How to remove Search.momentumlite.com

Do you notice irritating advertising links in your browser, tagged as “pop-ups by Search.momentumlite.com”? Have you seen the name Search.momentumlite.com somewhere else on your machine? If any of these is true – the computer is penetrated by adware, and our item can help you to delete it.

Search.momentumlite.com

What is Search.momentumlite.com

Right after the infection, Search.momentumlite.com changes the controls of your browser. That's its most important goal, as the substantial part of this adware is the “search engine” which appears in the browser as soon as you install Search.momentumlite.com. So, adware clears the pre-set homepage, as well as your favorite search engine and puts the fake search instead of them. Now you cannot use the well-known Google, Yahoo, Bing or another search you like – you will surf the Net with the help of the low-quality scammers' website, displaying pop-ups ads untrusted results of all sorts and sizes. One more Search.momentumlite.com's feature is to change the settings of browser shortcuts so that even if you return the good settings, you will automatically open the fake search system in the starting tab.

Search.momentumlite.com can't be deleted as a common program, and if you try it - the adware will come back. It occurs because of the Search.momentumlite.com's defensive algorithms, and we can explain to you how they work:

  • A system task is the easiest method to initiate the recovery of Search.momentumlite.com after its removal. System tasks are not typically utilized by regular PC operators, so Search.momentumlite.com simply develops a task to inspect if it’s running, and if it isn't – to download and install it one more time. The task checks the Search.momentumlite.com's presence every time you turn on the computer, and that’s why Search.momentumlite.com is so difficult to remove.
  • Another way has the similar goal, but it uses the system registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. Scammers make a specific entry to system's registry and you have to find and erase it, which is a bit difficult. The other registry entries are very important, and by erasing any of them, you may inflict serious damage to the OS.

The virus that generates ads is called Search.momentumlite.com, and it is an advertising program. Search.momentumlite.com cannot do anything helpful, as it was created to achieve a single goal: to drive you crazy. Of course, the driving-crazy stuff isn’t its direct goal, but you'll be irritated anyway until the virus does its job – distributes advertising banners. Right after the infection, it changes the controls of the browser and delivers you as much spam as it can and sometimes more, making sure that they've drawn your attention. Hackers get a little money for every click you're making, so you can see why the banners keep appearing: it’s a real bonanza. In the sections below, we’ll explain how the virus infected the laptop and how you can guard it against such viruses. If you already know it all and simply want to get rid of the virus as soon as possible – ignore the following parts and go to the deletion guide.

 

How Search.momentumlite.com got into the system

To make it simple, we’ll depict the process in total. 99% of the advertising programs are each other's copies, duplicated many times and passed to third-grade fraudsters with easy changes made. One of those lads purchased this one from the Dark Web, added their logo and put it on file-sharing portals around the Net. And then, you came and downloaded it. Okay, you’re sure that you didn’t look for a program to annoy you? Or, you wanted the best manner to spoil your computer, and got a useful link to Search.momentumlite.com downloader? Still wrong? OK, then, you wanted to download some tool that is really good. Some toll-free program from an unknown developer, or a pirated replica of some paid program you aren't going to purchase.

We know this manner as the “sponsored installation”, and it means that scammers unite the installation files of a few viruses and a single good software to create one file. The primary point of the bundle is that its scheme interferes a victim from inspecting its content inside of it. On one of the last stages, they show an offer to install more tools, with the required fields filled and the first desire is to download them and proceed. We suppose that you proceeded, as you're reading this guide. Don't forget about another technique, with the “manners of installation”. It's pretty simple: the installation for practiced users is basically a choice of where you wish a utility to be established, and how exactly you need it to be done. In Search.momentumlite.com's case, choosing the easy installation means that you admit all the garbage from the package into your machine.

Methods to remove Search.momentumlite.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Search.momentumlite.com manually

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

Step 2. Remove Search.momentumlite.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

At this moment you realize what Search.momentumlite.com is, and you’re aware of its sneaky methods of infection. We’ve told you nearly everything, except the highly important thing: how you can remove this virus. Here we go. You can delete Search.momentumlite.com with the help of these simple methods. One of them is what you have already tried to perform – manual deletion. There's the easiest manner to perform it, and below this part, you’ll see the tips on by-hand removal. The only drawback is the impossibility to uninstall lots of advertising tools through it because it'll require lots of time. We offer you another way: you can completely erase the virus in five minutes with the help of Spyhunter antivirus. It has a lot of pros, and among them are the compatibility with many anti-viruses, rapid scanning, extended signature database and 24/7 support service. Don’t waste time, trying to guard the computer with unpaid software – switch to the decent anti-viral tool. Click the link under this paragraph to download an unpaid version with limited capacities.

Search.momentumlite.com removal tool

Special Offer

Antivirus scanner

Why we recommend SpyHunter antimalware

Detects most kind of threats: malicious files and even registry keys of malware will be found

Protects your system in the future

24/7 free support team

SpyHunter's scanner is only for malware detection. If program detects infected elements on the computer, you will need to purchase malware removal tool for $39,99 to delete threats. SpyHunter has Free Trial for one remediation and removal, subject to a 48-hour waiting period. Uninstall steps and additional information EULA , Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.

bwd  Instructions 1/2  fwd

Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Search.momentumlite.com from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

bwd  Instructions 1/2  fwd

Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Search.momentumlite.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.momentumlite.com from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

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

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

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

 

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. If you continue using the site, we will assume that you accept our cookies policy.