How to remove (uninstall) Slicksearch.com

Did you face difficulties with aggressive ads? Did you have enough of the device turning off or restarting all the time? Is Slicksearch.com advertising virus the cause of all these difficulties? If the answer is positive to all these questions – we’re going to help you to resolve your issues. On our webpage, we've collected the complex measures on adware’s deletion from your computer and from Safari, Opera, IE, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Slicksearch.com

Ads on the Net did go wild in last years, and people have almost got used to it. Advertisement are everywhere – beginning with popular websites and ending with long-dead pages. Once upon a time, you saw five banners per day, and now there is that much each minute. Businessmen did finally find out that the Web is the great place to invite some new clients, and scammers thought about that also. They make unwanted programs to crawl into your browser so that it would display to you unwanted, fraud banners. One of these programs just took over your PC, and it's called Slicksearch.com. Fraud promotions are not for selling things – they are just for you to click on them. If you're clicking on this banner, you’ll be on a suspicious website, where you won't get any real deal. Usually, there is nothing at all, besides an offer to get a useless toll-free software, which will screw up your computer and distribute even more advertisement. If you want to put an end to that – on our site you can discover everything you need to get rid of it.

What is Slicksearch.com

 

We're talking about an adware, designed with the simple aim: to display advertisement to customers. It’s not even a program, as it’s just an elementary piece of code, capable of modifying your browser options and letting customers use it in hackers favor. For you to understand its modus operandi, we’ll describe its actions bit by bit:

  • The basic Slicksearch.com’s job is done after it modifies the settings of your browser, and after that, it only has to take some security measures. It inserts new strings into the registry and creates scheduled tasks to not let you modify browser settings.
  • If someone downloads a package and tries to install it, you are forced to decide between easy manner and the way for expert users. The first method is already picked, and sometimes you cannot pick another one, since it’s hidden. By picking the recommended installation operator allows to get each perilous tool from that package, and the "not recommended" method allows you decide which tools you want to install and which ones you don’t.
  • The most significant thing that advertising tool does after it crawls onto your workstation is taking control over your browser. It places the hackers' fraud website on your default search's place, and same thing happens with your homepage. After that you just can't get relevant search results – Slicksearch.com will show you only the results that scammers allow you to see or to click.
  • Other step is to put the advertising utility to a file-sharing portal, in a bundle with a few other dangerous tools. Then it should wait for a victim to install it – a user that isn't caring to read anything and skips everything every time he (or she) could. Naturally, the installation folder is not called Slicksearch.com adware – there is a useful program in a bundle. It's the popular one, but installing it, they receive a bunch of unwanted stuff in addition.
  • If you've marked the "not recommended" method and removed Slicksearch.com – you would not be here. On the base of this, we think that you didn’t look at that option. According to this Slicksearch.com was installed and started working.

That’s what Slicksearch.com infection looks like. After the turn #5, Slicksearch.com is fully worthless, as all other job, meaning the display of pop-ups, gets done by scammers' site. Casually the website looks like Yahoo, Bing or Google, but the results you're getting there are very suspicious. Scammers use a unpaid feature, known as Google CSE to make their websites, and its main function is to limit the search field to a few websites. This service is used to show the fake results and make users think that they’re real.

How to protect the system

The safety of customer's device is such a thing that cannot be achieved with the help of single miraculous measure. Without a doubt, the antivirus will be very helpful, yet you there is a great job to do except it. We will specify these measures under this paragraph.

  • Do not click on suspicious ads, and don’t attend strange websites. By that we mean webpages which offer pirated utilities and video content, adult materials, and other suchlike stuff.
  • You shouldn’t use free utilities, and if you need to download it anyway – get it from well-known websites.
  • There is no real cause to switch off your antivirus. In particular if a suspicious program suggests you to do it.
  • Renew your tools when the updates get released, especially, the OS and the browser. The vulnerabilities which malware uses to get into the PC are getting fixed, so the newer version you use - the more protected your PC is.

These advice might assist you to avoid advertising utilities and the majority of the other useless programs. Still, certain examples of malware can sneak onto your PC with the help of other techniques, and you have to download a high-quality antiviral tool to fight them.

Methods to remove Slicksearch.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Slicksearch.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Slicksearch.com from the operation system

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

 

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

 

As with the elimination of any other adware, you can choose between two basic options. It can be the removal in manual mode, where you will have to do everything by your own efforts, or an automatic way that can save your time. Both of them are fully secure and tried, but you'd better know more about them before choosing anything. In the first place, if you're going to uninstall adware manually – you won’t need to purchase any utilities. You have to realize that if you have some more suspicious tools to get rid of besides Slicksearch.com – it might be a problem. The automatic way requires the installation of a worthy deletion tool. It's called Spyhunter. We offer you to buy it as it’s not only tried, fast, lightweight and trusted but has plenty of other advantages. The crew of seasoned virus hunters updates its database on a daily basis so that no adware could infect the workstation without being neutralized. The best news is that it costs much less than its rivals' products! You don’t need to make your choice here and now, and if you have any concerns about Spyhunter’s potential – just download a gratis limited version.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Slicksearch.com from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Slicksearch.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Slicksearch.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 Slicksearch.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 Slicksearch.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 Slicksearch.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"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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