What is Search.sidecubes.com?

Search.sidecubes.com is complex infection that consists of adware called SideCubes and browser hijacker Search.sidecubes.com. It aims main browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. SideCubes is advertising extension that creates special sidebar in your browsers, generates ads and pop-ups and also may control browser search settings. Search.sidecubes.com is search engine that may contain promotional and malicious links. This search page overrides your homepage, default search and newtab settings. Resetting browser settings is useless until you uninstall SideCubes and remove co-named extensions. Below you will find step-by-step instructions.

Search.sidecubes.com

How Search.sidecubes.com gets on your PC?

SideCubes or Search.sidecubes.com distributes with installers of free programs in a bundle. It is also offered on download portals as a drive-by download. If user does not uncheck certain checkboxes or click decline button when he sees such offer, SideCubes will be installed in all browser in the background. Hijacker places roots in the system and is hard to remove. You can use special hijacker remove called Norton. It works differently from antiviruses and can clean system from Search.sidecubes.com and protect computer from further infections.

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

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

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You can try both of these products to remove Search.sidecubes.com

Or uninstall Search.sidecubes.com manually.

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

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Search.sidecubes.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:


SideCubes.dll
sgmu.dll
sidb.dll
SideCubes.exe

Remove following folders


C:\Program Files\Sidecubes\
C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Smartbar\

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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