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About this threat

Search Manager is your typical doubtful browser add-on to add to the already big list of identical threats. You could get invaded when you install free applications in Default settings, and if it manages to corrupt your device, it will add itself to your browser and modify its’ settings. It could lead you to weird web pages and will show you many advertisements. It won’t bring anything helpful to you as it wants to simply gain income. These kinds of add-on are not able directly harm machines but that does not mean they are totally harmless. You may end up with a severe damaging software infection if you were rerouted to a dangerous website. You are needlessly putting your operating system in jeopardy, so you should erase Search Manager.

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Questionable extension distribution methods

Free programs is implemented to help suspicious browser extensions spread. Download is also possible via browser stores or official pages so you could have willingly set it up. But most often, they come as extra items that install automatically together with the freeware, unless you prevent them. They don’t even need to get your explicit consent to install since when you choose Default settings, you fundamentally authorize them to install. You should opt for Advanced or Custom settings so as to see if something is attached to the software you are installing. If you see something added, you can block their setup if you simply unmark the boxes next to the items. If you are careless, you may expose your OS to possible threats, so keep that in mind. You are recommended to delete Search Manager, as the installation was possibly unintentional.

Why you ought to uninstall Search Manager

The suspicious plug-ins are not actually beneficial to you. The main reason behind their existence is to make portal owners revenue by redirecting you. As soon as you authorize the plug-in to get into your OS, your browser’s settings will be modified to show its sponsored web page as your home web page, new tabs and search engine. After the modifications are carried out whenever you open your browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome), that site will instantly load. And you might not be authorized to reverse the changes without first needing to delete Search Manager. The extension will also add extra toolbars to your browser and generate huge amounts of ads. While mostly Google Chrome is preferred by these plug-ins, your may encounter them on your other browsers too. We don’t suggest using the plug-in because it is likely that it can expose you to content that’s not particularly secure. It ought to be said that those add-ons might lead to a malware contamination, even though they are not thought to be malevolent themselves. We recommend you to delete Search Manager if you want to dodge more trouble.

Search Manager elimination

You can eliminate Search Manager in two ways, automatically or by hand. It might be easiest if you downloaded some anti-spyware application and had it take care of Search Manager removal. If you wish to delete Search Manager manually, guidelines can be found below.

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Learn how to remove Search Manager from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Search Manager

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start Erase Search Manager
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program Erase Search Manager

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start Erase Search Manager
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel Erase Search Manager
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program Erase Search Manager
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start Erase Search Manager
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Erase Search Manager
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program Erase Search Manager
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove Erase Search Manager
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Search Manager from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear Erase Search Manager
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons Erase Search Manager
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings Erase Search Manager
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Erase Search Manager
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings Erase Search Manager
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced Erase Search Manager
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset Erase Search Manager
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Search Manager from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings Erase Search Manager
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data Erase Search Manager
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager Erase Search Manager
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder Erase Search Manager
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell Erase Search Manager
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script Erase Search Manager
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Search Manager from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Erase Search Manager
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete Erase Search Manager

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu Erase Search Manager
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Erase Search Manager
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines Erase Search Manager
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu Erase Search Manager
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings Erase Search Manager
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset Erase Search Manager

Step 5. Remove Search Manager from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Erase Search Manager
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions Erase Search Manager
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Erase Search Manager
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options Erase Search Manager

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Erase Search Manager
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset Erase Search Manager

Step 6. Remove Search Manager from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu Erase Search Manager
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions Erase Search Manager
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu Erase Search Manager
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history Erase Search Manager
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history Erase Search Manager
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu Erase Search Manager
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced Erase Search Manager
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu Erase Search Manager
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for Search Manager removal.

  1. Click the button below to download WiperSoft Antimalware:
  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install Erase Search Manager
  3. Click SCAN NOW! to detect all the risks and computer infections: Wipersoft-scan Erase Search Manager
  4. Click REMOVE THREATS to remove Search Manager and all the virus and malware from your computer: wipersoft-results Erase Search Manager