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How to remove WebDefence (Virus Removal Guide)

WebDefence virus

WebDefence virus is a term used to describe a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that embeds a black bar on the top of a computer screen. The black bar has options to browse and search the web including a search field that says “search the web” and links to numerous websites. If the search field is used to search the web a browser window will briefly open on an unidentified website before quickly redirecting to search.yahoo.com.

webdefence

The act of briefly redirecting users to an unidentified website is designed to intercept what users search for online before directing them to a legitimate search engine. The brief encounter is orchestrated quickly so that it can remain hidden from the user. In addition, the website may also drop tracking files on a visitor’s computer that can collect personal information and track all browsing activities.

A concern about browser redirects to WebDefence is that it may be caused by malware. When malware infects a computer it may install the associated browser attachment without detection. The only way to stop this kind of threat from occurring is to stay alert and follow online safety guidelines or to use a reputable security program with real-time protection against active threats such as Malwarebytes Premium.

How to remove WebDefence (Virus Removal Guide)

Follow the instructions to remove the WebDefence virus and stop unwanted browser redirects to websites that track you online and collect your personal data.

step 1

Uninstall WebDefence and other unwanted programs

Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) may be on your computer. We advise you to uninstall questionable programs that may have been installed through Apps and Features.

Windows 10

1. Right-click the Start menu (Windows icon in the taskbar) and go to Apps and Features.

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2. Locate the program you want to remove, click it, and then click the Uninstall button.

Windows (Other)

1. Open the Start menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a program button.

3. Locate the program you want to remove, click it, and click Uninstall.

step 2

Scan your computer for malware and viruses

Malware, adware, spyware, ransomware, potentially unwanted programs, and viruses may be present on your computer. We recommend that you scan your computer with Malwarebytes to detect and remove known threats.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, click the blue Scan button to begin scanning your computer for malware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs. The scan may take several minutes to complete.

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3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot your computer.

step 3

Cleanup

Tracking files allow bad guys to track you online and changes to the Windows registry can cause numerous problems. Clean up your computer’s registry, remove tracking files, and remove junk files from your computer with CCleaner by Piriform.

1. Download and install CCleaner. CCleaner will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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2. Once CCleaner is installed, click the Take my PC Health Check button or go to Health Check > Next and follow the instructions to begin checking your PC’s health.

3. When the scan is complete, click Make it better button to remove trackers, remove junk files, disable startup apps, and more.

scan for issues

4. Go to Registry and click Scan for Issues to check your computer for registry issues.

5. When the scan is complete, click Fix selected Issues, backup the registry, and click Fix Issue or Fix All Issues.

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How to remove nvo1d.xyz (Virus Removal Guide)

nvo1d.xyz

nvo1d.xyz is a website that masquerades as a search engine in order to cause problems for internet users. The website tracks what users search for online, reads and changes browsing data, replaces browser settings, displays advertisements, and more. To perform such tasks, the website utilizes browser attachments including add-ons and extensions to do its dirty work. The extensions will modify browser settings and force users to redirect to the website when they launch a new browser window, open a new browser tab, or search the web. Due to these actions and others, nvo1d.xyz is often associated with the term “nvo1d virus” or “nvo1d.xyz virus” and categorized as a browser hijacker infection.

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The purpose of the nvo1d.xyz website and affiliated browser attachment is to obtain information about their visitors by forcing them to redirect to their website. For example, when a user searches the web using the address bar they will be redirected to nvo1d.xyz. Once the website has a visitor, the site will drop tracking files on their computer to track their online activities and gather information.

In addition, browser add-ons and extensions affiliated with the website may have permissions that allow them to perform tasks that users may find undesirable. The affiliated web attachments may read your browsing history, read and change your data on a number of sites, change your search settings, and much more. The attachments can even read your personal data even while you are in incognito mode.

How to remove nvo1d.xyz (Virus Removal Guide)

The instructions on this page explain how to remove the nvo1d.xyz virus and stop unwanted browser redirects to nvo1d.xyz and other websites.

step 1

Remove browser attachments

Browser add-ons and extensions may have permissions that allow them to perform tasks users may find unwanted. We recommend that you check for unwanted browser add-ons and extensions on each internet browser installed on your computer. If you find a suspicious browser add-on or extensions make sure to disable and remove it.

Google Chrome

1. Open the menu google chrome menu and go to More tools > Extensions

2. Click the Remove button

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the menu and go to Add-ons

2. Click the Remove button

step 2

Scan your computer for malware and viruses

Malware, adware, spyware, ransomware, potentially unwanted programs, and viruses may be present on your computer. We recommend that you scan your computer with Malwarebytes to detect and remove known threats.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, click the blue Scan button to begin scanning your computer for malware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs. The scan may take several minutes to complete.

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3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot your computer.

step 3

Cleanup

Tracking files allow bad guys to track you online and changes to the Windows registry can cause numerous problems. Clean up your computer’s registry, remove tracking files, and remove junk files from your computer with CCleaner by Piriform.

