www-search.net

In order to remove www-search.net browser hijacker from the home page, you must delete adware add-on and other malicious files from the computer. The guide on this page will help you perform this task to effectively get rid of www-search.net.

www-search.net is a browser hijacker that transforms your default home page to a customized search page. Other than a search page, the adware also integrates unwanted toolbar that holds a number of buttons with malicious links. It is noticed that www-search.net uses cookies to monitor user’s preferences when browsing the web. Information gathered on victims is used to display relevant advertisements. The same data is utilized by the adware to redirect browser to product web site that they promote.

www-search.net usually comes as bundled to unknown programs that you may download when visiting web site that offers free videos or file downloads. In most instances, sites induce visitors to download the program by stating its importance to resume file download. It is unknown to you that installing the program also loads www-search.net into the PC. Right after installation, your home page will be redirected to the target URL www-search.net/search/search.html.

In order to stop redirecting your home page and to remove the adware permanently, please follow the systematic guide you will find below. If you noticed, we urge users to scan the computer with anti-malware tool because at this stage security experts consider www-search.net as a threat. For them, it is a device that can drop malware onto the computer by redirecting your web browser to malicious web sites.

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www-search.net Removal Procedures

Systematic procedures to get rid of the threat are presented on this section. Make sure to scan the computer with suggested tools and scanners.

Step 1 : Automatic Removal Guide

Running anti-malware scan on the affected computer can instantly remove components installed by www-search.net. However, there is no guarantee that this will check and fix existing problems on all Internet browsers.

If you did not get rid of www-search.net using this virus scan, please check the manual removal instructions below. Restoring Windows to previous state prior to the infection may also be the solution.

1 Click on the button to start downloading our recommended antivirus tool. Save it to an accessible location inside your hard drive or clean USB drive if you are downloading from a different PC.

Download Tool

2 Once the download completes, install the tool using the default configuration. You do not need to change any settings while running the installation procedure.

3 Update the program when installation completes. Typically, this is an automated process, so, Internet connection is required in order to download necessary database.

4 Run a complete scan of the affected computer and remove all identified threats.

MBAM Scan

5 To finalized the removal process, the program prompts to restart Windows.

Step 2 : Uninstall www-search.net from Windows Control Panel

6 Open Control Panel using instructions below base on your operating system.

Opening Control Panel - Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
Click on Start > Control Panel. Window should open where you can adjust your computer settings.

Accessing Control Panel - Windows 8 and Windows 10
a For Windows 8 and Windows 10, the easiest way to locate the Control Panel is through shortcut key. Actually, this also works for earlier versions of Windows.
b Press Windows Key + R on your keyboard to intiate Run dialog box.

Windows Key and Run

c) Type Control Panel in the Open field and click OK.

Run CPanel

7 When Control Panel window appears, click on 'Uninstall a program' under Programs area.

8 Your screen now shows a window to uninstall or change a program. Please select the adware from the list. You may also try to look and remove items with the following names: Tuvaro

If name of adware or relevant entry is not present, the next trick is to uninstall newly loaded programs. To do this, arrange listed programs in chronological order. Click on 'Installed On' to see programs recently installed.

Installed On

Select the Adware from the list and click on Uninstall button. See image below for reference. Removing unfamiliar software may also help solve the issue.

Add/Remove

9 On the next prompt, you need to confirm the uninstall process.

10 Click OK to proceed with the removal of www-search.net or any relevant software.

Step 3 : Remove the www-search.net Extensions from your Browser

11This section will guide you to effectively remove www-search.net extensions, add-ons, and unwanted search engine from Internet browsers.

Select affected internet application below and remove adware extension accordingly. If in case adware name is not listed, you need to find and remove relevant objects like Tuvaro.

Google Chrome

Procedures to Remove www-search.net from Google Chrome

a Open Google Chrome.

b In the address bar, type the following and press Enter on keyboard: chrome://extensions

Chrome Extensions

c You will now see Google Chrome's Extensions window.

d Usually, Google Chrome has empty Extension, unless you have installed other base on your preferences. Also on this area, you can find the item provided by www-search.net. Click on Remove button to delete it from Google Chrome.

Chrome Extension

Please close and run Google Chrome again. Most often, this procedure is successful in removing www-search.net from Chrome. If the browser hijacker persists, please manually restore Google Chrome homepage and search settings by following this complete guide.

Internet Explorer

Ways to Remove www-search.net from Internet Explorer

a Open Internet Explorer.

b Navigate to top menu and click on Tools. Next, select Manage add-ons from the list. A window where in you can manage Internet Explorer add-ons will open.

IE Tools Menu

c Click on Toolbars and Extensions on left panel. Delete or Disable any items that are relevant to www-search.net.

