How to remove Search.protectionapps.live

About this threat

Search.protectionapps.live is regarded as a browser intruder, a relatively low-level threat that can invade suddenly. Many users might be puzzled about how setup happens, as they don’t realize they set it up by chance themselves. Attempt to recall whether you have recently installed some kind of a free program, as browser hijackers normally travel through freeware packages. A hijacker is not a malevolent piece of malware and shouldn’t harm. Be aware, however, that you could be rerouted to advertisement pages, as the hijacker aims to make pay-per-click profit. Those web pages are not always secure so if you were to enter a dangerous web page, you may end up contaminating your system with malicious program. It is not really useful to you, so keeping it is rather silly. Uninstall Search.protectionapps.live to restore normal surfing.
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How did the reroute virus arrive in your PC

Freeware frequently come along with additional items. Adware, redirect viruses and other potentially undesirable utilities might come as those additional offers. People usually end up permitting browser hijackers and other not wanted programs to enter because they do not choose Advanced (Custom) settings during freeware setup. Advanced settings will show you if anything has been adjoined, and if there is, you will be able to unmark it. By opting for Default mode, you are basically allowing them to set up automatically. If it invaded your PC, erase Search.protectionapps.live.

Why should I delete Search.protectionapps.live?

Expect for your browser’s settings to be changed as soon as you install the browser intruder. The redirect virus’s carried out changes include setting its advertised website as your home website, and it won’t have to get your permission in order to do this. All popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, will have those changes performed. And unless you first terminate Search.protectionapps.live, you will likely not be able to undo the setting modifications. A search engine will be displayed on your new home web page but we do not recommend using it as it will expose you to loads of advertisement content, in order to redirect you. Hijackers perform those redirects to strange websites as the more traffic the portal gets, the more income owners make. What makes the reroutes deeply annoying is that you will end up on all kinds of strange sites. While the reroute virus isn’t damaging itself, it can still bring about serious outcomes. You can bump into malware during one of those reroutes, so do not expect the redirects to always be harmless. To stop a much more severe contamination, abolish Search.protectionapps.live from your operating system.

How to abolish Search.protectionapps.live

Using anti-spyware programs software to delete Search.protectionapps.live ought to be easiest because the software would do everything for you. If you opt for by hand Search.protectionapps.live uninstallation, you will need to identify all related software yourself. We will provide instructions to help you erase Search.protectionapps.live in case you struggle with finding it.Download Removal Toolto remove Search.protectionapps.live

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Learn how to remove Search.protectionapps.live from your computer

Step 1. Search.protectionapps.live Removal from Windows

a) Windows 7/XP

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

b) Windows 8

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

c) Windows 10

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

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and press Applications. mac-os-apps How to remove Search.protectionapps.live
  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 remove Search.protectionapps.live
  4. After you move all the unwanted programs, right-click on the trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete Search.protectionapps.live from browsers

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

b) Remove Search.protectionapps.live from Internet Explorer

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

d) Reset Internet Explorer

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

e) Remove Search.protectionapps.live 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 remove Search.protectionapps.live
  3. Remove suspicious extensions by clicking the Trash icon next to them. chrome-extensions-delete How to remove Search.protectionapps.live
  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.
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* 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 remove Search.protectionapps.live
  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 remove Search.protectionapps.live
  5. In Settings, under Search, there is a Manage search engines option. Select that. chrome-search-engines How to remove Search.protectionapps.live
  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 remove Search.protectionapps.live
  3. Scroll down and press on Show advanced settings. chrome-settings How to remove Search.protectionapps.live
  4. Find and press the Reset button. chrome-reset How to remove Search.protectionapps.live
  5. In the confirmation window that appears, press Reset.

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

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 remove Search.protectionapps.live
  4. Select the Refresh Firefox option. mozilla-reset How to remove Search.protectionapps.live

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