1. Download and install CCleaner. CCleaner will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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2. Once CCleaner is installed, click the Take my PC Health Check button or go to Health Check > Next and follow the instructions to begin checking your PC’s health.

3. When the scan is complete, click Make it better button to remove trackers, remove junk files, disable startup apps, and more.

scan for issues

4.  Go to Registry and click Scan for Issues to check your computer for registry issues.

5. When the scan is complete, click Fix selected Issues, backup the registry, and click Fix Issue or Fix All Issues.

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How to remove Privado.com (Virus Removal Guide)

Privado

Privado.com is a website that pretends to be a private search engine but instead of being private it uses cookies, tracks what you search for online, reads and changes your browsing data, replaces browser settings, and shows targeted advertisements. The website uses browser attachments such as add-ons and extensions to do its dirty work. The extensions will modify browser settings and force users to redirect to the website when they launch a new browser window, open a new browser tab, or search the web. Due to these actions and others, Privado.com is often associated with the term “Privado virus” or “Privado.com redirect virus” and categorized as a browser hijacker infection.

privado.com virus

The purpose of the Privado.com website and affiliated browser attachment is to intercept what you search for online by forcing you to briefly redirect to their website. For example, when you search the web you will be redirected to Privado.com and then to another website such as Google, Bing, or Yahoo. This is done in order to obtain the searched term and drop tracking files on your computer before sending you to a suitable search engine to remain undetected.

privado

Browser add-ons and extensions affiliated with the website such as Privado Private Search may have permissions that allow them to perform tasks that users may find undesirable. The affiliated web attachments may read your browsing history, read and change your data on a number of sites, change your search settings, and much more. In addition, the attachments can read your personal data even while you are in incognito mode.

How to remove Privado.com (Virus Removal Guide)

The instructions on this page explain how to remove the Privado virus and stop unwanted browser redirects to Privado.com and other websites.

step 1

Remove browser attachments

Browser add-ons and extensions may have permissions that allow them to perform tasks users may find unwanted. We recommend that you check for unwanted browser add-ons and extensions on each internet browser installed on your computer. If you find a suspicious browser add-on or extensions make sure to disable and remove it.

Google Chrome

1. Open the menu google chrome menu and go to More tools > Extensions

2. Click the Remove button

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the menu and go to Add-ons

2. Click the Remove button

step 2

Scan your computer for malware and viruses

Malware, adware, spyware, ransomware, potentially unwanted programs, and viruses may be present on your computer. We recommend that you scan your computer with Malwarebytes to detect and remove known threats.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, click the blue Scan button to begin scanning your computer for malware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs. The scan may take several minutes to complete.

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3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot your computer.

step 3

Cleanup

Tracking files allow bad guys to track you online and changes to the Windows registry can cause numerous problems. Clean up your computer’s registry, remove tracking files, and remove junk files from your computer with CCleaner by Piriform.

1. Download and install CCleaner. CCleaner will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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take my pc health check

2. Once CCleaner is installed, click the Take my PC Health Check button or go to Health Check > Next and follow the instructions to begin checking your PC’s health.

3. When the scan is complete, click Make it better button to remove trackers, remove junk files, disable startup apps, and more.

scan for issues

4.  Go to Registry and click Scan for Issues to check your computer for registry issues.

5. When the scan is complete, click Fix selected Issues, backup the registry, and click Fix Issue or Fix All Issues.

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How to remove Selected-search.com (Virus Removal Guide)

Selected-search.com virus

Selected-search.com virus is a term used to describe a specific browser hijacker infection that modifies an internet browser’s existing settings. For example, the browser hijacker infection may replace the homepage with selected-search.com to make a browser open on the website every time it starts. The infection is typically caused by a potentially malicious browser attachment (add-on, extension, or plugin) that has attached itself to the modified web browser and/or malware that has infected the computer.

selected-search.com virus

Potentially malicious browser attachments are used to modify browser settings to make them redirect to selected-search.com and track users online. The associated browser attachments collect user data that may be shared and sold on the dark web. Information may include what is searched for online, websites visited, data inputted into websites, names, addresses, email addresses, social media associations, and more. The attachments can also collect such information while the browser is in incognito mode which is known for privacy.

A concern about browser redirects to selected-search.com is that it may be caused by malware. When malware infects a computer it may install the associated browser attachment without detection.  The only way to stop this kind of threat from occurring is to stay alert and follow online safety guidelines or to use a reputable security program with real-time protection against active threats such as Malwarebytes Premium.

How to remove Selected-search.com (Virus Removal Guide)

Follow the instructions to remove the selected-search.com virus and stop unwanted browser redirects to selected-search.com and other websites.

step 1

Remove browser attachments

Browser add-ons and extensions may have permissions that allow them to perform tasks users may find unwanted. We recommend that you check for unwanted browser add-ons and extensions on each internet browser installed on your computer. If you find a suspicious browser add-on or extensions make sure to disable and remove it.

