Search Anonymo Hijacker Removal Tool

Search Anonymo modifies the homepage and the default search engine without your permission. It is listed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) which can shatter your system. Search Anonymo stores many unpopular features on your browser during the setup process.  It also displays many pop-up alerts, web page errors and downloads fake application updates. It can also slow down your browsing speed which can be very annoying.

Search Anonymo Removal Tool

 

How did it get there?  How malicious is it?

Users may receive this infection when they download from their official website. It is also bundled with free software and shareware applications. This application gets silently installed without giving any warning to the user. It will display a lots of ads directly on the web sites that you view. The browser hijacker changes the browser settings and search engine redirects you to searchanonymo.com. It tracks the user’s IP address, website visited and pages viewed. It shares all these details with the third party to generate revenue.
Homepage

Detected behaviors:

  • The browser will automatically redirect you to searchanonymo.com.
  • It will start displaying a lot of ads and pop-ups while browsing.
  • Modifies the default homepage and search engine.
  • It will also slow down your browsing speed.

Targeted browser:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet Explorer

How to Remove Search Anonymo:

You can remove it using the given methods:

  1. Download Search Anonymo RemovalTool by clicking on the given link:
    Search Anonymo RemovalTool
  2. As soon as you will open the downloaded file a security warning pop-up will appear as shown below, click on ‘Run’ button.
    NOTE:
    You will not see this pop-up in Windows 10.

    Run Pop-Up
  3. Again a pop-up window will appear. Click on ‘Yes’.
  4. A setup window will appear. Click on ‘Next’ button to start the process of installation.
    Setup
  5. Automatically it will detect and show the active threats present in your system.
    Detection
  6. To remove all the threats which are detected, click on ‘Clean Now’.
    NOTE: If any browser are still running, close all the open browsers before proceeding.
    Clean
  7. A pop-up will show you all the infected files, folders and registry entries has been removed successfully.

 

 How to Remove Search Anonymo Manually?

chrome Google chrome:

Steps to remove SearchAnonymo from Google Chrome:

  1. Press  window key +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
  2. In the Run box which appears, type the path: ‘%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data‘.
  3. Search for Default folder and then Extensions
  4. Delete the folder that would be named somewhat like this: ‘kflgpljkgfgnobalpcidgjfehndkdjee’.
  5. Go back to Google Chrome.
  6. Now go to Menu > More Tools > Extensions.
  7. Delete the extension named ‘SearchAnonymo’.

  mozilla Mozilla Firefox:

Steps to remove ‘SearchAnonymo’ from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Press  window key +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
  2. In the Run box, type this path: ‘%appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles‘.
  3. Click on the folder with ‘.default’ appended in the folder name. For eg: ‘e6x5wbsb.default‘.
  4. In this folder, delete ‘json.mozlz4‘.
  5. In the same folder, click on ‘Extensions‘ folder and delete the folder named @searchanonymo.xpi
  6. Set your favorite homepage.
  7. Now restart your browser.

IE Internet Explorer

Steps to remove ‘SearchAnonymofrom Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer (IE).
  2. Go to Tools –> Click on Internet Options.
  3. From the listed tabs, click on ‘Advanced’ tab.
  4. Under ‘Reset Internet Explorer settings’ option, click on ‘Reset…’.
  5. Set the homepage of your choice.

Search Anonymo Removal Tool

 

Tips to Prevent Search Anonymo From Infecting Your System:

  1. Enable your popup blocker: Pop-ups and ads in the websites are the most adoptable tactic used by cyber criminals or developers with the core intention to spread malicious programs like Search Anonymo. So, avoid clicking uncertain sites, software offers, pop-ups etc.
  2. Keep your Windows Updated:To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update. By doing this you can keep your device free from virus. According to survey, outdated/older versions of windows operating system are an easy target.
  3. Third party installation:Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.
  4. Regular Back up: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection. Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
  5. Always have an Anti-Virus: Precaution is better than cure. We recommend that you install an antivirus like McAfee or a good Malware Removal Tool like Free Malware RemovalTool. Apart from this we would suggest a regular updating of these software to detect and avoid latest infections.

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