I wrote this article to help you remove Search.officeworksuite.com. This Search.officeworksuite.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Search.officeworksuite.com is a malicious page associated with a browser hijacker. The two go hand in hand. Basically, if you see the site, you have the hijacker. That’s a fact. Given the fact you are currently reading this article, it is safe to assume that Search.officeworksuite.com has become your online shadow. It appears at every turn and you are redirected to it whenever you decide to look for something online. If this is the case, make no mistake. There is a hijacker, lurking somewhere in your system. So, take the page`s appearance as the warning it is and take immediate measures.
If the site starts popping up, be sure that it will not stop. If anything, it will become more and more aggressive as time passes. That’s why it is important to act promptly. Start looking for the infection`s hiding place and once you find it, delete it without hesitation. The sooner it is gone, the better for both yours and your system`s well-being. Keep in mind that if you let the pest stay and do nothing about it, it will eventually get out of control and then your predicament will go from bad to worse. Save yourself the troubles which you are about to be bombarded with and get rid of the hijacker ASAP.
This hijacker is not a pleasant. Once in, it doesn’t waste any time but it starts making a mess immediately after infiltration. First, it goes after your browsers. It takes complete control over them by appending its pesky extension. From this moment on, you are no longer in charge. The hijacker replaces your homepage and search engine with the Search.officeworksuite.com site and you cannot change them back. It also floods your screen with countless commercials in all shapes and forms. You see banners, coupons, deals, offers, and pretty much every other sort of ad you can possibly think of. As you can imagine, your online activities are effectively ruined. Yet, this is not the worst part.
As long as the hijacker is on board, consider your private life no longer private. The threat spies on your and monitors your every online move. But do not think it just observes. Oh, no. It also collects sensitive data and when it decides it has enough, it sends it all to the crooks to use as they sit fit. There is no need of explaining why this is dangerous, is there? These people will not think twice before using your data for their malicious purposes or selling it to third-parties which are just as questionable. Do not let this happen as once your personal information is exposed, there is no turning back. Use our removal guide below and remove the hijacker ASAP. This is the best course of action you can take.
This infection didn’t appear out of the blue, though. The hijacker is still a program and it needs to be installed properly. Did you install it? Actually, the better question is “Do you remember installing it?”? Probably not, but you did. The pest tricked you into giving it permission and you were too distracted to notice. One of the most popular methods is software bundles. Pay close attention when you install free programs. Do not rush to say “yes”.
Opt for the Advanced settings to see if there are any “bonus” apps, attached to the original program. If there are, deselect them. The Advanced option gives you this opportunity. The Standard one doesn’t and all extras get installed automatically. This is how you get infected. By being careless and in a rush. Keeping your machine safe requires time and attention. Think about that next time you install programs.
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.
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.
Here 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.
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.officeworksuite.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.