About this contamination

Search.pu-cmf.com is a browser hijacker not thought to be a high-level contamination. Most of the users might be lost when they encounter the browser hijacker installed, as they do not realize they installed it accidentally themselves. It is distributed attached to free software so if it is on your system, you probably recently installed free software. A browser intruder is not regarded as dangerous and thus shouldn’t do any direct damage. You will, however, experience regular reroutes to advertisement pages, since that is why they even exist. Those pages will not always safe so if you visited a unsafe portal, you could end up authorizing a much more severe infection to invade your PC. It’s not encouraged to keep it as it is pretty worthless to you. Uninstall Search.pu-cmf.com for everything to go back to normal. Search.pu-cmf_.com-_6.jpg
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How are hijackers usually installed

Freeware usually come with additional offers. It might have adware, hijackers and various unwanted programs adjoined to it. Those attached items are hidden in Advanced (Custom) settings so choosing those settings will help in dodging browser intruder and other unwanted item installations. Uncheck everything that appears in Advanced settings. Installation will happen automatically if you use Default settings as they fail to inform you of anything adjoined, which authorizes those offers to set up. Unticking a couple of boxes is much faster than having to remove Search.pu-cmf.com, so keep that in mind the next time you rush through setup.

Why must you delete Search.pu-cmf.com?

Do not be shocked to see your browser’s settings altered the moment it manages to enters your PC. The reroute virus’s performed changes include setting its sponsored site as your home website, and it will not need your consent to do this. It will be able to affect most browsers you have set up, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Undoing the alterations may not be possible unless you make sure to erase Search.pu-cmf.com first. A search engine will appear on your new homepage but we do not recommend using it as sponsored results will be implanted into results, in order to redirect you. Redirect viruses reroute you to strange sites because the more traffic the portal gets, the more income owners get. You will quickly grow frustrated with the hijacker since it will regularly redirect you to strange web pages. While those reroutes are plenty aggravating they could also be quite damaging. The reroutes can be capable of leading you to harmful websites, and some damaging software could arrive in your operating system. If you wish this to not occur, remove Search.pu-cmf.com from your machine.

How to remove Search.pu-cmf.com

It ought to be easiest if you got anti-spyware software and used it delete Search.pu-cmf.com for you. Going with manual Search.pu-cmf.com removal means you will have to locate the browser intruder yourself. Nevertheless, a guide on how to abolish Search.pu-cmf.com will be displayed below this report.Download Removal Toolto remove Search.pu-cmf.com

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Learn how to remove Search.pu-cmf.com from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Search.pu-cmf.com

a) Windows 7/XP

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

b) Windows 8/8.1

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

Step 2. Remove Search.pu-cmf.com from Internet Explorer

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

b) Reset Internet Explorer

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

Step 3. Delete Search.pu-cmf.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 uninstall Search.pu-cmf.com
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to uninstall Search.pu-cmf.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 uninstall Search.pu-cmf.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 uninstall Search.pu-cmf.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 uninstall Search.pu-cmf.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 uninstall Search.pu-cmf.com
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Search.pu-cmf.com from Google Chrome

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

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

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

Step 5. Remove Search.pu-cmf.com from Mozilla Firefox

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

Step 6. Remove Search.pu-cmf.com from Safari (Mac)

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

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