PublicCharacterSearch – How to remove

About this infection

Pop-ups and reroutes such as PublicCharacterSearch are more often than not happening because of an advertising-supported application installed. You permitted the adware to set up yourself, it happened when you were installing a free application. If you are not familiar with what an ad-supported program is, you may be puzzled about what is happening. What the adware will do is it will make invasive pop-up averts but will not directly endanger your PC, as it is not malevolent software. It can, however, lead you to a damaging website, which might lead to a malevolent software infection. If you want for your system to stay guarded, you will have to eliminate PublicCharacterSearch.

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How does an ad-supported software work

Adware will usually use free applications to infiltrate your computer. Not everyone knows that certain free applications could permit unnecessary offers to set up alongside them. Such as adware, redirect viruses and other potentially unneeded programs (PUPs). Default mode is not what you should use when installing something, because those settings will permit all types of items to set up. We advise choosing Advanced or Custom instead. If you pick Advanced instead of Default, you will be permitted to deselect all, so we suggest you opt for those. If you want to bypass these types of contaminations, always use those setting.

It is not difficult to see an adware threat because of the frequent adverts. Whether you are using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you may see the signs on all of them. Switching browsers will not aid you dodge the ads, you will have to terminate PublicCharacterSearch if you wish to exterminate them. Ad-supported programs make profit from showing you advertisements, which is why you could be coming across so many of them.Adware could every now and then show you a pop-up recommending you to obtain some kind of software but whatever you do, never download anything from such questionable sources.Use reliable sites when it comes application downloads, and stop downloading from pop-ups and random sites. If you choose to download something from dubious sources like pop-ups, you may end up with malware instead, so take that into account. The adware will also bring about browser crashes and cause your system to run much slower. We strongly suggest you uninstall PublicCharacterSearch since it will only bring about trouble.

PublicCharacterSearch uninstallation

Depending on your system understanding, you may erase PublicCharacterSearch in two ways, either manually or automatically. We recommend you to obtain spyware termination software for PublicCharacterSearch termination if you want the fastest method. You might also erase PublicCharacterSearch manually but it might be more complex since you would need to locate where the ad-supported program is concealed.


Learn how to remove PublicCharacterSearch from your computer

Step 1. PublicCharacterSearch Removal from Windows

a) Windows 7/XP

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

b) Windows 8

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

c) Windows 10

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

d) Mac OS X

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

Step 2. Delete PublicCharacterSearch from browsers

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

b) Remove PublicCharacterSearch from Internet Explorer

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

d) Reset Internet Explorer

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

e) Remove PublicCharacterSearch 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 PublicCharacterSearch - How to remove
  3. Remove suspicious extensions by clicking the Trash icon next to them. chrome-extensions-delete PublicCharacterSearch - How to remove
  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.

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

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

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 PublicCharacterSearch - How to remove
  4. Select the Refresh Firefox option. mozilla-reset PublicCharacterSearch - How to remove

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