What is Search Maven?

Search Maven – a program that is installed on the computer as an extension to the browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer). After penetration on the PC, Search Maven begins to spread promotional products of partner companies (eBay, Amazon, and others.). Search Maven displays banners and coupons, pop-ups and links to ad sites. Advertising can appear at any time during browsing, it very much prevents for the user. Also, Search Maven can change the search results, redirect the user to other sites, bring in another unwanted software, and more. Search Maven change your browser settings and homepage. Search Maven threatens the security of your personal information. It reviews the history of your browsing, collects your personal information and this can be transferred to third parties. Search Maven is a potentially unwanted program, so you need to remove it immediately.

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How Search Maven gets on your PC?

Malicious software, such as Search Maven, 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 Maven completely.

How to remove Search Maven from your computer?

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

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Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

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

After that remove Search Maven from your browser.

Google Chrome:

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


Search Maven.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%Search Maven

Written by Rami Douafi

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