Title: SafeSearch

Remove SafeSearch
Removal instructions

Severity scale:SafeSearch severity is 37  (37 / 100)

SafeSearch is a browser hijacker that redirects web browsers to predetermined web sites for trying to promote these sites and increase the number of their visitors. Besides, it can also block the access to some Internet resources without any permission asked and start displaying unexpected advertisements or pop-ups with commercial or pornographic content. Beware that SafeSearch has the ability to update itself via the Internet, so it can also be used to track people and steal personal information from their computers. Please, remove SafeSearch without any delay.


SafeSearch can be manually installed from its 'official' website. However, you should also know that it can get inside the system in a bundle with freeware and shareware. Typically, such progams are attached for monetization purposes and can be prevented by unchecking them during installation process of the software. As soon a sit gets on its target PC, it runs on every Windows startup and starts rerouting user's search sessions to unwanted websites. Keep in mind that such virus can easily redirect your search session to the site that promotes malware. Please, remove SafeSearch ASAP.


When suffering from SafeSearch virus, you should check your PC with updated anti-spyware first of all. Try using SpyHunter for that. In addition, uninstall this virus from Add/Remove programs list and fix your browsers:

Click 'Start menu' -> 'Control Panel' -> 'Uninstall a Program' or 'Add/Remove Programs' and choose 'Uninstall' button if you see SafeSearch in the list. 

Internet Explorer:

Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’. Here, look for SafeSearch and click 'uninstall'. Now open IE once again and click Tools -> Internet Option -> General tab. Enter Google or other address to make it the default start page.

Mozilla Firefox:

Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’. Find SafeSearch and click ‘Uninstall’. Now open Mozilla Firefox once more, go to Tools -> Options -> General -> Startup and select 'Show a blank page' when Firefox Starts or set a certain website, like Google or similar.

Google Chrome:

Open Google Chrome, click on wench icon, go to settings and choose 'Manage search engines'. Change search engine to google or other and delete Safesearch from the list. Then Go to section “On start” and make sure you get blank page while creating new tab.

SafeSearch properties:
• Shows commercial adverts
• Hides from the user
• Stays resident in background

Automatic SafeSearch removal:

It might be that we are affiliated with any of our recommended products. Full disclosure can be found in our Agreement of Use.
By downloading any of provided Anti-spyware software to remove SafeSearch you agree with our Privacy Policy and Agreement of Use.
SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall SafeSearch. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove SafeSearch using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
manual required
We are testing STOPzilla's efficiency at removing SafeSearch (2013-05-20 10:26:46)
Malwarebytes Anti Malware
manual required
We are testing Malwarebytes Anti Malware's efficiency at removing SafeSearch (2013-05-20 10:26:46)
XoftSpySE Anti Spyware
manual required
We are testing XoftSpySE Anti Spyware's efficiency at removing SafeSearch (2013-05-20 10:26:46)
Defender Pro Ultimate
manual required
We are testing Defender Pro Ultimate's efficiency at removing SafeSearch (2013-05-20 10:26:46)

what to do if you failed to remove the infection?
Virus Removal
Phone Support
Help Line to remove SafeSearch
SafeSearch snapshot:

SafeSearch manual removal:

Kill processes:
aanyvkcf.exe, safesearch.exe, rgzcdhtn.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mime\database\content type\application/x-QSCH
HKEY_USERS\.default\Software\Netscape\Netscape Navigator\Trusted External Applications\%System%\aanyvkcf.exe=yes
HKEY_USERS\.default\Software\Netscape\Netscape Navigator\Suffixes\Application/x-QSCH
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001}
Unregister DLLs:
safesearch.dll, _safesearch.dll

Delete files:
aanyvkcf.exe, safesearch.exe, rgzcdhtn.exe, safesearch.dll, _safesearch.dll
Delete directories:
C:\Program Files\Primesoft\SafeSearch

Geolocation of SafeSearch:

This map reveals the prevalence of SafeSearch. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United Kingdom, Australia, United States, Saudi Arabia and Italy.

QR code for SafeSearch removal instructions:

SafeSearch qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like SafeSearch are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall SafeSearch right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2013-05-20 07:49:31
Information updated: 2013-05-20 07:49:31

Ask us discussions:

Modern viruses are really hard to remove. They have random file names, random registry entries, they can immitale legal products and files. Removal instructions sometimes can't Help to remove infection manually. Please take a look at our discussion where users like you share they experience in fighting the parasite:

Additional resources:

Attention: If you know know a reputable website reated to security threats, please add a link here: add url

Painfull and hard to rid of!
Please disable safsearch
How would you do this on windows 8.1? I Just got it and got safe search XD

Post Comment:

Attention: Use this form only if you have additional information about SafeSearch parasite, its removal instructions, additional resources or behavior. By clicking "post comment" button you agree not to post any copyrighted, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind.
Home page Name


* All field required
Like us on Facebook
Latest spyware news:
Subscribe to spyware news
Please enter your e-mail address:
If you do not want to receive our spyware
newsletter please unsubscribe here
48643 Subscribers
Ask us
I failed to remove SafeSearch using SpyHunter.



Spreading the knowledge:

It is very hard to fight against computer parasites on the Internet alone. If you have a website, we would be more than happy if you would like to cooperate and help us spread the information about latest threats. Remember, knowledge is the most powerful weapon. Help your visitors protect their computers!
add text box
rss feed
help other