Google Chrome

1. Open the menu google chrome menu and go to More tools > Extensions

2. Click the Remove button

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the menu and go to Add-ons

2. Click the Remove button

step 2

Scan your computer for malware and viruses

Malware, adware, spyware, ransomware, potentially unwanted programs, and viruses may be present on your computer. We recommend that you scan your computer with Malwarebytes to detect and remove known threats.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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malwarebytes scan

2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, click the blue Scan button to begin scanning your computer for malware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs. The scan may take several minutes to complete.

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3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot your computer.

step 3

Cleanup

Tracking files allow bad guys to track you online and changes to the Windows registry can cause numerous problems. Clean up your computer’s registry, remove tracking files, and remove junk files from your computer with CCleaner by Piriform.

1. Download and install CCleaner. CCleaner will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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take my pc health check

2. Once CCleaner is installed, click the Take my PC Health Check button or go to Health Check > Next and follow the instructions to begin checking your PC’s health.

3. When the scan is complete, click Make it better button to remove trackers, remove junk files, disable startup apps, and more.

scan for issues

4.  Go to Registry and click Scan for Issues to check your computer for registry issues.

5. When the scan is complete, click Fix selected Issues, backup the registry, and click Fix Issue or Fix All Issues.

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How to remove Search.loky.ch (Virus Removal Guide)

What is Search.loky.ch virus?

Search.loky.ch virus is a term used to identify a browser hijacker infection that causes your internet browser to redirect to search.loky.ch and other websites. The infection is normally the result of a potentially malicious browser extension such as the Yoogle extension for Google Chrome. The browser attachment associated with the website typically has permission to modify existing internet browser settings including the startup page, new tab page, and default search engine.

search.loky.ch virus

The primary objective of the Search.loky.ch virus is to track your browsing activities. For starters, when you search the web you will be redirected to Search.loky.ch and then to another website such as Google, Bing, or Yahoo. This is done in order to intercept and obtain the searched term and drop tracking files on your computer before sending you to a suitable search engine to remain undetected.

Browser add-ons and extensions affiliated with the website may have permissions that allow them to perform tasks that users may find undesirable. The affiliated web attachments may read your browsing history, read and change your data on all sites, change your search settings, and much more. In addition, the attachments can read your personal data even if you are in incognito mode which is meant for privacy.

How to remove Search.loky.ch (Virus Removal Guide)

The instructions on this page explain how to remove the Search.loky.ch virus and stop unwanted browser redirects to Search.loky.ch and other websites.

step 1

Remove browser attachments

Browser add-ons and extensions may have permissions that allow them to perform tasks users may find unwanted. We recommend that you check for unwanted browser add-ons and extensions on each internet browser installed on your computer. If you find a suspicious browser add-on or extensions make sure to disable and remove it.

Google Chrome

1. Open the menu google chrome menu and go to More tools > Extensions

2. Click the Remove button

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the menu and go to Add-ons

2. Click the Remove button

step 2

Scan your computer for malware and viruses

Malware, adware, spyware, ransomware, potentially unwanted programs, and viruses may be present on your computer. We recommend that you scan your computer with Malwarebytes to detect and remove known threats.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, click the blue Scan button to begin scanning your computer for malware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs. The scan may take several minutes to complete.

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3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot your computer.

step 3

Cleanup

Tracking files allow bad guys to track you online and changes to the Windows registry can cause numerous problems. Clean up your computer’s registry, remove tracking files, and remove junk files from your computer with CCleaner by Piriform.

1. Download and install CCleaner. CCleaner will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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take my pc health check

2. Once CCleaner is installed, click the Take my PC Health Check button or go to Health Check > Next and follow the instructions to begin checking your PC’s health.

3. When the scan is complete, click Make it better button to remove trackers, remove junk files, disable startup apps, and more.

scan for issues

4.  Go to Registry and click Scan for Issues to check your computer for registry issues.

5. When the scan is complete, click Fix selected Issues, backup the registry, and click Fix Issue or Fix All Issues.

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How to remove Addonsearch.net (Virus Removal Guide)

What is Addonsearch.net virus?

Addonsearch.net virus is a term used to identify a specific browser hijacker infection that is typically the result of a potentially malicious browser extension native to or somehow affiliated to the website. The browser extension in cooperation with the website is known to modify existing internet browser settings including the startup page, new tab page, and default search engine. When the startup page is changed, the affected web browser will start on the website as opposed to the normal starting page and when the default search engine is modified unwanted browser redirections to addonsearch.net may occur when a search is performed in the address bar.

Addonsearch.net virus

The purpose of the addonsearch.net website and affiliated browser attachment is to intercept what you search for online. For example, when you search the web you will be redirected to addonsearch.net and then to another website such as Google, Bing, or Yahoo. This is done in order to obtain the searched term and drop tracking files on your computer before sending you to a suitable search engine to remain undetected.

Addonsearch.net extension

Browser add-ons and extensions affiliated with the website may have permissions that allow them to perform tasks that users may find undesirable. The affiliated web attachments may read your browsing history, read and change your data on all sites, change your search settings, and much more. In addition, the attachments can read your personal data even if you are in incognito mode which is meant for privacy.

