What is Search40.co?

Search40.co is one of the many browser hijackers that changes the settings of your browsers, such as Chrome, IE, Mozilla, and others. Most often this is part of the composite adware, which comes in the form of a browser extension. After penetrating, Search40.co changes the default search page to http://search40.co/. Also, this changes the homepage, constantly redirects the user and opens the tabs containing the advertising content. The distribution of advertising is the main goal of Search40.co’s developers. Among other things, the hijacker carefully analyzes the user’s browser, collecting personal information. This virus can cause the penetration of other malicious software. However, you must remove Search40.co immediately. To do this, you can use our instructions listed below.

Search40.co Hijacker

How Search40.co gets on your PC?

The main reason for the penetration of such programs and viruses is the user’s inattention. Often, Search40.co penetrates when the user downloads a program, utility, any updates from the Internet. This is due to the fact that it is hiding in web installers or downloaders of free software. The most effective way to prevent infection of a PC is to closely monitor the process of downloading and installing programs. Always select the extended installation type to make sure there are no additional questionable items in the installer. Do not hurry! If your PC has already been attacked by Search40.co, then use our recommendations to remove it right now.

How to remove Search40.co from your computer?

To uninstall Search40.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 Search40.co

Or uninstall Search40.co manually.

Step 1: Remove Search40.co from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search40.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 Search40.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 Search40.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 Search40.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 Search40.co from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search40.co from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Search40.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 Search40.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 Search40.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 Search40.co:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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