IE Disable Extension

If the procedure is not effective in getting rid of the browser hijacker, we recommend executing this comprehensive guide to restore Internet Explorer's Homepage and Search settings.

Mozilla Firefox

Directions to Remove www-search.net from Mozilla Firefox

a Launch Mozilla Firefox

b Type the given command in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard: about:addons

Go to About:Addons

c Click Extensions on left panel. This will show a list of installed extensions.

d Find the www-search.net extension. If it does not exist, find related items such as mentioned above. Click the Remove button to uninstall it.

Remove FF Extensions

e Close the Add-ons Manager tab.

Restarting Mozilla Firefox is necessary after performing the procedures. If www-search.net is still active on the browser, the last option is to carry out these instructions to restore Mozilla Firefox's Homepage and Search settings.

Edge

Guide to Remove www-search.net from Microsoft Edge

a Open Microsoft Edge browser.

b Click on More Action button located on top right corner of the browser.

More Button

c Click on Extensions from the Menu. It will open a window showing all installed extensions.

d Right-click on Extension that belongs to www-search.net, and then, click on Remove.

Edge Extension

Restore Microsoft Edge's Home Page

e Back at the Menu, select Settings from the list.

f Scroll down to 'Open with' section, and select 'A specific page or pages'. Then, select Custom.

Open With

g Enter the web address of preferred start page. Next, click on the + sign to add the web address. If www-search.net is listed as one of the start page, click X beside the URL to remove it from the browser. See image above for reference.

Restore Microsoft Edge's Default Search Engine

h Back at Microsoft Edge Settings page.

i Click on View advance settings button.

Advanced Settings

j Scroll down to 'Search in the address bar with' section. Then, click on Change button.

Change Search Engine

k It will present list of installed search engine, Bing is the deafault search engine for Edge. You can choose other valid search engine but not www-search.net. To save your pick, click on Set as default button.

Deafult Search Engine

l Lastly, remove www-search.net from the list. You may now restart Microsoft Edge browser.

Step 4 : Additional Cleanup Tool

If the previous instructions failed to remove www-search.net, this procedure will help you adware remnants from internet browser applications. The process quickly removes adware and other malicious components from your browser.

12 Download Norton Power Eraser by clicking on the button below.

NPE Download

13 Double-click on downloaded NPE.exe file to run the program.

14 If User Account Control window prompts, click Yes to proceed installing the tool.

15 Once installed, Norton Power Eraser will launch automatically.

16 Next, click on Unwanted Application Scan to start looking for malicious objects linked to www-search.net.

NPE Scan

17 After completing the scan, it will display Unwanted Apps Scan Complete. Select items that are closely related to www-search.net or any suspicious objects and click Uninstall to remove it.

18 Follow the on-screen instructions until it completely removed the browser hijacker.

Removing www-search.net from Mac OS

To quickly get rid of www-search.net from Mac systems, please follow the procedures on this section. Tools provided here are known to be very effective in locating and finding malicious items from the browser and system as well.

1 Click on the link below to Start Downloading Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac.

Download MBAM for Mac

2 To install the tool, simply Drag the downloaded file MBAM-Mac-[version].dmg to Applications folder.

3 Browse the Applications folder and then, right-click on Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Choose "Open" from the given options to run the tool on your Mac system.

4 Once the program is running, please click the "Scan" button to start checking your Mac computer for presence of www-search.net and other malicious objects.

MBAM for Mac Scan

5 After completing the scan process, it will display the list of identified threats. Select all malicious items from the list.

6 Lastly, click on "Remove Selected Items" button to remove all the threats from your Mac system.

mbam-mac-remove

Manually Remove www-search.net from Mac

If you require additional guide to remove www-search.net, we suggest that you execute the comprehensive adware removal procedures. It contains complete methods to remove potentially unwanted program (PUP) or Adware that is causing browser annoyances like hijacking, redirects, and pop-ups.

FAQs

Is www-search.net Dangerous?

Yes, www-search.net can badly affect your computer and slow down its performance and usability.

Can I Remove www-search.net from my Computer?

Yes, www-search.net can be removed by downloading our recommended antivirus software and scanner.

How Easy is it to Remove www-search.net Virus?

Nearly all paid antivirus scanners and removal tools should help remove the www-search.net virus from your computer.

Once I remove www-search.net do I still need antivirus?

Yes, new viruses such as www-search.net are created everyday and the only way to stay 100% protected is to use antivirus on your device.

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Marco Mathew works as Windows Network administrator before establishing precisesecurity.com. Now, Marco is dedicating full-time to help computer users' fight viruses, malware, trojan, worms, adware, and potentially unwanted programs.