How to remove Addonsearch.net (Virus Removal Guide)

The instructions on this page explain how to remove the Addonsearch.net virus and stop unwanted browser redirects to Addonsearch.net and other websites.

step 1

Remove browser attachments

Browser add-ons and extensions may have permissions that allow them to perform tasks users may find unwanted. We recommend that you check for unwanted browser add-ons and extensions on each internet browser installed on your computer. If you find a suspicious browser add-on or extensions make sure to disable and remove it.

Google Chrome

1. Open the menu google chrome menu and go to More tools > Extensions

2. Click the Remove button

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the menu and go to Add-ons

2. Click the Remove button

step 2

Scan your computer for malware and viruses

Malware, adware, spyware, ransomware, potentially unwanted programs, and viruses may be present on your computer. We recommend that you scan your computer with Malwarebytes to detect and remove known threats.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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malwarebytes scan

2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, click the blue Scan button to begin scanning your computer for malware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs. The scan may take several minutes to complete.

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3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot your computer.

step 3

Cleanup

Tracking files allow bad guys to track you online and changes to the Windows registry can cause numerous problems. Clean up your computer’s registry, remove tracking files, and remove junk files from your computer with CCleaner by Piriform.

1. Download and install CCleaner. CCleaner will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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take my pc health check

2. Once CCleaner is installed, click the Take my PC Health Check button or go to Health Check > Next and follow the instructions to begin checking your PC’s health.

3. When the scan is complete, click Make it better button to remove trackers, remove junk files, disable startup apps, and more.

scan for issues

4.  Go to Registry and click Scan for Issues to check your computer for registry issues.

5. When the scan is complete, click Fix selected Issues, backup the registry, and click Fix Issue or Fix All Issues.

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How to remove Flash App (Virus Removal Guide)

Flash App


The instructions on this page will help you remove the Flash App extension, viruses, malware, and repair corrupted browser and computer settings.

What is Flash App?


Flash App is a malicious browser extension compatible with Google Chrome and other popular web browsers that is self-described as a browser tool that “configures your default search.” When the Flash App extension is installed it will replace existing internet browser settings in order to cause web searches to redirect to an affiliated website such as searchpowerapp.com. This causes web searches to redirect to searchpowerapp.com or another website, and then to a legitimate search engine such as search.yahoo.com.

flash app virus

The primary function of the Flash App extension is to harvest data from its users. One way the extension does this is by intercepting web searches. As previously mentioned, when a search is performed the web browser will redirect to an affiliated website and to a legitimate search engine. This is done in order to download tracking files on the user’s computer. It also gives the entity behind the extension a path to obtain what the user searches for before search results are shown on search.yahoo.com.

flash app

In addition, there are other ways that the extension can gather information about its users. For example, the Google Chrome extension has permission to read your browsing history and read and change your data across numerous websites. It can even read your browsing history while in incognito mode.

As you can see, the purpose of this browser extension is to mask itself as a simple search tool in order to obtain large amounts of user information which may include personal information and data collected from social media profiles.

One of the biggest issues with the Flash App extension is how it is distributed and promoted. The extension is advertised by malicious adverting networks that present various issues. For starters, malicious advertising networks may utilize unethical, aggressive, and deceptive advertisements to promote the extension. Some advertisements may claim that Flash App is something it is not to trick users into installing it and some may attempt to force users to install it

Furthermore, malicious advertising networks also generate advertisements that promote and host viruses, malware, adware, spyware, miners, and other serious threats. This is a concern because these advertisements may be shown alongside or in place of advertisements that promote the Flash App extension.

How to remove Flash App (Virus Removal Guide)


The Flash App browser extension can be manually removed through internet browser settings. However, removing the browser extension within the settings will not remove malware, adware, spyware, viruses, and other threats from an infected computer. To remove malware from an infected computer, we recommend scanning the computer with a reputable security program such as Malwarebytes Premium or Malwarebytes Free. Follow the free removal guide on this page to remove the Flash App extension and use reputable antivirus software to remove malware from your computer.

How to remove the Flash App extension

How to remove malware and viruses

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry

How to remove the Flash App extension


Follow the instructions to remove the Flash App extension from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Google Chrome

1. Open the menu and go to More tools > Extensions

2. Click the Remove button

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the menu and go to Add-ons

2. Click the Remove button

How to remove malware and viruses


Follow the instructions to remove malware, adware, browser hijackers, spyware, ransomware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). The security software recommended in this removal guide is free to use. However, we recommend registering the software to secure your computing device and stop infections before they happen.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes from their website. Malwarebytes will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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malwarebytes scan

2. When Malwarebytes is installed, click the blue Scan button to begin scanning your computer for malware and potentially unwanted programs. The scan may take several minutes to complete depending on how many files are on your device.

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3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot the computer.

5. Once the computer is rebooted, download and install HitmanPro or HitmanPro.Alert to perform a second-opinion scan and remove the remaining malware (if applicable). To download the executable file, fill out the information on their website (name and email address) and click submit.

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6. Once HitmanPro is installed, click the Next button to begin scanning the computer.

7. When the scan is complete, click the Next button to remove all threats detected by HitmanPro.

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry


Follow the instructions to remove tracking files, remove browsing data, and repair the Windows registry.

