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.
HOW CAN I GET INFETCED WITH SAFESEARCH?
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.
HOW TO REMOVE SAFESEARCH?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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• Hides from the user
• Stays resident in background
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SafeSearch manual removal:
aanyvkcf.exe, safesearch.exe, rgzcdhtn.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_USERS\.default\Software\Netscape\Netscape Navigator\Trusted External Applications\%System%\aanyvkcf.exe=yes
safesearch.dll, _safesearch.dllDelete files:
aanyvkcf.exe, safesearch.exe, rgzcdhtn.exe, safesearch.dll, _safesearch.dll
Modern viruses are really hard to remove. They have random file names, random registry entries, they can immitale legal products and files.
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