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I wrote this article to help you remove Search Bay Extension. This Search Bay Extension removal guide works for all Windows versions.

The Search Bay Extension is not helpful. This plugin falls under the umbrella of potentially unwanted programs PUPs. However, the word “potentially” is completely unnecessary. Search Bay Extension is definitely malicious and has no place attached to your browsers. If you have it, you must take immediate actions. A PUP is not something you would love having on board. It causes nothing but problems and headaches. Everything turns upside down and you are no longer able to surf the web safely and at peace. Do yourself a favor and remove the pesky extension as soon as possible. It was never meant to be beneficial to you in any sort of way. On the contrary. It was only created by crooks with malicious agendas. Don’t become a part of their scheme. Once you spot the Search Bay Extension abended to your previously reliable browsers, start looking for a way out. The more you procrastinate, the worse your situation gets. Take matters into your own hands and protect your machine from this plague.

At the end of this article, you will find a detailed removal guide which will help you get rid of Search Bay Extension for good. If you prefer automatic solutions, you can also download a good anti-malware program to get the job done for you. You have options but you don’t have a lot of time. So whichever option you choose, just choose fast. Delays lead to regrets.
As soon as the Search Bay Extension gets attached to your browsers, everything changes. The pest makes a complete mess of your browsing experience. All of a sudden, your previous homepage and search engine get replaced with another questionable domain. From this moment on, the search results you are provided cannot be trusted. The PUP corrupts them. Dodgy sites pay a lot of money for their links to be displayed at the top. If you click, you can worsen your situation.

Also, there are a lot of fake entries among your results. These entries are actually third-party ads but they are not marked as such. More often than not, they are malicious. You cannot know which results are safe and which are corrupted. Not unless you click and clicking is too much of a risk. Do not fool yourself to think that’s all, though. Of course, not. Aside from corrupting your search results, the PUP also injects the pages you visit with tons of other ads. You see banners, coupons, deals, offers, etc. and etc. Do not trust these commercials. The hackers behind Search Bay Extension are after your money. They are trying to lure you into purchasing non-existing products, malicious software, overprices goods, etc. Click on nothing unless you want to worsen your already bad predicament. Remove the extension ASAP. Once you do, everything will get back to normal. Do it now!

How did you get stuck with the Search Bay Extension? This utility used to have an official download from the Chrome Web Store but this is no longer the case. Currently, the PUP gets distributed via stealthy methods. It travels the web bundled in other programs or hiding in unverified torrents. It is also spread via malvertising. If you get redirected to a page, which displays a pop-up saying “add […] extension to leave” or “some changes will not be saved if you close this window”, leave immediately. Use your Task Manager to exit the site and then start a new session. Don’t click on anything you see on such websites. Even if you click “no” or “close”, the extension would still be downloaded. The only way to exit safely is to use your Task Manager. Do that. Don’t let hackers fool you. Do your best to keep your PC infection-free.

Search Bay Extension Uninstall

STEP-1 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-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-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 Search Bay Extension from your computer? 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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