How to remove Search Sixty from the computer and browsers

Here we'll explain you everything about Search Sixty and the ways to protect yourself from it. Except that, we will tell you what the aim of such tools as Search Sixty is and how do lower its danger.


Search Sixty adware

What is Search Sixty. Removal reasons and methods

Search Sixty is an adware that was created to earn money for hackers and for terrible browsing experience to other users. There are many methods for unwanted software to infect the system, but the most efficent of them is affiliate installation. Bundled installation is the best way for scammers to infect the user’s computer not just because of described features but also because it is legal. For example, to make things work, scammers need to upload the software bundle on the most popular torrent trackers. Let's describe this scheme step by step. To start with, hackers have to find a useful tool to create a bundle and use the software name. This program has to be useful and toll-free. It could also be a cracked copy of the licensed program. The most important feature of a bundle is that you cannot unlock it and see what is inside. There is only one choice and it is installation. In fact, this is a simple fraud, because swindlers tell you that you will get a good program and you get viruses in addition. This was the answer why advertising program's victims do not remember installing it and are amazed that this program is installed on their computers.

Have you seen ads? Of course you did, since advertisement allows website owners to continue to produce high quality content, but what were these ads? Were they appearing each second, occluding the entire screen or the important elements of the webpage, which you are currently viewing? Did they emerge repeatedly with no button to close or hide them? If they do, you can be sure that your PC is infected by adware. In this paper, we will tell you how adware works and what’s the difference between trustworthy advertisements and spam that is generated by advertising tools.



Many victims of advertising programs are interested in the answer to this question: what aim do the advertising tools pursue, and why swindlers make hundreds of these tools each day? The purpose of adware's work is money, and scammers get a lot from every infested PC. Every time you click on the ads given by Search Sixty, you increase the view count of the sites you are switching to, and make views and clicks, by the number of which ads are paid for. Don't forget that undesired ads commonly appear on the most inconvenient places and it can’t be closed and there is a lot of incidental clicks, which allows web-criminals to receive profit and produce more adware.

The most important action that adware performs is the alteration of some browser and system settings. Such changes generally involve pop-ups and warnings when downloading files. After that, Search Sixty alters the search engine and homepage, replacing the standard websites with the URL of their webpage. The finishing stroke is the addition of viral strings to the registry. According to these actions, Search Sixty protects itself from elimination, and keeps showing banners even if user changes the settings of browser. The actions, listed above are the phases of run-up for adware's job. When they are executed browser is ready to action. We have told you earlier but now you see it for sure that Search Sixty, from the very beginning was a harmful utility. The sole thing web-criminals care about is money, so they will generate ads until you delete Search Sixty.

Search Sixty removal tool

The most effective way to eliminate annoying advertising is to clean your PC from adware. Uninstalling adware is a serious task that needs attention and some skills. If you decided to eliminate unwanted software in manual mode, you will have to modify the browser settings, change the properties of browser shortcuts, cancel the scheduled objectives for reinstallation of Search Sixty, check the registry and erase undesired software from the control panel. For some users, these actions may look very complex, so we have designed a complete instruction. The instructions will help you to perform the deletion, but they do not guarantee the success in case of an error, so you should be careful. On the other hand - there is no need to jeopardize the stability of your PC if you can pick more convenient and easy method - an automatic uninstalling with help of Spyhunter antivirus. The software method, unlike manual, demands minimal time from you, while guaranteeing maximum benefit. Spyhunter has many pluses, including compatibility with other security software, modest price, high speed and day-and-night tech-support. If you are interested in downloading trial Spyhunter version - click the link under this paragraph.


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Search Sixty removal instructions

If you use MAC OS, follow our article: MAC adware removal.



Step 1. Uninstall Search Sixty 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 Search Sixty, 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 Search Sixty and press Uninstall

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


Step 2. Remove Search Sixty 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 Search Sixty, click Remove from Chrome

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

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


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select Search Sixty and press Disable

How to uninstall Search Sixty from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove Search Sixty from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete Search Sixty 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 Search Sixty, press Remove

How to uninstall Search Sixty from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete Search Sixty from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove Search Sixty 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 Search Sixty from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall Search Sixty from Safari. Step 2 How to remove Search Sixty from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose Search Sixty and press button Remove from Opera

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


Video instruction how to delete Search Sixty




Step 3. Delete elements that would stay after Search Sixty deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Search Sixty 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 'Search Sixty'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 4 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

  • Download antivirus tool, e.g. Adwcleaner
  • Press Scan button


AdwCleaner start window


  • Press Clean button


AdwCleaner scan the system


Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash


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