How to uninstall (remove) Searchinme.com

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What is Searchinme.com?

Searchinme.com is typical browser hijacker, that modifies default homepage and search engine in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Visually, website reminds some versions of Ask.com search. However, user requests get redirected to Google.com. Searchinme.com hijacks browser shortcuts by writing www.searchinme.com web address to the “Target” field in shortcut properties. Users experience problems, when trying to remove Searchinme.com, because it won’t remove or keeps coming back. This search engine collects information about user search queries, leaves cookies, opens pop-ups when you try to search something. It is recommended to get rid of Searchinme.com from browsers and we created this tutorial to assist you in removal. Follow instructions below to remove Searchinme.com hijacker and reset browser settings.

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How Searchinme.com gets on your PC?

Searchinme.com can be set in browsers without user agreement. Or user just don’t know when it happened. Searchinme.com uses some “stealth” technique to infiltrate computer. It installs in a bundle with freeware or shareware. What does it mean? Installer of free app can offer and install additional components like toolbars, advertising browser extensions, search engines and other types of unwanted software. To avoid undesired consequences user can rely on himself and decline promotional offers, or use special protection programs like Norton or SpyHunter Anti-Malware.

How to remove Searchinme.com from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

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

 

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Alternative Solution:

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

 

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

Or uninstall Searchinme.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Searchinme.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

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

Step 2: Remove Searchinme.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following registry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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