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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine


More often than not, users do not even notice what they install together with freeware applications. If you have recently installed KeepMySettingsX onto your computer, do not be surprised when your homepage changes to Searchpge.com. This search engine is part of KeepMySettingsX setup, especially when this application comes with third-party installers. Searchpge.com is not a browser hijacker, but if you had no intention of having this search engine on your computer, it would be for the best to remove Searchpge.com from your browser, and terminate all the related applications from the PC.

We can clearly say that there is no homepage for Searchpge.com that would offer direct download option. The installation for Searchpge.com always comes bundled with other applications. Based on security analysis, this search engine comes with KeepMySettingsX. What is more, this application may be not the only one adware program that enters your computer. After all, it arrives bundled with InstallQ installer, so there could be more than just one potentially unwanted program on board. If you want to avoid installing unnecessary applications, download programs only from official websites, and do not click on random pop-ups that offer you to upgrade your media player or install a new fascinating application.

Searchpge.com does not have any add-ons related to it, and it does not get installed silently. It means that during freeware installation, there should be a step in the installation wizard that tells you about Searchpge.com and what it can do. If you miss the step, this search engine will be set as your homepage. At first it might seem like a useful webpage, but if you look closer you will see that Searchpge.com uses Yahoo search engine, and it also offers you a lot of commercial content.

Commercial content is not bad per se, but when a search engine promotes commercial content there is a chance that it does not review it. In other words, if you click an outgoing link on Searchpge.com and land on a potentially corrupted, then you are on your own. Searchpge.com is not responsible for third-party content security. At the same time, this kind of vulnerability could be easily exploited by cyber criminals.

Therefore, it is important that you stay away from potentially unwanted freeware applications that are widely available online. Remove Searchpge.com from your browser and then invest in a powerful antispyware application that would help you scan your PC. It is very likely that you have more than just one undesirable program on board, so you may to delete them as well.

How to remove Searchpge.com from browser

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  2. Change homepage under General tab and click OK.
  3. Click the search engine icon on the left of Firefox search box.
  4. Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  5. Remove Searchpge.com and click OK.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Manage add-ons.
  2. Click Search providers on the left.
  3. Set a new default search engine and remove Searchpge.com.
  4. Press Alt+T again and click Internet options.
  5. Change homepage under General tab and press OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  3. Click Set Pages and change your homepage address. Press OK.
  4. Click Manage search engines button under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine, delete Searchpge.com and click Done.

Remove KeepMySettingsX from your PC

Windows 8

  1. Drag mouse cursor to the bottom right of your desktop.
  2. When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove KeepMySettingsX.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove KeepMySettingsX.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall KeepMySettingsX.
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