How to uninstall (remove) SafeSearch Toolbar

What is SafeSearch Toolbar?

SafeSearch Toolbar is a browser add-on that can be installed into all popular browsers in order to redirect all the search requests to the results that are very profitable for the toolbar. Usually this program appeared in the system when user installed it or installed any freeware that was downloaded from the unofficial website. If you are tired of the redirections of this toolbar, then you should uninstall SafeSearch Toolbar. Being installed into the browser, SafeSearch Toolbar changes the settings of the browser, such as the default search engine and homepage. Also typing the search term, you will notice only the sponsored links with the links to their websites.

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How is SafeSearch Toolbar installed on your PC?

If you think that SafeSearch Toolbar was installed by itself, then you should know that it is impossible. Usually this and other types of adware are installed together with freeware. If you like freeware, then you should be ready to its presents, such as unwanted and unexpected browser add-on or any other programs that can be installed with it. But if you are very attentive person, then you will notice the check box “Install SafeSearch Toolbar” during the process of installation of your freeware, you should just clean this box and the program will not be installed.

How to remove SafeSearch Toolbar from your PC?

If you want to divest your computer of it, you will need to follow these steps. Please follow them carefully, as if you miss something, the SafeSearch Toolbar and search will not be completely removed. The program does not contain any uninstall program so the only way is to delete it manually.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have SafeSearch Toolbar in their database. They also can help you reset browser settings. Please, use them to remove SafeSearch Toolbar.

Recommended Solution:

Spyhunter 4 – fully removes all instances of SafeSearch Toolbar – files, folders, registry keys.


Download Removal Tool

Alternative Solutions:

1. Plumbytes Anti-Malware – detects files, registry values and folders of SafeSearch Toolbar.


Download Plumbytes Anti-Malware

2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds SafeSearch Toolbar – can clean up leftover items after removal.


Download MalwareBytes Antimalware


Or uninstall SafeSearch Toolbar manually:

If you decided to uninstall SafeSearch Toolbar with your own efforts, then you should perform the following instructions manually or download a free uninstaller that will do everything for you.

Uninstalling from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find SafeSearch Toolbar.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find SafeSearch Toolbar and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find SafeSearch Toolbar, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove SafeSearch Toolbar from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find SafeSearch Toolbar.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.
  5. Also look for other suspicious extensions.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Type about:addons.
  3. Go to Extensions.
  4. Choose SafeSearch Toolbar.
  5. Click Disable or Remove button.
  6. If remove button is not available – use one of the antispyware products above.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable SafeSearch Toolbar.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – use one of the antispyware products above.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

google chrome logo Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

mozilla firefox logo Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

internet explorer logo Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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