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Search.searchjsmmp.com. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Browser hijacker

Search.searchjsmmp.com is a potentially unwanted program which deteriorates your browsing experience with annoying ads

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Search.searchjsmmp.com is a browser hijacker which usually takes over most popular browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, etc. Even though its developers claim that this search engine should provide quick access to Maps and gasoline prices, experts say that it is designed to help authors increase their profits from novice computer users.

Name Search.searchjsmmp.com
Type Browser hijacker
Danger level Medium
Extension Map Quick
Symptoms It assigns itself as the primary search provider and starts pushing commercial content
Removal Get rid of Search.searchjsmmp.com with Reimage

This potentially unwanted program (PUP) spreads as Map Quick extension that can be easily installed together with bundled software. Once it settles on the system, the settings of the browser are altered in a way that the user is forced to perform searches through this unreliable search directory. 

Unfortunately, after Search.searchjsmmp.com hijack, you cannot trust the delivered query results — they are modified to promote affiliate sites and sponsored content. Likewise, you will notice a significant increase in ads which might appear as banners, pop-ups or in other forms. 

Note that the commercial content might seem harmless and even useful. Although, experts note that such unsafe search engines might lead you to shady and potentially dangerous sites where your computer will be exposed to malware infections or other cyber threats.

Additionally, Searchjsmmp can gather browsing-related information about the users. It includes IP address[1], OS model, frequently visited pages, clicked ads, etc. Unfortunately, some of this non-personally identifiable[2] information can contain your personal details, such as e-mail address, name, and surname, address, or other sensitive data. 

If that is not enough, the developers, Polarity Technology Ltd., indicate that by using Map Quick, you might receive harmful files or other potentially dangerous content:

Any time you receive files over the Internet from third parties, regardless of the application used, whether the Software, email or other application, you may be subjecting yourself to receiving harmful files or files that are not compatible with your operating system.

Therefore, Search.searchjsmmp.com removal is a must for everyone. We recommend you to complete it before it has installed additional add-ons that will make the elimination procedure even harder. If you manage to do it quickly, follow the manual guidelines at the end of this article.

Those you have kept the browser hijacker for some time already must employ a professional antivirus to remove Search.searchjsmmp.com properly. For that our top choice would be Reimage

Pay attention to the installation of freeware and protect your system from PUPs

One of the main reasons why computers get infected with potentially unwanted programs is that people do not pay attention when installing software. Likewise, additional software that is bundled with the freeware can quickly gain access to the targeted computer and enter the system. 

Usually, it starts when users pick Quick or Recommended settings of the installer and rush through the process by clicking next. Then, they are unable to detect the checkmarks which have been selected before and agree to install browser hijackers. 

If you want to avoid such infiltration, you must always choose Advanced or Custom parameters. They are designed to show all essential steps of the process and help the users protect their systems from potentially unwanted programs. Remember to reject the offers to install unknown software during the installation. 

Delete Search.searchjsmmp.com virus to stop arbitrary activity

We want to indicate that Search.searchjsmmp.com virus is not a real threat. However, its arbitrary activity is the primary factor why users tend to call it like that. Thus, it is equally important to eliminate this cyber threat as any other in order to keep your system safe.

You can choose between manual and automatic Search.searchjsmmp.com removal. Although, browser hijackers consist of numerous additional components that might be hidden deep inside your system. Thus, we always recommend uninstalling potentially unwanted programs with the help of robust antivirus.

Those who feel experienced in the IT field well enough can try to remove Search.searchjsmmp.com manually with the help of the instructions at the end of this article. Yet, experts from Virusi.bg[3] warn that it is a complicated procedure and requires extreme patience.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Search.searchjsmmp.com, follow these steps:

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Erase Search.searchjsmmp.com from Windows systems

First step to removing a potentially unwanted program is to get rid of other ones that might be supporting it. Here is the guide showing how to do so on Windows:

  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 Search.searchjsmmp.com and related programs
    Here, look for Search.searchjsmmp.com 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'
  5. Remove Search.searchjsmmp.com from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

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Delete Search.searchjsmmp.com 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 Search.searchjsmmp.com 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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Get rid of Search.searchjsmmp.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

You can reset IE to the primary state once you eliminate all unknown extensions that might be disrupting its usual performance.

  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 Search.searchjsmmp.com 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 Search.searchjsmmp.com 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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Remove Search.searchjsmmp.com 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, Search.searchjsmmp.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Eliminate Search.searchjsmmp.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To fix Mozilla, follow the instructions below.

  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 Search.searchjsmmp.com 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. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. 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'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Search.searchjsmmp.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Uninstall Search.searchjsmmp.com 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 Search.searchjsmmp.com 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. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Search.searchjsmmp.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Erase Search.searchjsmmp.com 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 Search.searchjsmmp.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Search.searchjsmmp.com, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. 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...'
  6. 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 Search.searchjsmmp.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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