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    Search.manualsdirectory-api.org is a browser hijacker that hijacks the browser’s new tab, search engine, and homepage in Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chromium Edge, or Microsoft Edge.

    After hijacking the web browser settings, the start page and search engine will be replaced with Search.manualsdirectory-api.org.

    Users’ web searches, browser history, and other sensitive information are collected by the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org browser hijacker.

    Search.manualsdirectory-api.org is usually installed without the knowledge of the user. Search.manualsdirectory-api.org is installed through rogue – malicious software installations that you can download for free from all over the internet.

    Adware is a common alias for malware-type applications that infect the computer without the knowledge of the PC user and hijacks the browser settings. Search.manualsdirectory-api.org adware causes unwanted changes in the web browser settings that are usually hard to find for the majority of users.

    The most common signs of adware on your computer are unwanted pop-ups and redirects in your browser to suspicious webpages.

    Search.manualsdirectory-api.org

    Search.manualsdirectory-api.org

    Information:
    Search.manualsdirectory-api.org: Download Removal Tool
    Affected Browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer
    Online Security Scan: Google Safe BrowsingNorton Safe Web, McAfee SiteAdvisor.

     

    Adware developers usually claim that the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org redirect offers a number of advantages over legitimate search engines.

    In reality, Search.manualsdirectory-api.org is designed for in-content advertisements to generate income through pay per click ads within the search results.

    The Search.manualsdirectory-api.org search engine does not provide any advantage over legitimate search engines such as Google, Bing, or Yahoo.

    Search.manualsdirectory-api.org is only built for revenue generation purposes and is dangerous for your online privacy.

    How to remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org?

    Use this menu to get rid of Search.manualsdirectory-api.org.

     


    Uninstall adware program to get rid of Search.manualsdirectory-api.org

    In this first removal step, we will attempt to identify and uninstall Search.manualsdirectory-api.org adware that might have been installed without your knowledge on your computer.

    Right-click the Windows Start button and Open Run from the menu.

    windows 10 open run

    Type: appwiz.cpl to open Windows Control Panel / uninstall programs and features

    windows 10 appwiz

    Find recently installed adware applications and uninstall the apps.
    In the image, you see recently known adware applications related to Search.manualsdirectory-api.org browser hijacker.

    adware

    Information: Click the column “Installed On” to sort installed software by date, doing so makes it easier to detect recently installed adware applications and uninstall them.

    If you don’t know what to look for, go to this removal step.

    Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org add-on from Internet Explorer

    Search.manualsdirectory-api.org Internet Explorer

    In this first step for Internet Explorer, you have to verify if internet explorer is infected with a malicious add-on. Add-ons could be responsible for the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org homepage, the search engine in the Internet Explorer web browser.

    Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org internet explorer

    Choose the wrench button, and from the menu click “Manage add-ons.”

    Internet Explorer Extension Removal

    Check the add-on list for the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org add-on in Internet Explorer, click “Disable” or “Remove” to delete the add-on.

    Continue to the next step.

    Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org homepage from Internet Explorer

    internet explorer options

    choose the wrench button, and from the menu, click “Internet options.”

    Go to tab General, remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org, and enter your preferred internet explorer homepage. Save settings with OK.

    internet explorer homepage settings

    Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org search engine from Internet Explorer

    change default search engine internet explorer

    choose the wrench button, and from the menu click “Manage add-ons.” In the left menu, choose “Search Providers.”

    Set the search engine of your choice, Google, Bing, or Yahoo as default and remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org.

    In order to do this, click the search engine you want as your default search “Google” and click the “Set as default” button.

    Select Search.manualsdirectory-api.org and click the “Remove” button. When Google, Bing, Yahoo is not listed, click the “Find more search providers” link at the bottom of the Manage Add-ons window and add one.

    internet explorer search provider removal

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    Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org from Google Chrome

    Search.manualsdirectory-api.org google chrome

    In this first step for Google Chrome, you need to identify and remove the browser extension responsible for the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org search engine.

    Some browser extensions are ad-supported, e.g., adware and might change the homepage or search settings to Search.manualsdirectory-api.org.

    If you didn’t install any browser extension at all, remove all browser extensions from Chrome.

    Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org chrome

    Click the menu button, from the Chrome menu click “More tools” and then “Extensions.”

    google chrome browser extension removal

    Remove the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org browser extension and click the “Remove” button to remove the extension.
    If you are unsure if the extension is malicious, click the slider and disable the extension first.

    Continue to the next step.

    Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org homepage from Google Chrome

    Click the Google Chrome menu button, from the Chrome menu go to “Settings.”

    google chrome settings menu

    In the On startup section, find the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org extension and click “Disable.”

    Click the “Open a specific page or set of pages” and check for the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org homepage, if present, select the three vertical dots and click the “Remove” button.

    Search.manualsdirectory-api.org chrome

    Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org search engine from Google Chrome

    Click the Google Chrome menu button, from the Chrome menu go to “Settings.”

    google chrome open settings

    In the “Search engine” section find the “manage search engines” button.

    google chrome manage search engines

    In the list of search engines, locate the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org search engine.

