How to remove Searchatomic.com homepage and search from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

Searchatomic.com is a website that might look like legitimate but in reality it is another browser hijacker, which is widely spread over the Internet bundled together with freeware programs. As soon as it gets into users PC it will change default homepage and search engine to Searchatomic.com, without user’s knowledge. As I mentioned before it might appear on your PC after the installation of freeware software such as download managers, PC tuners and optimizers, unknown anti-viruses, downloaded from unofficial websites or torrent portals.

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Most of the times the infection by hijackers like Searchatomic.com happens during the installation of freeware programs which are bundled with malicious programs. Usually users don’t read the user’s agreement and as the result they agree on the installation of any additional programs. But you should know that Searchatomic.com browser hijacker often comes as optional additional program and you can easily avoid the installation of it by selecting custom installation and unchecking the check boxes of additional programs. However, to completely avoid those situations you should never download freeware programs from unofficial websites, open spam emails attachments, click on spam links.

Searchatomic.com looks like another search engine website for novice computer users, which provides with various features like ultimate search algorithm and other nonexistent things. You will not get any benefit of using Searchatomic.com as your default search engine, even though, you will regret that you haven’t removed it as soon as detected. Searchatomic.com will start to monitor your activity and collect your personal data for commercial purposes. After analyzing your browsing history and search queries it will spam you with advertisements based on your preferences. The main objective of Searchatomic.com is to generate revenue by redirecting users to sponsored websites or tricking users to install some potentially unwanted programs.

If you do not get rid of Searchatomic.com now, you will get more and more malware installed on your computer, without your authorization. Searchatomic.com hijacker may steal your logins and passwords from your email, paypal, ebay and other accounts. Users may become victims of credit card fraud and identity theft. That’s why we strongly recommend to uninstall Searchatomic.com browser hijacker as soon as possible. Follow our comprehensive guide below to completely remove Searchatomic.com hijack from your PC. If you want to perform complete removal of Searchatomic.com and other malicious programs, which are hiding in your system we recommend to download our automatic removal tool that was specifically designed to detect and eliminate malware.

Searchatomic.com Removal Instruction

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Manual Removal Instruction for Searchatomic.com

Step 1
UNINSTALL SEARCHATOMIC.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).
    Searchatomic.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.
    Searchatomic.com remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Searchatomic.com and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Searchatomic.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Searchatomic.com remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE SEARCHATOMIC.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 Searchatomic.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Searchatomic.com and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Searchatomic.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 Searchatomic.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 Searchatomic.com completely.
  • Remove Searchatomic.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 Searchatomic.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Searchatomic.com and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Searchatomic.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 Searchatomic.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 Searchatomic.com completely.
  • Remove Searchatomic.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 Searchatomic.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Searchatomic.com and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Searchatomic.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 Searchatomic.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 Searchatomic.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 Searchatomic.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Searchatomic.com completely.
  • Remove Searchatomic.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL SEARCHATOMIC.COM REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the SEARCHATOMIC.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: 09/30/2015 07:29 PM;