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About this threat in short

SafeSearch.net is thought to be a hijacker that may set up without your authorization. Setup usually occurs by accident and often users do not even know how it happened. It travels added to free software so if it is on your system, you most likely recently installed free programs. No direct harm will be done your operating system by the browser intruder as it’s not thought to be dangerous. What it will do, however, is cause redirects to sponsored websites. Those websites are not always safe so if you entered a unsafe web page, you might end up with a much more severe infection on your operating system. You will get nothing by allowing the browser intruder to remain. Uninstall SafeSearch.net for everything to return to normal. SafeSearch.net-_6.jpg
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How did the redirect virus infect my PC

Free software usually come with extra items. It could have advertising-supported software, browser hijackers and various unnecessary applications attached to it. Those added items are hiding in Advanced (Custom) settings so unless you select those settings, you will install hijackers or other not wanted tools. If there are extra items, just uncheck the boxes. If you opt for Default settings, you give those offers authorization to set up automatically. Having to delete SafeSearch.net would take much longer than it would to untick a few boxes, so take that into account the next time you’re flying through setup.

Why should I delete SafeSearch.net?

When a redirect virus infiltrates your device, changes to your browser will be executed. The site the hijacker is promoting will be set as your homepage, new tabs and search engine. It does not really matter which browser you use, whether it’s Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, because they will all have altered settings. If you wish to be able to undo the modifications, you will have to first eraseSafeSearch.net. You need to refrain from using the search engine shown on your new homepage since it will expose you to loads of advertisement content, so as to reroute you. Hijackers aim to create as much traffic as possible for websites so that owners get revenue, which is why those redirects are happening. You will quickly grow frustrated with the redirect virus because it will repeatedly redirect you to weird pages. It should be said that the redirects will not only be troublesome but also somewhat dangerous. The redirects might be able to lead you to a portal where some damaging programs are waiting for you, and you might end up with severe malicious program on your device. If you want this to not occur, terminate SafeSearch.net from your device.

SafeSearch.net elimination

Getting spyware removal application and employing to erase SafeSearch.net would be the easiest way since everything would be done for you. Going with by hand SafeSearch.net uninstallation means you will have to locate the redirect virus yourself. Guidelines to help you remove SafeSearch.net will be placed below this article.Download Removal Toolto remove SafeSearch.net

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Learn how to remove SafeSearch.net from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall SafeSearch.net

a) Windows 7/XP

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

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to uninstall SafeSearch.net
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to uninstall SafeSearch.net
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to uninstall SafeSearch.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 uninstall SafeSearch.net
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to uninstall SafeSearch.net
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to uninstall SafeSearch.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 uninstall SafeSearch.net
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove SafeSearch.net from Internet Explorer

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

b) Reset Internet Explorer

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

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

Step 4. Remove SafeSearch.net from Google Chrome

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

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

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

Step 5. Remove SafeSearch.net from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to uninstall SafeSearch.net
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to uninstall SafeSearch.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 uninstall SafeSearch.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 uninstall SafeSearch.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 uninstall SafeSearch.net
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to uninstall SafeSearch.net

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

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

  1. Click the button below to download WiperSoft Antimalware: Download Removal Toolto remove SafeSearch.net

    * WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. More data on WiperSoft. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.

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