What is Search Expanse?

Search Expanse – a malicious program that comes on the computer as a browser extension and hijacks Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. Search Expanse is advertising product and applies to potentially unwanted programs. This program comes on a PC without the user’s consent and activates immediately after opening the browser. Search Expanse displays a myriad of banners and coupons, links to ad sites, pop-ups and other things. Search Expanse shows products popular online stores and promises to help the user to save. In fact, these proposals are not genuine. Search Expanse trying to get you to spend money for nothing. Also, Search Expanse can make changes to your browser settings, change the homepage, change the search and so on. If you find Search Expanse on your computer, we recommend that you remove this program right now. Don’t waste your time.

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How Search Expanse gets on your PC?

Similar programs belong to potentially unwanted programs. These programs come on a computer without the user’s consent, so you may have overlooked the penetration of this program. PUP is installed on PC bundled with freeware program such as archivers, download managers, players and so on. The user must be considerate during the installation process to prevent the penetration of unwanted programs. To do this, you need to read the user agreement. Do not agree to install unknown or suspicious programs. Not need to trust programs from unknown publishers. Always follow the installation process and do not rush to click “Next”. If your computer is already infected, you can use our instructions listed below to get rid of Search Expanse.

How to remove Search Expanse from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Search Expanse.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Search Expanse

Or uninstall Search Expanse manually.

Step 1: Remove Search Expanse from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Search Expanse from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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