About this threat in short

SearchModule is seen as a browser intruder, a relatively minor infection that should not do direct damage to your computer. A lot of users may be lost when they run into the browser intruder installed, as they don’t realize they installed it by chance themselves. Attempt to remember whether you have recently installed some type of a free software, because browser hijackers usually use software packages to spread. It will not directly damage your machine as it’s not believed to be malicious. You will, however, experience constant redirects to advertisement websites, as that is the main reason behind their existence. Browser intruders do not ensure the portals are not dangerous so you could be redirected to one that would permit malevolent software to infiltrate your device. It is in no way useful to you, so it should not be permitted to stay. To go back to usual surfing, you ought to uninstall SearchModule.
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How did the browser hijacker contaminate your system

Free applications often travel with additional items. Advertising-supported programs, reroute viruses and other probably unwanted utilities could come as those added offers. Users usually end up setting up browser intruders and other unwanted tools because they do not choose Advanced (Custom) settings when installing freeware. All you need to do if there is something adjoined is uncheck it/them. If you use Default settings, you give those offers authorization to install automatically. If it invaded your system, terminate SearchModule.

Why should you remove SearchModule?

Your browser’s settings will be modified as soon as you set up the hijacker. The site the hijacker is promoting will be set to load as your homepage. All popular browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, will be affected. Reversing the modifications might not be doable unless you make sure to delete SearchModule first. Your new home website will be promoting a search engine, which we don’t recommend using as it will give you loads of sponsored content, in order to reroute you. Redirect viruses perform those reroutes to peculiar web pages since the more traffic the site receives, the more money owners get. You will quickly grow frustrated with the reroute virus as it will perform regular redirects to weird sites. While the browser hijacker is not harmful itself, it can still cause serious consequences. The redirects might be able to lead you to a website where some harmful applications are waiting for you, and you might end up with serious malware on your operating system. To stop this from occurring, delete SearchModule from your OS.

How to remove SearchModule

It should be much easier if you downloaded spyware uninstallation applications and used it uninstallSearchModule for you. If you opt for manual SearchModule termination, you will have to locate all related applications yourself. However, a guide on how to abolish SearchModule will be shown below this article.Download Removal Toolto remove SearchModule

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Learn how to remove SearchModule from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall SearchModule

a) Windows 7/XP

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

b) Windows 8/8.1

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

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

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

Step 2. Remove SearchModule from Internet Explorer

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

b) Reset Internet Explorer

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

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

Step 4. Remove SearchModule from Google Chrome

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

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

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

Step 5. Remove SearchModule from Mozilla Firefox

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

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

Step 6. Remove SearchModule from Safari (Mac)

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

b) Reset Safari

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

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