How to uninstall (remove) default-search.net

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What is Default-Search.net?

Default-Search.net is knowable browser hijacker. Browser hijackers affect all browsers, replace your default search engine by their own one. They mighty install programs, that protect their search engine from changing to another one. Default-search.net’s engine may remind you google.com, by using white background and pictures which concerned with some facts or events.

default-search.net

But you can see the differences easily, there are a lot of banners, pop-ups and other ads. After first search you can see, that this hijacker uses Yahoo search engine and here some sponsor’s hyperlinks as results. And of course his results are bad and inaccurate. As many malware it records your personal information, for example: IP address, browser activity and so on.

How is Default-Search.net installed on my PC?

Like other malware Default-Search.net may be bundled with any free software, so it can be installed without your agreement. While installing freeware, pay attention at additional marks or instructions. But still it can be installed. Don’t keep it on your computer, remove it as soon as possible.

How to remove Default-Search.net?

The most simple choice is download a special utility and use it to fully remove Default-search.net hijacker. I’d prefer those two tools.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Default-Search.net – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Default-Search.net.

 

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Also you can remove Default-Search.net by yourself.

Manual Default-search.net Removal

windows 7 logoWindows 7:

  1. Click the Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Click Uninstall a program (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Category);
    Click Programs and Features (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Icons);
  4. Find programs possibly related to Default-Search.net;
  5. Click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

windows 8 logoWindows 8:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.);
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel;
  3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features;
  4. Find programs possibly related to Default-Search.net;
  5. Tap or click the program, and then tap or click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

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

windows xp logoWindows XP:

  1. Click Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs;
  4. Find programs possibly related to Default-Search.net and Click it;
  5. Click to Remove;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

google chrome logoGoogle Chrome:

You can skip steps 1-3 by typing “chrome://settings/” in address bar.

  1. Open Google Chrome;
  2. Click on Options Icon or press Alt+E, Alt+F;
  3. Click Settings;
  4. Click a link Show advanced settings;
  5. Turn down and click Reset settings;
  6. Click Reset.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

mozilla firefox logoMozilla Firefox:

You can skip steps 1-3 by typing “about:support” in address bar.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox;
  2. Press Alt+H;
  3. Click Troubleshooting Information;
  4. At the Right-Top Corner click Reset Firefox;
  5. Click Reset Firefox.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

internet explorer logoInternet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer;
  2. Press Alt, click Tools, or Click on Gear Icon;
  3. Click Internet Options;
  4. Click Advanced tab;
  5. Click Reset;
  6. Mark Delete Personal Settings, Click Reset.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Conclusion

Default-Search.net – is a simple browser hijacker, that makes your web surfing troublesome. It isn’t as dangerous as virus or trojan, but can provide downloading them or installing malicious software. So if you have found this hijacker on your PC, uninstall it immediately.

Author: Olga Karpuk

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