1. Download and install CCleaner Free or CCleaner Professional.

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2. Once CCleaner is installed, go to the Easy Clean tab.

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3. Click the Analyze button to find trackers and junk files that CCleaner can remove.

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4. When the analysis is complete, click the Clean All button.

ccleaner scan for issues

5. Next, go to the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button.

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6. When the scan is complete, click the Fix selected Issues… button.

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7. As a precaution, click Yes to back up the registry before making changes to it and save the Reg File (.reg) file to your computer.

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8. Click the Fix All Selected Issues button and then click Close once all problems have been removed.

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How to remove Search Selector B (Virus Removal Guide)

Search Selector B


Remove Search Selector B, viruses, malware, adware, and other cyber threats by following the steps in this free removal guide.

What is Search Selector B?


Search Selector B is recognized as a potentially malicious browser extension in the Browser Hijacker category that is compatible with Google Chrome and other popular web browsers. It is self-described as “a premium search extension that will answer all your queries.” Although the description for the Search Selector B extension makes it appear harmless the extension performs behaviors that are considered unethical.

Search Selector B

Search Selector B virus

When the Search Selector B extension is installed it will hijack internet search settings including the default search engine which allows it to install tracking files and intercept what a user searches for online. The extension does this by forcing internet searches to briefly redirect to a new website such as selected-search.com and then to a search engine such as Bing, Yahoo, or Google. Users may not even notice that their browser has initially redirected to a third-party website because it is done quickly to remain hidden.

The Search Selector B extension will redirect searches performed in the address bar to Bing, Yahoo, or Google. The user can change the which legitimate search engine is used by clicking the extension’s icon in the menu. There is no purpose for such an extension in the first place since these websites are free to access without the use of a third-party item.

Search Selector B extension

In addition, the Search Selector B browser extension for Google Chrome has permission to change search settings to search-selected.com and read and change user data on the cooperating website. This is beneficial to the entity that controls the extension because it allows them to track what a user searches for online by initially intercepting their internet searches with the cooperating website. The extension can also record a user’s browser history and perform other tasks that may violate a user’s privacy and puts their personal information at risk.

How was Search Selector B installed?

The extension is typically installed by a third-party program which may include malware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Computer users do not normally seek to install this extension as there is no use for such a tool. If the extension has been installed it is an indication that the user’s computer has become infected with a third-party threat which may include one or more of the following:

  • Malware
  • Virus
  • Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
  • Trojan
  • Adware

Due to the fact that this extension is an indication of a computer infection, it is recommended to remove it and other threats from the infected device to avoid issues including privacy-related issues and compute functionality issues.

These are issues that may occur if the extension and related threats are left on a computer:

  • The user’s personal information may be collected, shared, and sold.
  • The user may receive calls from third-party telemarketers and scammers.
  • The user may receive email spam and other types of mail.
  • The computing device may become unresponsive.
  • The computing device may become slow and sluggish.
  • The computing device may be taken over and used in various criminal activities (mining, botnets, etc.).

Other issues not listed may occur as a result of a computer infection.

How to remove Search Selector B (Virus Removal Guide)


The Search Selector B browser extension can be manually removed through internet browser settings. However, removing the browser extension within the settings will not remove malware, adware, spyware, viruses, and other threats from an infected computer. To remove malware from an infected computer, we recommend scanning the computer with a reputable security program such as Malwarebytes Premium or Malwarebytes Free. Follow the free removal guide on this page to remove the Search Selector B extension and use reputable antivirus software to remove malware from your computer.

How to remove the Search Selector B extension

How to remove malware and viruses

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry

How to remove the Search Selector B extension


Follow the instructions to remove the Search Selector B extension from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Google Chrome

1. Open the menu and go to More tools > Extensions

2. Click the Remove button

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the menu and go to Add-ons

2. Click the Remove button

How to remove malware and viruses


Follow the instructions to remove malware, adware, browser hijackers, spyware, ransomware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). The security software recommended in this removal guide is free to use. However, we recommend registering the software to secure your computing device and stop infections before they happen.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes.

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malwarebytes scan

2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, click the Scan Now button to begin scanning the computer.

malwarebytes quarantine selected

3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine Selected button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot the computer.

5. Once the computer is rebooted, download and install HitmanPro or HitmanPro.Alert to perform a second-opinion scan and remove the remaining malware (if applicable). To download the executable file, fill out the information on their website (name and email address) and click submit.

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6. Once HitmanPro is installed, click the Next button to begin scanning the computer.

7. When the scan is complete, click the Next button to remove all threats detected by HitmanPro.

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry


Follow the instructions to remove tracking files, remove browsing data, and repair the Windows registry.

1. Download and install CCleaner Free or CCleaner Professional.

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2. Once CCleaner is installed, go to the Easy Clean tab.

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3. Click the Analyze button to find trackers and junk files that CCleaner can remove.

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4. When the analysis is complete, click the Clean All button.

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5. Next, go to the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button.

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6. When the scan is complete, click the Fix selected Issues… button.

