I wrote this article to help you remove Search.gmx.com. This Search.gmx.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The appearance of the Search.gmx.com page is bad news for your system. It indicates the presence of a cyber infection. Yes, you are currently infected with a browser hijacker and the sooner you act against it, the better. Accept the constant display of Search.gmx.com as the warning sign it is and heed it. Once you spot it taking over your previously reliable browsers, take measures. Hijackers are not something you would enjoy having on board. They are meddlesome, malicious, dangerous, and annoying. The one you are stuck with is no different. Find where it is hiding as soon as possible and delete it before your situation worsens. This is the best course of action you can take. Take it now. The pest uses every second on board to corrupt your system and cause damage. Do not give it more time to do so. Find where it is lurking and delete it on the spot. Delays lead to regrets.
Following a successful installation, this infection doesn’t waste any time. It immediately starts making a huge mess. It all begins with your browsing experience which turns into a nightmare. Every time you go online, you see the Search.gmx.com page. It is everywhere. You cannot make a single online move without it interrupting. It is there when you open a new tab. It is there when you type in a search. You get redirected to it all the time. The site even replaces your homepage and search engine behind your back. But that is not all. Your screen is also completely covered with all kinds of adverts. You see banners, coupons, deals, offers, in texts, video ads, etc. Even the pages which used to be ad-free are not heavy on pop-ups. Imagine getting any online work done in such conditions. It is impossible.
Adverts appear all the time, popping and blocking pages` content. Sometimes they even appear right under the cursor of your mouse. If you click, you worsen your predicament. These ads are not reliable. Most of them are sponsored and deliver more infections. A single click is all it takes for you to invite more pest on your PC. Do not click on anything. With the hijacker on board, you are constantly exposed to malware risk. Your online activities are effectively ruined. Yet, your offline activities are affected as well.
Due to the hijacker`s shenanigans, your machine starts to underperform. It crashes and freezes often. It reboots without warning. It starts having trouble displaying any content correctly. The hijacker basically prevents you from using your own machine both on- and offline. Do not put up with that. Use our removal guide below and get rid of the pest ASAP. The sooner you remove it, the better. Do not hesitate. Act now!
How did the hijacker enter? For starters, the Search.gmx.com site appeared only because the hijacker forced it on you. But the hijacker itself was already in your system. How did it get there? It was installed. By you. You probably don’t remember installing this pest and this is normal. It tricked you. It didn’t reveal itself at the beginning in order to dupe you. Obviously, it succeeded with only because you were too careless to notice anything.
The hijacker was probably bundled with another program which you downloaded and installed on your PC. However, you were in a rush and didn’t take the time to read the Terms and Conditions as you are supposed to. You clicked “I accept” right away, didn’t you? This is a huge mistake. Do not let it happen again. The bundling technique is only effective because of the users` negligence. Remember that for the next time you decide to install something on your PC.
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.
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.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Search.gmx.com 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 Search.gmx.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.