How to Remove SafeSearch Toolbar and SafeSearch.net from IE/Firefox/Chrome?

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How to Remove SafeSearch Toolbar and SafeSearch.net from IE/Firefox/Chrome?

Postby Frances » 2013-07-12 2:31


Your browsers default search engine and home page are changed to SafeSearch.net? And there is a SafeSearch Toolbar added to your browses too? What is this SafeSearch program? How to remove them completely? This post will show you detail removal instructions, please continue to read.

SafeSearch Toolbar and SafeSearch.net Description:

    SafeSearch Toolbar and SafeSearch.net are complained by most computer users as a potentially unwanted programs. Usually they are promoted via free downloads and once installed, your browsers’ default settings will be changed. SafeSearch.net becomes your default search engine and homepage is the most obvious symptom. Additionally, SafeSearch Toolbar will be installed to your Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

        safesearch.net.jpg
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    SafeSearch Toolbar is compatible with most common browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox. They are created to promote the SafeSearch.net engine or other services. SafeSearch.net is not e legitimate search engine and it can not provide you reliable search services like Google do. For more information you can visit--How to Remove SafeSearch.net Browser Hijacker.

Means of infection with SafeSearch Toolbar and SafeSearch.net:

    Usually SafeSearch Toolbar and SafeSearch.net come bundled with free programs you download from internet. For example, when you download and install MaxPerforma Optimizer,SafeSearch.net and SafeSearch come together just like the picture shown below. SafeSearch Toolbar and SafeSearch.net are not malicious virus, but considering their way of getting inside into your computer and malicious behavior of modifying your system settings, they are reported as a potentially unwanted program. You should not keep them on your computer.

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    By the way, computer users should always remember that download freewares or free applications from Internet is the most common way for your computer to be infected with malwares. You should be careful and thoughtful when you download softwares, always remember that you should download them from its official site. On the other hand when you install them, keep in mind the Advanced or Custom installation should be your first choice and do not select anything that is not familiar to you.



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SafeSearch Toolbar and SafeSearch.net Removal Instructions Overview

    Step 1. Uninstall SafeSearch Toolbar and SafeSearch.net related program from Computer through Control Panel

    Step 2. Remove unfamiliar extensions and reset your browsers(manually removal guide)

    Optional Troubleshoot--Remove Toolbar/Extensions and Repair Browsers using Anvi Slim Toolbar

    Step 3. Clean residing files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster

    Malware Prevention Tips


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Step 1 Uninstall SafeSearch Toolbar and SafeSearch.net related program from Computer through Control Panel

    Windows 7/Vista users:
      Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs", "Uninstall a Program". Look for SafeSearch Toolbar and SafeSearch.net related program, select this entry and click Uninstall.

    Windows XP users:
      Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for SafeSearch Toolbar and SafeSearch.net related program, select this entry and click Remove.

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      Please note, SafeSearch Toolbar and SafeSearch.net related program may vary by name and you are suggested to uninstall any suspicious or unfamiliar third party program.


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Step 2. Remove unfamiliar extensions and reset your browsers

* For Internet Explorer

    1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
    2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for any unwanted add-on and remove it if located.

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    3. Click on Search providers, remove the SafeSearch.net engine from the list.

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    3. Go to Tools> Internet Options> General > Replace http://safesearch.net/ with a desired domain like www.google.com> Click Apply then OK to complete the operation.

        IE reset.jpg


* For Mozilla Firefox

    1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
    2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the any unwanted add-on extensions and plugins and remove or disable it.

        Safesearch firefox extensions.jpg

    3. Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page.
    4. Type "Keyword.url ",“browser.search.defaultengine”,then “browser.search.selectedengine”, "browser.newtab.url" in the search box,Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the SafeSearch.net won’t launch on itself.
    5. Go to Tools> Options> General> Replace http://safesearch.net/ with a preferred domain> Click OK to complete the change.

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*For Google Chrome

    1 Click on Wrench or 3-Bars icon next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions,disable or uninstall unwanted extensions .
    2 Go to ‘Wrench or 3-Bars icon’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘Appearances’> ‘Show Home button’, click on the Change button to change your browser homepage.

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    3 Go to ‘Wrench or 3-Bars icon’ > ‘settings’ > ‘Manage search engines'.
    Click on the X to remove safesearch.net and make google.com as your default search engine.

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Optional Troubleshoot--Remove Toolbar/Extensions and Repair Browsers using Anvi Slim Toolbar

    Anvi Slim Toolbar is a secure, expeditious and user-friendly tool developed by Anvisoft to better help computer users detect and remove malicious toolbars, browser add-ons, extensions and plugins. Anvi Slim Toolbar is also available for repairing web browser problem caused by malicious toolbars or other malwares such as adware,browser hijacker and redirect virus.



    1 Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar. On the main screen of this program, please click on the Scan button to scan your computer.

    2 Click on the Manage button to view details about the found toolbars and remove the unwanted one.

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    3 Click on the Browser Repair button to repair your browser. Select the relative browser that you need to repair. Currently, Anvi Slim Toolbar can repair commonly used browser such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

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    Note: Chances are exist that it fails to detect some malicious toolbars or repair browser settings, in such case please report the malicious toolbar and domain to us then will analyze and add them to our database as soon as possible.


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Step 3. Clean residing files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster

    After the SafeSearch Toolbar and SafeSearch.net program has been removed from your system, some residual files maybe still in there. To remove the invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers, including cache, cookies and junk files, of this virus, please download and install the system cleaner tool Cloud System Booster by clicking download link below:


    After installed, please click the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, click clean button there to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean. (You may also click the numbers to view detailed results.)

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Malware Prevention Tips

    To make sure the computer is clean from SafeSearch Toolbar and SafeSearch.net and any potential malware infections, you are highly recommended to use Anvi Smart Defender antimalware to protect your computer.

    Anvi Smart Defender is a brand new anti-malware software designed to protect your PC from being infected with computer virus and malware. Featuring with the powerful Cloud Scan Technologies and daily updated database, Anvi Smart Defender can detect, block and remove latest malware threats including Trojan, ransomware, worms, backdoors and malicious adware. Anvi Smart Defender is devote to providing advanced Internet security solution for computer users.



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Good luck and be safe online.
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