How to Get Rid of Search Assist Adware? (Search Assist Pop-up Removal Instruction)

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How to Get Rid of Search Assist Adware? (Search Assist Pop-up Removal Instruction)

Postby Ivy » 2014-01-16 1:02


This post is going to provide instruction on uninstalling or removing Search Assist pop-up coupon ads from web browser that includes Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome. If you have the same issue, please refer guide below to get rid of the annoying Search Assist adware.

What is Search Assist?

Search Assist is categorized as an adware program that is going to display advertisements on ebay, walmart, Amazon etc…. It is a free browser add-on or extension for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that can be downloaded and installed from its official site or bundled by other free programs.

With Search Assist installed on your web browser, you will see coupons codes displaying in forms of text box, pop-up ads in which may take the whole screen of your computer or in the right side of the web page, compared search result and recommended eBay offers when you search items with Google or Yahoo.


Symptom or damage of Search Assist:

• Excessive pop-up coupons dropping from the number appearing on the shopping website you visit.
• It invades your privacy such as accessing your data on all websites and accessing your tabs and browsing activity.
• Browser crashes unexpectedly after installing Search Assist.
• Huge PC resources occupied.

Blow is a screenshot of Search Assist pop-up coupon, see for your reference:

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How to Get Rid of Search Assist Adware? (Search Assist Pop-up Removal Instruction)


Quick Removal Guide outlined:

Step 1 > Uninstall Search Assist browser add-on from your Windows Control Panel.

Step 2 > Remove Search Assist browser Toolbar plug-in, toolbar, add-on, extension from IE/Firefox.

Step 3 > Run Anti-malware scan to eliminate malicious file related to Search Assist adware.

To get rid of Search Assist adware from your web browser, please follow instruction below. Should you have any problem, please leave a reply below. We will try our best to reply you as soon as possible.

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Step 1 > Uninstall Search Assist adware from your Windows Control Panel.

• For Windows 8, open the Start screen, type Uninstall and then go to Settings. In the search results, go to Uninstall a program.

• For Windows 7 and Vista, open the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel>Programs>Uninstall a Program

• For Windows XP, open the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs

Select Search Assist from the listed program and then click uninstall.


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Alternatively, uninstall Search Assist with Anvi Uninstaller

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster which provides you fee tool Anvi Uninstaller.


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2. Open the program and click Toolbox > Download Anvi Uninstall and then run it.

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3. Search for items Search Assist select click Uninstall. You are highly encouraged to check program in “Recently Installed” list and remove any suspicious programs.

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Step 2 > Remove Search Assist Toolbar plug-in, toolbar, add-on, extension from IE/Firefox.


Remove Search Assist from Internet Explorer:

Open Internet Explorer, Go to Tools> Manage Add-ons >>select Toolbars and Extensions, disable the Search Assist toolbar related extensions and any other unknown add-ons.


Remove Search Assist from Firefox:

Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons. Select Extensions. Choose Search Assist toolbar Click on Disable or Remove button to remove it.



Remove Search Assist from Google Chrome:

Open Google Chrome, click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools → Extensions, select Search Assist toolbar and click trashcan icon to remove it.



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Alternatively, scanning and removing malicious toolbar Search Assist from your web browser by Anvi Slim Toolbar

The Anvi Slim Toolbar included in Cloud System Booster professional version will scan and remove malicious toolbar installed without your content on your web browsers that include Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox.

              Cloud System Booster Pro version

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To remove the malicious toolbar or extension which may cause the Search Assist pop-up ads, please open the Cloud System Booster, click on the up-pointing arrow and go to Cloud System Booster drop-down page, clicking on the slim toolbar and then the program will scan automatically the toolbars installed on IE/FF/Chrome.

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After the scan, please remove the detected malicious toolbar; please make sure to remove the same toolbar installed on your other web browser.

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Step 3 > Run Anti-malware scan to eliminate malicious file related to Search Assist adware.

Anvi Smart Defender is brand new anti-malware software to detect, block and remove latest malware threats including Trojan, ransomware, worms, backdoors and malicious adware.

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After you download and install the program, please open it, and switch to Scan tab, perform quick or full scan to eliminate DictAddon Virus infection file. Once the scan complete, please make sure to click “Remove” button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.
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