What is Search.umaxsrch.com?

Search.umaxsrch.com is a malicious search engine that changes the settings of all browsers installed on your system, for example, it steals Chrome, Mozilla, IE, Edge and so on. First of all, this sets http://search.umaxsrch.com/ as the homepage and the default search engine. These changes are made in order to redirect the user to third-party partner sites. According to developers, to be more precise, intruders, Search.umaxsrch.com has a useful search page that has a lot of advantages in comparison with analogs. For example, the opportunity to quickly switch to popular sites, social pages, mailboxes, horoscopes and so on. In fact, this is a lie. We strongly recommend that you remove Search.umaxsrch.com right now.

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How Search.umaxsrch.com gets on your PC?

Let’s look at the most common cases of Search.umaxsrch.com penetration and other potentially unwanted programs. The user wants to download some kind of free program from the Internet, but in the end gets not the final file, but a kind of installation package. This package contains additional elements that are installed together with the program at the same time. These elements are malware. The user needs to carefully monitor the installation process and select an extended installation type to be able to select the desired elements of the installation package. If Search.umaxsrch.com already penetrated your PC, then remove it immediately.

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

To uninstall Search.umaxsrch.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.umaxsrch.com

Or uninstall Search.umaxsrch.com manually.

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

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Search.umaxsrch.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

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Written by Rami Douafi

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