What is SearchVaults Search?

If you find that http:/searchvaults.com/ has become homepage and the default search engine, then most likely it means that your browsers are infected with SearchVaults Search hijacker. This attacks all browsers installed on your system, such as Chrome, Mozilla, IE, and others. According to the developers, this is a legitimate search engine, which greatly increases the experience of browsing and the quality of search. In fact, SearchVaults.com is an annoying, potentially unwanted program aimed at distributing advertising content and collecting private user data. This can lead to other malicious software and adware. You need to remove SearchVaults Search right now using our recommendations below.

SearchVaults Search hijacker

How SearchVaults Search gets on your PC?

Most often SearchVaults.com comes as additional content to free programs that the user downloads from the Internet. This is due to user inattention. You need to carefully follow the installation process, select the advanced type to see the complete list of installation package components. Use special software that can prevent malware from entering your PC. If SearchVaults Search has already infected your browsers, then read our guide to remove it.

How to remove SearchVaults Search from your computer?

To uninstall SearchVaults Search remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove SearchVaults Search

Or uninstall SearchVaults Search manually.

Step 1: Remove SearchVaults Search from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove SearchVaults Search from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

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Written by Rami Douafi

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