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7. As a precaution, click Yes to back up the registry before making changes to it and save the Reg File (.reg) file to your computer.

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8. Click the Fix All Selected Issues button and then click Close once all problems have been removed.

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How to remove Yoogle (Virus Removal Guide)

Yoogle


The Yoogle removal guide on this page will help you remove Yoogle, malware, viruses, adware and other threats from your browser and computer.

What is Yoogle?


Yoogle is a browser extension compatible with Google Chrome and other popular web browsers that is self-described as a free tool that “gives Yahoo Search a brand new look.” Despite the fact that the Yoogle extension may appear to be a harmless browser tool, the extension is arranged to complete functions that internet users may consider intrusive and malicious which include reading browsing history, intercepting web searches, and modifying the existing browser settings.

yoogle virus

The primary function of the Yoogle extension is to obtain personal information from those who have installed it. One way the extension does this is by intercepting search queries in order to drop tracking files on the targeted computer. For example, if you search the web using the address bar your browser will briefly redirect to a new website such as search.loky.ch and then to yahoo.com. This is an operation designed to trick the user into visiting their website so that they can download and install tracking files. Users may not even be aware that this has occurred.

yoogle extension

Furthermore, as shown in the image above, the extension has permission to read and change data on various websites including search.yahoo.com, verified-extensions.com, and other sites. This allows the extension to track what a user searches for on popular search engines. The extension also has permission to change search settings to search.loky.ch and read browsing history even while a user is in incognito mode.

Bundles with malware and viruses


One of the biggest issues with the Yoogle extension is that it may bundle with and/or be advertised by malicious advertising networks that spread malware, adware, browser hijackers, spyware, computer viruses, and other security threats. Simply put, it is possible that your computer is infected with malware due to how the extension is distributed.

Speaking of how the extension is distributed, the Yoogle extension is most often promoted by deceptive advertisements that promote it as something it isn’t and aggressive advertisements that force and pester users to install it. It can be downloaded through these advertisements and from the developer’s website and Google Web Store.

How to remove Yoogle (Virus Removal Guide)


Follow the free removal guide on this page to remove the Yoogle extension and use reputable antivirus software to remove malware from your computer.

How to remove the Yoogle extension

How to remove malware and viruses

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry

How to remove the Yoogle extension


Follow the instructions to remove the Yoogle extension from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Google Chrome

1. Open the menu and go to More tools > Extensions

2. Click the Remove button

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the menu and go to Add-ons

2. Click the Remove button

How to remove malware and viruses


Follow the instructions to remove malware, adware, browser hijackers, spyware, ransomware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). The security software recommended in this removal guide is free to use. However, we recommend registering the software to secure your computing device and stop infections before they happen.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes.

FREE DOWNLOAD BUY NOW
malwarebytes scan

2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, click the Scan Now button to begin scanning the computer.

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3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine Selected button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot the computer.

5. Once the computer is rebooted, download and install HitmanPro or HitmanPro.Alert to perform a second-opinion scan and remove the remaining malware (if applicable). To download the executable file, fill out the information on their website (name and email address) and click submit.

FREE DOWNLOAD BUY NOW

6. Once HitmanPro is installed, click the Next button to begin scanning the computer.

7. When the scan is complete, click the Next button to remove all threats detected by HitmanPro.

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry


Follow the instructions to remove tracking files, remove browsing data, and repair the Windows registry.

1. Download and install CCleaner Free or CCleaner Professional.

FREE DOWNLOAD BUY NOW

2. Once CCleaner is installed, go to the Easy Clean tab.

ccleaner easy clean

3. Click the Analyze button to find trackers and junk files that CCleaner can remove.

ccleaner clean all

4. When the analysis is complete, click the Clean All button.

ccleaner scan for issues

5. Next, go to the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button.

ccleaner fix selected issues

6. When the scan is complete, click the Fix selected Issues… button.

ccleaner back up registry

7. As a precaution, click Yes to back up the registry before making changes to it and save the Reg File (.reg) file to your computer.

ccleaner fix all selected issues

8. Click the Fix All Selected Issues button and then click Close once all problems have been removed.

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How to remove Protected Search (Virus Removal Guide)

Protected Search


This page is a removal guide designed to help you remove Protected Search, viruses, malware, adware, and other threats from your browser and computer.

What is Protected Search?


The Protected Search extension is an add-on for Google Chrome and other popular web browsers that is self-described as a tool that provides you with “the best way to search the web;” however, this claim is entirely false since this extension is designed to obtain user information by intercepting what they search for online.

protected search virus

The purpose of the Protected Search browser extension is to intercept what you search for online. For example, when you search the web using the browser’s address bar you will first be redirected to protected-search.com (feed.protected-search.com) and then immediately redirected again to yahoo.com before you may even have a chance to notice. This is done in order to drop tracking files on your computer and gather information about what you’re searching for.

