Remove Search.searchtpg.com (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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

Search.searchtpg.com is a clear sign of trouble. The page indicates that there is a browser hijacker in your system. This is bad news for you. Hijackers are a menace. They are the perfect combination of useless, annoying and dangerous. Don’t think that the one you are currently stuck with is different. Of course, not. It is just as malicious as the other members of this family. The question is are you going to let it stay and destroy your browsing, or are you going to cut its stay short and save yourself tons of issues. We strongly recommend that you do the latter. If you do nothing, you will regret it.

The hijacker has no place in your system. If given enough time, it will eventually get out of control and it may even cause you some irreversible damage. Yes, it is capable of that. Don’t let that scenario unfold. As soon as you spot the Search.searchtpg.com site taking over your browsers, accept that fact your PC is infected and start looking for the hijacker`s hiding place. Once you find it, delete it immediately. The sooner it is gone from your machine, the better. And don’t procrastinate. In this situation, time is not your friend. It works against you.

Once the pest has entered, problems start pouring. For instance, your browsing becomes a nightmare. The Search.searchtpg.com site becomes your online shadow and it appears at every turn. Of course, you are forced to visit many other just as suspicious pages too but Search.searchtpg.com is hackers` favorite. It even replaces your homepage and search engine completely behind your back. Yes, the pest doesn’t need your permission to make modifications to your settings. You are no longer in charge. The crooks are.

The hijacker is a huge hole in your security wall. It redirects you to tons of dangerous sites and bombards you with numerous highly suspicious ads. If you happen to click on the wrong ad/link/page, you automatically invite more malware on board. What is even worse than the malware risk you are exposed to is the security risk.

Remove Search.searchtpg.com
The Search.searchtpg.com Virus

The hijacker is programmed to spy on you and to gather sensitive data only to then send it to the crooks behind it. Needless to say, these people are the last on Earth who should have such access. They will not think twice before using your data for their malicious purposes. Make sure this never happens. Delete the hijacker before it manages to steal your personally identifiable and financial credentials too. You will be doing yourself a huge favor. So, do it.

At the end of this article, you will find a detailed removal guide which will help you deal with the intruder manually. If you want, you can also go with an automatic solution. Whichever you choose, do it fast.

How did the hijacker infect you without you noticing? Simple. It tricked you and you let it. Such infections rely on sneaky tactics to get your permission, without which they cannot enter. One of the most popular infiltration tactics is the bundling one. All hackers do is attach their malware to another program on the web and you do the rest by not being careful while installing said program.

You must be more vigilant as you never know what else might be bundled with apps you download and install. Opt for the Custom settings during the installation as they allow you to see all additionally attached program if there are any. Also, you are able to deselect them. Do that. Such extras are usually malicious and have been attached by crooks. Don’t let them enter your machine. A little extra attention and time can save you lots of future troubles.

Search.searchtpg.com Removal

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 follow to permanently remove 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 Search.searchtpg.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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