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Remove SecuriDex (Virus Removal Guide)

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Information about SecuriDex virus

If you ever encounter a suggestion to download and install SecuriDex, refuse to do it. This program, which supposedly is an “advantageous” media player, is actually an ad-supported program, although it claims to be advertisement-free. After installing this potentially unwanted program (PUP), you will soon notice that it exhibits pop-up ads, banners, and similar promotional content, usually labeled as “powered by SecuriDex,” “brought to you by SecuriDex,” “SecuriDex ads” or “ads by SecuriDex.”

This media player is categorized as adware because the primary purpose of it is to deliver various advertisements and make the computer user click on them. To convince the user to click on the ads, SecuriDex collects user’s personally non-identifiable data while the user browses the Internet. It collects such information: web browsing history, recently used search terms, information about user’s computer’s geolocation, IP address and so on. Based on such data, SecuriDex virus creates and delivers targeted ads for the user. These ads mostly show up when the user browses around online stores, but they can show up anytime. You should not believe that the deals and offers presented by this program are real. They are designed to look catchy and draw user’s attention while in reality they are meant to trigger web redirects to predetermined affiliate websites. Be very cautious with ads by SecuriDex and try to avoid clicking on them, because they can lead you to possibly dangerous Internet sites. This statement found in the SecuriDex Terms of Use document confirms that: “Software has not reviewed all of the sites linked within the Application and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Installer of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.” In our opinion, this statement clearly gives a hint that some of SecuriDex ads might lead you to high-risk Internet sites.

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Questions about SecuriDex

Do not try to close these ads – more of them are going to show up eventually. The only way to stop them is to remove SecuriDex PUP from the computer. You can uninstall it from your system with a help of anti-spyware software, for example, SpyHunter.

How does SecuriDex hijack PCs?

SecuriDex PUP spreads via freeware and shareware, so be attentive whenever you download and set up new software on your computer system. PUPs are usually added to other well-known free programs and presented as “optional downloads.” Sadly, the majority of computer users still do not how to install software properly. PUPs usually travel in software packs, and users need to decompose such packs before installing them. Avoid installing “recommended downloads,” because these usually appear to be various ad-supported programs, such as adware or browser hijackers. To keep your computer safe, choose Advanced/Custom settings when installing new software. Either one or another option expands the configuration window and provides a list of software’s components. You have to review them and opt out all optional applications, such as browser add-ons, toolbars, or questionable apps.

SecuriDex removal techniques

If this questionable media player started to send countless advertisements for you, and if you do not like that, you should remove SecuriDex adware from your PC. Luckily, it is easy to do that. There are two removal options you can choose from:

  • The automatic removal option;
  • The manual removal option.

If you feel like you are experienced enough to uninstall this adware program by yourself, follow SecuriDex Player uninstall instructions given below. In case you wish to uninstall it automatically and protect your computer from spyware and malware computer infections, consider installing a reputable anti-spyware software.

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To remove SecuriDex, follow these steps:

Erase SecuriDex 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 SecuriDex and related programs
    Here, look for SecuriDex 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'

Get rid of SecuriDex 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 SecuriDex 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'

Delete SecuriDex 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 SecuriDex 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 SecuriDex removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall SecuriDex 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, SecuriDex should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove SecuriDex 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 SecuriDex 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 SecuriDex removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate SecuriDex 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 SecuriDex 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 SecuriDex removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase SecuriDex 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 SecuriDex 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 SecuriDex removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. maya says:
    April 8th, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Filthy virus! I dont understand what the creators of this securidex virus think! It is clearly obvious that securidex ads are untrustworthy – they show up too frequently!

  2. Victor says:
    April 8th, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Please help – I cannot uninstall it…

  3. majorKey says:
    April 8th, 2016 at 11:14 am

    ads powered by SecuriDex really cause redirects, sometimes to very shady pages. do not click on them!

  4. Jenny29 says:
    April 8th, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Installed a fake java update from the website that securidex ad redirected me to… Downlaoding spyhunter now hope it will fix the mess on my PC

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