Remove Search-series.com

About browser hijackers

Search-series.com is a browser hijacker that was probably adjoined to freeware, which is how it entered your machine. Hijackers can generally be seen added to free applications, and if they go unnoticed, they would install without the user even noticing. If you wish to prevent these types of annoying threats, be cautious about what you install. While redirect viruses are not harmful infections themselves, their actions are somewhat questionable. For one, they modify browser’s settings so that their promoted sites are set as your home web page and new tabs. Your search engine will also be modified, and it may inject advertisement content among the legitimate results. You are redirected so that the owners of those pages could earn profit from traffic and advertisements. Do bear in mind that you can be redirected to contaminated web pages, which may result in a malicious software. If you infected your system with malicious software, the situation would be much more dire. If you find the hijacker’s supplied features useful, you ought to know that you could find trustworthy extensions with the same features, which do not put your computer in danger. Something else you need to know is that some browser redirects will track your behavior and gather certain data to know what you’re more likely to press on. Problematic third-parties could also be capable of accessing that info. And that is why you should eliminate Search-series.com the moment you encounter it.
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How does it act

It’s possible that you came across the browser hijacker accidentally, when you were installing free programs. It is dubious that people would choose to install them willingly, so freeware bundles is the most probable method. Because users don’t pay attention to application installation processes, this method permits hijackers and similar threats to spread. The offers are hiding and by rushing you loose all chance of seeing them, and you not noticing them means they will be authorized to install. By picking to use Default mode, you might be allowing authorizing the installation of all kinds of unwanted software, so it would be best if you do not use them. Deselecting those offers is essential, but they’ll only be apparent in Advanced or Custom mode. Ensure you deselect all the offers. And until you do, do not continue the installation. We do not think you want to be spending time trying to deal with it, so it is best if you prevent the infection initially. Reconsider what sources you use to download your software because by using suspicious sites, you risk infecting your device with malicious programs.

If a browser hijacker manages to install, we highly doubt you would not know. Your search engine, new tabs and home web page will be different, and the hijacker will not request your specific authorization before carrying out those changes. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will be included in the list of browsers altered. The site will load every time you launch your browser, and this will go on until you terminate Search-series.com from your operating system. Altering the settings back would a wild-goose chase because the redirect virus will modify them again. If when you search for something results are created by a weird search engine, the redirect virus likely altered it. It will likely be implanting advertisement links into the results so that you’re rerouted. You will be rerouted because redirect viruses aim to help website owners make more money, and with more traffic, more advertisement revenue is earned. After all, more traffic means more people on ads, meaning more revenue. If you click on those sites, you will see that they rarely have anything to do with what you were searching for. There will be cases, however, where they might seem real in the beginning, if you were to search ‘malware’, sites advertising fake anti-malware could come up, and they could seem legitimate initially. The reason you need to be careful is because certain pages could be harmful, which could allow severe infections to infiltrate your system. In addition, the redirect virus could monitor your browsing and collect certain type of data about you. Read the Privacy Policy to find out if the obtained info would be shared with third-parties, who could use it to customize advertisements. Or the reroute virus would use it to create sponsored results that are more relevant. Because of everything we noted above you should eliminate Search-series.com. And after the process is completed, there should be no problems with modifying browser’s settings.

Search-series.com removal

While the infection isn’t as severe as some others, we still advise that you uninstall Search-series.com sooner rather than later. You can choose from two options, manual and automatic, for ridding your device of the reroute virus. By hand required you discovering where the hijacker is concealed yourself. It isn’t complex to do but it might take longer than you think, but below this article you will find instructions to help you. They should provide the guidance you need to take care of the threat, so ensure you follow them accordingly. But, if you don’t have much experience when it comes to computers, you may find it difficult. Acquiring spyware elimination software to take care of the threat could best in that case. The program will look for the threat on your operating system and once it finds it, you just need to permit it to dispose of the browser hijacker. A simple way to check whether the threat is gone is by changing your browser’s settings in some way, if the changes aren’t nullified, you were successful. The threat still remains if your browser loads the same website. If you don’t wish for this to happen again, install programs attentively. If you wish to have an uncluttered computer, you need to have good computer habits.Download Removal Toolto remove Search-series.com

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Learn how to remove Search-series.com from your computer

Step 1. Search-series.com Removal from Windows

a) Windows 7/XP

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

b) Windows 8

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

c) Windows 10

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

d) Mac OS X

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

Step 2. Delete Search-series.com from browsers

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

b) Remove Search-series.com from Internet Explorer

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

d) Reset Internet Explorer

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

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

h) Remove Search-series.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 Remove Search-series.com
  3. Select the Extensions tab, and remove all questionable extensions. mozilla-extensions Remove Search-series.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 Remove Search-series.com
  3. In General, click Restore to Default below the Home Page field. mozilla-options Remove Search-series.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 Remove Search-series.com
  4. Select the Refresh Firefox option. mozilla-reset Remove Search-series.com

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