How to Remove Social2Search from Computer

There are certain things that may be added to my computer – they just try to add some additional things on Chrome and IE. Whenever I search, a tool named Social2Search will appear on the page I am surfing along with other ads. It is actually possible that my computer is infected by malware. What can I do? I have tried many tools recommended by friends but none of them help.

Information about Social2Search

Social2Search is a potential unwanted program which provides unnecessary services to computer users. It is not good for searching as it will shows some third party contents on the web pages that users are visiting. It is bad for computing and surfing. Many complains show using this tool during surfing mat increase the risks of being hacked and infected. Whatever the issue, using third party tool, especially unnecessary tool like this one tends to end the excellent performance of computer: with a lot of unwanted programs running on system. What surfing the internet, users can get additional pop up contents like what friends are searching. This is what it promises to users. However, this fact is that it does not only shows related pop ups as it claims, it also tries to add other pop up contents on web pages. Then victims of this potential unwanted program will struggle with random pop up contents and computer troubles. There are things things users may tell themselves that keep them from even thinking about whether this program is dangerous. However, it is fact that this tool does not bring any benefits to computer but only introduce troubles and other unrelated things. When it wants to make a big change, it starts adding its additional add-on and extensions to target browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. A problem can arise when malicious add-on and extensions are added on web browsers that they might cause other problems.

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There are many things on system that are easily broken or damaged by malicious threats. Therefore, inexperienced users will gradually learn to become familiar with some traits of malware. Maybe oftentimes, users are not inclined to believe in some insecure programs. Sometimes it is not Social2Search that infects computes and do harm to system, but the additional items that come along with this potential unwanted program threat the system. More often than not, users will trust this third party program but ignore computer security. A potential unwanted program like Social2Search without limits means rarely paying attention to computer safety and considering the potential risks of unknown programs. With unknown third party programs on computer changing system settings, users may open the computer up to the risk of being hacked by remote hackers and taking more problems in addition to infected computers. Or worse, hacker will make use of some programs and try to take control of infected computer in order to steal sensitive information.

Be careful about Unknown Downloads, Pop Ups and Programs

In order to really get inside target computers, some third parties programs will be implanted on other carries like pop up contents, downloads, links and email attachments. Do not click on things that we do not have searched and download any suspicious programs from insure websites. No matter what kind of threat we encounter, the first thing we should do is to check system settings. To many of victims waste times to deal with random pop up ads when they get computer infected by adware. However, that is useless. Nobody can realize the infections if such kind of malware comes along with bundles. Social2Search is one of the potential risky programs which does not easy to recognize if it is beneficial. Noticing every possible threat is hard to do. Whether we are the one who clicking on malicious downloads and pop ups or getting malware from others, computers will be damaged in the end.

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It is possible to get infected by only click on a single link which appears on the web page we are visiting. There are many ads on the web pages and we do not known which one of them may be the carrier of malware. When we use unknown search engines or web browsers, we may be confused ordinary ads with malicious ads. What makes us lose control of our computers? Most of time, it might be the changes of settings, the infection of malware and the connection of malicious websites.

How to Remove Social2Search from Computer

Step one. Uninstall program through control panel
Step two. Restart computer in windows safe mode
Step three. Remove malicious windows registry entries
Step four. Delete unwanted add-on and extensions
Step five. Clear leftovers with SpyHunter

The manual removal is not recommended to inexperienced computer users. If we do not have any manual removal experience, we should not go to so much troubles to follow the complicated manual removal steps. Why do we download a removal tool which can quickly and effectively solve this browser hijacker!



Detailed Sefl-Help Guides

Step one. Uninstall program through control panel

Open control panel from different operating system:

Windows XP:

Move mouse to lower-left corner of desktop, click start icon, then we will get a quick access menu.

Select control panel from list

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After, click Add/Remove Programs from the new opening tab.


Windows 7/Vista:

From lower-left corner of desktop, click windows icon, then select control panel when we get the quick list.

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then click uninstall a program option under program category.

