Remove 4-search.com – Virus Removal Guide

By | August 31, 2020

4-search.com is a browser hijacker. 4-search.com redirects the browser’s default homepage, search engine and new tab.

4-search.com is regularly manifested on the internet as a helpful homepage. In fact, 4 Search is a browser hijacker that gathers all kinds of browsing data such as search queries and cookies out of your browser and alters the browser’s new tab page.

The statistics gathered by 4-search.com are used for advertising employment. The statistics are sold to advertising networks. Because 4-search.com collects data out of your browser, 4 Search is likewise categorized as a spyware program (browser hijacker).

When 4 Search is installed, you will notice the following:

  • The default search engine and new tab page in your browser are redirected to 4-search.com.
  • You notice a new 4 Search toolbar in your browser.
  • 4 Search might show advertisements and track your search queries within your browser.

4 Search browser extension will deploy itself in the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge browser after successful infiltration. Note that no browser developer yet marks this browser hijacker as potentially dangerous.

If your browser’s default homepage, new tab and search engine have changed to 4-search.com and the 4 Search browser extension has been installed in your browser, remove the 4 Search extension as quickly as possible from your web browser settings. Also, make sure to remove adware from your computer!

Remove 4 Search

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google chrome logoUninstall 4 Search extension from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the Google Chrome address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
  3. Find the “4 Search” browser extension and click Remove.

Can’t remove 4 Search extension because the extension is managed?

firefox logoUninstall 4 Search extension from Firefox

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Type about:addons in the Firefox address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
  3. Find the “4 Search” browser extension and click the three dots on the right of the 4 Search extension.
    Select Remove from the menu to remove 4 Search from the Firefox browser.

internet explorer logoUninstall 4 Search add-on from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Click the menu (wrench icon) in the top right.
  3. Open Manage Addons from the menu.
  4. Remove 4 Search from Extensions and Toolbars.
  5. On the left open Search Providers settings.
  6. Find 4 Search Search and Remove 4 Search Search.

Do you still have 4 Search in Internet Explorer?

  1. Open Windows Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Click “installed on” column to sort the recently installed applications by date.
  4. Select 4 Search and click Uninstall.
  5. Follow 4 Search uninstall instructions.

malwarebytes logoRemove 4-search.com with Malwarebytes

I recommend removing 4-search.com with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a comprehensive adware removal tool and free to use.

4-search.com adware leaves traces such as malicious files, registry keys, scheduled tasks on your device, make sure to completely remove 4-search.com with Malwarebytes.

Download Malwarebytes OR More information about Malwarebytes

 

  • Install Malwarebytes, follow on-screen instructions.
  • Click Scan to start a malware-scan.

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  • Wait for the Malwarebytes scan to finish.
  • Once completed, review the 4-search.com detections.
  • Click Quarantine to continue.

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  • Reboot Windows after all the detections are moved to quarantine.

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You have now successfully removed 4-search.com from your computer and browser.

Max
Author: Max

Hi, I am Max. I am a computer security researcher. Every day I blog about new adware threats as they are released. I am also active in various online communities to help people with their computer problems. Stay safe!

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