How to remove (uninstall) Str-search.com

When it comes to advertising utilities, Str-search.com is the worst thing that can happen. If you plan to uninstall Str-search.com ads completely – in this article you will get assistance. Here is the uninstalling instruction for your OS as well as Safari, Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, and Opera.

Str-search.com

How Str-search.com Infects The PC

Str-search.com is simultaneously fully perilous, irritative, time-sapping and meaningless. Why would anyone download such a program? The only reason is – because he didn’t understand what he was downloading. Str-search.com doesn’t have a sole helpful feature, yet it has a vast crew of fraudsters, proficient in psychological deception, and they know how to force a user do what they want. Str-search.com has the only way into a customer’s computer, and it lies in persuading him to think that he installs something good. Here's how they do it:

  • It all comes down to two options when the bundle is downloaded. The user either notices nothing and clicks through all notifications to install a dangerous tool or understands an unpleasant fact that he's only able to get the whole bundle of useless tools. Usually, a customer ends up with Str-search.com installed. To avoid that - read all information that’s contained in the menus popping up while you're installing any unofficial program.
  • Hackers make their victim believe that they need to download Str-search.com. They accomplish it by putting adware in an installation file with a few other programs, one of whose is comparatively useful. Usually, it's a cracked variant of a useful utility. If you want to get around this – just try to install only those utilities in whose efficiency you are sure.
  • If an advertising utility is on the PC-computer – nothing can block it from messing with customer's browser. It begins with showing ads on all sites, and the multitude of them gets clicked because a customer struggles to close them.

The aforementioned algorithm of infection is also known as bundled installation, and it is very usual among Internet criminals all over the world. They persuade you to allowing Str-search.com in on your own accord so that there was no one to blame. This manner absolves fraudsters from any commitments towards a victim, as he installed an advertising program by himself, and admitted its T&C.

What is Str-search.com

There are lots of names we’d like to call Str-search.com, and among them, you will discover the ones like dangerous tool, fraud, garbage, waste of time, and many others. These names are still to weak to carry Str-search.com’s nature. In fact, Str-search.com was designed to deliver advertisement to you and purports to nothing else. Internet-criminals display to you the pop-ups and make you click them, and that’s their malignant plan. They take your clicks to raise some money, while you don't get anything for that. Lots of customers think that questionable software is not a problem, but it’s not right! It drives customers mad to see dozens of promotional links on each site, and it’s definitely wrong to spend hours struggling to hide all those links, instead of simply browsing the Web. If you're with us on that – read further, and we will explain to you how you can uninstall Str-search.com forever.

 

How to protect your system from Str-search.com

Anyone may simply guard the machine against Str-search.com, but it requires some time. We're aware of some tips suitable for every customer, which may help in making your OS safe and functional. The only issue is that you'll have to forget about some of your web-surfing customs, such as clicking through every link you see, installing cracked software, having no up-to-date AV tool, downloading questionable software, etc. The basic advice is to supervise the installation process of each tool. Let’s look at it step by step:

  • When the offer appears, familiarize with a list of offered utilities, and choose only the ones you really require. Adware use the term “recommended installation” to make you download more hazardous tools. Actually, the proposed installation technique leads you to downloading the whole bunch of unwanted utilities.
  • During the installation of any program, there’s a moment when the program proposes you to select additional elements, according to your needs. That’s if you install a helpful tool. If we're talking about an unpaid program, you’ll get a suggestion to download several programs which aren't connected to the initial one, and sometimes they’re not useful anyway.
  • To escape that – use a not recommended manner, and pick only the programs you want. If there’s no way to de-select the fields with pointless utilities – you need to reconsider your decision about installing any software.

How to remove Str-search.com

How to remove Str-search.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Str-search.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

 

Str-search.com removal is the most important section of our guide, and to perform it you need to carefully follow our step-by-step instructions. You'll have to perform the whole process depicted below, but before you begin – make sure you’ve made a data backup of the OS in order for restoring it on the chance of a serious failure. The parts consisting of system registry are essential, and even a light mistake will have a terrible effect on user's laptop. If you don't like manual elimination – you can always fall back on an automatic way, which is more efficient and is fully independent. You can easily install Spyhunter AntiMalware, and abide by the step-by-step tips to remove Str-search.com in 10 minutes. If you're not going to buy any software just like that – you may install a free variant with limited features. See a thorough Spyhunter, and get it by clicking through the link below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Str-search.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 the program 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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Str-search.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Str-search.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 unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

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 suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" 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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