What type of infection are you dealing with

Searchmine.net is a redirect virus that was probably attached to free programs, which is how it got into your operating system. Browser hijackers can usually be found added to freeware, and if they go undetected, they would install without the user even seeing. If you want to prevent these kinds of frustrating threats, you should pay attention to what type of programs you install. This is a low level threat but because of its unnecessary behavior, you’ll want it gone right away. For one, they will perform modifications to your browser’s settings so that their promoted sites are set as your home website and new tabs. Your search engine will also be modified, and it could be able to manipulate search results and inject sponsored content into them. It would attempt to reroute you to advertisement pages since increased traffic means more money for owners. Some users end up with malware via these kinds of reroutes since some hijackers are able to redirect to sites that are full of malware. And you do not want to get malware as it would be a much more severe. You may believe browser redirects are helpful add-ons but the features that they provide could be found in real extensions, ones that won’t reroute you to harmful web pages. Something else you should be aware of is that some browser hijackers will track your behavior and acquire certain data to know what type of content you’re likely to click on. That information can also end up in dubious third-party hands. Therefore, terminate Searchmine.net, before it could have a more serious affect on your computer.
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What do I need to know about these infections

This might surprise you but browser redirects frequently come together with free software. They are clearly very intrusive threats, so we doubt anyone would willingly installed them. This method is effective because users tend to rush when installing something, not reading the provided info, and in general just being rather careless during application installation. Those items are frequently hidden during installation, and if you aren’t paying attention, you will not notice them, which means they will be allowed to install. Opt out of using Default mode as they don’t allow you to uncheck anything. Instead, choose Advanced (Custom) settings because they will not only make attached offers visible but also give an opportunity to deselect everything. You are recommended to deselect all the items. Only continue with the software installation after you have unchecked everything. Initially blocking the threat can save you a lot time because dealing with it later could be time-consuming and irritating. You’re also recommended to not download from dubious sources as they are a great method to distribute malware.

The only good thing about browser hijackers is that you will know of them almost immediately. It’ll alter browser’s settings without your permission so you will have a new homepage/new tabs, and your search engine may also be different. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will be included in the list of browsers affected. The page will greet you every time you launch your browser, and this will continue until you terminate Searchmine.net from your machine. Don’t waste time trying to modify the settings back because the hijacker will simply overrule your changes. It’s also possible that your search engine will be changed, which would mean that whenever you use the browser’s address bar, results would be generated not from your set search engine but from the browser redirect’s advertised one. It will possibly be inserting weird hyperlinks into the results so that you’d end up on advertisement pages. These types of infections aim to increase traffic for certain pages so that more revenue from advertisements is earned. Increased traffic helps websites because more people are likely to engage with the adverts. Generally those web pages have little to do with what you are were actually searching for. Or they might seem real, if you were to make an inquiry for ‘anti-malware’, it’s possible you might get results for websites promoting suspicious products but they might look to be real in the beginning. You should to be careful because certain sites could be damaging, which may allow serious threats to enter your PC. In addition, the browser hijacker may also be keeping an eye on how you browse the Internet and acquiring certain kind of data about you. Read the Privacy Policy to find out if the obtained data would be shared with third-parties, who may use it to personalize adverts. The info may also be used by the hijacker for the purposes of creating sponsored content which you would be more interested in. While it isn’t exactly the most severe threat, you ought to still delete Searchmine.net. Since the hijacker will no longer be there to stop you, after you carry out the process, ensure you undo the browser hijacker’s executed changes.

Searchmine.net uninstallation

While the threat is not as serious as some others, we still recommend that you terminate Searchmine.net as soon as possible. You have a couple of options when it comes to getting rid of this infection, whether you pick by hand or automatic ought to depend on how computer-savvy you are. You will have to locate the browser hijacker yourself if you opt for the former method. While the process could take more time than you expect, the process ought to be quite straightforward, and if you need assistance, instructions will be presented below this article. The instructions are presented in a coherent and precise manner so you should not come across problems. It may not be the best option for those who have no experience with computers, however. You may download anti-spyware software and have it dispose of the threat for you. The software will look for the infection on your device and once it spots it, all you need to do is permit it to dispose of the hijacker. Attempt to modify your browser’s settings, if you are successful, it means you got rid of the infection. If the website continues to load as your home website even after you’ve modified it, you didn’t fully terminate the threat. Try to block unnecessary programs from installing in the future, and that means you ought to be more careful when installing software. If you wish to have an uncluttered device, you need to have good computer habits.Download Removal Toolto remove Searchmine.net

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Learn how to remove Searchmine.net from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Searchmine.net

a) Windows 7/XP

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

b) Windows 8/8.1

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

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

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 Searchmine.net
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Searchmine.net from Internet Explorer

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

b) Reset Internet Explorer

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

Step 3. Delete Searchmine.net 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 Searchmine.net
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to delete Searchmine.net
  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 Searchmine.net
  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 Searchmine.net
  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 Searchmine.net
  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 Searchmine.net
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Searchmine.net from Google Chrome

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

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to delete Searchmine.net
  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 Searchmine.net
  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 Searchmine.net
  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 Searchmine.net
  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 Searchmine.net
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to delete Searchmine.net

Step 5. Remove Searchmine.net from Mozilla Firefox

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

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

Step 6. Remove Searchmine.net from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to delete Searchmine.net
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to delete Searchmine.net
  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 Searchmine.net
  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 Searchmine.net
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to delete Searchmine.net
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to delete Searchmine.net
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to delete Searchmine.net
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to delete Searchmine.net
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 Searchmine.net removal.

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  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install How to delete Searchmine.net
  3. Click SCAN NOW! to detect all the risks and computer infections: Wipersoft-scan How to delete Searchmine.net
  4. Click REMOVE THREATS to remove Searchmine.net and all the virus and malware from your computer: wipersoft-results How to delete Searchmine.net