Remove Search.searchonme.com virus (Removal Guide)


Search.searchonme.com “WebSearch” is a Browser Hijacker which hijacks your favorite browser and replace your default homepage and default search engine with Search.searchonme.com. Search.searchonme.com is known to be bundled with free software and offered during the installation process.

It’s often the user itself which allowed the Search.searchonme.com homepage on their computer. When you install free software from for example; CNET, Download.com, Softonic look at what is offered during installation. The installation of free-software is build to trick you into installing bundled software.

It is advised to always read the End User License Agreements (EULA) or Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast thru the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers a Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.


Remove Search.searchonme.com

Search.searchonme.com

Quick menu to Remove Search.searchonme.com

arrow_rightStep 1 – Uninstall Search.searchonme.com

arrow_rightStep 2 – Remove Search.searchonme.com Extension

arrow_rightStep 3 – Remove Search.searchonme.com  with AdwCleaner

arrow_rightStep 4 – Remove Search.searchonme.com with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Hitman PRO

arrow_rightOptional : Reset browser settings

warningIf you experience Search.searchonme.com on Mac OSX, follow this generic guide to remove adware from Apple Mac OSX
(Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox)


windows-7-logoRemove Search.searchonme.com  – Windows 7

  1. Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then clicking Programs and Features.
  2. Select UniSales, GoSave, SalePlus, YoutubeAdBlocker, and then click Uninstall. Some programs include the option to change or repair the program in addition to uninstalling it, but many simply offer the option to uninstall. To change a program, click Change or Repair.  If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. Remove all recent installed software, sort by “Installed on” to easily find recent installed software.

When you uninstall software, read all popups!!

unwanted-software

Example: unwanted software, remove anything you don’t need (your program-list might look different)

 

 windows-8-logoRemove Search.searchonme.com  – Windows 8

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel.
  3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features.
  4. Tap or click UniSales, GoSave, SalePlus, YoutubeAdBlocker, and then tap or click Uninstall.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen. Make sure when you uninstall the malware that there is no extra software is offered during uninstallation and read every pop-up before clicking any button.
  6. Remove all recent installed software, sort by “Installed on” to easily find recent installed software.

When you uninstall software, read all popups!!

unwanted-software

Example: unwanted software, remove anything you don’t need (your program-list might look different)

internet-explorer-logoRemove Search.searchonme.com  BHO from Internet Explorer

  1. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  2. Tap or click the Tools button , and then tap or click Manage add-ons.
  3. Under Show, tap or click All add-ons, and then select UniSales, GoSave, SalePlus, YoutubeAdBlocker
  4. Make sure to remove all BHO’s you do not know or need. If you don’t use any BHO remove everything listed in the Add-ons panel.
  5. If the add-on can be deleted, you’ll see the Remove option. Tap or click Remove and then tap or click Close. Otherwise click Disable button.
    If the add-on has a grayed out Disable or Remove option, goto to Step 1 and uninstall all potentially unwanted software.
    After removing potentially unwanted software perform a scan with AdwCleaner (step 3) and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (step 4).
unwanted internet explorer add-ons

Example: unwanted Internet Explorer add-ons (yours might look different).

google-chrome-logoRemove Search.searchonme.com Extension from Google Chrome

Uninstall an extension to remove it completely from the Google Chrome browser. Extensions are extra features and functionality that can easily be added to Google Chrome. By using extensions, you can customize Google Chrome with features you like, while keeping your browser free of things that you don’t use. Unfortunately there are also extensions that are used to collect personal and internet behaviour from your computer for revenue. Make sure you delete all extensions from Google Chrome that you do not need, know or trust. Keep the extensions in Google Chrome clean for the best and fastest internet experience while using Google Chrome.

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Click Tools.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon Remove an extension from Chrome by theUniSales, GoSave, SalePlus, YoutubeAdBlocker extensions you’d like to completely remove.
  5. Make sure to remove all extensions you do not know or need. If you don’t use any extension remove everything listed in the extensions panel.
  6. A confirmation dialog appears, click Remove.
    If the extension is Installed by Enterprise Policy follow this guide.
unwanted google chrome extensions

Example: unwanted Google Chrome extensions (yours might look different).

mozilla-firefox-logoRemove Search.searchonme.com Extension from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance panel.
  3. Select UniSales, GoSave, SalePlus, YoutubeAdBlocker
  4. Make sure to remove all extensions you do not know or need. If you don’t use any extension remove everything listed in the extensions panel.
  5. Click its Disable or Remove button. Remove button is preferred if available.
  6. Click Restart now if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart.
unwanted mozilla firefox extensions

Example: unwanted Mozilla Firefox extensions (yours might look different).

