How to terminate Adaware Secure Search

What could be said about Adaware Secure Search

Adaware Secure Search is a hijacker that may unbeknown to the user, infect a machine. It is attached to freeware as an additional offer that is set to install together with the free applications. Redirect viruses are are low-level contaminations so it shouldn’t directly damage your machine. Nevertheless, you should not keep it installed. It will execute unnecessary changes to your web browser and will lead you to strange website. In addition to that, it might also reroute you to damaging pages. Terminate Adaware Secure Search as it gives no useful traits and needlessly puts your machine at risk.

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Redirect virus spread ways

Hijackers spread through freeware packages. Default settings are normally the reason why such a huge amount of users set them up, even if they don’t need to. Everything is hidden in Advanced or Custom settings so if you wish to bypass unnecessary items, make sure you pick those settings. All lot of items are adjoined to freeware, so be careful. Those items may not be terrible, but they could also bring about severe malware threats. This is why you should eliminate Adaware Secure Search.

Why is Adaware Secure Search removal essential

Once it manages to invade your system, it will hijack your browser and adjust its settings. When you launch your web browser whether it’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome you will see that your homepage and new tabs have been altered to the redirect virus’s sponsored site. You should also realize that those modifications executed to your browser are irreversible unless you terminate Adaware Secure Search. The website that will be set as your homepage seems quite basic, it will present a search engine and most likely advertisements. Advertisement pages might be implanted among the legitimate results. Know that you could end up with some type of malicious programs if you get directed to suspicious websites by the search engine. So as to prevent this from happening, abolish Adaware Secure Search from your system.

Adaware Secure Search removal

You can try by hand Adaware Secure Search uninstallation, just bear in mind that you will have to discover the browser intruder yourself. If you are having problems, you can have professional deletion utilities delete Adaware Secure Search. Whichever method you opt for, make sure that you uninstall the hijacker completely.

Download Removal Toolto remove Adaware Secure 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 Adaware Secure Search from your computer

Step 1. Adaware Secure Search Removal from Windows

a) Windows 7/XP

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

b) Windows 8

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

c) Windows 10

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

d) Mac OS X

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

Step 2. Delete Adaware Secure Search from browsers

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

b) Remove Adaware Secure Search from Internet Explorer

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

d) Reset Internet Explorer

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

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

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

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 terminate Adaware Secure Search
  4. Select the Refresh Firefox option. mozilla-reset How to terminate Adaware Secure Search

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