How to remove Search Encrypt

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What is Search Encrypt?

Search Encrypt may take place of your browser’s homepage and resist to be removed. This type of malware is called “browser hijacker”. It’s not a virus, but its presence on your computer doesn’t bode well, though. The thing is that its main purpose is to trick users into visiting affiliate sites. Each click generates income for developers. So with the advent of this program, the number of advertisements (banners, coupons, pop-ups and so on) can increase dramatically. Also, periodically there will be a redirect in the browser leading you to ad-supported pages. Nobody can guarantee that such pages are completely safe and don’t contain malicious infections. To remove Search Encrypt and all its leftovers, you may seek assistance from the anti-malware program, it’s the most convenient way. Experienced users may use the manual way. Both methods are provided below.

Search Encrypt

How Search Encrypt got installed on your computer?

Search Encrypt injects in the browser through the bundles with free programs. A virus presented as a useful extension or app. Developers do not show information about hijacker – they hide this it within “Custom” settings or other sections of the installation processes. So, you shouldn’t give access to installation Search Encrypt on your device. It is the best way to avoid implementation of hijackers. But if your system already infected by virus, you can follow instructions below to remove Search Encrypt from browsers.

How to remove Search Encrypt?

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Search Encrypt completely. For this, you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Search Encrypt files and registry entries. We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to the automatic removal tool.

Performing an antimalware scan with SpyHunter Removal Tool would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Search Encrypt. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Search Encrypt, but also the safest and most assuring one.

Download Removal Tool

Combo Cleaner Antivirus is a well-established tool for Mac users which is able to completely remove Search Encrypt and all related files from your computer. Another important advantage of the program is an up-to-date database of computer threats which is perfect to protect your computer in case of a new malware attack.
Download Combo Cleaner Antivirus (Mac)


Steps of Search Encrypt manual removal

Uninstall Search Encrypt from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Search Encrypt you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Myfirsttab.co from Mac

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Select the application related to Myfirsttab.co right-click it and choose Move to Trash

How to remove Search Encrypt from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Search Encrypt and click Uninstall

How to remove Search Encrypt from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Search Encrypt and click Uninstall

How to remove Search Encrypt from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Search Encrypt

How to remove Search Encrypt from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Search Encrypt and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Search Encrypt from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove Search Encrypt from browsers

How to unlock Windows Group Policies

Before you will started to remove Search Encrypt from browser you should perform following instructions in Command Prompt
This step is necessary to delete Windows Group Policies created by Search Encrypt
Search Encrypt

  1. Start Command Prompt as Administrator
  2. To do this in Windows 10/8 or Windows 7 click Start and in the search box type cmd. Right-click on the found result and choose Run as Administrator.
  3. While in command prompt type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
  4. Press Enter button.
  5. Then type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
  6. Press Enter button.
  7. Finally, type:
    gpupdate /force
  8. Press Enter button.

Since some of the hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Myfirsttab.co from Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu button, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Myfirsttab.co or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Search Encrypt from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on More tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Search Encrypt or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Search Encrypt from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Search Encrypt or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Search Encrypt from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Search Encrypt or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Search Encrypt from Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Extensions
  4. Click the gear icon near Search Encrypt or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them
  5. Choose Remove

Reset your browsers

How to reset settings in Google Chrome

  1. Click on the icon in the right-upper corner
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Click Advanced settings
  4. Click the Reset button
  5. In “reset” window click the Reset button

How to reset settings in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the icon in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Help
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information
  4. Click the Refresh Firefox… button

How to reset settings in Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Tools button
  2. Go to Internet options
  3. Go to the Advanced tab
  4. Click Reset

How to reset settings in Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Settings
  4. Under the Clear browsing data category select Choose what to clear
  5. Select everything and click Clear

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting Search Encrypt.

Download Removal Tool

We also recommend to download and use SpyHunter to scan the system after Search Encrypt removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover Search Encrypt.

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