How to uninstall (remove) Secure Search Bar

What is Secure Search Bar?

Secure Search Bar is program that comes to your computer in the form of an extension to the browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer). This program displays advertisements, banners and coupons. This program infects a computer without the user’s consent. Secure Search Bar can advertise goods of such popular sites like Amazon, eBay and the like. Also, Secure Search Bar can change your homepage. Secure Search Bar changing your browser options, and adds its toolbar. Also, it can redirect the user to ad sites. The main goal of the developers is to make money. Many users don’t know that many great deals are false, so user can spend his money on nothing. Secure Search Bar can distribute its files all over your computer, so you can’t easily remove it. Secure Search Bar isn’t a virus, but this program relate to the number of Potentially Unwanted Programs (abbreviated as PUP). Secure Search Bar increases traffic, slows down your computer and can collect your personal information and send it to third parties. If you find Secure Search Bar on your PC, then don’t waste time, remove it now.

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How Secure Search Bar gets on your PC?

Malicious software that is often among the potentially unwanted programs penetrates a computer with other free programs such as archivers, players, editors and so on. This happens without the user’s knowledge. The main reason for this – the user carelessness. Few people read the user agreement and other information during the installation. Sometimes ad sites create their download managers and hide therein potentially malicious software. If you want to prevent the infiltration of unwanted software, then you need to follow a few rules. Always read the user agreement. Select advanced type of installation and make sure that you aren’t offered to install something to supplement. Do not agree to install unfamiliar software. You can also use special programs that will help you to protect your PC. If your PC is already infected by Secure Search Bar, then use our instructions to get rid of all PUP.

How to remove Secure Search Bar from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

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

 

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Alternative Solutions:

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

 

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

 

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Or uninstall Secure Search Bar manually.

Step 1: Remove Secure Search Bar from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Secure Search Bar from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Secure Search Bar.
  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 Secure Search Bar.
  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 Secure Search Bar.
  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 Secure Search Bar:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Remove following files:

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Remove following folders

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Written by Rami Douafi

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2 Comments

  1. That is wrong! you don’t have to install anything, in Firefox browser, click Menu in upper right corner, then click Help > Troubleshooting Information, then scroll down until you can see “Registered Service Workers” then click “about:serviceworkers”. Look for that stupid secure search and click “Unregister” same goes with other stuff that you think its suspecious. DONE!

  2. Yaaaaaaaaaaaas! You did it!
    For me, it didn’t say “serviceworkers”, it said “Youtube”, but I unregistered and now Firefox is back to normal. Thank you!

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