What is Search.searchmab.com?

Search.searchmab.com is unwanted search engine that is installed by Map Beast by SaferBrowser hijacker without the user’s consent. Map Beast is map application that is spread via phishing web pages, when users search for maps or location. Usually it comes bundled with other free programs. Map Beast is not a virus, but it is unnecessary as a potentially unwanted programs. Search.searchmab.com hijacks your browser and sets ups as default homepage and search engine. It also hijacks browser shortcuts, adding search.searchmab.com to the Target field in shortcut properties. Search.searchmab.com can redirect the user to ad sites,change the results, change the home page, insert advertisements to search results and more. Search.searchmab.com unsafe and carries a hidden threat to your computer. Search.searchmab.com traffic increases, reduces the performance of your computer and transmits your personal information to third parties. Learn how to uninstall Map Beast and remove Search.searchmab.com using this guide.

Search.searchmab.com hijacker

How Search.searchmab.com gets on your PC?

Malicious software penetrate to computer bundled with free programs. Malicious software comes on a computer without consent of the user and can cause irreparable damage to your computer. Most often, the user can prevent the penetration of such programs on their own. For this, it is necessary to follow closely the installation process and not to rush. Read the user agreement, do not agree to install suspicious software. Choose advanced or full installation type. Read reviews about the programs. You can also use special programs that will help you protect your PC. If you have found Search.searchmab.com, use our instructions to remove it.

How to remove Search.searchmab.com from your computer?

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

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Or uninstall Search.searchmab.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Search.searchmab.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Map Beast.
  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 Map Beast 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 Map Beast, 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 Map Beast 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.searchmab.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search.searchmab.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Map Beast.
  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 Map Beast.
  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 Map Beast.
  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.searchmab.com:

Remove following registry entries:


Remove following files:

My Email XP.exe

Remove following folders

C:\Program Files\Map Beast
C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Local\Apps\2.0\JV1EWTV3.WKN\1R35YR3H.3W7\mapbeast_82209f1b1da7e896_0001.0000_89c2cd31fb150956

Written by Rami Douafi

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