I wrote this article to help you remove Search.searchwamtv.com. This Search.searchwamtv.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Seeing the Search.searchwamtv.com website every time you surf the web, you are in trouble. The page is a clear indication that there is a browser hijacker on your machine and it is the one forcing it on you. Hijackers are a menace. They make for horrible tenants. The one you are stuck with doesn’t differentiate. Luckily, it is not that hard to tackle it too. But you have to act fast as if it spends enough time on your machine, it will get out of control. You do not want that, trust us.
So, take the Search.searchwamtv.com`s appearance as a warning and heed it. As soon as you spot the nasty page, accept that your computer is infected and start looking for a way out. Do not give the infection enough time to ruin your browsing because this is exactly what it is planning to do. Be smart. You can never benefit from keeping the hijacker. It is still a cyber threat we are talking about. Delete it the first chance you get and save yourself tons of issues. If you let it be, the problems you face will keep piling up while growing in severity as well. Do yourself a favor and clean your machine ASAP.
Once the hijacker enters, your browsing experience changes. You are no longer able to surf the web at peace as you are constantly interrupted by the Search.searchwamtv.com page. This site is everywhere. It becomes your online shadow. It even replaces your previous homepage and search engine without your permission so every time you want to go online, you are forced to use it. Beware, though. Your new search engine is highly unreliable. It mostly generates corrupted links which if you click on, crooks earn money. This is called the pay-per-click mechanism. Your clicks fill crooks` pockets. This is not all, though.
The search results you see also pose a risk to your safety. If you happen to click on a corrupted one, you may download more infections on your already infected PC. That’s right, you can worsen your situation with a single click. And yet, there is more. The hijacker also spies on your and monitor your every online move. It keeps on collecting sensitive data and when it deems it has enough, it sends everything to the crooks behind it. Do you realize what this means? Some cybercriminals will have access to your privacy and they can use your details for whatever they want. Do not let this scenario unfold. Use our removal guide below and delete the hijacker immediately. The sooner it is gone, the better.
How did the hijacker enter in the first place? Well, since it is still an app, it needs your permission to enter. If you say no, it cannot get in. Sounds like a simple rule but infections have found ways around it. The use tricky methods to get your okay. The number one tactic hijacker use is freeware bundling. Apply extra caution when installing free programs as you don’t know what else may be attached to them as a bonus.
In order to protect your PC, take your time and don’t rush the process. Opt for the Advanced settings in the Setup Wizard. Contrary to what people day, they are not suitable for IT experts only. They just take more time but they also allow you to see all additionally attached program in the bundle as well as deselect them. Do that! Such “bonuses” are usually malicious app and you do not need them. Hackers don’t expect you to take the time to do so, they pray for your carelessness and haste. Well, the joke is on them. Negligence leads to infections. Vigilance keeps them away.
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.searchwamtv.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.searchwamtv.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.