Remove Search.searchonme.com with AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner will scan for Coupon Downloader malicious files in your computer and browser.
The AdwCleaner tool will scan for malicious Services, Folders, Files, Shortcuts, Registry keys and Browser Extensions for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox. After the scan you can remove the found malicious items using AdwCleaner and clean your computer and browser(s).

download Download AdwCleaner

warningNotice: if you have problems downloading AdwCleaner, because of popups that keep opening when clicking a link because of adware
Goto this url: https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/

  • Before running AdwCleaner, close all open programs and browsers.
  • Select the executable for AdwCleaner you just downloaded from the link above.
  • Accept their terms by clicking the “I Agree” button

adwcleaner terms

  • Select the Scan button to start scanning your computer and browser for malicious files.

adwcleaner scan

  • to remove the malicious items found by AdwCleaner using the detection Scan, select the Cleaning button.

adwcleaner cleaning

  • Make sure to close all open programs and browser(s) to continue removing the detected items from your computer.
  • Click OK to continue.

adwcleaner close programs - save work

  • Your computer is rebooted after the removal process.

malwarebytesRemove malicious files with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

downloadDownload MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free’s industry-leading scanner detects and removes malware like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, spyware, and more. All you have to do is launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and run a scan. It’s that simple.
Or if you want even better protection, consider Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and its instant real-time scanner that automatically prevents malware and websites from infecting your PC.
Either way you’re crushing malware and foiling hackers.
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware works great alongside Antivirus software, both MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Antivirus software go along and provide the best protection for your computer.

informationInstall MalwareBytes Anti-Malware using it’s installation wizard.

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware needs no configs or specific settings, just install and you are ready to scan your computer for malware and free removal.

  • Select Scan Now to perform a anti-malware scan.

malwarebytes - scan now

  • Malwarebytes computer is scanning for malicious items, this might take a while, please wait for MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to finish.

malwarebytes - scanning process

  • When the detection scan is finished, a window appears with the malware found by MalwareBytes.
    To remove the found malware from your computer, select the Remove Selected button.

malwarebytes - remove selected

  • All found items will be put in quarantine, if MalwareBytes Anti-Malware requires to a reboot to do so, please allow MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to reboot Windows.

malwarebytes - finished

 

 

SurfRight - HitmanProRemove Search.searchonme.com with Hitman Pro (Second opinion Scanner)

Download HitmanPRO (free – direct download)

  • Run HitmanPro.exe

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  • Click Next button

SurfRight - HitmanPro - Remove Search.searchonme.com

  • Select checkbox “I accept the terms of the license agreement
  • Click Next button

SurfRight - HitmanPro - Remove Search.searchonme.com

  • Make sure checkbox “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro” is checked.
  • Click Next button

SurfRight - HitmanPro - Remove Search.searchonme.com

  • Free scan is running, please wait. This malware scan might take a while.

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  • After the scan is complete, leave the found results as they are. Consider reviewing the items before continue.
  • Click Next button

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  • Click “Activate free license“. This free license is valid for thirty days.

SurfRight - HitmanPro - Remove Search.searchonme.com

  • Enter your e-mail address to complete the free registration.
  • Click Activate button

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  • Your free license is activated successfully!
  • Select OK button

SurfRight - HitmanPro - Remove Search.searchonme.com

  • Review your results or save the log file with the “Save Log” link.
  • Save all your work, click Reboot button

(Optional) Reset Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to default settings

Occasionally it is advised to restore your browser to default settings, as this threat is installed by many different applications. Restoring is the easiest and fastest way to get rid of this threat. Please know when you restore to default settings all your personal settings will be lost. If you do agree to continue to reset your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser to default settings see our instructions.

internet-explorer-logo Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
  • Select Internet Options

internet explorer reset

  • Goto tab Advanced
  • Select Reset button

internet explorer reset

  • Enable Delete personal Settings
  • Click Reset button

internet explorer reset

  • Restart Internet Explorer

google-chrome-logo Reset Google Chrome to default settings

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Goto the three stripes in the right top corner (menu)
  • Select Settings

google chrome - reset

  • Scroll down to the end of the page, search for + Show advanced settings

google chrome - reset

  • Scroll down once again to the end of the page and click Reset browser settings button

google chrome - reset

  • Click Reset once more

google chrome - reset

mozilla-firefox-logo Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings

  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Goto the three stripes in the top right corner
  • Select the Question Mark

reset firefox step 1

  • Select Troubleshooting Search.searchonme.comrmation in the menu.

reset firefox step 2

  • Click the Reset Firefox button and confirm Reset Firefox again the pop-up.

reset firefox step 3

Notice: Old data from Firefox will be placed on your Windows Desktop in a folder called “Old Firefox data”.
As restoring to default settings for Firefox didn’t work out as expected you can restore this folder, otherwise delete this folder from your desktop.

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