SearchAmong.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

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SearchAmong.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Postby Frances » 2014-09-24 22:16


SearchAmong.com enters into your computer and changes your browser’s homepage and default search engine to SearchAmong.com without your permission? This post shows you a step by step removal guide to get rid of this hijacker.


SearchAmong.com Browser Hijacker Description:


SearchAmong.com is classified as a browser hijacker virus which usually promoted via free downloads. SearchAmong.com seems like it is a genuine and really helpful search providers for it provides multiple search services, such as web, images, videos and many others. However it is potentially unwanted. SearchAmong.com usually comes into users computer bundled with third parties. SearchAmong.com can corrupts all the most common used browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Once installed You may find that your browser home page and default search engine are changed to SearchAmong.com without your consent and knowledge. SearchAmong.com is an ads-supported search engine and you can not get reliable search results from this domain because the search results from SearchAmong.com are filled with advertisements and sponsored links. You may receive many annoying pop up advertisements and when you search for something you might be redirected to some other unknown website which may contains malicious programs.

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You may find that when you use this fake search engine you will be redirected to some other unknown site where ads and sponsored links occupied the results page. On the other hand, browser hijackers like this SearchAmong.com is capable of using cookies to collect users online traces or personal information for unethical marketing. You are nor recommended to use SearchAmong.com and keep it on your computer.


How your computer Got Infected with SearchAmong.com?

Usually SearchAmong.com comes bundled with free applications from the internet, such as free softwares, videos, system utilities. When you download and install these free applications you may agree to install the SearchAmong.com program on your computer. For example when you download and install these free programs from Internet you may agree to get SearchAmong.com program and other unknown programs installed together if you just keep click on the Agree or Accept button during installation setup.

Computer users should pay more attention on their online activity and should always be thoughtful and careful when they install something. 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. SearchAmong.com redirect virus is potentially unwanted considering its behavior shown above. If you already get infected with this redirect virus, you should remove it as soon as possible. Follow this step by step removal guide below to do that.


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How to Remove SearchAmong.com Browser Hijacker


      Step 1 Uninstall SearchAmong or any Suspicious Program from Computer
      Step 2 Remove SearchAmong related extensions and SearchAmong.com from your Browsers
      Automatic Remover--Cloud System Booster



Step 1 Uninstall SearchAmong or any Suspicious Program from Computer

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 suspicious program, select this entry and click Uninstall.

Windows 8 users:
    Click "Charms bar", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel".
    Locate and click "Uninstall a program".
    Look for suspicious related program, select its entry and click Uninstall.

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



Step 2 Remove SearchAmong Related Extensions and SearchAmong.com from 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.
    3. Click on Search providers, remove the SearchAmong Search or SearchAmong.com engines from the list.
    3. Go to Tools> Internet Options> General > Replace http://searchamong.com with a desired domain like www.google.com> Click Apply to complete the operation.
    4. Close your Internet Explorer, right click on your IE shortcut and then click on the Properties option.
    In the shortcut tab, remove http://searchamong.com from the Target box, click on Apply and OK to save the change.


* 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.
    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 SearchAmong.com won’t launch on itself.
    5. Go to Tools> Options> General> Replace http://searchamong.com with a preferred domain> Click OK to complete the change.
    6. Close your Firefox, right click on your Firefox shortcut and then click on the Properties option.
    In the shortcut tab, remove http://searchamong.com from the Target box, click on Apply and OK to save the change.

*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’ > ‘Manage search engines'.
    Click on the X to remove SearchAmong Search or SearchAmong.com and make google.com as your default search engine.
    3 Go to ‘Wrench or 3-Bars icon’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘Appearances’> ‘Show Home button’, click on the Change button to change your browser homepage.
    4. Close your Google Chrome, right click on your Chrome shortcut and then click on the Properties option.
    In the shortcut tab, remove http://searchamong.com from the Target box, click on Apply and OK to save the change.


Automatic Remover--Cloud System Booster

Cloud System Booster is system optimization tool which can help computer users to remove browser add-ons and extensions, uninstall programs, remove browser hijackers, and the most important one is it can help you clean and optimize your computer system with four main function module including Registry Cleaner, Disk Cleaner, Optimizer and PC Repair.

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    2 In the Toolbox of Cloud System Booster, there are three FREE tools you can take advantage of them to help you remove SearchAmong.com Browser Hijacker.


      Anvi Sartup Booster-- This tool can help you optimize your computer boot time, stop those self-restarted services.

      Anvi Uninstaller--This tool can help you uninstall SearchAmong related or other PUPs from your computer.

      Anvi Browser Repair Tool--This tool can help you remove browser hijackers, reset your browser home page and default search engine, it also can help you clean your browsers, such as clean cookies, histories, etc.

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    3 Slim Toolbar feature of Cloud System Booster--Slim Toolbar feature is designed for computer users to remove and delete browser add-ons, extensions and plugins.

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    Important Tips: Some browser extensions or add-ons are so malicious that it will come back again even you uninstalled it. Now you can use the Remove & Lock feature from the Ignore drop down option to remove browser extension and lock its installation path to prevent it come back after you restart your computer.

    4 Clean and Optimize your compute with Cloud System Booster

    On the main screen of Cloud System Booster, go to Disk Cleaner, Internet Explorer,Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox tab, please select Internet Explorer Cookies, Mozilla Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies option, and then back to the main screen of Cloud System Booster. You can also check the items you want to clean or optimize from Registry Cleaner, Optimizer and PC Repair module.

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    Now you can click on the Quick Care button to clean your computer quickly. Once the scan completes, there will come out a results screen, click Clear button to remove those junk files, browser cookies, invalid registry entries to maximize your computer performance. (You may also click the numbers to view detailed results.)

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Good Luck and be safe online.
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