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What may be said about Protectedsearches.com

Protectedsearches.com is is an aggravating redirect virus threat that may unknowingly to the user, infect a system. It is adjoined to free programs as an additional offer that is set to set up along with the free software. The good news is that the hijacker ought to not directly endanger your operating system as it is not malicious. However, it needs to go. Unnecessary changes will be executed to your Internet browser and you will be led to weird site. Furthermore it may be capable of exposing you to a website that malicious. Since it presents no valuable traits you are advised delete Protectedsearches.com.

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Hijacker spread ways

Freeware normally comes together with optional offers, such as adware and browser intruders. The usage of Default settings is for the most part the reason why so many users install them, even if they are optional. Make sure to always opt for Advanced settings, because that is where the unnecessary offers are hiding. somewhat big amount of free programs arrive with added items, so always implement Advanced to avoid unnecessary set ups. Those offers can be entirely harmless, but then they would not be choosing such a sneaky method to get in. This is why you ought to delete Protectedsearches.com.

Why eliminate Protectedsearches.com

The minute it contaminates your operating system, it will take over your browser and alter its settings. When you launch your browser (be it Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) you will see that your homepage and new tabs have been altered to load the hijacker’s sponsored page. You should also know that those modifications executed to your browser are irreversible unless you remove Protectedsearches.com. The website that will be set as your homepage appears very basic, it will show a search box and probably advertisements. Be cautious when using the provided search engine because Be careful of sponsored pages if you opt to use the supplied search engine. Be careful of getting led to dangerous pages because you could acquire malicious software. If you want to prevent this from happening, remove Protectedsearches.com from your operating system.

Protectedsearches.com removal

You could try by hand Protectedsearches.com termination, just keep in mind that you will need to locate the hijacker yourself. If you don’t think you can do it, you can try anti-spyware software and it ought to be able to terminate Protectedsearches.com. No matter which method you pick, ensure that you eliminate the redirect virus fully.

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Learn how to remove Protectedsearches.com from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Protectedsearches.com

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to delete Protectedsearches.com

b) Windows 8/8.1

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

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 How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to delete Protectedsearches.com
 

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 How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Protectedsearches.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  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 How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

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

Step 3. Delete Protectedsearches.com 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 How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  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 How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  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 How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  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 How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Protectedsearches.com from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  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 How to delete Protectedsearches.com

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  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 How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  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 How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  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 How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to delete Protectedsearches.com

Step 5. Remove Protectedsearches.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  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 How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  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 How to delete Protectedsearches.com

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 How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to delete Protectedsearches.com

Step 6. Remove Protectedsearches.com from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  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 How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to delete Protectedsearches.com
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 Protectedsearches.com removal.

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  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install How to delete Protectedsearches.com
  3. Click SCAN NOW! to detect all the risks and computer infections: Wipersoft-scan How to delete Protectedsearches.com
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