How to remove (uninstall) Defendsearch.com

This item is devoted to an adware called Defendsearch.com and methods to remove it. If you suffer from annoying pop-ups in the browser, and the performance of your machine has greatly diminished - this page will explain you what adware is, understand the basic problem and sweep the laptop of malicious programs.

Defendsearch.com

There are three main types of advertising tools that spread through the Internet nowadays: redirects, browser toolbars and adware. These programs were originally designed not to be helpful, and their purpose is to receive money from advertising fraud. Fraudsters try very hard to persuade users that suchlike tools are useful: they describe them very well and promise great usability and advantage. So, what is the real purpose of adware?

  • Classic adware is known because of endless spam with various banners, pop-ups and ads. Such utilities could be disguised as anything: system optimizers, software for finding games and movies, media players, driver updaters and much more. Advertising emerges as pop-ups, distinct blocks in search results or links.
  • Contamination with a hijacker calls another kind of issue. Instead of ads they make the users to view the malicious web-pages. This software helps the unfair website owners to increase traffic and decrease the security level of user's PC.
  • Toolbars are not so annoying as adware and hijackers, but except advertising actions they can collect the information about victim's machine and about his actions on the Internet. Such data is of substantial value for each advertising company.

Adware is different and use especial ways to get into the machine and to act inside of it. In spite of the difference in manners, they have one thing in common: they were from the very beginning produced for cheat and deceit. Aside from obvious nuisance, such as the flood of irritating propositions, Defendsearch.com has one more dangerous feature: the abnormal decrease of PC's protection.

 

Now you know which purposes are targeted by advertising tools and, it's time to learn how to reveal malware and eliminate it. The largest and the most perilous attribute of penetration is the extremely high amount of pop-ups. The second symptom is the appearance of additional software on your computer that you haven’t downloaded. This might appear if the ad provided by a virus doesn't lead to the view of website, but to direct loading of the dangerous file. If such thing happens, you might not even know how virus penetrates the system.

The third symptom is a noticeable lag of the machine, and an enlargement in the loading time of the system. It should be noted that suchlike issues often arise for other causes, not related to advertising tools. The computer becomes slow because each advertising tool is working in the background and never stops. It means that virus is starting at PC's boot and shutting down only with the whole computer. When there are too much of them, their contemporaneous operation overloads the system, and demands so many resources that reliable programs simply can't perform its functions. When the PC is in this state, it starts to suffer from fatal errors of different services, emergency shutdowns and deceleration. If you notice any of these symptoms - you need to check the computer with a quality anti-virus or delete all adware by hand.

Methods to remove Defendsearch.com

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

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Defendsearch.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Defendsearch.com from the operation system

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

 

If you are tired of seeing advertising in the browser and discomfort from other attributes of infection with Defendsearch.com, you should immediately remove this program. In your case it's not only about deleting Defendsearch.com, but also about total cleaning of PC. The removal can be done manually, however this way may require considerable time and may not have the effect. Defendsearch.com and other unwanted software do everything to shield themselves from deletion and make it as complex as possible. Adware keeps backup copies in different folders on hard drive, hide their root folders, set scheduled tasks for reinstalling after elimination etc. If victim is not practiced enough in these matters, the probability of failure and subsequent malfunctions is very high. The simplest and the most effective method to delete Defendsearch.com is to apply Spyhunter Antivirus. This anti-virus can fast and clean get rid of any viruses from the system, but also guard it from threats in after years. Spyhunter has a number of advantages, among which are high quality of scanning and deletion, daily updating of the signature database, round-the-clock tech-support, compatibility with other anti-virus software and low price. If you want to download Spyhunter, or read more about it - click on the button below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Defendsearch.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Defendsearch.com and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Defendsearch.com
  • C:\ProgramData\Defendsearch.com
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Defendsearch.com

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Defendsearch.com" 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 Defendsearch.com 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 Defendsearch.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Defendsearch.com and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Defendsearch.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Defendsearch.com

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 add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Defendsearch.com

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 add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Defendsearch.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Defendsearch.com 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.

 

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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