How to Remove TheSearch.net Easily

What should I do when the homepage of Google Chrome was changed to TheSearch.net? Was this a legitimate website to search? I really doubted it and suspected it so much so that I did not really want to set it as homepage and I just did not know why it just automatically showed up so suddenly. I have checked extension and add-on from each browser included the IE which was not infected, nothing found.

More about TheSearch.net

TheSearch.net is a search website which provides search page and search engine for users. Acting as if nothing wrong is the common method used by this site once it has become the default homepage, search engine or startup page of a web browser, in order to make it not so suspicious by web users. It is all for promotion to get installed on computer and added as search page. Becoming a search page does not always mean that it only acts like a normal search page or only offers online searching. It just add additives to make the search more complicated then users expect. When the homepage is changed to this site, the first thing to do is to check the pop up ads on the left side of a web page because even though they are on the left side, they are not always right. When it comes to some browser hijackers or malicious web search pages, the ads they show will possible contain risky third parties, such as adware, Trojan virus, browser hijacker, PUPs and other dangerous threats that will harm computer system once clicked. For those users who want to browse the web in a clean and safe environment, such unsafe search site is not recommended to use as sometimes it shows random pop up ads or some relevant promotion of search keywords. According to the research, having an unknown or insecure search site is more likely to be hacked than users might think.remove TheSearch.net

When users use this kind of unknown search site, it is important to check “terms of use” before searching. In other words, it is quite likely to have potential risks out there that the unknown search will collect personal information about user’s browsing. While the possibilities of potential information collection are just terrible to think about. Not until users realize that browser hijacker not only hijacks browsing settings but also shows random promotion will users really notice the harmfulness of risky search page. Although some search pages do not harm computer or collect personal information, they are potential unwanted or even unnecessary. The moment users get weird pop up ads or receive unexpected search results is the moment browser hijacker takes control over the entire browsing activities. The internet is complicated and users live in a net world that is filled up with different resources, where protection is needed more than ever but can not be discerned. Finding a full protection to avoid from infections is rare while the internet line contains potential threats.

The Risks of Browser Hijacker

Picture that no matter which website you try to visit, there are a lot of pop up ads show up on the screen and even try to stop you from scanning website contents. That mush be annoying! As dangerous as it can be to set a browser hijacker as homepage, or we can say that it sets its page to be homepage, that type of search page will not work well with malicious purpose. For most browser hijackers, the site link would look different to users. And when we use them as a search page to browse, we would getting the same trouble. TheSearch.net (11)The search page is nothing, the ads and results it shows is what we should be careful about. The search results can be fake and dangerous to click. The pop up ads can be risky as they might contain potential unwanted downloads, adware, browser hijacker and other threats that will be automatically downloaded once any of the pop up link, image and text is clicked.

Once browser hijackers control web browsers, they used up many system resources and the CPU will reach 100% every now and then. Web browser is a port which link computer users and the internet. This makes computer very vulnerable for hackers to hack or for threats to infect once the door between computer and hacker or threats is completely open. data

What is more, when malicious third parties take the chance to attack computer, it keeps the computer system in a high stress, high CPU, which will make computer stuck. Changing your homepage to an unknown page would be terrible, according to the analysis of many detailed unknown pages. Obviously, that is not practical for most users to never download third parties or browse the web.

The Spread of Browser Hijacker

So why users keep browser hijacker on computer since it is dangerous? The issue here is that no one wants to get browser hijacker added to web browsers, most of users are forced to download it or others even do not notice the download at the beginning. Sometimes experiences put you through circumstances that show you what is the main cause of installation of browser hijackers. Focus on the one which has been recently downloaded, rather than checking all programs installed on computer. Be careful of all resources and content that can be found through the internet. For you may not know which one of them is the threat that may your computer crash down.figure

The most possible way to get infected by malware is that you may click on nasty links, download malicious programs, insert infected drives and open insecure email attachments. “Scam artists are using technology in increasingly insidious ways to harm innocent consumers and taxpayers,” said TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini. And it is no doubt that we all have the experience of clicking on malicious pop up ads or links.malware-links

“ Phishing or spear-phishing attacks remain among the most common and most difficult to prevent for many organisations. The response has often been to increase the sophistication of attack detection techniques, frequently resulting in more heavily locked-down systems. This increased security has resulted in many attacks being blocked, however, even the most robust controls will not necessarily prevent a user from falling victim to a targeted phishing email. Clicking on a malicious link in a moment of distraction is far too easily done, even for the most security savvy individual.”

 

How to Remove TheSearch.net Easily

You should carefully select the removal guide based on your computer skills. The manual removal guide is for experienced users who have the skills to remove programs, delete registry entries, reset browsing settings and clean related leftovers. The auto-fix tool below is for inexperienced users who do not know how to manage programs, delete values and clean system. Do not try the manual removal if you are not able to do it by yourself.

