How to remove Search Manager
What is Search Manager:
Threat Classification: Adware/PUP
The Search Manager has been classified as a dangerous adware and/or a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) by the majority of the security researchers around the world, because of the intrusive ads it shows and because of its suspicious behavior once installed. Furthermore, our security research team warned us that the Search Manager Ads are caused by a malicious browser extension and even though that the Search Manager claims to provide many useful and handy search optimization features for your browser and that it actually adds to your web browsing experience, our security experts are pretty confident, that the Search Manager is nothing more just another ad-supported software application, which will try & use all kinds of malicious tricks & tactics to make bigger revenue profits for its developers by showing/streaming sponsor ads and/or affiliate links/cookies. These types of malicious applications are usually distributed using various questionable software bundles, which were configured to perform a silent or stealth installation and hide additional installs from the affected users. The infected users usually don’t get it – how did they’ve got the Search Manager adware!? Once installed the Search Manager will start showing you lots of intrusive ads on almost all websites you visit. The adware will start collecting various browsing data, including browsing history, web searches, account credentials, tracking cookies as well as other sensitive private information and then it will share/sell with/to another 3rd party companies, which will later use the data for marketing or other purposes. If you have Search Manager installed on your computer, your desktop will be filled-up with many unwanted & annoying web ads, banners, pop-up windows or other 3rd party advertisements. The Search Manager has been classified as a PUP by the majority of the reputable security experts on the Net, mainly because of its distribution method – software bundling and because of its suspicious behavior on the users’ computers. Our security experts concluded that the Search Manager uses a malicious browser extension, capable of injecting ads into almost every web page you visit, which could lead to modification of the website design and content – especially, regarding the search results by the major web search engines! Once installed, the Search Manager could modify windows registry database and browsers’ settings, making the recovery much harder. If you start getting various web ads, claiming that they are – “By Search Manager”, “Ads by Search Manager”, “Search Manager Ads”, “Powered by Search Manager”, “Brought by Search Manager” or “Brought to you by Search Manager” – you should consider your computer infected. Our security analysts concluded that you should perform a malware scan on your computer using some reputable & reliable anti-malware software product, just like SpyHunter 4. The Search Manager is compatible with all well-known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.
Generally, users that have it installed on their systems might experience various pop-up or pop-under ads, coupon boxes, banners, search suggestion windows, link advertisements or other commercials, displayed on popular web pages. The victim should consider, that the search results are compromised as well, most likely overloaded with spam and other third-party advertising.
Search Manager is usually bundled with some other free ad-supported software products and is being installed by default when the user accepts the EULA while performing an express/recommended installation of that software bundle. The possible distribution of Search Manager varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, video editing software, codecs, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc..
!!! Please note, that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please, do not underestimate such threats.
How to remove Search Manager:
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Remove Search Manager Automatically:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect Search Manager and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). We strongly recommend you to read and follow the SpyHunter Installation Instructions. SpyHunter’s free diagnosis offers unlimited scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or purchase a subscription, which will allow you to perform an automatic removal and to receive unlimited one-on-one professional help for any malware related issue by an expert technician.
Remove Search Manager Manually:
!!! Please note: You can remove Search Manager Adware/PUP manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk as any of these interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore the Manual removal method is recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For All regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.
1. Remove Search Manager Uninstall Entry:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs List for any entry related to Search Manager, BestSearchs.com, Iadah.co.uk, MyPrivatesearch.com, ShowBox Ads, 9o0gle.com, Chum Search, KMSPico, Amisites.com, Counter Flix, 2080.hit.buy-targeted-traffic.com, PopAds.net, Web-start.org, Playbar.biz, Arcade Swim, Searchguide.level3.com, Get Forms Online Toolbar, Easy Weather Alert Toolbar, GotoSearch.ru, Optmz.online, Mrtrk1.com, 1.loadblanks.ru, Outbrain.com, Ibyscus.com, Wibeez.com, Tavanero Search, Searchgoog.ru, Alakazee.com, Sear4m.xyz, StartNewTab.com, NewPopTab.com, Shopperz, Sonic Train, BrowseAir, Bestadblocker, Magical Find, Space Sound Pro, DNS Unlocker, High Stair, Coupon Time, CutThePrice, FunDay24.ru, Smartsputnik.ru, GamesFlight, Facts Right, YoutubeAdBlocker, 1ClickDownload, Yontoo, Mac Free Converter, SafeSurfs.com, DVDX Player 3.2, Fast Free Converter, SafeSaver, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Trusted Web, PassShow, Feven Pro, Couponpeak, HD-Plus 3.5, LyricsBuddy-1 or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars, nevertheless We recommend you to look for any suspicious programs, installed on the same date, when your PC got malware infected or within the same week after that! If you find such, right-click on it and try to uninstall it. Although, please mind that these are actual infections and you might not be able to remove them directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit the Enter.
2. Remove Search Manager from your browser:
Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).
*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.
After Internet Explorer completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.
Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” including all files & subfolders are in it.
For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\
Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:
For Windows XP:
1. Click on “Start” in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Choose “Run“.
3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit the Enter.
For Windows Vista/7/8/10:
1. Click on the “Windows logo” in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit the Enter.
1. At the top of the Firefox window (top-right corner), click the Firefox Menu button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Refresh / Reset Firefox button in the top-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Refresh / Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will restart.
3. Delete any folders or files related to Search Manager by checking the following locations: