About this threat in short

CometSearch is a hijacker categorized as a pretty trivial threat. A lot of users might be lost when they bump into the hijacker set up, as they do not realize they set it up accidentally themselves. Browser hijackers spread through free applications, and this is called packaging. A redirect virus is not considered to be dangerous and therefore shouldn’t do any direct damage. Nevertheless, it could be capable of causing redirects to promoted web pages. Hijackers do not ensure the sites are secure so you can be led to one that would lead to a malware infection. It is in no way beneficial to you, so keeping it is pretty pointless. If you wish to return to normal surfing, you must erase CometSearch.
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How are hijackers most commonly set up

This may possibly not be known to many users that added offers come with freeware. It could have advertisement-supported applications, browser hijackers and various unwanted utilities adjoined to it. Those added items can only be found in Advanced or Custom mode so if you don’t select those settings, you will install hijackers or other not wanted utilities. Make sure you deselect everything that appears in Advanced mode. By selecting Default settings, you are essentially authorizing them to install automatically. You should abolish CometSearch as it didn’t even ask for explicit permission to set up.

Why should I terminate CometSearch?

You will quickly notice that it alters your browser’s settings as soon as the hijacker manages to infect your OS. The hijacker’s promoted site will be set to load as your homepage. All leading browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, will be affected. And all your efforts to undo the alterations will go to waste unless you first eliminate CometSearch from your operating system. We suggest avoiding to use the search engine displayed on your new homepage because advertisement results will be embedded into results, in order to reroute you. Reroute viruses want to make as much traffic as possible for web pages so that owners get money, which is why you will be routinely redirected. You will quickly grow tired of the redirect virus because it will perform constant redirects to odd pages. We feel it is needed to mention that the redirects won’t only be aggravating but also somewhat harmful. You can be led to some harmful web page, where malware can be waiting, by those redirects. If you wish to shield your operating system, terminate CometSearch as soon as possible.

CometSearch removal

You ought to obtain spyware elimination programs to completely uninstall CometSearch. Manual CometSearch uninstallation means you will have to find the hijacker yourself, which might might be more time-consuming as you will have to identify the browser intruder yourself. Instructions will be provided to help you erase CometSearch in case you cannot find it.Download Removal Toolto remove CometSearch

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Learn how to remove CometSearch from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall CometSearch

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start Remove CometSearch
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program Remove CometSearch

b) Windows 8/8.1

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

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 Remove CometSearch
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Remove CometSearch
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program Remove CometSearch
 

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

Step 2. Remove CometSearch from Internet Explorer

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

b) Reset Internet Explorer

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

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

Step 4. Remove CometSearch from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Remove CometSearch
  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 Remove CometSearch

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

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

Step 5. Remove CometSearch from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Remove CometSearch
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions Remove CometSearch
  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 Remove CometSearch
  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 Remove CometSearch

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 Remove CometSearch
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset Remove CometSearch

Step 6. Remove CometSearch from Safari (Mac)

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

b) Reset Safari

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

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