    On the right next to the URL, click the three vertical dots button and select “Remove from list.”

    Click the three vertical dots next to Google, Yahoo, or Bing and select “Make default.”

    Reset your Google Chrome synced profile

    Google Chrome synchronizes the browsers user-profile with the Google Cloud services.

    If the Google Chrome browser is infected with adware, this adware, usually browser extensions, the homepage, and Search.manualsdirectory-api.org search engine settings are synced with Google’s servers.

    It is important to clean this synchronized cache.

    If the user doesn’t clear the synchronized settings, the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org extension and Chrome settings keep coming back on any devices the Chrome user profile is synchronized with.

    Open the Google Dashboard (opens in a new browser window). Click the Reset sync button to clear all of your synced data on Google’s server, confirm with OK.

    google chrome reset sync

    Restart Google Chrome, if necessary, continue to the next step.

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    Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org add-on from Firefox

    Search.manualsdirectory-api.org firefox

    In this first step for Firefox, you need to identify and remove any Firefox add-on that is unknown to you.
    If you didn’t install any add-on at all, remove all add-ons from Firefox.

    Add-ons in Firefox could be ad-supported which basically means an add-on might have installed Search.manualsdirectory-api.org in Firefox.

    delete virus removal firefox

    Click the Firefox menu button, from the drop-down menu click Add-ons.

    adware virus browser extension firefox

    Click extensions from the left menu. Identify the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org browser extension.
    Click the “Remove” button to delete the extension and get rid of Search.manualsdirectory-api.org.

    Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org homepage from Firefox

    Open the Firefox menu, which can be found in the top right corner. Select “Options” from the menu.

    firefox open menu

    In the options window, go to Home in the left menu. Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org from the Custom URLs textbox, or click the “Restore Defaults” button.

    firefox homepage settings

    Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org search engine from Firefox

    In the address bar type about:config and confirm with an Enter. Click the I accept the risk! Button.

    firefox about config settings

    In the search bar type: moz-extension

    right-click on each of the results and select Reset to restore their values to default settings.

    firefox moz-extension reset

    Restart Firefox, if necessary, continue to the next step.

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    Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org from Chromium Edge

    Search.manualsdirectory-api.org microsoft edge

    If you encounter Search.manualsdirectory-api.org as your default homepage or search engine in Chromium Edge, follow these instructions.

    Open Chromium Edge browser. In the top-right menu, open Settings.

    chromium edge settings

    In the left menu click on Reset Settings. In the Reset Chromium settings, click on Restore settings to their default values. Click Reset to confirm Chromium Edge reset.

    reset chromium edge browser

    The Chromium Edge web-browser is reset to default settings. It is important to know there are remnants of the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org browser hijacker on your PC.

    I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the browser hijacker does not reinstall, and the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org search engine is entirely removed from the Microsoft Edge web browser and PC.

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    Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org from Microsoft Edge

    Search.manualsdirectory-api.org microsoft edge

    If you encounter Search.manualsdirectory-api.org as your default homepage or search engine in Microsoft Edge, follow these instructions.

    reset microsoft edge - apps and features

    Right-click the start button in Windows 10, from the start menu top click Apps and Features.

    reset microsoft edge - advanced options

    Scroll down through the right Apps and Features list till you see Microsoft Edge, click Advanced options.

    reset microsoft edge windows 10

    Click on the Reset button to reset Microsoft Edge to default settings. Microsoft Edge reset will clear the browsing history, cookies, and settings. Not the Microsoft Edge favorites web pages.

    The Microsoft Edge web-browser is reset to default settings. It is important to know there are remnants of the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org hijacker on your PC.

    I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the browser hijacker does not reinstall, and the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org search engine is entirely removed from the Microsoft Edge web browser and PC.

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    Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org adware with Malwarebytes

    Get rid of Search.manualsdirectory-api.org with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is free to use, detect and remove the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org redirect from the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge web browser.

    Search.manualsdirectory-api.org is a browser hijacker which is a type of malware, Malwarebytes will remove the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org malware from the web browser for free.

     

    Run the Malwarebytes program installation file. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.
    Click Scan Now to start searching for the adware responsible for the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org search engine in the web browser.

    malwarebytes main

    Malwarebytes will start scanning for malware. Please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan.
    Malwarebytes usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.

    malwarebytes scanning for malware

    Once the malware scan is completed, Malwarebytes will present the results of the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org malware scan.
    Remove the malware found by Malwarebytes using the Quarantine Selected button.

    Remove Search.manualsdirectory-api.org

    Wait for Malwarebytes to move all malware to quarantine.

    malwarebytes quarantine

    Malwarebytes needs to perform a system reboot to finish the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org redirect removal process.
    Save and close any working documents or open web pages and click Yes to reboot your PC.

    malwarebytes reboot

    After the system reboot, your web browser is free from the Search.manualsdirectory-api.org browser hijacker.

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