How to remove Defendsearch.com redirect

What is Defendsearch.com redirect?

Defendsearch.com is a malicious program, called hijacker, which redirects a browser to sponsored sites every time when user try to search any keywords. Since being installed, a virus can infiltrate all known browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE, and Safari. It imposes to users an own search service. Developers claims, that their service “protects user search”. In fact, it is malware and it can show to user a great number of advertisements and sponsored links. Besides, Defendsearch.com redirect can accumulate a users internet statistic and use this information for increasing a number of showing commercials, concerned with keywords. Also a modified search engine works very slow, sometimes it shows “Waiting for http://defendsearch.com/”, or “Transferring from http://defendsearch.com/” messages in the browser more than 5 seconds. Our advice to remove Defendsearch.com redirect from your PC before it cause damage to your Internet browser.

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Defendsearch.com redirect usually attacks a users machines with free programs. It shows a same feature as Secure Chrome Pro. Sometimes virus affects browser settings, so user can’t change a homepage http://Defendsearch.com/ on another. Hijacker infiltrates the registry, so access to removing a virus is blocked. As well as others similar viruses, Defendsearch.com can cause troubles on Windows XP, 7, 8/8.1, Windows 10. Follow instructions below to remove Defendsearch.com from browsers.

How Defendsearch.com got installed on your computer?

Defendsearch.com run with spam emails or torrents or with different freeware programs as “additional” or “bonus” program, so it can be successfully founded deactivated in options of the installation process. Also, you can accidentally get it from advertising links or sites. Note, that without your permission Defendsearch.com redirect can’t start infiltrates your PC, so our advice is to grant access for installation only for trusted software.

    Symptoms of Defendsearch.com infection

    • First and the most striking proof of having a browser hijacker is the change of the main page. Usually, it is a search engine page that is designed so that user would believe in its legitimacy.
    • Generally, hijackers cause redirections when user makes a search query on its page or tries to reach a blocked site (usually another search engine or anti-malware sites)
    • Another indicator of hijacker infection is appearance of new programs, toolbars and browser extensions that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
    • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for malware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
    • Besides, hijacker infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

    How to remove Defendsearch.com?

    To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Defendsearch.com completely. For this, you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Defendsearch.com 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.

    Download Norton

    Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Defendsearch.com. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Defendsearch.com, but also the safest and most assuring one.


    Steps of Defendsearch.com manual removal

    Uninstall Defendsearch.com 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 Defendsearch.com you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

    How to remove Defendsearch.com 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 Defendsearch.com and click Uninstall

    How to remove Defendsearch.com from Windows 7/Vista

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

    How to remove Defendsearch.com 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 Defendsearch.com

    How to remove Defendsearch.com 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 Defendsearch.com and remove it

    noteIf you experience problems with removing Defendsearch.com 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 Defendsearch.com from browsers

    How to unlock Windows Group Policies

    Before you will started to remove Defendsearch.com redirect from browser you should perform following instructions in Command Prompt
    This step is necessary to delete Windows Group Policies created by Defendsearch.com
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    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 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 Defendsearch.com from Google Chrome

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

    How to remove Defendsearch.com from Internet Explorer

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

    How to remove Defendsearch.com 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 Defendsearch.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

    How to remove Defendsearch.com 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 Defendsearch.com 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 Defendsearch.com redirect.

    Download Norton

    We also recommend to download and use Norton to scan the system after Defendsearch.com redirect 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 Defendsearch.com.

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