How to Remove Microcosm – New Tab Extension

How to delete Microcosm virus

What Is Microcosm – New Tab?

Microcosm – New Tab 1.0.7 (“New Tab page with animated background and the weather forecast”) might get installed on your computer together with free or pirated software downloaded from the web. Microcosm extension changes browser’s new tab page and sets default search engine to search.microcosmtab.com, chromesearch.today or cleanserp.net which redirect your search queries to Yahoo search results. This default search engine setting will be added to Windows Group Policy and considered to be “enforced by your administrator”, so that you cannot change it easily. You may follow instructions below to uninstall Microcosm – New Tab and restore your new tab and default search settings. READ MORE

How to Remove Privacy-search.xyz

How to delete https://privacy-search.xyz/ virus

What Is Privacy-search.xyz?

Pop-ups or redirects on your browser opening https://www.privacy-search.xyz/ page are caused by adware. If you are thinking of installing Search Privacy software that is advertised on privacy-search.xyz, you should know that Search Privacy would redirect all your searches to its own search engine, making it impossible to get search results from Google.com, Duckduckgo.com and other popular search engines. The adware that generates privacy-search.xyz pop-ups has probably ended up on your PC together with free software you’ve downloaded from the web. You may follow this step-by-step removal guide to get rid of the adware and stop www.privacy-search.xyz ads. READ MORE

How to Remove SecureSearch.co

How to delete https://securesearch.co/ virus

What Is Securesearch.co?

Securesearch.co might become your browsers’ default search engine and possibly even intercept your searches from Google and other search engines and redirect you to search results on https://securesearch.co/. All that is caused by a browser hijacker – an unwanted browser extension that can change some of your browser settings to make sure you repeatedly visit certain sites (in this case Securesearch.co). Most sites live off ad revenue so more visits means more money for site owners. Browser hijackers usually get installed on users’ computers together with free programs users download from the web. This step-by-step removal guide will help you to get rid of the browser hijacker and remove Securesearch.co from your browser settings. READ MORE

How to Remove SafeForSearch.net

How to delete https://safeforsearch.net/search.php?query=[...] virus

What Is Safeforsearch.net?

Safeforsearch.net might become your default search engine and even intercept your searches from google.com, bing.com and other popular search engines, redirecting you to search.yahoo.com search results. That can happen after you encounter an “add extension to leave this page” redirect and agree to the extension’s installation. Or Safe4Search may be installed on your computer together with a free program from the Internet. Browser extensions that change search engine and other browser settings to force users to visit certain sites are called browser hijackers. You may follow this removal guide to get rid of the browser hijacker and remove http://safeforsearch.net/search.php?query=[…] from your browser settings. READ MORE

How to Remove Page-ups.com

How to delete http://page-ups.com/en/ virus

What Is Page-ups.com?

If your browsers open to http://page-ups.com/en/ or http://page-ups.com/all/ URL which then redirects the browser to a search page like on the picture above, then you have a browser hijacker on your computer. This particular browser hijacker uses a not very common technique: it changes browser shortcuts so that instead of opening browsers like they should they would run specific files that would launch browsers and immediately open Page-ups.com site. This browser hijacker has probably ended up on your computer after you’ve installed free software or run a file downloaded from a questionable site. You may follow instructions below to remove the browser hijacker and get rid of Page-ups.com. READ MORE

How to Remove Results.searchlock.com

How to delete https://results.searchlock.com/search/?... virus

What Is Results.searchlock.com?

If your searches from browsers’ address bar, as well as from popular search engines like Google or Bing, get redirected to https://results.searchlock.com/search/?[keywords], that means you have SearchLock software installed on your PC. SearchLock is advertised as a privacy-oriented search engine that doesn’t collect and store information about its users, unlike most known search engines. That may be fine if you’ve installed SearchLock yourself, fully knowing that it will not allow you to search in Google, Bing, etc., however, users often install this software without meaning to, when it is bundled to some free program they download from the Internet. You should also know that Searchlock.com includes affiliated links into its search results, which are basically ads masked as relevant links. You may follow instructions below to get rid of SearchLock and stop Results.searchlock.com redirects. READ MORE

How to Remove Tab.pdfbaron.com (Pronto Baron)

How to delete http://tab.pdfbaron.com/ virus

What Is Tab.pdfbaron.com?

If http://tab.pdfbaron.com (Pronto Baron) have become your browser’s new tab page, start page or default search engine (and redirects your searches to Yahoo) without your participation, then you likely have an unwanted browser extension installed. Extensions that change browser settings against users’ wishes are called browser hijackers. Browser hijackers are mostly distributed via freeware installers: a user installs some free app and doesn’t notice that a few other programs are supposed to get installed too. You may follow this step-by-step removal guide to get rid of the browser hijacker and remove Tab.pdfbaron.com (Pronto Baron) from your browsers. READ MORE

How to Remove Search.searchleasy.com

How to delete http://search.searchleasy.com/ (Search Easier) virus

What Is Search.searchleasy.com?

An unwanted browser add-on may make Search.searchleasy.com (Login Easier) your default search engine (that will redirect your searches to Yahoo search results), start page or new tab page. Browser add-ons that change these settings are called browser hijackers. Their main purpose is generating traffic for certain sites (in this case http://search.searchleasy.com/) to boost their advertising revenue. Browser hijackers usually also collect data about users’ browsing habits – pages visited, search queries entered – to use it later for customized advertising. Most of the time browser hijackers end up on users’ computers after users install free programs from the Internet. You may follow instructions below to get rid of the browser hijacker and remove Search.searchleasy.com from your browser settings. READ MORE

How to Remove Lightningnewtab.com

How to delete http://lightningnewtab.com/ virus

What Is Lightningnewtab.com?

A browser hijacker can make http://lightningnewtab.com/ your browsers’ homepage, new tab page, start page or default search engine and prevent you from changing these settings to something else. A browser hijacker is usually a browser extension, sometimes a program; it might get installed on a user’s PC together with free software from the web. Many freeware installers try to make users agree, often unknowingly, to install some extra software on top of the program they wanted. You may follow this step-by-step removal guide to get rid of the browser hijacker and remove Lightningnewtab.com from your browser settings. READ MORE

How to Remove Cl1kz Extension

How to delete Cl1kz 1.0.3.4 virus (‘This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled.’)

What Is Cl1kz 1.0.3.4?

A browser extension named Cl1kz 1.0.3.4 (“Clikz check weather for you every time you search for it..”) and marked as “Not from Chrome Webstore” might end up on your computer after you install some free program or run a file downloaded from a shady website. Cl1kz may change your default search engine and cause ads and new tab pop-ups on your browser. You might have problems uninstalling Cl1kz as this extension “is managed and cannot be removed or disabled”. That’s because Cl1kz adds itself into Windows Group Policy files that are intended for corporate use and not for home computers. This step-by-step removal guide will help you to reset Group Policy and remove Cl1kz from your browser. READ MORE

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