What is Related Searches?

You may notice that your system is infected with Related Searches adware if you see a sidebar on the left side of every web page. This sidebar has a search bar and several links to search queries on related themes. Nevertheless its features seem helpful, there is no point in hesitating to remove Related Searches. The search initiated on this toolbar will result in links leading to the adware partners’ sites which are always filled with advertisement. Pop-ups, banners and in-text links will be displayed even on the pages where you haven’t seen them before. Another threat that Related Searches present is spying on your actions on the Internet – the adware will analyze the contents of the pages you visit to show search suggestions and related advertisement.

Related Searches

How Related Searches gets on your PC?

The adware programs invade the system either under the disguise of an legitimate application, or in conjunction with more popular software. They are broadly available on download sites and require no payment. Because of their sneaky nature, users should check the products they want to download by searching the info on the program itself and on its developer. During the installation it is of high importance to look for the hidden options in Custom or Advanced installation methods, as only there you may decline the setup of malicious components.

How to remove Related Searches from your computer?

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

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

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You can try both of these products to remove Related Searches

Or uninstall Related Searches manually.

Step 1: Remove Related Searches from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Related Searches from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Related Searches:

Remove following registry entries:

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