How to uninstall (remove) Encryptedsearch.org

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What is Encryptedsearch.org hijacker

Encryptedsearch.org is promoted as a privacy-oriented search engine that doesn’t track users’ search history. That is all well and good, however users that have Encrypted Search installed on their machines might encounter a problem: their searches on Google, Bing and other search engines always get redirected to https://www.encryptedsearch.org/search[…]. Some users installed Encrypted Search themselves with full awareness of its features and are perfectly happy with that behavior. However, other users got Encrypted Search on their computers in a bundle with some free program and get quite annoyed when their searches are suddenly redirected to some unfamiliar search engine with a lot of ads. This step-by-step guide describes how you can uninstall Encrypted Search software and remove Encryptedsearch.org from your browsers.

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How Encryptedsearch.org hijacker gets on your PC?

Encrypted Search browser hijacker usually comes bundled with free Internet programs. For example, a user may download a program, but its installer may try to also install some potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) under the guise of useful tools. To avoid such cases, you need to pay attention during the installation process, do not install suspicious programs and browser add-ons, as well as use special software that can protect you from threats like that. If you already have Encrypted Search on your computer and would like to remove it, please use our recommendations below.

How to remove Encryptedsearch.org hijacker from your computer?

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Also, you can try to remove Encryptedsearch.org hijacker manually. To uninstall Encryptedsearch.org hijacker remove it from Control Panel and browsers, then delete all files and registry keys.

Step 1: Remove Encryptedsearch.org hijacker from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

After that remove Encryptedsearch.org from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Encryptedsearch.org from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Encrypted Search.
  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 Encrypted 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 Encrypted Search 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 Encrypted 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: Remove Encryptedsearch.org 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 Encryptedsearch.org Pop-ups.
  5. Turn of Encryptedsearch.org Pop-ups from Allowed to Block.
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