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Search Anonymo

How to remove Search Anonymo (Virus Removal Guide)

Search Anonymo

Search Anonymo (also searched for as Search Anonymo virus) is a recognized as a potentially malicious browser extension that utilizes aggressive, deceptive, and unethical marketing techniques in order to make modifications to existing settings and generate revenue from your search results. Once the Search Anonymo extension is installed it will change the homepage, default search engine, and other settings. This will cause the web browser to startup on searchanonymo.com and redirect to the website when a search is carried out in the address bar.

Search Anonymo extension permissions

The Search Anonymo extension has permission to read and change all your data on the websites you visit, read and change your browsing history, and change your search settings to: searchanonymo.com.

Search Anonymo

The Search Anonymo extension will modify search settings and redirect search results to searchanonymo.com which then redirects the search results to search.yahoo.com. This clearly shows that your searches are NOT ANONYMOUS because Yahoo.com search engine utilizes the information you input into their website in order to display advertisements it feels you are likely to click on. Search Anonymo will also generate revenue from these advertisements.

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One of the biggest issues with the Search Anonymo extension is that it is primarily advertised on websites that also advertise malware, adware, spyware, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). These types of websites are very dangerous to visit and can result in a very severe computer infection. Since this is the case, it is recommended to remove Search Anonymo and other malware from your browser and computer in order to stop unwanted browser redirects, remove advertisements, and keep your information safe from cybercriminals.

How to remove Search Anonymo and other threats

Uninstall unwanted programs

  1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel (or select Programs and Features).
  2. Click Uninstall a program (in earlier versions of Windows this is called Add and remove programs) in the Programs section in Windows Control Panel.
  3. Search for unwanted and suspicious programs in the list of programs. If you cannot find programs installed on your computer it is recommended to remove Search Anonymo with Malwarebytes and then perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro to remove remaining trace files.
  4. Double click the unwanted program you want to uninstall.
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Remove Search Anonymo extension


  1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
  2. Click the trashcan icon next to the Search Anonymo extension to remove it.


  1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
  2. Click Remove next to the Search Anonymo add-on you to remove it.


  1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
  2. Click the Uninstall button next to the Search Anonymo extension you to remove it.

Remove malware and viruses with Malwarebytes

  1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free. <<CLICK HERE TO BUY MALWAREBYTES 3.0>>
  2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe) to begin installing Malwarebytes.
  3. Select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.
  4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your computer.
  5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.
  6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

Remove remaining threats with HitmanPro

  1. Open your browser window and download HitmanPro<<CLICK HERE TO BUY HITMANPRO>>
  2. Open the executable file (hitmanpro_x64.exe or hitmanpro_x32.exe) to begin installing HitmanPro.
  3. Click the Next button, check “I accept the terms of the license agreement,” and click the Next button again.
  4. On the Setup page select “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended)” and add your email address to the registration fields to begin the free trial.
  5. Click Next to begin scanning your computer.
  6. Once the Scan results are displayed click the Next button and click the Next button again on the Removal results page.

Sean Doyle

Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. He is featured in several publications.

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