How to uninstall (remove) Safebrowsing.biz

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What is Safebrowsing.biz?

Safebrowsing.biz is yet another search hijacker for major browsers. It hacks homepage, newtab and search engine settings and substitutes user-defined settings to www.safebrowsing.biz. Safebrowsing.biz affects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Main page of this website contains quick links to popular social networks and shopping sites. Safebrowsing.biz redirects search queries to search.yahoo.com. This can mean that Safebrowsing.biz is somehow affiliated with Yahoo. However, it may earn on collecting private information about users (search queries, visited websites, online behavior) for marketing purposes. Anyway Safebrowsing.biz is unwanted search engine and should be removed from the computer. Here you can find text and video tutorial on how to remove Safebrowsing.biz from different browsers.

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How Safebrowsing.biz gets on your PC?

Safebrowsing.biz can infiltrate browsers with freeware installers. Nowadays, many free programs and utilities monetize free traffic by installing adware or hijackers. Developers of unwanted programs pay per each installation and then earn on user clicks on generated ads or hijacked search results. There is special software that can defend you against hijackers, toolbars and adware, that can work as valuable addition to your current antivirus protection. Among the best are Norton and Norton.

How to remove Safebrowsing.biz from your computer?

To uninstall Safebrowsing.biz remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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

Recommended Solution:

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

 

Download Norton
 

You can try both of these products to remove Safebrowsing.biz

Or uninstall Safebrowsing.biz manually.

Step 1: Remove Safebrowsing.biz from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Safebrowsing.biz.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Safebrowsing.biz 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 Safebrowsing.biz, 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 Safebrowsing.biz 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 Safebrowsing.biz from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Safebrowsing.biz from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Safebrowsing.biz.
  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 Safebrowsing.biz.
  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 Safebrowsing.biz.
  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. Go 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 Safebrowsing.biz:

Remove following registry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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