Uninstall a Program

Windows 8/8.1:

Press both windows key and X key from keyboard, the select the pop up menu


From the opening window, check for programs and select them for removing.

Windows 10

Press Windows+X or right-tap the lower-left corner, then we will get a quick access menu, select control panel option from list. Then find malicious programs and remove them.

When the control panel is opened, we can check all programs which are installed on our computers. Scroll down the entire tab and find out the one we do not have downloaded.

When the suspicious program is found,click on this program from list.

1 (6)Then, there will be a uninstall option appears at the top of list, click it to start uninstalling

1 (2)When the uninstalling is activated, we will get the uninstalling wizard which asks us if we need to confirm the uninstalling of Constant Fun. Click “uninstall” to start

1 (6)After, the uninstalling will start. The related files, folders and other data will be uninstalled from system. The process will take a few seconds.

1 (3)When the uninstalling is finished, click “finish” to confirm and exist.

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Step two. Restart computer in windows safe mode

When the malicious programs are all removed from control panel, we should restart computer to load the new changes. However, we should restart computer in window safe mode in order to stop the third party programs from loading and running without our permission as we can not make sure that all malicious applications are uninstalled.

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Step three. Remove malicious windows registry entries

When we restart computer in window safe mode, we need to go to window registry editor to remove malicious registry which are added by adware. For this reason, we need to restart computer in safe mode, making other invisible third parties are not able to load and stop us from clearing system.

To open registry editor: click start or windows icon at the lower left corner, then search “regedit” from search bar.type regedit


We should find the values which is related to internet explorer in order to delete the stat up, homepage, search engine or any other values relate to IE that has been changed forcibly. The location we need to go:




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Find malicious values which are changed without permission on list. Most of time, the values that are easy to be changed are start up page, home page, search engine and new tab. Check all of them, if any one of them is modified to another site, delete it completely.8

To delete malicious values, right click the value we want to clear first, and then select “delete” option


Then, we will get a confirm value delete window, click “yes” to continue the deletion.


Repeat this step to delete all suspicious values from results. And then close all tabs to continue.
Step four. Delete unwanted add-on and extensions

Remove addon from Internet Explorer:
open IE, click the menu icon at the top right corner

move to click “manage addon” option from drop-down list

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select target extension from new tab and click “disable”to remove target extension completely


Remove extension from Google Chrome:
open Chrome, click the menu icon at the top right corner
move to click “settings” and select “extensions”

click on the unwanted extension and click “remove” to delete it


Remove extension from Mozilla Firefox
open Firefox, click on the menu icon at the top right corner

move to “add on” section, select “extensions”

choose the unwanted extension and click “remove”
Step five. Clear leftovers with SpyHunter

(It is not compatible with Windows XP operating sytsem)

Step 1. Download SpyHunter Here and Save related files.

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Step 2. Double click the Exe file, choose run.


There will be a language option window pop up, select your language and then click OK.

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Step 3. Click continue to forward SpyHunter installer

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Step 4. Accept EULA and Privacy Policy to End User License Agreements

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Step 5. Wait several seconds to complete the installation

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Step 6. Once the installation is completed, click exit.

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Step 7. Right now, SpyHunter is automatically running on your computer, run a entirely scan on your computer.

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Note: Do not worry if SpyHunter automatically updates because it will update at the beginning once you download an old version.

Step 8. As long as the scan is finished, remove all threats from your computer by clicking Fix Threats.



How to Stop Being attacked

We should start with increasing our sense of computer security. When we ask users to tell us their experiences of being infected by malware. We may get tons of stories, about downloading third parties, about clicking on pop up ads, about clicking on links attached to email, about inserting infected drives. Protection is important to achieve data safety, and increasing the protection level is also important. Why it is essential? Why is it necessary to use security tool like SpyHunter? Because it allows you to make the protection power stronger and it usually focuses on malware defense and virus removal. What is the point of using SpyHunter? The more powerful computer protection is, the less virus attack you will get. And this tool is also functional of helping you clean computer leftovers and back up crucial




The following video offers a complete guide for Social2Search PUP (potentially unwanted program) removal. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!

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