I wrote this article to help you remove Saerch.net. This Saerch.net removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Saerch.net website is a clear sign that your computer is no longer infection-free. You have a browser hijacker on board and the page`s appearance is its way of revealing itself. If you see the site all the time, accept the fact your PC is infected and start looking for a way out. Hijackers are mostly infamous for being extremely annoying, and they are, but they are also dangerous. Don’t underestimate the threat this pest poses. The longer you ignore it, the more time it has to cause you trouble.
As soon as you spot the Saerch.net page, take the warning. Start looking for the hijacker`s hiding place and when you find it, delete it immediately. Don’t wait around to experience all the shenanigans this pest has prepared for you. They may set off small but eventually, things will escalate and worsen. Protect yourself while it is not too late. The sooner this pest is gone, the better for you and your machine.
Once this plague lands on board, your entire browsing experience changes. The hijacker infects all of your browsers. This includes the three most popular ones, namely Mozilla, Chrome and Internet Explorer. But this infection is known to be able to compromise every other browser as well. It adds its pesky plugin thus taking complete control over your online experience. For starters, you will notice changes made in your settings which you didn’t agree to. The parasite doesn’t need your consent to make modifications. So, it replaces your homepage and search engine with the Saerch.net page. This website becomes your online shadow.
Every time you so much as touch one of your browsers, the page pops up. And it is not alone. Thanks to the hijacker, you are forced to visit tons of shady sites. Why? Because this way crooks boost web traffic to particular pages and gain pay-per-click revenue. At your expense. Aside from that, the infection injects your browsers with ads. Numerous, irritating commercials cover your PC screen on daily basis. You cannot surf the Web normally like you used to as you are constantly interrupted. Moreover, your offline activities are also jeopardized.
Your machine, in general, is affected by this pest. Your computer starts to lag and crash frequently. It is sluggish and you cannot even get any work done offline. The only way to spot this and regain control is if you delete the hijacker altogether. For the purpose, follow our detailed removal guide at the end of this article and don`t put up with this mess even a minute longer. Do the right thing. This parasite was never meant to be beneficial to you and you know it.
How did you get stuck with this pest? There are many different techniques which the hijacker can use to slither in your system. For instance, via corrupted pages and links, spam email messages, compromised social media messages, fake program updates, freeware/shareware bundles, third-party ads, and so on and so forth. If you want to keep your PC safe, pay attention to what you click on and what you agree to. You may think you are updating Adobe Flash player while in actuality you are inviting malware. Be always on the alert. The web is full of parasites waiting for your carelessness. Don’t let yourself be fooled. Hackers pray for your distractions and haste. So don’t grant them. Negligence leads to infections. What doesn’t lead to infections is caution.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Saerch.net from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.