How to uninstall (remove) HighLight Searches

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What is HighLight Searches?

HighLight Searches – a program that comes bundled with freeware without the user’s consent. HighLight Searches installed on your computer in the form of an extension to the browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox & Internet Explorer). HighLight Searches is advertising product, because this program is constantly annoying user by intrusive advertising. HighLight Searches displays banners and coupons, links to other sites and advertising. These pop-ups contain offers online stores in which the program promises to help you save money. In fact, most of these offers are not true. The main objective of HighLight Searches – to get you to spend money. Also, HighLight Searches modifies browser settings, reduce the performance of your PC and so on.

How HighLight Searches gets on your PC?

Malicious programs such as HighLight Searches, come to the computer as an extension to the browser. Scheme of penetration of potentially unwanted software can change constantly. Most often, these programs (extension) come into your PC without the user’s consent, but it is worth noting that this is due to the negligence of the user. Many ad sites create their own download managers. Each time when you download some free software, try to pay attention to what you are offered to install. Sometimes, simply uncheck the element that seems suspicious to you. Always try to read the user agreement, don’t hurry to click “Next”. Carefully follow the installation process. Resort to using third-party programs that can help you to protect your computer. If your PC is already infected by HighLight Searches, then use our instructions listed below.

How to remove HighLight Searches from your computer?

To uninstall HighLight Searches remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have HighLight Searches in their database. You can try to use them for removing HighLight Searches.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to HighLight Searches – 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 HighLight Searches.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove HighLight Searches

Or uninstall HighLight Searches manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find HighLight Searches.
  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 HighLight Searches 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 HighLight Searches, select it and click Uninstall.

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

After that remove HighLight Searches from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find HighLight Searches.
  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 HighLight Searches.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable HighLight Searches.
  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.

Remove following registry entries:


no information

Then remove following files:


HighLight Searches.exe

And following folders


C:ProgramDataHighLight Searches

Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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