What is Searchcontrol.co?

Searchcontrol.co is unwanted software that comes to the computer without the user’s consent. This is a browser hijacker that infects all browsers installed on your system. According to the developers, Searchcontrol.co is a search engine that greatly improves search quality and browsing experience.

Searchcontrol.co Hijacker

In addition, outwardly, Searchcontrol.co looks attractive and seems to be an ordinary legitimate search page, but it is not so. The hijacker changes the browser settings, sets http://searchcontrol.co/ as the default homepage and search engine. This adds links to the advertising sites in the search results to redirect the user to third-party sites, infested with ads. It is worth noting that the hijacker collects information about user activity, analyzing the history of browsing, search queries, and others, then sends the information received to third parties for further analysis and other purposes. Searchcontrol.co is an annoying browser hijacker, which should be removed right now. Use our tips and guides to remove Searchcontrol.co right away.

How Searchcontrol.co gets on your PC?

Searchcontrol.co infects a computer without user consent. Usually, it comes with free applications and programs that user downloads from the web. Scammers create special installers, downloaders, or web clients that contain unwanted elements such as Searchcontrol.co and other adware, malware, scammers, and so on. Users are not attentive during installation, so the computer can be infected. Always follow the important rules. Take your time and follow the installation process by selecting an advanced installation type to see all the elements of the installer. Do not press the “Next” button, if you are not sure that these elements will not harm your computer. If Searchcontrol.co has already penetrated to the PC, you can use our instructions to remove it immediately.

How to remove Searchcontrol.co from your computer?

To uninstall Searchcontrol.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 Searchcontrol.co

Or uninstall Searchcontrol.co manually.

Step 1: Remove Searchcontrol.co from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Searchcontrol.co from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

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Written by Rami Douafi

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