How to remove Capita Search

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What is Capita Search

Capita Search is yet another browser hijacker that may end up on the user’s device along with freeware programs. Once inside, it sets https://search.capita.space/ webpage as you default search provider. Keep in mind that it shows irrelevant search results to increase traffic to third-party sites. If that is not enough, it is also responsible for annoying advertisements and redirects which will bother you while browsing the Internet. Although it’s not a virus and can’t harm your system directly, you shouldn’t underestimate this threat as it may serve as a backdoor for other dangerous malware. Due to these reasons, you’re advised to remove Capita Search from your system. You can do this either manually or automatically. Please keep in mind that manual removal is recommended only for experienced users, as it requires high computer skills. If this is difficult for you, you can use an anti-malware tool that can eliminate this threat in just a few clicks.

How to remove Capita Search hijacker from your computer?

The easiest and modern way of removing pop-ups, trojans, ransomware, or other viruses is to use automatic removal tools. See our Anti-malware tools below for further instructions.

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Also, you can try to remove Capita Search hijacker manually.

Step 1: Remove Capita Search hijacker from Control Panel/Applications

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Capita Search hijacker.
  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 Capita Search 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 Capita Search, 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 Capita Search 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.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Capita Search or Capita Search Uninstaller (or other suspicious apps that you’ve never installed), double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Capita Search from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

After that remove Capita Search from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Capita Search from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click on 3-dots icon in the upper right corner and select Tools.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Capita Search.
  5. Click the trash can icon to remove it.
  6. Click on 3-dots icon in the upper right corner.
  7. Select Settings.
  8. Type notifications into the search bar.
  9. Select Content settings.
  10. Select Notifications.
  11. Find Capita Search in the Allow list.
  12. Click on three dots next to Capita Search and select Remove.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Capita Search or other suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Mozilla Firefox:

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

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Press Settings and more button
  2. Choose and Click on Extensions
  3. Find Olpair extension and click settings
  4. Press Uninstall button
  5. Start Edge again

Learn more about removing extensions from Edge.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Capita Search.
  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 Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

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.

Remove Capita Search from Android Smartphones:

Alternative solution for Android phone/tablet:

Google Chrome:

  1. open the Chrome app.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More.
  3. Choose and open Settings
  4. Tap Site settings and then find Capita Search Pop-ups.
  5. Turn of Capita Search from Allowed to Block.

Written by Ilyas J

Author: Ilias

1 thought on “How to remove Capita Search

  1. Thanks for the help but that still doesn’t do it – they’ve adapted – I’ve tried 6 different methods and nothing works except for removing chrome and switching browsers

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