Solved How do I remove Safesearch

Ecs / 945gz/ct-m
June 9, 2017 at 01:36:22
Specs: Windows 10, e4400 intel/2gb
I bought some Tweakbit software and got a bundle of things that I did not want.

One is> http://www.safesear.ch/?type=sftc which is commonly called "Safesearch" or "Search."

It consistently uses "yahoo!" as my search engine. Online suggestions so far have not worked for me to remove this pesky search engine hijacker. Would anyone have an idea as to how to remove Safesearch?

Thanks much,
Serob48


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#1
June 9, 2017 at 02:46:44
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This page may help, but I could have provided a link targeted at your specific web-browser if you'd told us what web-browser you are using. Link below shows removal instructions for the most popular web-browsers:

https://www.techsupportall.com/how-...

Complete removal from your PC will also require editing the Windows Registry (Step 5 on the removal page).

You then need to improve online protection & security on your PC by installing decent
security software, otherwise you'll just get the same problem further down the road.

I've never had my web-browser hijacked by anything, never had my PC hacked, never had a virus-infection.

Why? - - because I use effective protection software.

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#2
June 9, 2017 at 05:13:04
Phil22 gave best advice after I had banged my head against a wall for 3 hours with no success.

SafeSearch malware is now OFF my HD.

Thanks again, phil22.

-Serob48

Thanks much,
Serob48


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#3
June 9, 2017 at 08:38:07
For the future - and in essence echoing "pih22"

Whenever you install "anything" downloaded off the web, use the manual/custom option to install; NEVER the default/proffered automatic. Watch for and uncheck all pre-checked boxes (all so helpfully pre-checked for your convenience...) other than the actual utility or whatever you actually want. That way you avoid installing all manner of junk. browser hacks/changes, "allegedly helpful software"... and the like; much of it a true PIA to eradicate.

And regularly runa few cleaner utils too; malwarebytes, adwcleaner, JRT (Junkware Removal Tool) and ccleaner being the basic and safe to use utils recommended here regularly.. They're all free and safe to use; and again install via the manual/custom option...


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