What is Stadsear.com?

Stadsear.com is a browser hijacker, which looks like a usual search engine, such as Google, Bing or Yahoo. It comes bundled with popular free programs and applications through their downloaders. Usually, Stadsear.com comes without user consent and hijacks Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and others. According to developers, Stadsear.com helps improve the quality of search and excludes unwanted search results. Actually, Stadsear.com does not work, furthermore, it can deliver a lot of problems and can be very annoying. This hijacker changes some browser settings, such as homepage or search engine. Also, it collects personal information and transmits it to third parties. Stadsear.com displays ads constantly during your browsing. This hijacker increases the traffic and reduces the performance of your PC. If you find Stadsear.com on your computer, then you need to remove it urgently.

Stadsear.com hijacker

How Stadsear.com gets on your PC?

Programs, that are among the potentially unwanted programs come bundled with free software. Typically, such programs penetrate the PC without the user consent. Because of this, many users do not realize that a computer is infected with malware and the PC is at great risk. However, it is worth noting that the main reason for such penetrations – carelessness user. People do not read the terms and conditions during the installation of free software. It was there that may contain consent to install PUP. Also, during the installation, ensure that the installer did not offer you a third-party software. To prevent such problems, you should always follow the installation process, read the terms and conditions, do not agree to install additional software, and select Advanced type of installation. If Stadsear.com has already penetrated into your computer, you can use the instructions below.

How to remove Stadsear.com from your computer?

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

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

Or uninstall Stadsear.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Stadsear.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Stadsear.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

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Written by Rami Douafi

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