How to remove (uninstall) Search.searchidt.com

Have you noticed irritating ads in the browser that are shown by the Search.searchidt.com search engine? Did you see the name Search.searchidt.com somewhere else in the system? If those things are true – your PC is infected with an advertising utility, and our article can help you in uninstalling it.

Search.searchidt.com

What is Search.searchidt.com

Since the infestation is performed, Search.searchidt.com alters the controls of your browsers. That's its most important goal, because the main part of this illegal scheme is the fake search engine which takes over the browser as soon as you install Search.searchidt.com. So, the virus changes your pre-set start page, as well as the pre-set search and places the scammer’s search instead of them. After that you can't use the reputable Yahoo, Google, Bing or whatever search you prefer – you’ll browse the Net with the help of the crippled scammers' tool, showing pop-ups fake pages ads of all forms and colors. Another Search.searchidt.com's task is to change the properties of browser icons in a way that in case you restore the default settings, you'll automatically open the fake search engine in the starting tab.

Search.searchidt.com can't be deleted as a usual program, and if you try it - the adware will recover. It occurs thanks to the Search.searchidt.com's defensive mechanisms, and we will explain to you their essence:

  • The most usual manner of protection is to make a scheduled task for the reinstallation of the adware after its removal. System tasks aren’t often utilized by usual computer users, so the adware just sets a task to check if it is running, and if it isn't – to get and set it one more time. The task is being run each time you turn on the PC, and thanks to it Search.searchidt.com is so difficult to reinstall.
  • The second method is very much like the first one, but it utilizes the system registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. You must inspect the registry to defeat this method, but it’s a pretty difficult task for a novice operator. The regular registry items are needed for the device to work, and by deleting any of them, you might bring serious damage to the OS.

The virus that distributes ads is called Search.searchidt.com, and it is an advertising utility. It belongs to a specific category of programs that can do nothing good, as it’s created to achieve a single purpose: to drive you mad. Of course, the driving-crazy activity is not its final purpose, but it’s easily delivered when adware does its job – shows the advertising content. It infests the device, it changes the browser controls and delivers you as many ads as it can and sometimes more, making sure that they have your attention. Swindlers receive some tiny amount of money for each click you’ve made, so you can understand why the ads keep coming: it’s a real bonanza. In the paragraphs below, we will explain how the virus got onto the laptop and how it can be protected against such viruses. In case you’re not interested and just want to uninstall the virus one way or another – ignore the other sections and go to the deletion advice.

 

How Search.searchidt.com got into the system

To clarify everything, we will describe the entire process from the beginning. 99% of the advertising viruses are copies of each other, repeated millions of times and sold to various fraudsters after few visual improvements. One of the suchlike guys got Search.searchidt.com in the Dark Web, set it up and put it on file-sharing services all over the Internet. That’s where you picked it up, huh? Okay, you're saying that you didn’t search for a tool to drive you crazy? Or, you needed a perfect spoiling-it-all-up utility for your computer, and got a useful link to Search.searchidt.com installer? Did we get it wrong again? OK, then, you wanted to download some utility that is really good. Some free utility from an unknown company, or a pirated version of some paid software you aren't going to buy.

This manner is called “bundled installation”, and its essence is that fraudsters unite the installers of a few unwanted programs and a single useful software into one file. The primary feature of this installer is that its pattern prevents a user from seeing its content inside of it. On one of the middle steps, they show a proposal to download extra programs, with the required checkmarks placed and the easiest turn is to download them and move forward. And you clicked on it. There's another technique, with the “installation methods”. Usually, the advanced installation technique is simply a choice of where you want a tool to be established, which additional tools do you require, and which ones are pointless. In Search.searchidt.com's case, choosing the recommended installation means that you admit all the garbage from the viral installer into your system.

Methods to remove Search.searchidt.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Search.searchidt.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Search.searchidt.com from the operation system

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

 

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

Now you realize how Search.searchidt.com works, and you know in which way it infected the computer. We’ve explained almost everything, besides the highly significant thing: the methods to remove this virus. Here we go. You can delete Search.searchidt.com by following these plain techniques. The first one is what you’ve already tried to perform – elimination in manual mode. We know how to make it easier, and under this part, you will see the advice on manual deletion. Its main flaw is the impossibility to uninstall lots of viruses through it since it will take lots of time. We suggest to you another way: you might fully uninstall Search.searchidt.com within five minutes through Spyhunter AntiMalware. This utility has multiple pluses, including extended signature database, round-the-clock support service, the compatibility with other anti-viruses and rapid deletion. Don’t waste your time, trying to guard the system with free programs – try the true anti-viral tool. Push the button below to download a trial version with limited possibilities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Search.searchidt.com from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Search.searchidt.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Search.searchidt.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 Search.searchidt.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 Search.searchidt.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 Search.searchidt.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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