I wrote this article to help you remove Search.searchicouponc.com. This Search.searchicouponc.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Seeing the Search.searchicouponc.com page is not a good sign. Its appearance means that your machine is no longer infection-free. There is a hijacker lurking somewhere in the shadows and the page is its way of announcing its presence. Heed that warning! Hijackers don’t make for pleasant tenants. They are intrusive, annoying, useless and dangerous. Keeping the pest on board won`t lead to anything good. On the very contrary. The hijackers will keep on causing more and more problems until the very moment you delete it completely. This is a must. The infection has to go. There is no place for such a pest on your PC. The more time you grant it on board, the bigger mess it makes. So, delete it.
As soon as you spot the Search.searchicouponc.com page taking over all of your browsers, take measures. Find where the parasite is hiding and delete it upon discovery. You are kind of lucky that you did not get infected with a much more serious threat like a ransomware or a Trojan, for instance, but don’t push your luck. Each infection is dangerous and each one eventually goes out of control. The question is are you going to sit idly by while the pest is wracking your system, or are you going to step up and stop it. We strongly recommend you do the latter. Your future self will thank you.
Once the hijacker enters, your online activities change completely. You are no longer the once in charge. You start witnessing changes in your browser settings which you don’t remember approving. And this is because you did not. You weren’t even asked. The pest doesn’t need your permission to make modifications. It acts like it sees fit. This is how you get stuck with the Search.searchicouponc.com site as your online shadow. The page is everywhere. Every time you go online, it is there to greet you. No exceptions! The site even takes the places of your homepage and favorite search engine.
Again, no approval needed. As we said, your opinion is no longer relevant. The page is your online shadow and you get redirected to it on daily basis. Of course, you are forced to visit many others just as shady sites as well, but Search.searchicouponc.com is hackers` favorite. Also, the hijacker adds a pesky plugin to your browsers thus injecting them with ads. The never-ending pile of commercials makes your web surfing even harder, not to say impossible.
Finding what you are searching for or getting any work done online becomes an impossible task. And, you risk downloading more malware every time you click on something generated by the hijacker. The ads and the pages are dangerous. They are not verified. You can worsen your predicament with a single click. Don’t put up with this and delete the pest now. To do so manually, use our removal guide at the end of this article.
How to protect yourself better from future infections! One word – vigilance. All parasites rely on your haste, distraction, and carelessness to enter victims` machines. Without them, they cannot succeed. Of course, they also use tricky methods and tactics but what they pray the most for is your negligence. That’s why it is crucial that you pay attention. Don’t open emails from people you don’t know. Even if they look legitimate, proceed with caution. Hackers are smart. They know how to dupe you.
Also, always read what you agree to. Don’t skip the Terms and Conditions/EULA when you are installing programs. Don’t blindly click on everything that comes your way. Don’t use unverified download sources. Be always on the alert as the Web is full of infection waiting for you to make the wrong move. Don’t! Also, get yourself a reliable anti-malware program to help you protect your machine.
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.searchicouponc.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.searchicouponc.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.