What is Search Monkeys?

Search Monkeys is adware, which refers to the number of potentially unwanted programs. According to the developers, Search Monkeys has a useful browser extension that can facilitate online shopping by selecting the most advantageous online store offers. In fact, it simply throws the user’s advertising, constantly displaying on the screen banners, coupons, pop-ups, and stuff. In general, this is very annoying. First of all, it should be noted that Search Monkeys can collect user confidential information, namely, analyze the history of browsing and Internet activity. These data are transferred to third parties for further analysis and other purposes. We strongly recommend getting rid of Search Monkeys right now.

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How Search Monkeys gets on your PC?

As already mentioned, Search Monkeys is a potentially unwanted program. The PUP comes to the PC without the user’s consent, getting in the kit with free software from the Internet. Usually, this comes as an additional element in the installation package of any program. You need to carefully study the complete composition of the installation package, choosing an advanced type of installation. If your PC has already been attacked by Search Monkeys, then use our guides to remove it.

How to remove Search Monkeys from your computer?

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

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

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You can try both of these products to remove Search Monkeys

Or uninstall Search Monkeys manually.

Step 1: Remove Search Monkeys from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Search Monkeys from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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