What is SafeSearch (SafeSearch.net redirect virus, SafeSearch toolbar, SafeSearch browser hijacker, SafeSearch virus, SafeSearch malware)?
SafeSearch is a malicious browser add-on that causes annoying webpage redirect problem to Windows users. This browser hijacker is usually installed on a target computer after users download and install free software from Internet, since this SafeSearch toolbar has been set as default add-on Checked to permit installation during installing process of those free software, if the users are not careful enough, they would hardly to avoid this infection.
SafeSearch.net redirect virus would let you suffer from various system problems, especially when you surf the Internet. Every time you open your usual search engine like Google or Bing, you will be redirected to SafeSearch before you could input anything.
Besides, when you open a new website, a new tab of SafeSearch.net will pop up as well, with some annoying ads. Not need a long time, you will find that it needs a long time for a new webpage to complete loading, and your browsers crashes frequently. In common, a browser add-on could be uninstalled from Control Panel, but this regular method does not work on SafeSearch toolbar, so most of victims feel helpless on handling this malware:
Not sure how this search gets to my browser but I can’t get rid of. There is no program to uninstall – It did not show up anywhere. But here is what I did – I have to go to regedit and delete every single safesearch items on it. I also go to extra miles and delete all Firefox also. ..
I have a real annoying problem with Firefox and safesearch from AV
No matter how many times I try to both remove it from my search engine and reset my homepage the following alwaysget put in my default url. http://www.safesearch.net/?utm_medium=ff&utm_campaign=31&utm_source=sm&utm_content=1&utm_term=134D274FA5D04141
Is there anyway to remove this thing permanently from FIrefox? I went through regedit and add remove programs as well as addons. No luck.
I’m running out of ideas!
i want my default search engine to be Google. when i type something into the address bar and press enter, i want it to direct me to Google.com instead it directs me to http://www.safesearch.net/…….ive already tried changing it, but i cant click on anything other engine and there’s no make default button, as the help site suggests. Google.com is in the list, i just cant change it to google. also, on the settings page, Safe search is greyed out and i cant click on the drop down menu to change it. so what do i need to do to change it?
Are you one of SafeSearch victims who have been troubled the hijacker for long time? No worry, though the virus cannot be removed from Control Panel or via Antivirus, we still can get rid of Search.net redirect virus with manual removal method, read the steps below to uninstall SafeSearch toolbar now. If have no enough skills to handle a virus manually, please contact MiTechMate Online Expert to help you.
SafeSearch Virus Screenshot
Get Rid of SafeSearch step by step now
Step1:Backup your importance files with your USB flash drive or external hard drive before you deleting anything.
Step2: Uninstall SafeSearch toolbar from Control Panel.
Step3: Stop SafeSearch processes in the Windows Task Manager by Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together
Step4: Erase SafeSearch Virus associated files
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\ SafeSearch \ %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\ SafeSearch \Uninstall SafeSearch %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstats.dat %AppData%[trojan name]toolbaruninstallIE.dat
Step5: Terminate these Registry Entries created by SafeSearch.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\random
Other viruses may be installed by SafeSearch
Could I manually remove SafeSearch.net virus by myself if I am not a PC savvy?
You are not recommended to complete the SafeSearch manual removal process if you are not a computer expert, since you would risk to delete wrong files that will cause severe system malfunction. Therefore, you have to assure that you are equipped with expert-level knowledge and skills on PC before you do anything on the infected system. If you are not experienced enough on manually removing a virus, please get Professional PC Support to help you.