What is Gensearch.co?

Gensearch.co, owned by a company based in ASIA is a multi-platform site, presented as service provides access thousands of local and international search engine sites and portals. Also, according to owners, the site serves website users with the most relevant ads sourced from our direct advertiser base. It obviously, that any advantages of Gensearch.co are miserable, but identified deficiencies may affect users machines performance. It’s because Gensearch.co collects users personal information: full name, email address, phone number, physical address and access to contacts stored on users mobile device or tablet computer. Developers determined: the main purpose of Gensearch.co is to help owners of websites and web networks generate revenue. Moreover, Gensearch.co developers can send users personal data to third parties. All these features can be considered as malicious, and site as browser hijacker. Our advice to remove Gensearch.co from your device.


How Gensearch.co gets on your device?

Browser hijackers come on PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad by malicious emails, network attacks, malware sites, or by installators of other freeware software. Few are closely watching the installation process, and sometimes do not know that their device is at risk. We recommend to read the user agreement and don’t press “Next” button once. Make sure that the program is safe. Select advanced installation type. Remember that there are many similar programs on the Internet. Read reviews about the programs, and if your device is already infected by popups or scam, please use the instructions below.

How to remove Gensearch.co and other viruses from your Mac, PC or iPhone?

To uninstall Gensearch.co, remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

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Remove Gensearch.co from Mac

Gensearch.co may not have app or extension, associated with it in Application. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones.

Mac OSX:

  1. Check all apps on your device, find malware apps(their names ussually are simmilar with virus name)
  2. Open Finder
  3. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  4. If you see Uninstall Gensearch.co or Gensearch.co Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  5. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

Bitdefender AntivirusTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use Bitdefender Antivirus. Just drag application you want to remove to Bitdefender Antivirus window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

After that remove Gensearch.co from your browser.

iPhone/iPad iOS:

If you get Gensearch.co, close it. Don’t use it, and don’t accept request from it, to prevent more malware infiltration into your phone. Certain third-party download sites might include programs that you don’t want with the software that you install.

    remove Gensearch.co from ios
  1. Check all apps on your device, find malware apps(their names ussually are simmilar with virus name)
  2. Touch and hold the app until it jiggles
  3. Tap cross in the upper-left corner of the app
  4. Tap Delete

Remove from Windows

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Gensearch.co.
  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 Gensearch.co 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 Gensearch.co, 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 Gensearch.co and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Step 2: Remove Gensearch.co from browsers


  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Gensearch.co.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find apps related with virus.
  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 Gensearch.co related apps.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Information provided by Tim Kas

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