What is SafetySearch?

SafetySearch – is a program that comes to your computer in the form of an extension to the browser. SafetySearch can hijack the popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The main objective in SafetySearch – is to promote the products and services of partner sites and companies. Once it infects a computer, it displays the countless banners, coupons, pop-ups and stuff. SafetySearch may seem a useful program, but it is not. SafetySearch can offer you those products that do not exist. SafetySearch also collects information about your browsing and other private data. Because of this, this potentially unwanted software can continuously display advertising during your browsing. SafetySearch significantly reduces the performance of your PC. It can change your browser settings, home page, and more. SafetySearch – this is a very malicious program, so you should remove it immediately.

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How SafetySearch gets on your PC?

SafetySearch isn’t a virus, but this program can be classified as potentially unwanted software. Such malware comes on your computer with other free programs. Most often, it comes without the user’s knowledge. Therefore, many users aren’t even aware that their computer has been compromised by malware. Remember, no need to rush during installation of programs. Always follow the installation process, read the user agreement and select only the “Advanced” installation type. Don’t settle for installation of the suspicious software. Don’t rush to press the “Next” button. Also, you can always read reviews about a particular program. Be careful and attentive. If SafetySearch has already come into PC, then you urgently need to get rid of this program. To do this, use our detailed instructions, which are listed below.

How to remove SafetySearch from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

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

 

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You can try both of these products to remove SafetySearch

Or uninstall SafetySearch manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find SafetySearch.
  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 SafetySearch 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 SafetySearch, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove SafetySearch from your browser.

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following registry entries:


no information

Then remove following files:


SafetySearch.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%SafetySearch

Written by Rami Douafi

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