What is Search14.co?

If homepage and the search engine of your browsers are changed to https://search14.co/, then most likely your browsers are infected with Search14.co. This browser hijacker forcibly changes the settings of Google Chrome, Mozilla, IE and other browsers installed in your operating system. Moreover, Search14.co steals user’s personal data, analyzing the browser, the list of saved passwords, the history of browsing and so on. The hijacker constantly redirects the user to third-party sites and suggests installing any extension or program that is malicious. Search14.co comes without user consent, so the risk of infection is very high. If you find Search14.co or similar malware, then use our detailed instructions to remove Search14.co right now.

Search14.co Hijacker

How Search14.co gets on your PC?

The scheme for the penetration of potentially unwanted programs onto victims’ computers is the same. In most cases search14.co-hijacker comes with free downloads from the Internet, for example, as an additional element in the free software installation packages (audio players, archivers and other popular programs and utilities). The user must carefully follow the installation process and pay attention to the contents of the installation package, in order to avoid the penetration of malware and adware. If Search14.co already seeped into your PC, then you can uninstall it right now using our guide below.

How to remove Search14.co from your computer?

To uninstall Search14.co remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Search14.co

Or uninstall Search14.co manually.

Step 1: Remove Search14.co from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search14.co.
  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 Search14.co 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 Search14.co, 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 Search14.co 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 Search14.co from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search14.co from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Search14.co.
  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 Search14.co.
  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 Search14.co.
  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 Search14.co:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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