Http-Search.com Removal

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I wrote this article to help you remove Http-Search.com. This Http-Search.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Http-Search.com is a harbinger of trouble. Seeing this page all the time means that your computer is no longer infection-free. In fact, you have a nasty browser hijacker on board. The pest managed to slither in your system and it will continue destroying it until the very moment when you remove it for good. Luckily, removing it is not that hard IF, however, you act fast. The longer the hijacker stays on board, the more problems it causes and the harder it gets to get rid of it. That’s why you should take the Http-Search.com`s appearance as the warning it actually is.

As soon as you spot the page taking over, start looking for the hijacker`s hiding place and delete it upon discovery. If you let it be, it won`t be long before you regret it. This hijacker doesn’t only demolish your online experience. This may even be considered the least of your worries. It also exposes you to malware risk and jeopardizes your private information. Yes, this is the biggest risk you face. The pest spies on your and monitors your every online move. It collects your personal data and when it deems it has enough, it sends it all to the crooks who published it. There is no need of explaining why this is incredibly dangerous. Hackers are the last people who should have access to your private life. Don’t let them. Delete the hijackers now. The sooner, the better.

Aside from the security risk, this infection also ruins your browsing experience. Once in your system, the hijacker attacks all of your browsers. It adds a pesky plugin making them unsafe and unreliable. From this moment on your web surfing changes significantly and not for the better. On the contrary. You are forced to endure constant interruptions. For instance, the Http-Search.com is suddenly everywhere. You see it all the time. You get redirected to it whenever you try loading another site. The page even replaces your homepage and search engine. Of course, your permission is needed for none of these reshuffles.

Remove Http-Search.com
The Http-Search.com Virus

The hijacker is able to make modifications behind your back and your preferences are no longer relevant. Also, now what you have a brand new malicious search engine, you search results are no longer safe. You cannot find anything you are looking for online. Most of the links presented to you are corrupted and if you click on the wrong one you automatically download more infections on your PC. There is more, though. This is a hijacker we are talking about so don’t forget about the ads. Of course, there are ads. You are bombarded with countless advertisements on a daily basis which are just as dangerous as the search results.

Don’t click on anything displayed by this pest. Not on the pages you end up visiting, not on the ads. Crooks only use these links to generate web traffic to particular pages and gain money via the pay-per-click method. Every single click of yours fills their pockets AND puts your system`s well-being in danger. You can flood your machine with parasites in no time. And you already have the hijacker to worry about. Because of it, your PC underperforms. It lags and it crashed. Your browsers freeze as well. Even your internet connection may become unstable. Don’t waste another minute. Use our removal guide at the end of this article to manually delete this nasty infection.

Last but not least, how did the hijacker enter your PC? Well, you let it in. Yes, the pest got in because you agreed to it. Before you start blaming yourself though, let us explain. These infections need user`s permission to enter and they rely on trickery and deception to get it. If they ask straightforwardly, users would never even say “yes”. So, they turn to tricks like freeware bundles, spam email messages, corrupted links, third-party ads, fake program updates, etc. But most importantly, they need your haste and carelessness.

Any of the above-mentioned tactics would work if you are negligent. This is what all infection pray for the most. If you are paying attention they wouldn’t be able to dupe you. Be more careful online. Stay away from shady pages. Don’t open emails from people you don’t know. Don’t click on every link/ad that comes your way. When you are installing a bundle/update/program always opt for the Advanced settings instead of the Basic ones as they give you complete control over the whole installation. Remember that preventing an intruder from entering is easier that dealing whit it later and being cautious is the way to do it.

Http-Search.com Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Http-Search.com from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Http-Search.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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