What is Search Extender?

Search Extender – Potentially unwanted program comes to your computer in the form of an extension to the browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer). This program comes without user consent. Search Extender is an advertising product, since the main problem with this program – distribute advertising, products of partner sites, and so on. After penetrating the computer, Search Extender begins to display banner ads and coupons, promotional links, and more. Thus, the program tries to make the user spend money. In addition, Search Extender can change the settings of your browser home page, configure your computer. Search Extender can redirect the user to other sites and replace the search results. Search Extender – very dangerous program. It can collect and transmit your personal information to third parties. Remove Search Extender now.

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How Search Extender gets on your PC?

Malicious software, such as Search Extender, comes to your computer bundled with a free program like archivers, players, converters and other freeware. Some ad sites and sites that distribute free programs can insert adware and malware in their download managers. Potentially unwanted programs come without consent of the user, so users often don’t know that their computer is infected. Always follow the installation process, read the user agreement and select “Advanced” installation type to avoid such problems. Take your time, do not press the “Next” button until then, until you aren’t convinced that the program is safe. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of Search Extender completely.

How to remove Search Extender from your computer?

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

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

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You can try both of these products to remove Search Extender

Or uninstall Search Extender manually.

Step 1: Remove Search Extender from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Search Extender from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

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Written by Rami Douafi

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