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Manual Removal Guide for Experienced Users

Main steps:
Step one. Uninstall suspicious programs from system
Step two. Reset homepage, search page, startup page and search engine
Step three. Delete properties settings
Step four. Reset browsers settings(Optional)
Step five. Completely clean computer system


 

Step one. Uninstall suspicious programs from system

t is very necessary to check programs and features as the unwanted or unneeded programs will keep wasting system resources once they are running. Thus, the first step to remove Nuesearch.com from computer is to check suspicious programs and uninstall them completely.

Details to open control panel from windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10:

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.

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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

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From the opening window, check for TheSearch.net 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.

While the program list is displayed, scroll this tab to check all results. When we find its adware program, remove it immediately.
Step two. Reset homepage, search page, startup page and search engine

Google Chrome:
Open chrome startup page, click main settings icon at the top right corner and move to choose “settings” option from pull-down list

Go to settings page, click “set pages” option. TheSearch.netRemove TheSearch.net link from startup pages window. Then you can leave the start up page box blank or just put “about:blank” or other favorite start up page link into it optionally.TheSearch.net (1)

Click “OK” to save.TheSearch.net (2)

Back to settings page, click “change” option.TheSearch.net (3)

Remove TheSearch.net link from home page option. Put “about:blank” into it instead or you can just leave it blank.TheSearch.net (4)

Click “OK” to save and exist

Internet Explorer:
Open IE homepage, click main settings icon at the top right corner and then select “internet options” from list

Go to internet options window, delete TheSearch.net from homepage box and then put “about:blank” into it instead.TheSearch.net (7)

Do not forgive to click “OK” to save the changes.

Mozilla Firefox

open Firefox homepage, click main menu icon and selet “options”

go to homnepage setting and remove http://TheSearch.net/ link from homepage box.

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Step three. Delete properties settings

Google Chrome:
Find Chrome icon on desktop, right click it first, and then select “properties” option from the drop-down list.CHROME

Once the new window is opened, check “target” section and delete http://TheSearch.net/ which is added after “C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe”. Delete the unwanted link and leave “C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” only. Check it again, click “OK” as it is clear.TheSearch.net (9)

Click continue once the “access denied” window pops upremove Nuesearch.com (2)

Mozilla Firefox:
Find Firefox icon on desktop, right click it first, and then select “properties” option from the drop-down list.FIREFOX

Once the new window is opened, check “target” section and delete http://TheSearch.net/ which is added after “C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe”. Delete the unwanted link and leave “C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe” only. Check it again, click “OK” as it is clear.TheSearch.net (10)

Click continue once the “access denied” window pops upFIREFOX

Internet Explorer:
Find Internet Explorer icon on desktop, right click it first, and then select “properties” option from the drop-down list.IE

Once the new window is opened, check “target” section and delete http://TheSearch.net/ which is added after “C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe””. Delete the unwanted link and leave “C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe”” only. Check it again, click “OK” as it is clear.TheSearch.net (8)

 

Step four. Reset browsers settings(Optional)

IE

Run IE, click dear icon and select “internet options”

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Click “advanced” when internet options window is opened

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Click “reset” button under “reset internet explorer settings”

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On the opening window, tick “delete personal settings” option and then click “reset”

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Click “close” once the resetting process is done

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Close all tabs and restart computer.

Google Chrome

Click main menu icon at the top-right corner, click “settings” option

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Once the settings page is opened, scroll down the mouse and go to the bottom of this page, click “reset settings” (sometimes we need to click “show advanced settings…” to pull down all options first)

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Click “reset settings” in the bottom

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Click “reset” again to confirm, then all the settings of Google Chrome will be reset to default, including homepage, search engine, new tab page and other browsing settings.

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Close all windows

 

Firefox

Move the mouse to menu bar at the top of homepage, click “help” and then select “troubleshooting information”

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Move to the right of this page and then click “reset Firefox” option

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As another window pops up, click check the information and then click “reset Firefox”

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After clicking reset, the process will automatically activated. Clcik “finish” after the process is done.

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Close all tabs and exist Firefox, restart it again to check if all setting are set to default
Step five. Completely clean computer system

 1. Download SpyHunter Here and Save related files.

download SPYHUNTER

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2. Double click the Exe file, choose run.

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

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 3. Click continue to forward SpyHunter installer

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

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5. Wait several seconds to complete the installation

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 6. Once the installation is completed, click exit.

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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.

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While we fail to remove this infection manually, it usually means that we have missed some steps or mistakenly reset some settings. If it is not too hurry for us to use the computer, we can restart the manual removal again step by step. However, downloading auto-fix tool will be better if we do not want to make mistakes again and lead to worse consequence.

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The following video offers a complete guide for TheSearch.net Redirect Virus removal. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!

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