How to remove Safesearch.net (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera)

Here’s an article that defines the features and flaws of Safesearch.net adware. From it, you'll see how Safesearch.net crawls into the computer, in which manner it works and how you can defend the device against it.

 

Safesearch.net adware

What is Safesearch.net. Removal reasons and methods

Safesearch.net is an advertising utility which penetrates the machines and makes them completely retarded and filled it with junk. Many people even think that these are the useless tools that make it for no particular aim. We didn't want to distress you, but Safesearch.net is not a joke and it grants serious revenue to its distributors. In some cases, if a software is good enough, it might infect hundreds of PC's machines, and generate a significant profit for years. If you don’t like to be a part of suchlike speculation scheme – on this page we've prepared all necessary information to get rid of advertising utility.

 

First – each utility has the purpose. If the utility looks pointless, or its role isn't clearly seen – it is a virus. There is a roster of utilities which most likely aren't useful, and you shouldn’t install them at any price. You should skeptically behave with all the utilities for driver updates and cache cleaning which are made not by major vendors. These tools might probably be good, in contrast with the following types: surfing helpers, social network tools and all types of browser toolbars. Enlisted tools can’t have any good functions and can only clutter the laptop. Also, if any utility is popping up on your screen and begs to install it – it’s a scam.

 

To learn what Safesearch.net is and how to deal with it, you must get its aims and penetration methods. Safesearch.net’s aim is simple: as any visit of their site gives a few coins to web-criminals, they will force you click on every single ad. Safesearch.net delivers so many advertising that you literally can’t use your browser, and are forced to click on them. Annoying advertisement hides the entire display, the page's content, and it's very hard to close. It doesn't matter user remain on the page, or closed it instantly – it will be counted as one visit. That’s how swindlers get paid, and why advertising utilities are so popular lately. Now it's time to understand how can you detect an undesired utility and differ it from all other free tools.

 

 

Many utilities are undesired, but even the helpful ones might be dangerous if they are hacked, or loaded from the untrusted webpage. Web-criminals literally enfold a nice program with viruses and let you to download the entire bundle on the computer. When you open a bundle, it goes on as a common installation tool, with a few differences. Bundles consist of some unwanted programs, so if you have one of them – you might be sure that there are at least 2-3 more, scattered in the system. There's one significant distinction: you should read EULA before you install a unpaid software as you might know some crucial info. You also have to read everything that pops up in the menus during the setup, since one of them contains a switch to install an advertising program on the machine or to ignore it.

 

As usual, it’s a choice amidst two options: recommended setup and installation for expert customers. The first variant means that an operator does nothing and just ignores the window, allowing Safesearch.net or some other undesired program to be installed. The option number two is a common installation, in time of which victim can choose, which file he's going to setup and which to decline. Now, when you know how to guard the machine against Safesearch.net – it's time to figure out how to uninstall adware.

 

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How to remove Safesearch.net

Let's delete Safesearch.net and to detect all its parts, scattered around the computer. You need to understand that you’ll have to not just delete a virus, but to renew the shortcuts, change some system options, clear some registry entries and change browser controls. You can do that via two basic techniques: hand and software-based. We can assist you with any of them. Look at the pros and cons of both manners, for you to decide which one is more effective.

 

  • The manual manner is highly effective versus one advertising program, but its effectiveness dwindles as the number of viruses grows. It doesn’t involve a setup of any additional software, as you’ll need to uninstall some data by hand. We've developed the instructions for hand deletion, but we cannot ensure the accuracy of your doings, so you have to save the copy of your data before you begin.
  • Automatic technique is more plain to perform, and it’s way faster in the event of a massive infestation. It may be not suitable for the ones who aren't going to download any AV tools, but still – it’s right a thing you require to clean the system up and make sure its safety.

Safesearch.net removal tool

If you choose the hand method we have nuanced guides. You can also take a look at our video guide to make it all clearer. For an automatic elimination – we have an AV-tool to suggest. We call it Spyhunter AntiMalware, and it’s a top-notch program from a solid software developer. It has been on the market for twelve years, and can boast of a big audience of happy users. Of its advantages, we can point out responsible and polite 24/7 customer support, extra effectiveness, a moderate cost and regularly updated virus database. To purchase Spyhunter, or to try an unpaid version with limited functions – simply click the link below.

 

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Safesearch.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 Safesearch.net 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 Safesearch.net, 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 Safesearch.net 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's 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"

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

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

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

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

Step 3. Remove Safesearch.net from browser's 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. Delete elements that would stay after Safesearch.net deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

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

Step 5 (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

 

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