How to remove Social2Search pop-up ads


In this article we will tell you about the program that is incredible in its functionality and usefulness. It is called Social2Search. Its developers say that with its help, you can see the likes and comments of your friends from Facebook and Twitter, for any site on which you will go. It is assumed that if you want to buy on Amazon set of pickups for your Stratocaster, 3.5 meters long wire, rubber duck or T-shirt with panda picture - the program will show you how many of your friends have purchased the same product. Although perhaps the program will show only likes across the whole Amazon, and not separately for each product or seller. No need to get a grasp on the company reviews, there is no need to check the comments about items on other sites: it is enough to see the Like - and the deal is done. Wonderful, isn’t it? Here is just another useless program that performs the completely useless functions. But wait! It does not do even this, and instead shows tons of advertising in the browser, on every page and in every new tab. Here is the first window which you’ll see during the installation:



Internet scammers are so brazen that they don’t even try to hide the fact of the transfer of your personal data to your "friends", and the fact that this program will be very difficult to remove. Actually, we see another example of adware, which will start to annoy you with ads immediately after installation. You should not install such programs on your computer if you do not want to clog it with viruses and make unusable. If you have already installed Social2Search, we will help you to remove it quickly and safely.

How to remove Social2Search

Removing such program as Social2Search usually isn’t really difficult. Although the developers directly say that the program may resist the removal, it refers only to the well-known uninstall tools, and not to the anti-viral programs. In addition, some users can not uninstall a program from the Control Panel, because it operates in the background and does not appear on the taskbar. For a start, you will have to find the right process in the Task Manager, close it, and then proceed with the removal. If it’s so simple, then why do we say that Social2Search is the dangerous software? Because of advertisement. Since its installation, Social2Search shows ads to a user, in the form of interactive banners, links and pop-up windows. In the most cases they advertise some software. Here’s an example of such advertising:




We assume that the user, believed in Social2Search utility also believe in the fact that the browser can check his PC for viruses, and then download the proposed program. But there won’t be just one program, and the amount of trash on the PC will grow like a snowball as long as your computer simply will not turn on, or will operate at the speed of Pentium I. So, if you realized that Social2Search is a virus shortly after its installation - you can simply use our instructions to remove it. If Social2Search had functioned on your PC during the day and more - we advise you to use special antivirus, which will remove Social2Search completely and in the shortest possible time. This program is called Spyhunter, and over the years it is considered one of the most reliable tools to remove adware and other malicious programs.


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Manual removal

Manual removal of Social2Search includes such steps as removal from the Control Panel, restore of browser settings and registry cleaning. None of these operations can be a problem for the experienced user, but if you are not confident - you better use the removal tool that will fulfill all the necessary operations quickly, reliably and (which is the most important) automatically. Furthermore, Spyhunter will protect your computer in the future, and you will not have to search the Internet for solution of the virus problem.



Step 1. Uninstall Social2Search from Control Panel

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Social2Search, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Programs - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for 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.


Instruction for Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Social2Search and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Step 2. Remove Social2Search from the browser

Note: If you use antimalware scanner, it will take you through the following steps automatically.


Instruction for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the Social2Search, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

How to remove Social2Search from Google Chrome. Step 1 How to delete Social2Search from Google Chrome. Step 2 How to uninstall Social2Search from Google Chrome. Step 3


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select Social2Search and press Disable

How to uninstall Social2Search from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove Social2Search from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete Social2Search from Internet Explorer. Step 3


Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the Social2Search, press Remove

How to uninstall Social2Search from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete Social2Search from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove Social2Search from Mozilla Firefox. Step 3


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

How to delete Social2Search from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall Social2Search from Safari. Step 2 How to remove Social2Search from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose Social2Search and press button Remove from Opera

How to remove Social2Search from Opera. Step 1 How to delete Social2Search from Opera. Step 2 How to uninstall Social2Search from Opera. Step 3


Step 3. Delete elements that would stay after Social2Search deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Social2Search in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'Social2Search'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Video instruction




How to protect PC from malware

Here we have compiled the most common types of PC activity violations, caused by malware. On these grounds, you can always see that there is malware on your PC, and even determine its type.

  • Change of browser settings, the appearance of the new home page or search engine (typical for adware and hijackers)
  • The emergence of hype in browser, in form of pop-ups, banners or links. Spontaneous opening of new tabs (typical for adware and hijackers)
  • The sharp slowdown in PC operation, the critical errors while using trusted software or embedded systems and services of Windows (typical for all types of malware)
  •  Spontaneous shutdown or restart of computer, a significant increase in boot time. (This can be an indication of the massive virus infection, or “hardware” problems)

In an era of rapid technology development, computer protection against malware becomes a very important thing. In fact, you are protecting your personal information, the fruits of your work, details of your accounts at various sites, or even passwords for bank accounts. Of course, viruses, in addition to information theft, may even ruin your computer, or force you to spend money on its repair or cleanup from viruses. The bulk of the defense is a worthy anti-virus program. It will stop viruses, the number of which amounts to hundreds of thousands. Every day they are trying to infiltrate the computers of users around the world. Anti-virus also does what you can’t do yourself, such as scan of downloaded files for viruses, worms or trojans. But there is one thing that can’t be done by anti-viral program: it can’t prevent a user to click "OK".

Let's move on to the second and most important part of anti-viral defense: the attention. You should critically evaluate each proposal that comes to you on the Internet, especially if it relates to the acquisition of goods, or download of software. Adware often gets on user’s computers as the “Trojan horse”. It means, that adware takes the form of a useful program, and lets user to install it by himself. However, hackers did not even try to come up with something new, and therefore use the standard cliches: fake browsers, fake anti-viruses, programs to "find something", and “social media something". Be careful, and do not download programs if they perform functions that have been already present in browsers, the interface of websites or social networks for years! This way you can protect yourself and your PC from the vast majority of malware.



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