How to uninstall SearchThis.com

About this threat

SearchThis.com is a redirect virus that can all of a sudden contaminate your PC. Very rarely do users install the browser hijacker voluntarily and most of the time, they aren’t even aware of how it happened. It travels attached to free programs so if it’s on your operating system, you did not notice it being added when you installed free programs. No need to worry about the reroute virus directly harming your operating system as it is not considered to be dangerous. Nevertheless, it could be capable of bringing about reroutes to sponsored websites. Hijackers do not make sure the sites are safe so you might be redirected to one that would allow malicious program to enter your operating system. It is not really handy to you, so keeping it is pretty silly. If you want to go back to usual surfing, you must eliminate SearchThis.com. SearchThis.com-_4.jpg
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What methods do hijackers use to install

Not a lot of users are aware of the fact that adjoined offers often come together with freeware. Adware, hijackers and other likely unwanted utilities may come as those added items. You can only check for added offers in Advanced (Custom) settings so unless you pick those settings, you will set up all types of unwanted clutter. Deselect everything that becomes visible in Advanced mode. By opting for Default settings, you are essentially permitting them to set up automatically. You should terminate SearchThis.com as it installed onto your computer without proper consent.

Why should I remove SearchThis.com?

Expect for your browser’s settings to be modified as soon as the browser intruder is installed. The redirect virus’s executed modifications include setting its sponsored site as your home website, and it will be capable of doing that without your permission. Whether you are using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, they will all have their settings changed. And all your efforts in reversing the alterations will go to waste unless you first eliminate SearchThis.com from your system. Your new homepage will be advertising a search engine, which we don’t suggest using as it will implant advertisement links into the legitimate search results, in order to redirect you. Hijackers reroute you to peculiar pages as the more traffic the site receives, the more money owners make. You will be rerouted to all kinds of strange web pages, which makes hijackers awfully troublesome  deal with. They aren’t only troublesome, however, they may also be harmful. Be cautious of damaging reroutes because they might lead to a more serious contamination. It’s encouraged erase SearchThis.com as soon as it makes itself known since that is the only way to bypass a more serious infection.

SearchThis.com termination

Using anti-spyware applications software to remove SearchThis.com should be easiest because the software would do everything for you. Going with manual SearchThis.com uninstallation means you will have to identify the browser intruder yourself. If you scroll down, you will notice guidelines we created to help you abolish SearchThis.com.Download Removal Toolto remove SearchThis.com

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Learn how to remove SearchThis.com from your computer

Step 1. SearchThis.com Removal from Windows

a) Windows 7/XP

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

b) Windows 8

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

c) Windows 10

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

d) Mac OS X

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

Step 2. Delete SearchThis.com from browsers

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

b) Remove SearchThis.com from Internet Explorer

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

d) Reset Internet Explorer

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

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

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

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 uninstall SearchThis.com
  4. Select the Refresh Firefox option. mozilla-reset How to uninstall SearchThis.com

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