How to remove Search Manager Beta (Removal Instructions)

How to remove Search Manager Beta (Removal Instructions)

Search Manager Beta is the name of a browser extension that utilizes very aggressive and unethical marketing tactics in order to get users to manually install it. Once Search Manager Beta is installed it will change your affected web browser settings and cause your browser to start-up on and redirect to sponsored webpages such as search.yahoo.com and srch.bar when you open a new browser window, open a new browser tab, or search the web via the address bar.

Search Manager Beta

 

Name Search Manager Beta, Search Manager Beta virus *This object is not defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description This extensions lets you to easily switch between search engines directly from the new tab page.
Symptoms The user may experience unwanted advertisements and redirects in the web browser.
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\Downloads\
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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What is Search Manager Beta?

Search Manager Beta is promoted as a free browser extension that “lets you to easily switch between search engines directly from the new tab page.” Even if Search Manager Beta does what it is supposed to do, it is still a completely unnecessary object and the user can be affected because of its data collection policy, extension permissions, and changes to existing internet browser settings.

Search Manager Beta extension

The Search Manager Beta extension for Google Chrome is very intrusive and has permission to read and change all your data on the websites you visit, change your search settings to: srch.bar, read and change your bookmarks, and manage your apps, extensions, and themes.

Search Manager Beta install

As previously mentioned, Search Manager Beta utilizes a very aggressive marketing strategy to get users to manually install it. The image above shows that the extension may open a browser window directed to Google Chrome’s Web Store that takes up the entire computer screen and doesn’t allow you to close it or use your computer until you click the add to Chrome button and install the browser extension.

Search Manager Beta Removal Instructions

  1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
  2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
  3. Uninstall Search Manager Beta and unwanted programs
  4. Remove Search Manager Beta and unwanted browser add-ons
  5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

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1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes

The first step to remove this program is to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

3. When the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.

4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.

2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro

The second step to remove this program is to download and install a second opinion scanner called HitmanPro by Surfright in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

3. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

5. Click the Reboot button.

3. Uninstall Search Manager Beta and unwanted programs

The third step to remove this program is to uninstall Search Manager Beta and other unwanted programs in Windows Control Panel.

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”

3. Search for Search Manager Beta Supporting Application in the list and double click it.

4. Once you have uninstalled Search Manager Beta Supporting Application search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer such as DNS Unlocker and Money Viking and uninstall them as well.

4. Remove Search Manager Beta and unwanted browser add-ons

The fourth step to remove this program is to remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari.

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

Search Manager Beta removal

2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the unwanted add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Search for the unwanted add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

The fifth step to remove this program is to download and install CCleaner by Piriform in order to delete leftover junk files, tracking cookies, registry entries, unwanted start-up tasks, and more.

1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.


Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.