- Block exe files from running
- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Slow internet connection
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
Protectedsearch.com Redirect, or simply Protectedsearch.com, is a website which one day may become your home page and default search engine. If it has already happened, then you think that you have not changed the settings of your browsers. In fact, you do not have to access your settings as ProtectedSearch.com Redirect, also called browser hijacker, can affect your browsers after having installed freeware which is the hijacker is attached to.
If use Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome, whenever you open the browser, you will find Protectedsearch.com. While using this search engine, you will definitely get annoying pop-up messages or ads, which you should disregard as they are generated to lure you into buying a particular product or getting a worthless service. The messages may be written in different languages, so do not get surprised when after clicking on an English message you are redirected to a website of a distinct language. Do not click on the advertisements so as not to be redirected to infectious website as a new computer infection means that you will have more trouble removing it.
Even though Protectedsearch.com is said to hide the information about your browsing sessions from Google, the advertisements and redirection caused by the search engine does not help you improve your browsing experience. To prevent redirects and stop annoying pop-ups from being displayed, remove Protectedsearch.com Redirect.
In Control Panel (Uninstall a program) you should look for and uninstall an unwanted application which could be causing redirection. Keep in mind that you can also choose the easiest way and scan the PC with a legitimate spyware removal tool so that you do no have to perform the removal manually. Below you will find instructions that will help you remove Protectedsearch.com Redirect:
Step 1: Uninstall Protectedsearch.com Redirect
1. Open the Start menu.
In case Protectedsearch.com affects Windows 8:
1. Move the mouse to the bottom left corner of the screen until you will see a minimized version of your desktop or metro UI.
Step 2: Remove Protectedsearch.com Redirect from your browsers
For Internet Explorer:
1. Open the browser and go to Tools - > Manage Add-ons.
For Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open the browser.
For Google Chrome:
1. Open the browser and click on the three-bar icon.
Do not forget to scan the computer with SpyHunter, whose free scanner is available below. We recommend that you use this tool as it can delete various spyware programs, and, most of all, safeguard your PC against future infections.