How to remove (uninstall) Search.searchmecenter.com

Advertisement on the Internet have gone aggressive in last years, and users are starting to tolerate it. Advertisement are everywhere – regardless of what is the webpage you are on - you will see them. A few years ago, you saw a few promotional banners each day, but now there is that much every minute. Businessmen have, after all, got that the Web is the best source to bring in new clients, and fraudsters thought about that also. They've made adware to crawl into your computer and make it show you suspicious, fraud pop-ups. One of suchlike utilities simply took over your system, and it's called Search.searchmecenter.com. Ads by Search.searchmecenter.com aren’t meant to help you find things – they are just a bait for credulent users. If you click on that ad, you’ll be on a useless webpage, where you cannot get any real deal. Commonly, these webpages have nothing to offer, just an offer to download a useless gratis tool, which will drive your laptop crazy and display a bunch of advertising to you. If you're already tired of that – on this site you’ll discover anything you need to uninstall Search.searchmecenter.com.

Search.searchmecenter.com

What is Search.searchmecenter.com

Search.searchmecenter.com is an adware, created for a sole purpose: to display pop-ups to users. It can't even be called a complete tool, since it’s just a primitive script, capable of modifying your browser settings and subjoining new strings to the system registry. For you to get its way of functioning, we’ll explain its doings bit by bit:

  • The basic adware’s task is done when it changes your browser settings, so it simply needs to establish the protection mechanisms. It inserts new lines into the registry and makes scheduled tasks to not let you modify browser controls.
  • During the installation of Search.searchmecenter.com, you have to decide between recommended installation and the installation for experienced users. The #1 is already marked, and sometimes you cannot select another one, as it’s not available. By picking the offered manner operator allows to get each perilous program from the package, and the "not recommended" method allows you choose which tools you want to install and which ones you don’t.
  • If you've picked the second manner and removed Search.searchmecenter.com – you would not read this entry. On the base of that, we assume that you didn’t see that option. It means that advertising utility got installed and started working.
  • The first operation that adware performs since sneaking onto your device is getting your browser under full control. It places the swindlers' unreliable search on your search system's place, and does the same thing with your homepage. After that you never see real results for your queries – adware will show you only the things that hackers want to show you.
  • Next step is to upload the advertising utility to a cheap website, in a bundle with other useless programs. Then it should wait for a trustful person to get it – a victim who isn't bothering to inspect the info during the installation and will click OK every time he (or she) can. Of course, the installation folder is not called Search.searchmecenter.com adware – there is another program in a file. It's the popular one, but along with it, they accept a bunch of trash on top.

That’s what adware infects the computer. Since the step #5, Search.searchmecenter.com is fully ineffective, as all other functions, meaning the showing of ads, gets done by fake search engine. It looks familiar, as if it was your favorite search system, but the results you're getting from it are very suspicious. Swindlers take advantage of a gratis feature, called Google CSE to put their adware to work, and its fundamental function is to bound the search field to a couple webpages. Fraudsters use Google CSE to show the fraud search results and make you think that they are real.

 

How to protect the system

One thing you have to know about PC’s protection from Search.searchmecenter.com and other adware – it comes with lots of work. Of course, the antivirus will be very useful, but you also need to do, or rather not to do certain things. We’ll catalogue these measures under this paragraph.

  • There is no real cause to deactivate the antivirus. In particular if some program wants you to do it.
  • Don’t click on suspicious pop-ups, and do not visit poorly-made webpages. we mean pages which distribute cracked software and movies, 18+ materials, and other suchlike stuff.
  • You shouldn’t use unpaid software, but if you aren't ready to stop installing it – download it from an official website.
  • Upgrade your software when the updates get released, particularly, your operating system and your antiviral program. The security breaches that malware uses to penetrate the system are being fixed, so the latter patch you use - the more secure you are.

The list above will assist you to stay away from advertising utilities and the majority of the other suspicious programs. Regardless of that, some malware can get into your OS via other techniques, and you'd better get a first-class antiviral tool to fight them.

Methods to remove Search.searchmecenter.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Search.searchmecenter.com manually

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

Step 2. Remove Search.searchmecenter.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 uninstalling of any other adware, there's a choice between two basic variants. It can be by-hand way, where you'll need to perform everything on your own, or an automatic method that requires a lot less time. Either of them is totally secure and tested, but you'd better learn more about them before you pick. In the first place, if you’ll remove Search.searchmecenter.com manually – you won’t need to purchase any antiviruses. You have to know that if there are some more harmful programs to delete except Search.searchmecenter.com – it will be problematic. The software way requires the download of a decent removal program, which is called Spyhunter. We propose you to purchase it as it’s not only reliable, lightweight, tried and swift but has a lot of other conveniences. The team of skilled researchers inspects its database on a daily basis so that no adware could infect the machine without being found. And it costs much less than its competitors' software! You don’t need to make your choice immediately, and if there are any doubts about Spyhunter’s resources – you can get a gratis trial version.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Search.searchmecenter.com from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

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

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

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