How to uninstall Searcharrange.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

Searcharrange.com appears as your default home page or search engine? Most of the times, it happens without user’s knowledge, because Searcharrange.com is another new browser hijacker that can easily affect Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. All of user’s attempts to change default search engine will fail, because together with Searcharrange.com there installed additional programs, also known as helpers. They will protect the hijacker from removal and restore it whenever user tries to partially remove it. So, if you are one of those who were recently infected by Searcharrange.com, read this article to the end and you will find out how to safely and completely uninstall this browser hijacker from your computer.

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There are no doubts that Searcharrange.com is a malicious program from the browser hijackers’ family. The distribution method is quite similar as other hijackers such as Mysearch.com, SmartShopSave.com and others. Spreading via freeware programs and applications. This method is very popular and called “bundling”. A lot of freeware developers are seeking ways to monetize their freeware programs, and one of them is to bundle affiliate programs together with freeware product. During the installation of the freeware user will be able to read the user’s agreement and prompted to select installation option. Since most of the users ignore that part, they are automatically installing additional programs included in the package with the freeware, which are most of the times malware, adware and spyware. To prevent this, you should read the EULA carefully and always select custom or advanced installation option, so you will be able to see optional programs and uncheck them from being installed along with the program. Also, it is not recommended to download freeware from unofficial websites, because it increases risks that installer will contain malicious programs.

The main objective of Searcharrange.com hijacker is to redirect infected users to sponsored websites and earn revenue through various affiliate programs. Every time you click on pop-up ad or in-text link you will be redirected to the sponsored site and make money for developers of Searcharrange.com. The amount of money for one redirect is not big, just a few cents, but now imagine the army of infected users who are constantly being redirected. So, basically you are forced to work for someone without your knowledge. That’s why we recommend you to get rid of Searcharrange.com browser hijacker as fast as possible, because those redirections may lead you to other infections with keyloggers, backdoors and Trojans. Also, keep in mind that it is not safe to use the infected computer, because Searcharrange.com redirect virus is able to monitor user’s activity and collect personal data. All of the collected information is automatically transferred to the third parties and users are risking losing their social network and emailing accounts, etc. To get rid of Searcharrange.com browser hijacker you just need to follow our step-by-step removal guide written below. For faster and easier removal we recommend using our automatic removal tool.

Searcharrange.com Removal Instruction

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Manual Removal Instruction for Searcharrange.com

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

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the SEARCHARRANGE.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: 11/04/2015 12:27 AM;