How to remove Search-Plus redirect

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What is Search-Plus

Search-Plus is yet another browser extension that can be attributed to browser hijackers group. Browser hijackers usually get on users’ machines along with freeware programs downloaded from dubious web-sources or are installed after users get tricked by fake updates. After the secret installation process, it replaces major browser settings (search engine, new tab URL bar, and homepage) with https://hsearch-plus.co/ domain. Possibly the main reason to remove Search-Plus is unreliable search query results that aim to make you visit affiliate websites. Besides, the overall amount of various ads such as pop-ups, banner ads, and other commercials will increase markedly. Of course, this is not a really pleasant experience because they often overlay the vast of the screen, preventing the user from surfing the Internet freely. So if you don’t want to suffer from misleading search results, annoying ads, and redirect activity, you need to take steps to remove Search-Plus from your computer system.

How to remove Search-Plus hijacker from your computer?

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Also, you can try to remove Search-Plus hijacker manually.

Step 1: Remove Search-Plus hijacker from Control Panel/Applications

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search-Plus 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 Search-Plus 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-Plus, 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-Plus 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 Search-Plus or Search-Plus Uninstaller (or other suspicious apps that you’ve never installed), double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Search-Plus 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 Search-Plus from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search-Plus 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 Search-Plus.
  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 Search-Plus in the Allow list.
  12. Click on three dots next to Search-Plus and select Remove.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Search-Plus 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 Search-Plus.
  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 Search-Plus.
  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 Search-Plus 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 Search-Plus Pop-ups.
  5. Turn of Search-Plus from Allowed to Block.

Written by Ilyas J

Author: Ilias

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