What is SafeSearch.net?

SafeSearch.net is one of those pages that look quite trustworthy, though give a lot of headache to a user who decides to keep them. Those who wouldn’t distrust the page that invaded a browser without obscurity realize their mistake soon after performing several search queries on it. SafeSearch.net page belongs to a group of browser hijacker malware, and it intentionally infiltrates systems to force promotion of affiliate sources. SafeSearch.net adds them to results and shows ads with links to dubious sites at the top of search results. To cinch the user to use only its page the malware blocks other search domains, so the only way to get you home page and search engine settings back is to remove SafeSearch.net.

SafeSearch.net page

How SafeSearch.net gets on your PC?

SafeSearch is not a page that everyone would like to have as the main one, so its developers utilize a distribution that allows the hijacker to get into systems sneaky and unnoticed. It becomes possible if the malware is put inside or ‘bundled with’ software packages, where it is presented in the way of recommended download. To keep your PC safe you need to form a habit of avoiding them, which is rather easy – you simply need to deselect everything you find suspicious in the steps of Advanced setup mode.

How to remove SafeSearch.net from your computer?

To uninstall SafeSearch.net remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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Or uninstall SafeSearch.net manually.

Step 1: Remove SafeSearch.net from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove SafeSearch.net from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following files:


Remove following folders

C:\Program Files\SafeSearch\

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