What is Searchtheweb.io?

According to the developers, Searchtheweb.io is a search engine that has a lot of advantages, for example, it allows the user to redirect to popular sites, has a new line and so on. Also, as they assure, Searchtheweb.io has the properties of similar legitimate search pages, such as Bing, Yahoo, Google and so on. In fact, this is a browser hijacker, making changes in the settings of all the browsers installed on your PC. For example, Searchtheweb.io sets LLL as the default home page. Moreover, the hijacker reduces the performance of the browser. We recommend that you remove this hijacker immediately.

Searchtheweb.io hijacker

How Searchtheweb.io gets on your PC?

Potentially unwanted programs, such as Searchtheweb.io, come without the user’s consent by completing with free programs and utilities from the Internet. This can penetrate as an additional element in the installation packages of audio players, archivers and other programs. You need to carefully follow the installation process and remove the tick from the unwanted object of the installation package by selecting the extended installation type. If Searchtheweb.io has already penetrated your PC, then you can use our instructions to get rid of it right now.

How to remove Searchtheweb.io from your computer?

To uninstall Searchtheweb.io remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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

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You can try both of these products to remove Searchtheweb.io

Or uninstall Searchtheweb.io manually.

Step 1: Remove Searchtheweb.io from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Searchtheweb.io from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Searchtheweb.io.
  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 Searchtheweb.io.
  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 Searchtheweb.io.
  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 following files and folders of Searchtheweb.io:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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