Custom Search Removal

About this contamination

Custom Search is believed to be a redirect virus that could set up without your permission. A lot of users may be puzzled about how installation happens, as they don’t realize they installed it accidentally themselves. It spreads attached to freeware so if you encounter it residing in your PC, you most likely recently installed free software. No direct harm will be done your PC by the hijacker as it is not considered to be malicious. Keep in mind, however, that you could be rerouted to advertisement pages, as the hijacker wants to create pay-per-click profit. Those sites are not always not dangerous so bear in mind that if you were rerouted to a website that is not secure you may end up contaminating your system with malware. It is not really useful to you, so it should not be allowed to remain. Delete Custom Search to restore usual browsing.
Download Removal Toolto remove Custom Search

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What ways do browser hijackers use to contaminate

Freeware generally travel together with extra items. Advertisement-supported applications, browser hijackers and other probably not wanted utilities might come as those added items. Users usually end up setting up hijackers and other not wanted offers because they don’t choose Advanced (Custom) settings when setting up free programs. If something has been added, simply deselect the boxes. If you select Default settings, you give those offers permission to set up automatically. It will be faster to uncheck a few boxes than it would be to terminate Custom Search, so take that into consideration the next time you fly through setup.

Why should you eliminate Custom Search?

Expect for your browser’s settings to be modified as soon as you set up the hijacker. Your set homepage, new tabs and search engine have been set to display the site the hijacker’s promoted website. Whether you are using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, they will all have their settings modified. Undoing the alterations might not be doable unless you make sure to delete Custom Search first. Your new homepage will have a search engine, which we don’t recommend using as it will insert sponsored contents among the legitimate search results, so as to reroute you. Redirect viruses do this so as to to get profit from additional traffic. You will quickly grow tired of the browser hijacker as it will repeatedly reroute you to strange web pages. While those reroutes are plenty troublesome they might also be rather dangerous. You can come across malicious program when being redirected, so don’t expect the redirects to always be non-harmful. It is advised abolish Custom Search as soon as it makes itself known because that is the only way to bypass a more serious threat.

How to terminate Custom Search

Using anti-spyware applications software to uninstall Custom Search should be the easiest way because everything would be done for you. Going with by hand Custom Search termination means you will have to identify the reroute virus yourself. If you scroll down, you will see instructions to help you erase Custom Search.Download Removal Toolto remove Custom Search

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. More data on WiperSoft. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.

Learn how to remove Custom Search from your computer

Step 1. Custom Search Removal from Windows

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Press on the Start icon. win7-start Custom Search Removal
  2. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-control-panel Custom Search Removal
  3. Find the program you want to delete and press Uninstall. win7-uninstall-program Custom Search Removal

b) Windows 8

  1. Right-click on the start icon (lower left corner). win10-start2 Custom Search Removal
  2. Select Control Panel. win8-start Custom Search Removal
  3. Click Programs and Features. win8-control-panel Custom Search Removal
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win8-remove-program Custom Search Removal

c) Windows 10

  1. Open Start menu and click on the magnifying glass (next to the shut down button). win10-start2 Custom Search Removal
  2. Type in Control Panel. win10-start Custom Search Removal
  3. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Custom Search Removal
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win10-remove-program Custom Search Removal

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and press Applications. mac-os-apps Custom Search Removal
  2. Check all suspicious programs you want to get rid of.
  3. Drag them to the trash icon in your dock (Alternatively, right-click on the program and press Move to Trash). mac-os-app-delete Custom Search Removal
  4. After you move all the unwanted programs, right-click on the trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete Custom Search from browsers

