Remove Any Search Manager (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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

Any Search Manager is not a legitimate program. It is categorized as an adware infection. As you probably know, adware pests are among the most annoying cyber viruses. But they are also dangerous. Even though experts say that an adware is relatively easy to tackle, this doesn’t make it any less hazardous. There is no such thing as an innocuous pest. Each one causes harm and each one eventually gets out of hand.

Do yourself a favor and do not wait long enough to experience all the negativities which the adware is about to throw at you. Once you realize it is on board, find its exact hiding spot and delete it upon discovery. The sooner you get rid of it, the better for both yours and your system`s well-being. Do not procrastinate. The pest uses even second to cause damage. If you let it be, sooner or later it will cause some irreversible harm.

Once in your system, Any Search Manager infects all of your browsers. That’s right. No browser is immune. The adware takes control over each one and injects it with numerous ads which you are forced to see on daily basis. This is not only incredibly irritating, though. It poses risks. The adware doesn’t display verified commercials. It spies on you and shows you ads which will spark your interest.

All of this is because it needs your click. The hackers use the pay-per-click mechanism to make money online. They do not care if the ads they display are safe or not. Sometimes they even display corrupted commercials on purpose. All they care about it getting paid. If you click, they do get paid. You become their sponsor. What do you think of that? Not to mention that your online activities are effectively destroyed.

You cannot surf the web without being constantly interrupted by ads and redirected to shady sites. It is a nightmare. And this is not all. Your machine also suffers. It becomes incredibly slow and unresponsive. It lags all the time. It crashed and freezes. Even your Internet connection becomes unstable. But the worst part of hosting this adware is the spying one. As we said, it monitors your every online step and then uses the collected data to display ads which you will like. But what if it manages to steal more important details like financial ones? What will you do then? Do not wait long enough to find out. Use our removal guide at the end of this article and delete the adware once and for all. It has no place in your system. If you leave it be, you will regret it sooner rather than later.

Aside from getting rid of the pest, you should also make sure there won`t be another attack. You probably don’t know how Any Search Manager infected you. Well, you are the one to let it in. Not intentionally, of course. It tricked you and you were negligent enough to let it. Most of the times adware use spam email attachments, corrupted sites/torrents/links/ads, bundled software, fake program updates, freeware platforms, etc.

Any Search Manager can use any of the above-mentioned means of infiltration but it would still need something else – your carelessness. The majority of users tend to open any mail that lands in your inbox without thinking twice about it. They don’t read the Terms and Conditions/EULA and just keep clicking “next”. They often use unverified download sources and they are not careful what they are agreeing to. Well, this is what is like to be careless. And infections pray on it. If you pay a little bit more attention online you have a better chance at preventing an attack. This is a way better option what dealing with the parasite later. Don’t make yourself an easier target by giving the adware exactly what it needs. Be vigilant and protect yourself and your machine from cyber threats.

Any Search Manager Removal

STEP-1 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.
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-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Any Search Manager 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.

STEP-3

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

ff shortcut

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-5

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

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