What is Nav.search.com?

Nav.search.com, created by CBS Interactive Inc. is a typical browser hijacker, which modifies standard search engine to own and start page to https://www.search.com/. Despite nice design of the start page, it has very controversial features, such as collecting a personal data. Moreover, developers share this information with their third party service providers and it is determined in the privacy policy. Another malware function of Nav.search.com is annoyed pop-ups and banners with tons of advertisement, that showed to users. Hijacker can be implemented in most popular browsers and block their settings: Google Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox. Our recommendation is to remove Nav.search.com immediately.

Nav.search.com

How Nav.search.com gets on your PC?

Nav.search.com distributed by bundle method: extension may be hidden in advanced settings of the freeware software installation process. Sometimes, users don’t realize, that Nav.search.com is already installed. Our recommendation is to read terms of use, when you install any software or extension, to open all advanced settings and to deactivate all unknown or suspicious addons or options. If your system already infected by Nav.search.com – remove it, using our easy article.

How to remove Nav.search.com from your computer?

To uninstall Nav.search.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and registry keys.

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

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You can try both of these products to remove Nav.search.com

Or uninstall Nav.search.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Nav.search.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Nav.search.com.
  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 Nav.search.com 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 Nav.search.com, 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 Nav.search.com 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 Nav.search.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Nav.search.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Nav.search.com.
  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 Nav.search.com.
  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 Nav.search.com.
  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 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.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Got to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Nav.search.com:

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Written by Tim Kas

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