In addition, the Protected Search browser extension for Google Chrome is usually promoted by malicious advertising networks that will also bolster advertisements for viruses, malware, adware, spyware, and other malicious threats. This is a big problem because if you find the Protected Search extension installed on your browser it could mean that your computer is infected with malware

How to remove Protected Search (Virus Removal Guide)


The Protected Search browser extension can be manually removed through internet browser settings. However, removing the browser extension within the settings will not remove malware, adware, spyware, viruses, and other threats from an infected computer. To remove malware from an infected computer, we recommend scanning the computer with a reputable security program such as Malwarebytes Premium or Malwarebytes Free. Follow the free removal guide on this page to remove the Protected Search extension and use reputable antivirus software to remove malware from your computer.

How to remove the Protected Search extension

How to remove malware and viruses

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry

How to remove the Protected Search extension


Follow the instructions to remove the Protected Search extension from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Google Chrome

1. Open the menu and go to More tools > Extensions

2. Click the Remove button

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the menu and go to Add-ons

2. Click the Remove button

How to remove malware and viruses


Follow the instructions to remove malware, adware, browser hijackers, spyware, ransomware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). The security software recommended in this removal guide is free to use. However, we recommend registering the software to secure your computing device and stop infections before they happen.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes.

FREE DOWNLOAD BUY NOW
malwarebytes scan

2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, click the Scan Now button to begin scanning the computer.

malwarebytes quarantine selected

3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine Selected button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot the computer.

5. Once the computer is rebooted, download and install HitmanPro or HitmanPro.Alert to perform a second-opinion scan and remove the remaining malware (if applicable). To download the executable file, fill out the information on their website (name and email address) and click submit.

FREE DOWNLOAD BUY NOW

6. Once HitmanPro is installed, click the Next button to begin scanning the computer.

7. When the scan is complete, click the Next button to remove all threats detected by HitmanPro.

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry


Follow the instructions to remove tracking files, remove browsing data, and repair the Windows registry.

1. Download and install CCleaner Free or CCleaner Professional.

FREE DOWNLOAD BUY NOW

2. Once CCleaner is installed, go to the Easy Clean tab.

ccleaner easy clean

3. Click the Analyze button to find trackers and junk files that CCleaner can remove.

ccleaner clean all

4. When the analysis is complete, click the Clean All button.

ccleaner scan for issues

5. Next, go to the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button.

ccleaner fix selected issues

6. When the scan is complete, click the Fix selected Issues… button.

ccleaner back up registry

7. As a precaution, click Yes to back up the registry before making changes to it and save the Reg File (.reg) file to your computer.

ccleaner fix all selected issues

8. Click the Fix All Selected Issues button and then click Close once all problems have been removed.

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How to remove Logic Search (Virus Removal Guide)

Logic Search


The Logic Search virus removal guide on this page will help you remove Logic Search, viruses, malware, adware, and other threats from your computer.

What is Logic Search?


Logic Search (also referred to as Logic Search virus) is a browser extension for Google Chrome and other popular web browsers that is self-described as “the best way to search.” Despite the fact that the extension may appear to be an innocuous tool, Logic Search can read your personal data, track what you do online, and make unwanted changes to your browser settings even while you’re in incognito mode.

logic search

The primary function of the Logic Search extension is to intercept and obtain what users search for online. For example, if you search the web using the address bar you will be redirected to feed.logic-search.com for a brief moment before being redirected again to a real website such as yahoo.com. This is so that the extension can trick you into visiting their website so that they can install tracking files and spy on your internet activity.

logic search extension

As shown in the image above, the extension has permission to read and change data on a variety of websites, change your search settings, and read browsing history even while a user is in incognito mode.

Bundles with malware and viruses


An issue with the Logic Search extension is that it may bundle with and/or be advertised by malicious advertising networks that also spread malware, adware, browser hijackers, spyware, computer viruses, and other security threats. Simply put, if the Logic Search extension was installed or you notice advertisements supporting it, it is likely that your computer is infected with malware and/or you are being tracked.

How to remove Logic Search (Virus Removal Guide)


The Logic Search browser extension can be manually removed through internet browser settings. However, removing the browser extension within the settings will not remove malware, adware, spyware, viruses, and other threats from an infected computer. To remove malware from an infected computer, we recommend scanning the computer with a reputable security program such as Malwarebytes Premium or Malwarebytes Free. Follow the free removal guide on this page to remove the Logic Search extension and use reputable antivirus software to remove malware from your computer.

How to remove the Logic Search extension

How to remove malware and viruses

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry

How to remove the Logic Search extension


Follow the instructions to remove the Logic Search extension from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Google Chrome

1. Open the menu and go to More tools > Extensions

2. Click the Remove button

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the menu and go to Add-ons

2. Click the Remove button

How to remove malware and viruses


Follow the instructions to remove malware, adware, browser hijackers, spyware, ransomware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). The security software recommended in this removal guide is free to use. However, we recommend registering the software to secure your computing device and stop infections before they happen.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes.

FREE DOWNLOAD BUY NOW
malwarebytes scan

2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, click the Scan Now button to begin scanning the computer.

malwarebytes quarantine selected

3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine Selected button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot the computer.

