first way can be simply avoided: you should only visit web-sites that are considered secure, and are on the first positions in the search results. Except that, pay attention to the warnings of your antivirus software and browser. To shield yourself from the penetration via the bundled installation technique, you must closely supervise the installation of all programs. Bundled installation is simple: adware is added to installers of useful tools. You install some program and in one of the windows during installation emerges an offer to get some more programs. In many variations you just cannot uncheck the fields, and in some - you don't even see that you're installing something else. Naturally, all software except the desired one will be trashy or even dangerous. According to this, when you see the option between “recommended install” and “install for experienced users” – choose the second variant. Remember about this every time you install some program - and your machine will be noticeably cleaner.

SearchAY removal tool

The deletion of SearchAY in manual mode takes nearly 5-7 minutes, and may be performed even by not practiced user. Notwithstanding the fact that deletion in manual mode is very convenient, it has several weaknesses, compared to the software deletion with help of antivirus tool. Han uninstalling is very easy and completely free, but there are cases when you just cannot uninstall the malware manually. If you are using an AV-tool - it will provide you the security for years. Spyhunter anti-virus is dedicated to delete such software as SearchAY, and easily gets rid of with other suchlike threats.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall SearchAY from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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How to remove SearchAY from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select SearchAY 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 SearchAY from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall SearchAY from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove SearchAY from the browser

How to remove SearchAY from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove SearchAY

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 SearchAY from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove SearchAY

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

How to uninstall SearchAY from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove SearchAY

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 SearchAY from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose SearchAY 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 SearchAY 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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