How to remove Searchmine.net from the computer and browsers

Guide how to remove Searchmine.net virus from the computer and browsers: manual and automatic uninstall methods, what is Searchmine.net and how to protect the computer against such like viruses in the future. Instructions for Windows, MAC OS, Android systems and Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer.

 

Searchmine.net adware

 

Searchmine.net is a member of an extensive clan of adware. These programs are very gainful for thousands of Web-scammers, and they simply make fortunes off it. It may sound unbelievable, but that's how it goes. These rubbishy programs have infected hundreds of thousands of PC's all over the world and are responsible for lots of massive advertisement frauds. In most cases, this activity causes losses to international advertising firms, still you won't stay undamaged since you pay for scammers’ advance with your time, spent to uninstall Searchmine.net. Surely, that's too high price to pay, particularly if your workstation is infected. You're trying to get rid of adware to do important things. Further, in this piece, we’ll find out what is Searchmine.net, how it infects your system and how to eliminate it for good.

 

 

Searchmine.net, in defiance of being one of the poorest harmful utilities recently, someway succeeded to crawl into hundreds of systems. Searchmine.net’s advantage is in its insignificance, and its main tasks are to remain unseen as long as possible and to display as many pop-ups as it can. It isn't just infecting the workstation and trying to shove the poor scam ads and pop-ups down your throat, but in the meantime, it's decreasing your device’s protection. Do you realize now, that in a few days after the infection the hard drive started choking of useless tools, emerging from nowhere? You can thank Searchmine.net for it, as it had modified the settings of your browser to make it fragile against all kinds of attacks which were avoided before when the right settings were active.

 

Let's figure out, what is Searchmine.net doing in on your laptop. First of all, right after getting into victim's OS, Searchmine.net turns off the browser's protection. New tab page and start page are the most important ones, so adware substitutes them with a counterfeit search engine, which shows false search results and unreliable advertising. Searchmine.net webpage lies in the main part of the scheme, but it won't be efficient without Searchmine.net, which readies the ground for it. Besides that, Searchmine.net changes default security settings. For instance, it allows to download anything without customer's validation and turns off the warnings. This results in the sudden rise of malware, adware and Trojan problems so that your PC starts looking like a breeding-ground for malware. Luckily, we're aware of the stable ways to eliminate Searchmine.net and we're going to share them with you in a few moments.

How Searchmine.net gets into the system

To crawl into the computer, Searchmine.net utilizes the safest manner: bundled installation. This one is not merely simple but at the same time frees hackers of each probable incrimination of fraud as user confirms all capacities of Searchmine.net while it's installing. We will describe to you how it goes:

 

  • Fraudsters build an installation file of 4-5 hazardous tools and a single decent utility. Of course, the package bears a name of a decent program so that victims wanted to get it.
  • The bundle is being put on file-sharing websites for everyone to download.
  • When a customer downloads it and begins the installation, the bundle suggests getting everything that's inside, which means that the advertising programs get installed too. Sometimes, there is no chance at all, as all variants except “agree” are not active and cannot be clicked.

 

While the installation is in progress, you have to choose an option, which allows you to restrict the installation of all other programs, except the wanted one. If you won’t – you’ll get several unwanted utilities installed, and they'll start their work after the following boot. The best thing for us to say is that you should remain on guard and to look into every menu, appearing in the time of the installation of each free programs.

How to remove Searchmine.net

Searchmine.net deletion, as a procedure, is medium-level. You need to have some skills, but you'll figure it out as soon as you follow our hints. The single thing we should say is that even a minor failure while the deletion procedure goes on, for example, while you are clearing the system registry, might have serious fruits. We cannot control you during the uninstalling procedure, so you need to make a system backup before you begin. We know another technique, which is less hard, prompt, safe and efficient. It's the automatic manner of elimination, with the help of an antivirus. The program we’re proposing is called Spyhunter. It’s known in various countries as a great antiviral tool, able to cover any malware problem in a timely manner. Its strengths are numerous, and among them, you'll see low consumption of resources, low price, high cleaning speed, experienced support service and efficiency. If this interests you – just push the button under this section to get Spyhunter, or its unpaid trial version.

 

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Searchmine.net removal instructions

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

If you are Android user, follow this guide: Android virus removal.

 

 

Step 1. Remove unfamiliar software from the system

If there is no suspicious programs, go to the next step. Note the programs that were added recently.

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 program, 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 Program - 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 program and press Uninstall

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

 

Step 2. Check browser's shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut

2. Select Properties

3. Check the field Target: there must be only way to the browser

Step 3. Remove Searchmine.net from the browser

Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Microsoft Edge

1. Launch Microsoft Edge

2. Click on Settings in menu bar

3. Choose Open Microsoft Edge with A specific page or pages

4. In the field Enter a URL put your favourite search engine

 

Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Extensions in Opera How to disable extensions in Opera How to remove extension from Opera

Safari

1. Launch Safari browser and click on Safari in top left corner

2. Click Preferences

3. Select Extension and disable unfamiliar

4. Select Notifications and delete suspicious

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari

 

 

Video instruction

 

 

 

Step 4. Delete other elements

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Searchmine.net 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 'Searchmine.net'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

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