What is an ad-supported program

If SearchWizard redirects are occurring, you might have an adware infecting your PC. You allowed the adware to install yourself, it occurred when you were installing a freeware. If they’re unfamiliar with the clues, not all users will realize that it’s indeed an adware on their computers. Adware’s main objective is not to directly jeopardize your OS, it simply wants to bombard your screen with commercials. However, that does not mean that adware cannot do damage at all, it can lead to a much more malicious threat if you were redirected to damaging pages. If you wish to keep from endangering your OS, you will need to remove SearchWizard.

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How does adware affect my computer

Since users would not install the threat, aware of what it is, adware use free programs as means to enter your computer. In case you were not aware, most of free applications has unnecessary items attached to it. Ad-supported software,  redirect viruses and other probably unwanted applications (PUPs) are among those adjoined. Default mode is not what you ought to use when installing something, because those settings fail to inform you about added offers, which allows them to install. Instead use Advance or Custom mode. Those settings unlike Default, will authorize you to see and deselect all added items. You are always recommended to choose those settings as you can never know with what type of items the adware will come.

Because of all the nonstop adverts, the contamination will be spotted pretty quickly. You will bump into ads everywhere, whether you are using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. So no matter which browser you use, you will encounter ads everywhere, they will be gone only if you abolish SearchWizard. The more adverts you are shown, the more profit the adware will make, which is why you could be encountering so many of them.You could sometimes see a pop-up suggesting you to install some type of program but whatever you do, never get anything from such dubious pages.Select legitimate sites when it comes software downloads, and refrain from downloading anything from pop-ups and strange pages. The downloads can have malicious threats so you are suggested to dodge them. The advertising-supported software will also bring about browser crashes and cause your device to operate much slower. Don’t keep the ad-supported application set up, delete SearchWizard as it will only cause trouble.

How to terminate SearchWizard

You may erase SearchWizard in two ways, depending on your understanding when it comes to systems. If you have anti-spyware software, we advise automatic SearchWizard termination. It’s also possible to eliminate SearchWizard manually but it may be more complex ads you would have to discover where the ad-supported software is concealed.


Learn how to remove SearchWizard from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall SearchWizard

a) Windows 7/XP

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

b) Windows 8/8.1

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

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

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 SearchWizard - How to remove
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove SearchWizard from Internet Explorer

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

b) Reset Internet Explorer

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

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

Step 4. Remove SearchWizard from Google Chrome

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

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

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

Step 5. Remove SearchWizard from Mozilla Firefox

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

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

Step 6. Remove SearchWizard from Safari (Mac)

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

b) Reset Safari

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

  1. Click the button below to download WiperSoft Antimalware:
  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install SearchWizard - How to remove
  3. Click SCAN NOW! to detect all the risks and computer infections: Wipersoft-scan SearchWizard - How to remove
  4. Click REMOVE THREATS to remove SearchWizard and all the virus and malware from your computer: wipersoft-results SearchWizard - How to remove