How to remove Search Query Router from computer and browsers

Search Query Router


What is Search Query Router. Removal reasons and methods

Have you recently mentioned any problems with your browser, or with overall performance of computer? Maybe, you see too much ads on each visited website, or you’re being redirected to strange, suspicious websites during web-surfing? You might realize that your PC works too slow, and starts lagging during the work of trusted programs. Also there might be other issues, such as: sudden reboot, critical errors, increased amount of pop-ups in browser and on the desktop and unstable work of reputable software. If your system has any of these symptoms – you, probably, have advertising program working on your PC.

This article is dedicated to Search Query Router – one of the most annoying advertising programs of recent weeks. The advices that we will give will help you to get rid of Search Query Router and 90% of other adware, so this article is made only to help users to find the solution of Search Query Router problem. If you want to know for sure that this programs is the one that infected your system – it’s easy to check: just open the list of extensions in the infected browser, and you’ll see Search Query Router there. Also, if you suffer from redirections, the website to which you’ll be redirected will be called Now, when you’re sure about this – we will explain you what exactly is Search Query Router and how to get rid of it.



First of all, each user has to understand that Search Query Router is not useful in any meaning of this word. This is a program that wasn’t even developed – it’s just a copy of another program that’s been sold in DarkWeb auction. There are tens of thousands of browser hijackers, and they all are literally clones of each other, with same functions and abilities. The only difference between them is their names, and, in some cases, the logos. These programs are made by web-scammers to distribute other viruses and earn money from online-advertisement. The methods of earning are pretty simple. The first thing that bothers the victims of adware is the increased amount of ads and pop-ups. These ads aren’t like common advertising, they aren’t personalized and the links lead to the untrusted websites. Most of users ignore these ads and try to hide them. Even if user passes the link, he closes the opened website immediately, without making purchases or viewing the content. But scammers, actually, need you only to click the link, because that’s how they get their payment! They distribute their adware as wide as they can, and show ads to thousands of victims that try to hide it and accidentally click on it. So, the clicks are being made, and scammers receive their money. If you don’t want to be a part of someone’s fraud scheme and you’re tired of continuous redirections – you better remove Search Query Router from your browser and from the system.

Automatic removal tool

The deletion of any adware can be done with help of anti-viral software, or manually. Both methods are equally safe and efficient, but the first one is easier and can be performed by anyone. The manual deletion is more complicated and can be performed only by experienced users. If you have at least medium level of computer knowledge, and know how to clean the registry, how to enter the safe mode and change the properties of browser settings – you can try to delete Search Query Router manually with help of our instructions. Regardless of whether are you experienced or not – you should make a system backup before starting the deletion. If you prefer not to risk, and delete Search Query Router in automatic mode – we advise you to use Spyhunter antivirus for this purpose. It is fast, lightweight, has user-friendly interface and perfectly removes all kinds of adware and browser hijackers. If you’re interested in purchasing Spyhunter – you can find all info and download it by clicking a button below.

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Removal instruction for manual deletion

If you don't want to spend money on virus protection, or are firmly convinced that you can manually uninstall Search Query Router - follow our instructions.



Step 1. Uninstall Search Query Router from the system

It is an optional step, if you have no installed software with the same name, go to the next step.

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 Query Router, 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 Search Query Router and press Uninstall

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


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

Step 2. Check browser shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut

2. Select Properties

3. Check the field Target: there must be only way to your browser, e.g.:

Google Chrome: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Internet Explorer: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Mozilla Firefox: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Opera: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe"

Safari: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Safari\"

Step 3. Remove Search Query Router from browser settings

Instructions for 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

Instructions for 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

Instructions for 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

Instructions for Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings > Browser tab

4. Select On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

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

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

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

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

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


Step 4. Remove elements that stayed after Search Query Router deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed

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

Video instruction how delete Search Query Router




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