How to remove (uninstall) Searchprotector.net

This material is devoted to an adware called Searchprotector.net and manners to get rid of it. If you suffer from constant advertising on the Internet, and the efficiency of your computer has greatly diminished - this item will help you find out what adware is, spot the current issue and sweep the machine of suspicious programs.

Searchprotector.net

Adware includes a pretty long list of miscellaneous sorts, but the most known of them are browser toolbars, adware and redirects. You must realize that advertising spam isn't accidental - they were developed to do this from the start. Internet-criminals are trying really hard to urge users that these tools are useful: they describe them very well and promise great efficiency and benefit. So, what is the real purpose of advertising programs?

  • Classic adware is known because of endless spam with various pop-ups, ads and banners. Suchlike utilities could be disguised as anything: software for finding games and movies, programs for updating and downloading drivers, video and audio players, system optimizers and much more. Advertising comes up as links, pop-ups or separate blocks in search results.
  • Contamination with a hijacker invites another kind of issue. Instead of spam they make their victims to visit the suspicious web-sites. This software helps the unfair website owners to generate traffic and endangers the whole laptop.
  • Browser toolbars also perform advertising functions, but not as active as other two species of adware. Their main function is to gather info about your search queries and viewed sites, which are then passed on to scammers for further resale. Suchlike information may be used against the user or passed to third parties for a decent price.

Adware is different and use special methods to penetrate the machine and to work in it. These advertising utilities have one thing in common - they all call issues for the user and prevent him from using the browser. Except for apparent nuisance, such as abundance of irritating offers, Searchprotector.net has another hazardous property and it is the significant lowering of machine's security.

 

Now you understand what goals are targeted by malware and, it's time to learn how to reveal adware and delete it. Now you know that the principal red flag of infection is an increase in the quantity of spam. The second attribute is the appearance of extraneous programs on your PC that you haven’t installed. Such thing may happen when victim clicks on every link that adware shows, viewing the viral pages and installing programs from there. In this case, you may not even understand how virus penetrates your workstation.

The attribute #2 is a strong lag of the computer, and an growth in the boot time of the system. Retardation of PC performance isn't always the result of adware, but this appears very frequently. The reason for such retardation is that in contradistinction to ordinary programs, adware acts 24/7, generating ads and redirecting victim to undesired websites. It means that the program is launching at system startup and turning off only when the computer stops working. When the amount of adware gets to the edge, their synchronous operation begins to overload the system, and needs so many resources that reliable tools simply can't perform its functions. When the computer is in such condition, it starts to suffer from emergency shutdowns, lags and fatal errors of different programs. If you witness any of these marks - you need to scan the system via quality anti-virus or clean it of viruses manually.

Methods to remove Searchprotector.net

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Searchprotector.net manually

Step 1. Uninstall Searchprotector.net from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Searchprotector.net 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 are tired of irritative ads in the browser and discomfort from other symptoms of infection with Searchprotector.net, you have to eliminate Searchprotector.net as soon as possible. In your situation it's not only about uninstalling Searchprotector.net, but also about total clearing of system. Victim can do it in manual mode, though it will require lots of time and efforts, and have a considerable possibility of failing. The matter is that different dangerous software use different methods to protect themselves from removal. Adware keeps backup copies in different places on HDD, leave pending installation tasks after elimination, hide their main folders etc. If you are not skilled enough in these things, the chance of error and subsequent difficulties is very high. The easiest and the very efficient technique to eliminate adware is to download Spyhunter Antivirus. This program is not only able to quickly and easy uninstall any malware from the machine, but also protect it from threats hereafter. Spyhunter can boast of many advantages, among which are modest price, round-the-clock tech-support, compatibility with well-known AV tools, high quality of scanning and deletion and daily updating of the signature database. If you want to download Spyhunter, or read more about it - click on the link below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Searchprotector.net from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Searchprotector.net and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Searchprotector.net
  • C:\ProgramData\Searchprotector.net
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Searchprotector.net

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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How to remove Searchprotector.net from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Searchprotector.net 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 Searchprotector.net from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Searchprotector.net and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Searchprotector.net from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Searchprotector.net from the browser

How to remove Searchprotector.net from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Searchprotector.net

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 Searchprotector.net from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Searchprotector.net

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

How to uninstall Searchprotector.net from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Searchprotector.net

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 Searchprotector.net from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Searchprotector.net 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 Searchprotector.net 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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