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How to Remove Search Redirect

To remove search redirect from your browser, follow these steps:

1. Remove Suspicious Browser Extensions: Open your browser. Go to the menu (three dots or lines) and select “More tools” > “Extensions” (Chrome) or “Add-ons” (Firefox). Remove any suspicious or unfamiliar extensions, especially those related to

2. Reset Browser Settings: Open your browser settings. Scroll down to find the “Reset settings” or “Restore settings to their original defaults” option. Confirm the action to reset your browser settings to their default state.

3. Clear Browser Cache and Cookies: In your browser settings, find the option to clear browsing data. Select the option to clear cache and cookies. Restart your browser after clearing the data.

4. Check and Reset Homepage: Ensure that your browser homepage is set to a trusted and desired website. Go to your browser settings and check the homepage settings.

5. Check Default Search Engine: Verify that your default search engine is set to a reputable one. In your browser settings, check the search engine settings and reset to a trusted search engine if necessary.

6. Check DNS Settings: Malicious programs may alter DNS settings. Reset them to default. Open Command Prompt as an administrator and type: ipconfig /flushdns

7. Scan for Malware: Use reputable antivirus or anti-malware software to scan your computer for malware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Make sure your antivirus definitions are up to date before running the scan.

8. Review Installed Programs: Open the Control Panel (or Settings on Windows 10) and go to “Programs” or “Apps.” Uninstall any suspicious programs related to or unfamiliar programs.

9. Check Browser Shortcuts: Right-click on your browser shortcut and select “Properties.” Check the target field for any unwanted additions related to

10. Use Adware Removal Tools: Consider using reputable adware removal tools specifically designed to detect and remove unwanted programs and browser hijackers.

11. Change Passwords: If you’ve entered any passwords or personal information while dealing with, consider changing your passwords.

12. Seek Professional Help: If the issue persists, and especially if you’re not comfortable with technical steps, consider seeking help from professional IT support or a cybersecurity expert.

13. Educate and Avoid Future Clicks:Educate yourself and others about common online scams and avoid clicking on suspicious links or allowing notifications without verifying the legitimacy.

14. Update Your Browser and Operating System: Make sure your browser and operating system are up to date with the latest security patches and updates.

By following these steps, you should be able to remove search redirect from your browser and improve the overall security of your system.