How to uninstall (remove) Tech-connect.biz

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What is Tech-connect.biz?

Tech-connect.biz is fraudulent search engine, that can be set as default homepage and search engine setting in your browsers by browser hijacker. It affects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers – major browsers from Windows. In some cases, Tech-connect.biz can be installed in Safari or Opera browsers. Usually, Tech-connect.biz is installed along with Messenger Plus browser extension, but can operate separately. When users search for any expressions in Tech-connect.biz, they are redirected to plusnetwork.com search, that we described previously. This search engine is also established in browser shortcut settings. Tech-connect.biz looks differently in Firefox, Chrome or IE browsers. Hijackers like this are dangerous, because they have access to private browser data, and can manipulate search results to promote certain goods or services. As usual, below you will find instructions to remove Tech-connect.biz from Windows 10, 8, 7, XP and Vista and restore browser settings.

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How Tech-connect.biz gets on your PC?

Tech-connect.biz can be bundled with programs from msgplus.net (Messenger Plus!), as well as with other similar free software. Usually, installers of such apps offer to install Tech-connect.biz as tool to enhance your search or browsing experience. They use vague wordings, to make users think application is useful. If user agrees to install it, program will run in background and modify settings in all browsers, copy files and folders and create registry keys. After this moment, it is much harder to eliminate it. Our advice, is to use on of anti-malware programs below to protect your PC. Norton will also be very helpful to remove Tech-connect.biz from browsers.

How to remove Tech-connect.biz from your computer?

To uninstall Tech-connect.biz remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Tech-connect.biz in their database. You can try to use them for removing Tech-connect.biz.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Tech-connect.biz – 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 Tech-connect.biz.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Tech-connect.biz

Or uninstall Tech-connect.biz manually.

Step 1: Remove Tech-connect.biz from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Tech-connect.biz.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Tech-connect.biz 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 Tech-connect.biz, 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 Tech-connect.biz 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 Tech-connect.biz from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Tech-connect.biz from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Tech-connect.biz.
  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 Tech-connect.biz.
  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 Tech-connect.biz.
  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 Tech-connect.biz 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 Tech-connect.biz 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 Tech-connect.biz:

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.

3 thoughts on “How to uninstall (remove) Tech-connect.biz

  1. hi my laptop is dell inspiron n15.after doing all these steps i could not able to remove tech connect.biz from it is still showing in mozillla and ie however from chrome it is removved please advice

  2. I do not see the tech-connect.biz in the the control panel. I may have deleted it in the programs folder and how do i solve the problem

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