Remove SearX hijacker (uninstall guide)
SearX stands for a new nasty hijacker infecting many browsers today. The attack of this hijacker is quite simple. It modifies Desktop and Quick Launch items related to attacked browsers by adding certain attributes to the path to their main executables. Hence, when users start their browsers they will be immediately redirected to SearX page.
Attack of SearX is primarily directed at Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox. To look for information through SearX hijacker will not provide you with any reliable or relevant search results. Instead, you may be redirected to all kinds of other dangerous places in the web, through which your system may become contaminated with plenty of other junk programs.
Installation of SearX hijacker may take place when users download and install some free applications. By default, users may be suggested to make some other additional applications the part of their PCs, including this particular hijacker. This means that we all need to be extremely careful when we deal with cost-free programs today. It is important to carefully read the EULAs (End User License Agreements) related to all cost-free programs of your choice. Do not permit any hidden installations to take place without your permission or approval.
In order to get rid of SearX hijacker you are strongly advised to perform a complex scanning of your system with a decent anti-malware application. You will need to remove the infections it finds and to reset your browsers with its help as suggested in the rest of the tutorial below.
SearX – how dangerous is it?
SearX may add a lot of different extensions to all popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Opera, Google Chrome and Mozilla FireFox. This way it stores your personal data and another private information. For example, your search queries, to show you thousands of ads based on your preferences, but absolutely useless. Also, this behavior can provide other malicious programs and viruses a way inside of your computer. Moreover, SearX may generate adverts and pop-ups that will annoy you a lot! It will slow down your system and redirect you to the malicious domains.
Do not neglect the fact that misfortunes never come alone, so probably the it would lead a lot of unwanted guests on your PC – rootkits, backdoors, spyware and other malicious applications.
So don’t waste your time and wait for your computer death – follow the simple removal guide below and get rid of SearX in a few minutes!
How to remove SearX?
- Download Loaris Trojan Remover and scan your computer with it (advised Full scan).
- Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In Loaris Trojan Remover click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Confirm your choice using next window.
- Follow the instructions and click on “Yes” button:
- Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes.
“SearX” remover tool:
Loaris Trojan Remover aids in the removal of Malware – Trojan Horses, Worms, Adware, Spyware – when standard anti-virus software either fails to detect them or fails to effectively eliminate them. Standard antivirus programs are good at detecting SearX (SearX), but not always good at effectively removing it… Also, Loaris Trojan Remover can be considered as a simple cleaner! It removes not only infected files, but also other junk files that were brought by viruses and unwanted programs.
If all these steps didn’t help and you still have to deal with SearX on your PC, just contact us and we will help to set your computer free from this annoying ads!