How to Remove Untrack Search Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated


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

Untrack Search is a malicious browser hijacker infection. If you have it on board, prepare yourself for troubles. The hijacker is an incredibly annoying pest. It makes a huge mess of your entire system and the longer it stays, the bigger the mess gets. That’s why its prompt removal should be your number one priority. Once you notice that the page has replaced your preferred search engine and that Untrack Search is now your new homepage, be sure that the infection is a fact. Those two reshuffles are the first signs of the invasion. Do not ignore them, need them. Take the appearance of the malicious site as the warning it is and take immediate measures.

The hijacker is hiding somewhere in your system. Do not give it more time on board. Start looking for its hiding spot and when you find it, remove it upon discovery. If you don’t, your situation will continue to become worse and worse. The hijacker will never be beneficial to you in any way. It is only beneficial to its owners. Don’t wait long enough to experience all the troubles it is about to cause. Act as soon as you realize that your PC is infected.

When the hijacker enters, it starts making unauthorized changes in your browsers` settings. As we said, it replaces your previous homepage and search engine and prevents you from reversing the process. It is like your opinion is no longer relevant and the pest is able to do whatever it wants. As a result, it is your browsing experience that suffers changes. From now on, every time you so much as touch one of your browsers, you get interrupted. The hijacker redirects you to shady pages at every turn. It opens additional tabs. It pauses your online videos form commercials breaks, etc.

In addition, Untrack Search also injects all of your browsers with numerous commercials which you are forced to deal with on daily basis. You cannot make a single online move without ads harassing you. Each page that you attempt to visit is heavy on banners, deals, offers, in texts, etc. that promote fake software and just want to take your money. Aside from that, they also expose you to malware risk. If you click, you may accidentally download more infections in your system. Let us remind you that your predicament is already bad enough. And, it is not only your online activities that suffer.

Your machine, in general, underperforms due to the hijacker`s presence. It lags and crashes all the time. It reboots for no reason whatsoever. It is a nightmare. The only way to get everything back to normal and to be able to surf the web at peace is to remove the hijacker from your machine ASAP. Do not waste another minute. Find the intruder`s hiding spot and clean your PC for good. To do so manually, use our removal guide at the end of this article.

How did Untrack Search enter your machine unnoticed? The most plausible scenario is that the hijacker was bundled with another program and when you installed this program, it entered alongside with it. Do you remember it asking for? No. If you agree to the app it is bundled with, it is like you are agreeing to the actual pest to enter. That’s why you should be more careful when installing free programs. Always read the Terms and Conditions before accepting them. Do not rush and forget about the “next/next/finish” technique. It is a one-way street for infections. Do your due diligence and don’t let your computer get infected again.

Untrack Search Uninstall

STEP-1 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.
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-2Here 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.
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.


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

ff shortcut


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.

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 Untrack Search from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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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