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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Helper Object
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts is a search engine which is linked to the service. Even though it is stated that the search engine can help you browse the web quickly and efficiently, you should be extremely cautious about the intentions behind it. Why would you choose to run a search engine which cannot provide you with original search results and simply reroutes you to a different source? Luckily, you can trust Google Search; however, we still recommend that you delete if it has been set as your default search provider or home page. Did you choose these modifications? Were they introduced without your consent? Continue reading to learn all about the removal process.

In case has been set as the start page and the default search engine without your personal authorization, there is a great possibility that your personal computer has been corrupted by a browser hijacker. Even though the search engine itself is not considered malicious, you certainly should not dismiss any illicit activity. Malicious browser hijackers, Trojans, viruses and other computer infections may already be running on your computer, and they could have easily enabled the unauthorized web browser modifications. Luckily, you should be able to notice this illicit activity right away.

In the Privacy Policy of it is indicated that the website may expose you to third party products, meaning that you may be presented with various online advertisements. Make sure you do not click on any suspicious or too-good-to-be-true offers because they could potentially be controlled by cyber criminals. Note that some of these ads could link you to sites which are not screened by the search engine. Here is an excerpt from the Privacy Policy: has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

In order to eliminate any threats you need to make sure that you can browse the web risk-free. The first step towards this is employing authentic, reliable search tools. You are welcome to follow the guides below to remove undesirable search tools from your browsers. Afterwards you should employ reliable malware detection and removal tools to ensure that no undesirable applications can be dropped onto the PC without your consent again.

Remove from browsers

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+F and then select Settings.
  2. Under On Startup mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Locate the default URL and overwrite/remove it. Select OK.
  4. Under Appearance mark Show Home button and click Change.
  5. To delete the undesirable home button option repeat step 3.
  6. Under Search click Manage search engines.
  7. Select a new search provider and delete (click X) the unwanted one. Hit Done.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Move to the left of the utility and select Search Providers.
  3. Click the undesirable application, select Remove and then Close.
  4. Open the Tools menu (Alt+T) once more and select Internet Options.
  5. Click the General tab and navigate to Home Page below.
  6. Overwrite/delete the displayed URL and click OK.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and click the search provider icon placed on the search box.
  2. From the drop-down menu select Manage Search Engines.
  3. Remove the undesirable search provider and then click OK.
  4. Simultaneously tap keys Alt+T and select Options.
  5. Click the General tab on the left and navigate to the Home Page.
  6. Overwrite/delete the represented URL and then click OK.
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  1. Gerard Blais Jan 31, 2015

    As of January 2015, in Chrome, the x to delete SafeSearch as the default browswer is NOT available. If you click where the x would be, a pop up says "Tis setting enforced by your administrator".

  2. Sharon Frame Apr 9, 2015

    Same thing is happening to me and I'm the administrator on my laptop. Help!!!

  3. Alex Apr 16, 2015

    "Remove from Internet Explorer"
    The Method doesn't work. There is nothing in the settings but the opened IE is still on the page.

  4. Alex Apr 16, 2015

    SpyHunter4 is money begging show for teenagers. It is digging all the cookies in your computer for about an hour and it finally requests you to buy the program in order to delete the cookies. I'd buy it but I am more than positive it will not work: It was nothing *****ociated with IE in the report.

  5. Peter Apr 20, 2015

    The suggestions above do not work, now takes over the ADMIN for browsers making it impossible to delete without hiring a tech to spend hours on the system chasing down all the crap in your system. As of now..April 20, 2015

  6. ezri Jul 7, 2015

    nothing helped for me!
    please help me
    the safesear is locked in my chrome & cant delete them

  7. kevin stanbury Oct 19, 2016

    worked perfectly Chrome

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