What is Safesearchprotect.com?

If you notice that the search engine and homepage of your webservers have been changed to Safesearchprotect.com, then most likely your computer is infected with a Safesearchprotect.com browser hijacker. As mentioned above, this changes the settings of Chrome, IE, Mozilla and other browsers installed in your Windows. Outwardly it looks like a legitimate search engine, similar to the Searchincognito.me described earlier.

Safesearchprotect.com Hijacker

If you look closely, it becomes clear that the hijacker is irreparably harmed and jeopardizes private data, as Safesearchprotect.com collects information about visited sites and analyzes the history of browsing, corrupted passwords and so on. These data are transferred to third parties for unfair purposes. Remove Safesearchprotect.com right now to protect your personal data and get rid of the annoying hijacker.

How Safesearchprotect.com gets on your PC?

Safesearchprotect.com comes bundled with free programs, such as video and audio players, archivers, converters or imaginary updates. This happens without the consent of the user, since the hijacker leaks in the form of additional content of the installation package, web client or other software specially designed by intruders. You need to closely monitor the installation process and examine the list of components of the program that you are installing. Use antiviruses and similar programs to prevent infection of your PC. If Safesearchprotect.com has hijacked your browser, then remove it using our guides.

How to remove Safesearchprotect.com from your computer?

To uninstall Safesearchprotect.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove Safesearchprotect.com

Or uninstall Safesearchprotect.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Safesearchprotect.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Safesearchprotect.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

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Written by Rami Douafi

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