I wrote this article to help you remove Search.stormygreatz.com. This Search.stormygreatz.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Browser hijackers are very intrusive infections. If you have been unfortunate enough to get stuck with a hijacker, don’t waste your time. How do you know your machine is no longer infection-free? Well, look for the signs. Hijackers enter in complete silence but there are signs that you simply cannot miss. For example, do you see the Search.stormygreatz.com site all the time when you surf the web? If yes, there is your clue. This page`s appearance is a warning. The hijacker uses this site as a front to lurk behind. If you see it taking over your browsers, be sure you are hosting a hijacker. And take measures. Do not grant this pest more time on board. It will use every second to cause problems.
As soon as you see the page, accept that you have an infection to tackle and start working. Find where the pest is lurking and delete it on the spot. Do not ignore the risks it poses. There are many. The privacy risk is the biggest one. The pest spies on your and monitors your every online move. Not only that, though. It also collects all the valuable information that it can and then sends it to the crooks behind it. Hackers are the last people who should have access to your private details. They will use them for nothing but for their malicious purposes, mind our words. Do not let this scenario unfold. Delete the hijacker ASAP. Your future self will be grateful.
Aside from the huge privacy risk, you are exposed to, the hijacker causes other issues as well. It turns your browsing experience into a nightmare. You are no longer able to surf the web at peace and you are constantly interrupted by ads and redirects. The Search.stormygreatz.com page becomes your online shadow. It appears at every turn and no matter what you do, it doesn’t go away. Moreover, it even replaces your previous homepage and search engine behind your back.
The hijacker messes everything up. You are redirected to shady pages all the time. Your screen is covered with ads in all shapes and form 24/7. All of this makes online surfing unbearable. It is not only annoying but dangerous too. There are plenty of corrupted ads and links on your PC on daily basis. By clicking on one, you download more infections on your already infected and underperforming computer. Add to this the privacy threat and the decision gets made for you. The hijacker has to go. Delete it. Follow our removal guide below and get rid of the intruder ASAP.
How did the parasite enter? The hijacker cannot get in without your permission. It is bound to ask for it. And it does. But in the sneakiest ways possible. Otherwise, you would deny it access. The pest turns to tricky tactics like fake program updates, for instance. You may think you are updating Java while in fact, you are downloading an infection. Do not rush installation processes and always download your software from reliable sources.
Also, do not skip the fine print. Take the time to read the Terms and Conditions before you accept them. They may hide some misleading clauses which you would never agree to otherwise. Take a few minutes to learn what you are giving green light to. Infections pray for your negligence. They need it. By granting it, you are opening the doors of your PC to malware. Do not do that. Carelessness is a one-way street to parasites. Vigilance, on the other hand, keep you protected. Make the right choice.
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.stormygreatz.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.stormygreatz.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.