What is Search Know?

Search Know is both adware and browser hijacker that is presented as a browser plugin helping with online shopping and providing narrowed search results. Search Know immediately adjusts Windows registry to get launched with the start of the system. The process SearchKnow.exe will be active in Windows Task Manager and the file can re-launch itself if the it has been ended by the user. It process allows to mess up with browser settings, changing the homepage, search engine or tab page to search.searchitknow.com. Search Know will also cause redirections to promotional websites and generate banners and pop-ups. The malware may have other unpleasant traits like adding toolbars and sharing user’s valuable information with third-parties. Considering the above mentioned, one shouldn’t hesitate in making a decision to remove Search Know.

Search Know ads

How Search Know gets on your PC?

It is likely to get a computer infected by Search Know clicking the suspicious links and downloading free software from the Internet being attracted by a banner with something like ‘Download for free’ on it. Unwatchful users download and install such programs accidentally and do not pay attention to the minor options offering to install additional software. Opening spam messages or visiting the harmful sites is another reason of getting Search Know. Therefore one can diminish a risk of getting a malware by using Advanced or Custom type of installing.

How to remove Search Know from your computer?

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

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

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You can try both of these products to remove Search Know

Or uninstall Search Know manually.

Step 1: Remove Search Know from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Search Know from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:

Search Know.dll

Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\Search Know\

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