How to uninstall (remove) Search Web Know

What is Search Web Know?

Search Web Know is considered as a browser hijacker with some features of adware. Once it is installed it will change the main page to its own search engine. Sometimes Search Web Know installs a toolbar with a search box. No matter which of these options a user will utilize, they both are designed to make him/her land on sponsored websites. The links to these sites are concealed as relative results, so it’s easy to mistake them for useful websites. Search Web Know is also responsible for generating different ads clicking on which will lead to the same effect. If you don’t want to get scammed, you should remove Search Web Know.

Search Web Know ads

How Search Web Know gets on your PC?

Search Web Know is distributed on the Internet by using one of the unfair marketing tactics. One of them is via malicious links. A user is made visiting infected websites after a click on a link in email or an pop-up. Usually these ads and spam messages are masqueraded as update notifications or important business letters. Another popular means of spreading malware is bundling it with other software. To avoid the infection you should be cautious while browsing the Internet and installing applications.

How to remove Search Web Know from your computer?

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

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Search Web Know in their database. You can try to use them for removing Search Web Know.

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Alternative Solutions:

1. WiperSoft Antispyware – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Search Web Know.

 

Download Wipersoft Antispyware
 

2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – can find malware threats, similar to Search Web Know

 

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Or uninstall Search Web Know manually.

Step 1: Remove Search Web Know from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search Web Know.
  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 Web Know 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 Web Know, 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 Web Know 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 Web Know from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search Web Know from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Search Web Know.
  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 Web Know.
  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 Web Know.
  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: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

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.

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.

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.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Search Web Know:

Remove following registry entries:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{99415057-7C50-439D-AA20-02D83C071B61}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{99415057-7C50-439D-AA20-02D83C071B61}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{9ccfbea0-8e85-41ca-b3d1-5ddbe4ff9dbe}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{9ccfbea0-8e85-41ca-b3d1-5ddbe4ff9dbe}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{cdbb0aa9-f5da-41f9-8fc5-774566a28878}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{6955F27E-9703-418E-8B32-1F2FEC8B2B73}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{6955F27E-9703-418E-8B32-1F2FEC8B2B73}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\INTERFACE\{6955F27E-9703-418E-8B32-1F2FEC8B2B73}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{cdbb0aa9-f5da-41f9-8fc5-774566a28878}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\TYPELIB\{cdbb0aa9-f5da-41f9-8fc5-774566a28878}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{9CCFBEA0-8E85-41CA-B3D1-5DDBE4FF9DBE}
HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{9CCFBEA0-8E85-41CA-B3D1-5DDBE4FF9DBE}
HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{9CCFBEA0-8E85-41CA-B3D1-5DDBE4FF9DBE}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{F83D1872-D9FF-47F8-B5A0-49CC51E24EE8}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{F83D1872-D9FF-47F8-B5A0-49CC51E24EE8}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Search Web Know
HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\SearchWebKnow

Remove following files:

7za.exe
Uninstaller.exe
9ccfbea0-8e85-41ca-b3d1-5ddbe4ff9dbe.dll
firefox@www.searchwebknow.com.xpi

Remove following folders

\Program Files (x86)\Search Web Know\Extensions

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