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Ads by KP Search bear. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as KP Search bear ads, KP Search bear virus, KP Search bear adware | Type: Adware

What is KP Search bear?

If you have found an app named KP Search bear or KP Search bear V2 enabled on your web browser, you should not ignore its presence since it's a misleading browser plug-in that may initiate suspicious operations on your compouter. Nonetheless it's not malicious, you should take into account the fact that this app is categorized as an adware or potentially unwanted program (PUP). If these terms mean nothing to you, beware that ad-supported applications (adwares) are mainly used for monetization purposes and affiliate marketing. They may hijack all most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and corrupt various settings on them. Moreover, in order to generate pay-per-click revenue, adwares, including KP Search bear virus may display tons of commercial advertisements and trick people into clicking on them. By saying 'tricking into clicking' we mean not only intrusive forms of KP Search bear ads (pop-ups, pop-unders, banners) that make people click on them inadvertently. We also mean their misleading content. Once inside, KP Search bear may start collecting your search queries, investigating websites visited, data entered clicks and so on. Consequently, 'Ads by KP Search bear' may be filled with various commercial offers relevant to your search terms and the chances that you will click on them increase. The question is whether you don't mind visiting suspicious third-party websites or even unsafe websites filled with suspicious content. It goes without saying that you want to maintain your cyber security and do not seek to expose your computer to cyber criminals. That's why you have to be careful with KP Search bear redirects and eliminate this adware as soon as possible. The easiest way to remove it is to run a full system scan with a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage.

How can KP Search bear hijack my computer?

KP Search bear is a misleading adware that may slither onto your computer suspiciously and take over your web browser without asking direct permission. By the way, it does not ask for you permission to display third-party advertisements on every website that you visit. We are pretty sure that you do not want to see various commercial offers on every step that you make on the Internet. In addition to that, we believe that you do not want to experience KP Search bear redirects since they may reroute to suspicious third-party websites some of which may be unsafe. In order to avoid such and similar issues on your computer, you have to remember that adwares, browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted programs, usually spread around the Internet bundled with free software. It means that you have to be very careful with various freewares and sharewares and make a small research before installing them. Try reading users' reports, EULA and Privacy Policy of your selected freeware and install it only if you are sure that it's reliable and there is nothing suspicious about it. Finally, select Advanced or Custom installation option, monitor the entire process and deselect all additional components, such as add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, or extensions that your selected freeware promotes. Otherwise, an unwanted program may get on your computer and start causing annoying operations.

How to remove KP Search bear virus?

In order to remove KP Search bear virus follow these simple steps. However, don't forget that automatic removal is more reliable and will ensure your computer's security.

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To remove KP Search bear ads, follow these steps:

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Get rid of KP Search bear from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall KP Search bear and related programs
    Here, look for KP Search bear or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Eliminate KP Search bear from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for KP Search bear or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Remove KP Search bear from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for KP Search bear and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete KP Search bear removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Delete KP Search bear ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, KP Search bear should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Erase KP Search bear from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select KP Search bear and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete KP Search bear removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Uninstall KP Search bear from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select KP Search bear and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete KP Search bear removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Get rid of KP Search bear from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for KP Search bear or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete KP Search bear removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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