How to remove Search Encrypt from the computer and browsers

If you have issues with irritating ads in your browser, and they’re generated by Search Encrypt advertising utility – today's article will be highly helpful for you. In our item, we’ve gathered every single fact you have to be aware of when you're facing adware, its methods of infection and techniques to remove it from your device.


Search Encrypt adware


Our entry is a helpful tutorial for an entry-level malware-killer. In it, we're going to explain to you how to recognize an advertising program and remove it. We’ll even give you the choice of tools to do that! We can propose a high-powered antivirus, for those who prefer the modern-day hunting, or you could remove it with your bare hands as the predecessors did since the rise of the Internet. Don't waste your time! If you are ready to remove Search Encrypt – forget about the following parts and focus on uninstalling. Of course, if you want to read the important information about this advertising program and its methods of action – you'd better check out the full entry. We’ll define for you the ways through which Search Encrypt infected the workstation, and which actions you should take to prevent the suchlike problem in future. Besides this, we will tell you everything about adware’s nature, and how dangerous it could be if it’s left unattended.

What is Search Encrypt. Removal reasons and methods

Search Encrypt is an advertising utility designed to display ads to you and assure you that they’re reliable enough to click on them. It is small, aggravating and nearly inoffensive. If you've got only this adware and nothing except it – the system, maybe, will last a long time, but it won't be so, as advertising utilities usually engage their mates to the rave-up. We'd bet that Search Encrypt is going to arrange a kick-up, and it promises to be dizzying. The virus exposes the device to incoming threats, as it can constipate it by useless tools very fast. In most cases, you'll receive other advertising programs or generic viruses, yet sometimes, you get some sort of ransomware, and it way worse. This virus is a yawning breach in the system’s defense, and you need to seal it ASAP.



We know many types of advertising tools, and they employ various tactics of penetration. We know all of them, but some techniques just aren’t good enough to add them to this list. Here are the very effective ones:


  • Sponsored installation, AKA "bundling" is the easiest way for advertising utility to penetrate your laptop. Its best advantage is simpleness, and its very helpful aspect (from hackers’ point of view) is that victim does everything with his own hands. They only need to make an adware bundle where three or four advertising utilities are mixed with a tool that users commonly like. A victim likes the tool, so he gets the bundle, starts the installation and gets every single piece of advertising trash that’s in it. To avoid this, you'd better read carefully all windows where you’re suggested to put checkmarks. You'd better not click "agree" without thinking, because it causes serious issues.
  • Download via creators’ web page. This technique is less popular than the affiliate installation, and in most cases, it succeeds when adware is placed on some comparatively well-liked source. Say, some businessman wants his web page to become more popular and creates a program that notifies you of updates, new content, etc. The problem with these apps is that after a while it will begin showing you promotional content with aggravating frequency. The good news is that these utilities are easy to remove, and they won’t return.
  • Infection via scammers' web page or via a direct link. It occurs generally with dangerous Trojans, but adware uses this technique in rare cases. We're certain that you have experienced it at least once. You visit a website, and you see a banner, offering you to download a superior utility which will search for information safer than Google. You've heard it all before, huh? You pass on an ad and find yourself on a flashy suspicious site, explaining to you that well-known search engines are useless and tricky, yet THIS tool is different. It is fair, safe, and won’t sell your private information to major companies. And it really is so, as it will pass the data to small and cheap companies and parties of swindlers, who will make use of it. These ones are also simple to evade: don’t mind pop-ups. No matter how they look like – just don’t. Reject all invitations which came from suspicious sites, and the workstation will stay safe and swift.


We are certain that the virus penetrated your workstation via one of these manners, and now you can protect the computer against them. Now it’s time to uninstall adware.

How to remove Search Encrypt

If you prefer to hunt with medieval weaponry – we have a perfect instruction on Search Encrypt elimination. You’ll feel like Indiana Jones, crawling behind the trees and ambushing unwanted tools in a thicket of your PC’s woods. Initially, you should clean the browser, mercilessly destroying all sorts of suspicious apps and extensions. When it's done, the settings of your browser should be changed. You will also have to clean the registry from all strange entries. Each step is written down in this guide so that if you’re ready – start anywhen. Don’t neglect our video guide, because it's here to clarify the steps you don't know yet.


If you don't like wasting your time and want things to be done promptly, we have another technique. You can uninstall the virus via our new antivirus, called Spyhunter. It has plenty of strengths over the competitors' tools. For example – it is able to find advertising tools and clear the completely clogged device in fifteen minutes. If our words are not enough for you – just use our trial version with a scanning function. Click the button below to buy Spyhunter and get rid of adware forever.


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Search Encrypt 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 Search Encrypt 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 Encrypt, 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 Encrypt 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 Search Encrypt 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 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


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



Video instruction how to clean browsers




Step 4. Delete elements that would stay after Search Encrypt deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Search Encrypt 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 Encrypt'
  • 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 start window


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