5. Once the computer is rebooted, download and install HitmanPro or HitmanPro.Alert to perform a second-opinion scan and remove the remaining malware (if applicable). To download the executable file, fill out the information on their website (name and email address) and click submit.

FREE DOWNLOAD BUY NOW

6. Once HitmanPro is installed, click the Next button to begin scanning the computer.

7. When the scan is complete, click the Next button to remove all threats detected by HitmanPro.

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry


Follow the instructions to remove tracking files, remove browsing data, and repair the Windows registry.

1. Download and install CCleaner Free or CCleaner Professional.

FREE DOWNLOAD BUY NOW

2. Once CCleaner is installed, go to the Easy Clean tab.

ccleaner easy clean

3. Click the Analyze button to find trackers and junk files that CCleaner can remove.

ccleaner clean all

4. When the analysis is complete, click the Clean All button.

ccleaner scan for issues

5. Next, go to the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button.

ccleaner fix selected issues

6. When the scan is complete, click the Fix selected Issues… button.

ccleaner back up registry

7. As a precaution, click Yes to back up the registry before making changes to it and save the Reg File (.reg) file to your computer.

ccleaner fix all selected issues

8. Click the Fix All Selected Issues button and then click Close once all problems have been removed.

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How to remove Search Ya (Virus Removal Guide)

Search Ya


The Search Ya removal guide on this page will help you remove Search Ya, malware, viruses, adware and other threats from your browser and computer.

What is Search Ya?


Search Ya is a browser extension compatible with Google Chrome and other popular web browsers that is self-described as “the best way to search.” Despite the fact that the extension may appear to be an innocuous tool, Search Ya is arranged to complete functions that internet users may consider intrusive and malicious which include reading browsing history, intercepting web searches, and modifying the existing browser settings.

search ya virus

The primary function of the Search Ya extension is to obtain personal information about their users. The extension first does this by intercepting and obtaining what users search for online. When a user searches for something online using the address bar, the search will briefly redirect to feed.search-ya.com, and then to a realistic search engine such as search.yahoo.com. This is an operation constructed to trick the internet user into briefly visiting their website so that they can download and install tracking files.

search ya extension

Furthermore, as shown in the image above, the extension has permission to read and change data on various websites include their interceptor website. This allows the extension to track what a user searches for on popular search engines. The extension also has permission to change search settings and read browsing history even while a user is in incognito mode.

The Search Ya extension is definitely not the best way to search the web.

Bundles with malware and viruses


One of the biggest issues with the Search Ya extension is that it may bundle with and/or be advertised by malicious advertising networks that spread malware, adware, browser hijackers, spyware, computer viruses, and other security threats. Simply put, it is possible that your computer is infected with malware due to how the extension is distributed.

Speaking of how the extension is distributed, the Search Ya extension is most often promoted by deceptive advertisements that promote it as something it isn’t and aggressive advertisements that force and pester users to install it. It can be downloaded through these advertisements and from the developer’s website and Google Web Store.

How to remove Search Ya (Virus Removal Guide)


Follow the free removal guide on this page to remove the Search Ya extension and use reputable antivirus software to remove malware from your computer.

How to remove the Search Ya extension

How to remove malware and viruses

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry

How to remove the Search Ya extension


Follow the instructions to remove the Search Ya extension from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Google Chrome

1. Open the menu and go to More tools > Extensions

2. Click the Remove button

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the menu and go to Add-ons

2. Click the Remove button

How to remove malware and viruses


Follow the instructions to remove malware, adware, browser hijackers, spyware, ransomware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). The security software recommended in this removal guide is free to use. However, we recommend registering the software to secure your computing device and stop infections before they happen.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes.

FREE DOWNLOAD BUY NOW
malwarebytes scan

2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, click the Scan Now button to begin scanning the computer.

malwarebytes quarantine selected

3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine Selected button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot the computer.

5. Once the computer is rebooted, download and install HitmanPro or HitmanPro.Alert to perform a second-opinion scan and remove the remaining malware (if applicable). To download the executable file, fill out the information on their website (name and email address) and click submit.

FREE DOWNLOAD BUY NOW

6. Once HitmanPro is installed, click the Next button to begin scanning the computer.

7. When the scan is complete, click the Next button to remove all threats detected by HitmanPro.

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry


Follow the instructions to remove tracking files, remove browsing data, and repair the Windows registry.

1. Download and install CCleaner Free or CCleaner Professional.

FREE DOWNLOAD BUY NOW

2. Once CCleaner is installed, go to the Easy Clean tab.

ccleaner easy clean

3. Click the Analyze button to find trackers and junk files that CCleaner can remove.

ccleaner clean all

4. When the analysis is complete, click the Clean All button.

ccleaner scan for issues

5. Next, go to the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button.

ccleaner fix selected issues

6. When the scan is complete, click the Fix selected Issues… button.

ccleaner back up registry

7. As a precaution, click Yes to back up the registry before making changes to it and save the Reg File (.reg) file to your computer.

ccleaner fix all selected issues

8. Click the Fix All Selected Issues button and then click Close once all problems have been removed.