a) Remove Custom Search from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)
  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press More located at the top right corner of the screen (the three dots). edge-menu Custom Search Removal
  3. Settings → Choose what to clear. edge-settings Custom Search Removal
  4. Check the boxes of the items you want removed, and press Clear. edge-clear-data Custom Search Removal
  5. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  6. Choose Task Manager.
  7. In the Processes tab, find the Microsoft Edge process, right click on it, and press Go to details (or More details if Go to details is not available). task-manager Custom Search Removal
  8. Right-click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End task.
(Method 2)
Before you proceed with this method, backup your data.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_xxxxxxxxxx.
  2. Select all the folders, right-click on them and press Delete. edge-folder Custom Search Removal
  3. Press the start button, and type in Windows PowerShell in the search box.
  4. Right-click on the result, and select Run as administrator. edge-powershell Custom Search Removal
  5. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and tap Enter. edge-powershell-script Custom Search Removal
  6. The issue should be gone now.

b) Remove Custom Search from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. IE-gear Custom Search Removal
  2. Select Manage add-ons, and then Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Find and disable all suspicious extensions. IE-add-ons Custom Search Removal
  4. Close the window.

c) Restore your homepage on Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon.
  2. Internet Options → General tab. Delete the homepage URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Custom Search Removal
  3. Press Apply.

d) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. ie-settings Custom Search Removal
  2. Internet Options → Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced Custom Search Removal
  3. At the bottom, you will see a Reset button. Press that.
  4. In the window that appears, check the box that says Delete personal settings. IE-reset Custom Search Removal
  5. Press Reset.
  6. Click OK to exit the window.
  7. Restart your browser.

e) Remove Custom Search from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose More tools and Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Custom Search Removal
  3. Remove suspicious extensions by clicking the Trash icon next to them. chrome-extensions-delete Custom Search Removal
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.
Download Removal Toolto remove Custom Search

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. More data on WiperSoft. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.

f) Restore your homepage on Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu Custom Search Removal
  3. In the window that appears, under On startup, there will be a Set pages option. Press on that.
  4. Remove the set website, and type in the one you prefer to be your homepage. Press OK. chrome-startup-page Custom Search Removal
  5. In Settings, under Search, there is a Manage search engines option. Select that. chrome-search-engines Custom Search Removal
  6. Remove all search engines except the one you want to use. Click Done.

g) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu Custom Search Removal
  3. Scroll down and press on Show advanced settings. chrome-settings Custom Search Removal
  4. Find and press the Reset button. chrome-reset Custom Search Removal
  5. In the confirmation window that appears, press Reset.

h) Remove Custom Search from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Select Add-ons. mozilla-menu Custom Search Removal
  3. Select the Extensions tab, and remove all questionable extensions. mozilla-extensions Custom Search Removal
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by clicking Disable. If you later decide to keep it, simply press Enable.

i) Restore your homepage on Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right side of the screen.
  2. Select Options. mozilla-menu Custom Search Removal
  3. In General, click Restore to Default below the Home Page field. mozilla-options Custom Search Removal

j) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Press the question mark at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information. mozilla-troubleshooting Custom Search Removal
  4. Select the Refresh Firefox option. mozilla-reset Custom Search Removal

k) Remove Custom Search from Safari (for Mac)

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Preferences (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-menu Custom Search Removal
  3. Choose the Extensions tab.
  4. Uninstall all questionable extensions. safari-extensions Custom Search Removal
  5. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.

l) Reset Safari

If you are using the Yosemite, El Capitan or the Sierra versions, the option to reset Safari with one click is not available. Thus you will have to clear the history and empty the caches in separate steps.
  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Clear History (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-clear-history Custom Search Removal
  3. Choose from what time you want the history deleted, and press Clear History. safari-clear-history Custom Search Removal
  4. Press on Safari at the top of the screen and select Preferences. safari-advanced Custom Search Removal
  5. Select the Advanced tab and check the box next to Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  6. Select Develop (from the menu bar at the top of the screen). safari-develop-menu Custom Search Removal
  7. Press Empty Caches.
If for some reason you are unable to remove the extensions or reset your browsers, it may be a good idea to obtain anti-spyware software and have it deal with the problem.

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