What is Searchglobo.com?

Searchglobo.com is deceptive search engine, that tries to replicate Google. It uses multi-colored logo, similar search button and Google Custom Search as searching engine. It installs imperceptible by the user and overrides browsers settings in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Searchglobo.com replaces default homepage and search engine in each browser. The purpose of this hijacker is to get affiliate commission from Google (if you use Searchglobo.com and click on ads inside it). It may also collect personal information about user searches, visited websites in order to send this data to advertising companies. This page contains tutorial to remove Searchglobo.com from browsers and links to the tools, that will help you to perform this task.

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How Searchglobo.com gets on your PC?

As we said, Searchglobo.com installation goes unnoticed from the user. How does it happen? Adware and hijackers come bundled with legal programs, usually free. Many utilities of popular types, like media players, file format converters, downloaders, torrent clients, PDF readers, distribute such undesired apps. Websites like CNET, Softpedia, Softonic, that offer software downloads and reviews, wrap those software installers in unnecessary intermediary programs that are monetized by apps like Searchglobo.com. Not all antivirus vendors provide protection from potentially unwanted programs. Good examples of programs that are capable to do it: Norton, EmsiSoft Anti-Malware, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

How to remove Searchglobo.com from your computer?

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

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Searchglobo.com in their database. You can try to use them for removing Searchglobo.com.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Searchglobo.com – files, folders, registry keys.


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Alternative Solution:

Norton Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Searchglobo.com.


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You can try both of these products to remove Searchglobo.com

Or uninstall Searchglobo.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Searchglobo.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Searchglobo.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Searchglobo.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 Searchglobo.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 Searchglobo.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 Searchglobo.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Searchglobo.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Searchglobo.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 Searchglobo.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 Searchglobo.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. 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 Searchglobo.com from shortcuts

For every browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE) do the following:

  1. Right-click on the corresponding shortcut.
  2. In opened menu choose Properties.
  3. Look carefully at the Target field.
  4. Remove Searchglobo.com from this line.
  5. Click Apply button.
  6. Confirm changes by clicking Continue button in opened window.
  7. Click on the shortcut to check.

Step 5: Remove following files and folders of Searchglobo.com:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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