How to get rid of SearchModule

What is a browser hijacker

SearchModule will carry out changes to your browser which is why it is categorized as a hijacker. The reason you have a hijacker on your system is because you didn’t see it added to some application that you installed. These unneeded applications are why it is crucial that you pay attention to how you install software. While redirect viruses are not high-level threats but their activity is quite questionable. Your browser’s home web page and new tabs will be set to load the browser hijacker’s promoted site instead of your normal web page. Your search engine will also be changed, and it could be capable of inserting sponsored content among the legitimate results. The browser hijacker is doing that because it aims to boost traffic for some websites, and in turn, make income for owners. Do take into consideration that you might be rerouted to infected pages, which could result in a malware. And malicious software would be more trouble than you think. You might consider browser redirects useful but the features that they offer could be found in reliable extensions, ones that won’t reroute you to harmful web pages. More customized content will also start appearing, and if you are wondering why, the redirect virus is following your browsing and collecting information about you. In addition, questionable third-parties might be granted access to that information. Thus, erase SearchModule, before it can have a more serious affect on your computer.
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What does it do

It’s a known fact that browser redirects travel along with freeware packages. It’s not probable that you obtained it in any other way, as no one would install them willingly. If people started paying closer attention to how they install software, these threats would not be able to spread so much. To stop their installation, they must be deselected, but because they’re hiding, you may not see them by rushing the process. Default mode will not show anything, and if you still select to use them, you may be risking installing all kinds of unfamiliar threats. Advanced or Custom mode, on the other hand, will make the offers visible. Unmarking all the offers would be the best choice, unless you want to have to deal with unfamiliar installations. Just unmark the offers, and you can then continue installing the free program. Even if these are not serious infections, they take some time to deal with and can give difficulty when trying to get rid of it, so we suggest you stop their infection in the first place. Review what sources you use to download your software because by using untrustworthy sites, you are risking infecting your PC malware.

If a browser redirect is installed, we highly doubt you will not see the clues. It will modify your browser’s settings, set a weird site as your homepage, new tabs and search engine, and it will be done even without your explicit permission. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will be among the browsers altered. And until you eliminate SearchModule from the operating system, the page will load every time you open your browser. Modifying the settings back would a waste of time since the redirect virus will change them again. If when you search for something results are made not by your set search engine, the redirect virus possibly changed it. It will possibly be injecting sponsored links into the results so that you are redirected. Hijackers are sometimes used by website owners to increase traffic and earn more profit, which is why reroutes are happening. Owners are able to earn more revenue when their websites have more traffic because more people are likely to engage with advertisements. They will possibly have nothing to do with what you were looking for, so you gain little from those sites. Or they might seem legitimate, if you were to make an inquiry for ‘antivirus’, it’s possible you might encounter results for web pages promoting dubious products but they may seem to be valid in the beginning. When you are rerouted, you may end up with an infection since those sites could be malicious software-ridden. In addition, the hijacker may also be following how you browse the Internet and gathering certain type of information about you. The information could also be shared with various third-parties, who would use it for advertisement purposes. If not, the reroute virus could be using it to make more personalized sponsored results. While it is not exactly the most harmful threat, you ought to still eliminate SearchModule. Since there will be nothing stopping you, after you complete the process, ensure you undo the browser hijacker’s carried out modifications.

SearchModule elimination

It’s not the most serious infection you might obtain, but it might still bring about trouble, so delete SearchModule and you should be able to restore everything back to usual. Depending on how much knowledge you have about computers, you may pick either manual and automatic way to clean the browser hijacker from your PC. Keep in mind that you’ll have to locate the hijacker yourself if you pick the former method. If you’re unsure of how to proceed, scroll down to see the guidelines. The instructions are presented in a coherent and accurate manner so you should be able to follow them step by step. This method might not be right for you if you have never dealt with this kind of thing. You may obtain spyware elimination software and have do everything for you. Anti-spyware software is made for the purpose of disposing of such infections, so the elimination process should not be a problem. You were successful in getting rid of the infection if you can nullify the alterations the hijacker carried out to your browser. If you still see the reroute virus’s site, something could have slipped past you and it is still there. If you actually pay attention when you install programs, you ought to be able to avoid these kinds of threats in the future. In order to have an uncluttered computer, good habits are necessary.Download Removal Toolto remove SearchModule

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Learn how to remove SearchModule from your computer

Step 1. SearchModule Removal from Windows

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Press on the Start icon. win7-start How to get rid of SearchModule
  2. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-control-panel How to get rid of SearchModule
  3. Find the program you want to delete and press Uninstall. win7-uninstall-program How to get rid of SearchModule

b) Windows 8

  1. Right-click on the start icon (lower left corner). win10-start2 How to get rid of SearchModule
  2. Select Control Panel. win8-start How to get rid of SearchModule
  3. Click Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to get rid of SearchModule
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win8-remove-program How to get rid of SearchModule

c) Windows 10

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

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and press Applications. mac-os-apps How to get rid of SearchModule
  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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  4. After you move all the unwanted programs, right-click on the trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete SearchModule from browsers

a) Remove SearchModule 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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  3. Settings → Choose what to clear. edge-settings How to get rid of SearchModule
  4. Check the boxes of the items you want removed, and press Clear. edge-clear-data How to get rid of SearchModule
  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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  6. The issue should be gone now.

b) Remove SearchModule from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. IE-gear How to get rid of SearchModule
  2. Select Manage add-ons, and then Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Find and disable all suspicious extensions. IE-add-ons How to get rid of SearchModule
  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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  3. Press Apply.

d) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. ie-settings How to get rid of SearchModule
  2. Internet Options → Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to get rid of SearchModule
  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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  5. Press Reset.
  6. Click OK to exit the window.
  7. Restart your browser.

e) Remove SearchModule 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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  3. Remove suspicious extensions by clicking the Trash icon next to them. chrome-extensions-delete How to get rid of SearchModule
  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 SearchModule

* 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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  5. In Settings, under Search, there is a Manage search engines option. Select that. chrome-search-engines How to get rid of SearchModule
  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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  3. Scroll down and press on Show advanced settings. chrome-settings How to get rid of SearchModule
  4. Find and press the Reset button. chrome-reset How to get rid of SearchModule
  5. In the confirmation window that appears, press Reset.

h) Remove SearchModule 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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  3. Select the Extensions tab, and remove all questionable extensions. mozilla-extensions How to get rid of SearchModule
  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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  3. In General, click Restore to Default below the Home Page field. mozilla-options How to get rid of SearchModule

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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  4. Select the Refresh Firefox option. mozilla-reset How to get rid of SearchModule

k) Remove SearchModule 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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  3. Choose the Extensions tab.
  4. Uninstall all questionable extensions. safari-extensions How to get rid of SearchModule
  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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  3. Choose from what time you want the history deleted, and press Clear History. safari-clear-history How to get rid of SearchModule
  4. Press on Safari at the top of the screen and select Preferences. safari-advanced How to get rid of SearchModule
  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 How to get rid of SearchModule
  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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