How to remove (uninstall) Search Web

This entry will explain you everything about an adware called Search Web and methods to delete it. If you suffer from constant pop-ups on every site, and the speed of your laptop has greatly decreased - this article will explain you what advertising tools are, understand the main issue and sweep the PC of malicious software.

There are three main types of advertising utilities which might be found on the Web these days: browser toolbars, redirects and adware. These tools are initially created not to be useful, so their functions are targeted only at getting money from advertising fraud. Internet-criminals are trying really hard to convince you that suchlike tools are good: they create nice descriptions and promise great usability and profit. What do these programs really do?

  • Adware differs in that it exposes useless ads on each website that the user views and sometimes, on the desktop. These tools can be masked almost to anything: system optimizers, video and audio players, software for finding games and movies, programs for updating and downloading drivers and much more. Ads emerge as pop-ups, links or separate units in the browser.
  • Browser hijackers do not show ads on well-known web-pages. Instead of spam they make the users to view the suspicious web-sites. This software helps the unfair website owners to generate traffic and endangers the whole machine.
  • Browser toolbars show ads too, but not as active as other two species of adware. Also they collect info about user's search queries and viewed sites that are then transmitted on to scammers for further research. Such information is of substantial value for each advertising company.

The mentioned utilities in conjunction and each of them could be applied for different types of Internet-scam. In spite of the difference in methods, they have one thing in common: they were from the very beginning produced for scam and deception. Except that, since all advertising utilities try to force the user to click on links to strange and even perilous websites, they invite other malware to penetrate the PC.

 

Now you know what goals are targeted by advertising programs and, it's time to learn how to find advertising program and eliminate it. You already know that the primary red flag of adware is the rise in the quantity of spam. Another mark is the emergence of strange software in the system that you don't remember downloading. This happens when victim passes all links that Search Web displays, viewing the viral web-pages and loading viruses from them. If such thing happens, you may not even understand how virus penetrates the system.

The mark number 2 is a hard slowdown of the computer, and an growth in its boot time. We should say that these problems frequently arise for other causes, not related to advertising tools. The machine retards because any advertising software is working in the background and never stops. It means that virus is running at PC's boot and shutting down only with the whole computer. If 5 or more such tools will get into your PC, their contemporaneous operation overburdens the system, and needs so much resources that good tools just cannot run. When the PC is in this state, it suffers from fatal errors of important services, trouble shutdowns and lags. If you see any of these symptoms - you have to scan the PC via good antivirus or clean it of viruses manually.

Methods to remove Search Web

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Search Web manually

Step 1. Uninstall Search Web from the operation system

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

 

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

If you don't want to spoil your machine and want to browse the Internet with comfort, you need to remove Search Web immediately. The only way out is to eliminate Search Web and then thoroughly scan the PC for dangerous programs. Victim can do it in manual mode, but it will take lots of efforts and time, and have a big chance of failure. The thing is that various viruses use different ways to defend themselves from elimination. They keep backups everywhere on hard drive, hide their root folders, set scheduled installation tasks after elimination etc. If victim is not experienced enough in uninstalling of viruses, the chance of failure and subsequent complications is extremely high. The easiest and the very effective method to remove viruses is to apply Spyhunter AntiMalware. This antivirus is able to fast and accurately get rid of any malware from the computer, but also guard it from threats hereafter. Spyhunter can boast of many features, including low price, daily updates of the signature database, high quality of scanning and deletion, 24/7 tech-support and interaction with well-known AV programs. If you are interested, and want to buy Spyhunter, or get the free version - click on the button under this paragraph.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Search Web from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Search Web
  • C:\ProgramData\Search Web
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Search Web

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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How to remove Search Web from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Search Web 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 Web from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Search Web from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Search Web from the browser

How to remove Search Web from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Search Web

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 Web from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Search Web

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Delete all specific pages

 

How to uninstall Search Web from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Search Web

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 Web from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Search Web 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 Web 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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