How to remove (uninstall) Searchmine.net

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Searchmine.net is a website that tricks users by changing default start page and search engine in the browser. In the article, we are trying to tell you how to remove it completely from your system. Both MAC and Windows users can be the victims of malware. Statistically, MAC is the main aim of malicious redirect, but the windows system is also suitable to the adware too. After malware installs on the computer, it replaces normal search answers to advertising ones. Because it only aim is to display to you huge numbers of suspicious ads on every site you visit, ignoring your convenience and interests. It consumes much more efforts and time to remove a malicious utility than to avoid it, therefore in the article, we will teach you how to keep your system malware-free. We will also give you advices about the methods to eliminate the suspicious utilities that managed to get into the system.

Searchmine.net

Searchmine.net is an advertising program, which we have lately said. Like all other kinds of hazardous utilities, Searchmine.net has behavioral algorithms and follows them constantly. They are not spontaneous, each Searchmine.net’s move leads to another, and when you understand the algorithm – you may locate adware straight away. We are going to talk it over later, but in this one, we are going to tell you how a user can detect adware before downloading it.

 

Advertising programs are unable to afford to be straight with their victims and just disclose their aims. It would have dropped the infection chances substantially, if Searchmine.net’s description really described the things it is able to do to your system and the amount of efforts it needs to get rid of infection. If you search for utility to download – check it carefully to keep adware off your PC. Undesired programs commonly use disguises of several types of software. Here are some examples:

  • Tools for browsing. Their claimed functions vary from quickening your browser to giving access to super-advantageous sell-outs in all niches. We assure you that every popular browser includes all functions it requires you to utilize it efficiently. Of course, there are many quality browser tools, but they are popular, and anyone can easily test if one of them is what you sought for.
  • System cleaners. These are the crafty ones. System optimizers are designed to do for you the things you might perform in manual manner, but you do not want to waste your time on them. Deleting remains of incorrectly eliminated utilities, cache, invalid icons, useless files, etc. Naturally, web-criminals understood that many users have never executed those actions, and thus cannot clearly see if the system optimizer is good or not. It provoked many third-grade viruses, which demonstrate vigorous performance and sham logs, while their single aim is to generate ads.
  • Software that helps to “unlock” sites, meaning that you become able to access the site from a restricted country. Suchlike programs are also known as VPN, and they are extremely effective, and hundreds of thousands of people appreciate the best of them. If you require an effective VPN – download a well-known one.

How Searchmine.net works

Each adware has a behavioral frame, and diligently abides every inch of it. The primal fact you have to understand is that dangerous utilities are not delivered one after one. They generally do it in bundles. A bundle means a package, including several utilities, only one of whose is good and the others are not. Such packages could be found on any file-sharing website along the Internet. That’s why we keep saying everyone that they should get any software only from trusted web pages: you're not going to get any viruses, downloading a program from a decent site that looks after its reputation.

As an installation file is placed on a web page for gratis access, and a potential victim finds it, begins the second stage: the penetration. The bundle cannot be opened until you start the installation, and in case you do – it advises you to select a "recommended" technique. It equals to calling all those programs onto your PC. Many users ignore the description of ways, and automatically invite Searchmine.net and several other unwanted software onto the device. To prevent adware on this phase, you need to inspect everything that emerges while you're installing any software.

The last step is to prepare a victim’s system for adware's tasks. Searchmine.net readjusts browser controls, alters the homepage address, and inserts new items to the system registry so that you could not delete Searchmine.net if you are going to. These actions lead to an overwhelming number of ads everywhere and, with time, the crippled browser cannot deal with incoming infections, and your workstation will be fully plugged-up with suspicious programs. If you do not want that – you need to eliminate Searchmine.net as soon as possible.

How to remove Searchmine.net

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Searchmine.net manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Searchmine.net 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

 

Searchmine.net itself is not very dangerous, it causes problems gradually, thus the more you think about it, the more time it will take to eliminate it. There are two totally efficient and trusty manners to remove Searchmine.net from operation system: manual and software-based. The manual manner is particularly suitable for those who have some computer literacy, and whose computers aren’t completely infested by adware. The software technique is less complicated and can help you with any number of viruses and needs no practice but, as you might have supposed, requires buying a modern antivirus. To manage Searchmine.net uninstalling, we will suggest you to download Spyhunter, an efficient utility, which was developing for more than a decade already. Spyhunter has plenty of current customers all over the world, so if you are interested in becoming one of them – push the button 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 "Searchmine.net" 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 Searchmine.net from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Searchmine.net

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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