How to remove Search.iqasearch.com redirect from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

Search.iqasearch.com is another browser hijacker developed by Imalimedia LTD, which is known for developing Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com hijacker and others. The website looks similar to Coldsearch.com, Oursurfing.com and other browser hijackers. It has search engine bar in the middle and quick access links to the most popular websites like YouTube, Facebook, Gmail, Amazon and others. Also, the website provides users with additional features such as access to stream content, online movies and TV, etc. However, we want to warn you that Search.iqasearch.com is dangerous and closely related to malware. Continue reading this article if you want to know how to protect yourself against Search.iqasearch.com infection and how to remove it from your browsers if you already got infected.

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Search.iqasearch.com can appear in your web browser out of nowhere, without your authorization. Usually it happens during the installation of freeware programs downloaded from unofficial websites. Most of the times those freeware applications are seeking ways to monetize their products and they are willing to include third party applications into their installer. If you don’t pay attention during the installation you are risking to install Search.iqasearch.com or any other malware into your computer. Therefore, we suggest to avoid downloading programs from unofficial sources and during the installation we recommend to pay special attention and read the user’s agreement completely. Also it is recommended to opt for custom or advanced installation to be able to see the list of programs included in the bundle. The other way how Search.iqasearch.com can get into your browser is if you click on some pop-up advertisements. You will be redirected to some malicious website that will execute some java scripts and install malicious or potentially unwanted programs on your computer. Search.iqasearch.com can also be spread via spam emails attachments and phising emails containing links. In any circumstance do not click on those links neither open attachments.

Search.iqasearch.com infects users in order to make profits by redirecting users to various sponsored websites. They are not responsible for any third party content, by other words, Search.iqasearch.com cannot guarantee that you will be redirected to legitimate and safe website. That’s why you should remove Search.iqasearch.com as soon as possible from your computer.

To completely uninstall Search.iqasearch.com browser hijacker from your computer we suggest you to follow our comprehensive removal guide written below. After performing all of the steps in the correct order Search.iqasearch.com will disappear from your browsers, however during its presence it could install some additional programs that might sooner or later recover the hijacker and it will appear in your browser after a while. Therefore, we recommend to download our automatic removal tool and scan your computer for threats related with Search.iqasearch.com. The program will find all of the malware and potentially unwanted programs on your computer and you will be able to remove them easily and safely.

Search.iqasearch.com Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for Search.iqasearch.com

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Manual Removal Instruction for Search.iqasearch.com

Step 1
UNINSTALL SEARCH.IQASEARCH.COM AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Search.iqasearch.com remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Search.iqasearch.com remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Search.iqasearch.com and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Search.iqasearch.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Search.iqasearch.com remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE SEARCH.IQASEARCH.COM FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Search.iqasearch.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Search.iqasearch.com and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Search.iqasearch.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Search.iqasearch.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Search.iqasearch.com completely.
  • Remove Search.iqasearch.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Search.iqasearch.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Search.iqasearch.com and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Search.iqasearch.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Search.iqasearch.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Search.iqasearch.com completely.
  • Remove Search.iqasearch.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Search.iqasearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Search.iqasearch.com and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Search.iqasearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Search.iqasearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Search.iqasearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Search.iqasearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Search.iqasearch.com completely.
  • Remove Search.iqasearch.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL SEARCH.IQASEARCH.COM REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the SEARCH.IQASEARCH.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 12/28/2015 06:40 PM;