How to remove Searchforkittens.com

What is Searchforkittens.com?

Searchforkittens.com (also known as Kittens Search) is categorized as a browser hijacker that changes search engine on the infected browser. Searchforkittens.com is not a dangerous malware but it sometimes, mistakenly, characterized as “virus” due to the stealth infiltration and unpleasant activities it performs without the user’s permission. While it’s on your system, you will be provided with misleading results that can contribute you to visit far from safe websites. Thus, the user can click on a link and end up on an absolutely irrelevant website that has nothing in common with the required one. Later, it might also start displaying to you various kinds of ads such as banners, discount coupons, best deals, and so on. Be careful, these commercial offers are displayed in order to trick you into downloading rogue software or impose unnecessary paid services. The only way to get rid of that is to remove Searchforkittens.com from your computer.

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How to remove Searchforkittens.com?

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Steps of Searchforkittens.com manual removal

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

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

How to remove Searchforkittens.com from Mac

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

How to remove Searchforkittens.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 Searchforkittens.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Searchforkittens.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 Searchforkittens.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Searchforkittens.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 Searchforkittens.com

How to remove Searchforkittens.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 Searchforkittens.com and remove it

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

How to unlock Windows Group Policies

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

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

How to remove Searchforkittens.com from Google Chrome

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

How to remove Searchforkittens.com from Internet Explorer

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

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

How to remove Searchforkittens.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 Searchforkittens.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 Searchforkittens.com.

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

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