How to remove Search.searchonme.com Browser Hijacker
What is Search.searchonme.com:
Threat Classification: Browser Hijacker
Search.searchonme.com is classified as a browser hijacker that could get on the victim’s computer without their permission or consent. Once installed it will modify the browsers settings and will stuck as a home page/default search engine. Next, when then user performs a search, he/she will be redirected to http://Search.searchonme.com, where the search results will be compromised and loaded with lost of 3rd party ads and SPAM.
Usually, Search.searchonme.com comes packed with some other free software and is being installed by default when the user accepts the EULA while performing an express/recommended installation. The possible distribution of the Search.searchonme.com hijacker varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc..
Search.searchonme.com would fill up your screen with questionable and unwanted ads, that could lead to other malware infections. The browser hijacker would monitor your online activity by search for private data, such as browsing history, session ids, tracking cookies, account information and even usernames and password information. The collected private data will later be used by some third-party companies for marketing purposes. That is the reason why this malware infection should not be left unattended, and it needs to be terminated immediately, as it is a serious threat to your online identity.
!!! 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.
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).
Automatic Search.searchonme.com Hijacker Removal:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect Search.searchonme.com 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). You can find more about the SpyHunter Installation Process. SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers unlimited free scans and detections. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, however we advise you to purchase a subscription that will allow you to use the automatic removal feature and to get unlimited one-on-one professional help for any malware related issue by an expert technician.
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Manual Search.searchonme.com Hijacker Removal:
!!! Please note: You can remove Search.searchonme.com hijacker manually. However, you should proceed as your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore the Manual removal method is recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For all other users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.
1. Remove Search.searchonme.com 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 all entries related to Search.searchonme.com, CinemaP-1.9cV14.08, Bestadblocker, Coupon Time, CutThePrice, ExtensionSimple Blocker, IQIYI, iReview, Obrona Blockads, Media Player 1.1, Video Player, YoutubeAdBlocker, 1ClickDownload, Yontoo, FBPhotoZoom, Mac Free Converter, DP1815, Youtube Downloader HD, DVDX Player 3.2, Fast Free Converter, SafeSaver, Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Trusted Web, PassShow, Savings Bull, Feven Pro 1.1, Couponpueke, Savings Bull, HD-Plus 3.5, LyricsBuddy-1 or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. 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 enter.
2. Remove Search.searchonme.com 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 IE 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 “Chrome” folder with all its content – including all the files and all the subfolders.
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 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 Enter.
1. At the top of the Firefox window (upper-right corner), click the Firefox Menu button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Reset / Refresh Firefox button in the top-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Reset / Refresh 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 reopen.
3. Check for arguments added by Search.searchonme.com in any Browser shortcuts or links to web pages:
Search.searchonme.com might also hijack your web browser shortcuts in order to force-load its home page. This causes the Search.searchonme.com`s web page to open up when you launch a hijacked shortcut.
The argument that Search.searchonme.com uses in order to hijack shortcuts looks like or is similar to the one below:
You can remove it manually by editing the shortcut`s target line.
4. Delete any folders related to Search.searchonme.com by checking the following locations:
Look for a folder named Search.searchonme.com in: