How to uninstall (remove) Search Manager

What is Search Manager

Search Manager is one of the potentially unwanted programs coming on the PC without the user’s consent. This comes in the form of a browser extension for Chrome, Mozilla, and others. According to the developers, this extension allows the user to quickly change search engines. But after some time, it becomes clear that this extension brings a lot of trouble. Search Manager – a browser extension that comes bundled with free software without user consent. The main goal of this program – the propagation of advertisements. After penetrating the computer, it starts to display a huge number of advertising information, such as banners and coupons. Pop-ups can occur at any point in your browsing. Furthermore, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties. If you find Search Manager on your PC, then you need to remove it immediately.

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How Search Manager gets on your PC?

Malicious software infects a computer without user consent. Usually, Search Manager comes with free applications and programs that you can download from popular free sites such as download.com, Softpedia, Freewarefiles, Shareware, Soft32 and many others. These sites tend to create their own download managers that implement a potentially unwanted program. Users are not attentive during installation, so the computer can be infected. Always follow the important rules. Read user agreement. Take your time. Do not press the “Next” button, if you are not sure that the program will not harm your computer. Select advanced installation type. Do not settle for questionable deals and carefully follow the installation process. If Search Manager has already penetrated to the PC, you can use our instructions to remove it immediately.

How to remove Search Manager from your computer?

To uninstall Search Manager remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have Search Manager in their database. Please, use them to remove Search Manager.

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 4 – fully removes all instances of Search Manager – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solutions:

1. Plumbytes Anti-Malware – detects files, registry values and folders of Search Manager.

 

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2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds Search Manager – can clean up leftover items after removal.

 

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Or uninstall Search Manager manually.

Step 1: Remove Search Manager from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search Manager.
  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 Search Manager 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 Search Manager, select it and click Uninstall.

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

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Search Manager and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Search Manager from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search Manager from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Search Manager.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Search Manager.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Search Manager.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Search Manager:

Remove following registry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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