How to Remove Search Journey? (Removal Guide)

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How to Remove Search Journey? (Removal Guide)

Postby Frances » 2016-05-13 1:25


There is a "Search Journey" extension installed on your Browser? And your browser default settings have been modified without your attention? What is Search Journey and is this Search Journey harmful to computer? How to remove Search Journey completely? Follow our removal guide below.

What is Search Journey?

Search Journey is an extension that claims to help you "Make search exciting again” It seems like Search Journey is a very handful program, right? However Search Journey is regarded as an annoying and potentially unwanted program.

Search Journey Extension causes many issues on your system, for example, changing your browser settings, slowing down your computer, bringing numerous ads, increasing your risk of being infected with computer malwares. Once you installed this extension you may find out that your browser new tab search or even default search has been changed to search.searchjourney.com, which will redirects you to Yahoo or search.us.com.

What can "Search Journey" extension do:

:!: Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
:!: Communicate with cooperating websites
:!: Change your home page to: nt.searchjourney.com/
:!: Change your search settings to: search.searchjourney.com
:!: Change your start page to: nt.searchjourney.com/
:!: Detect your physical location


Search Journey is a browser hijacker which usually promoted via free downloads. Search Journey seems like it is a genuine and really helpful search providers for it provides multiple search services. However it is potentially unwanted. Search Journey usually comes into users computer bundled with third parties. Search Journey can corrupts all the most common used browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. You should be careful once you encountered with this hijacker.

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 Search Journey is capable of using cookies to collect users online traces or personal information for unethical marketing. You are not recommended to use Search Journey and keep Search Journey on your computer.

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How to Prevent Attack from Browser Hijacker Like Search Journey?


Usually Search Journey 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 Search Journey program on your computer. For example when you download and install these free programs from Internet you may agree to get Search Journey program and other unknown programs installed together if you just keep click on the Next 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. Search Journey program 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.


How to Remove Search Journey Browser Hijacker


      Option 1 Remove Search Journey Manually

      Step 1 Remove Search Journey Related Program from Computer
      Step 2 Remove Search Journey Related Add-0n & Extensions and Search Journey.com from your Browsers

      Option 2 Remove Search Journey Automatically with Remover--Cloud System Booster

      Step 1 Remove Search Journey Related Program with Cloud System Booster In-built & Free Tool–Anvi Uninstaller
      Step 2 Remove Search Journey Related Add-on or Extension with Cloud System Booster Slim Toolbar Feature
      Step 3 Remove Search Journey from IE/Firefox/Chrome with Cloud System Booster In-built & Free Tool–Anvi Browser Repair Tool
      Step 4 Remove Search Journey Leftovers and Optimize your Browser & System with Cloud System Booster

      Malware Prevention Tips (IMPORTANT)


Option 1 Remove Search Journey Manually


Step 1 Remove Search Journey Related 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, Search Journey related program may vary by name and you are suggested to uninstall any suspicious or unfamiliar third party program.



Step 2 Remove Search Journey Related Add-ons & Extensions and Search Journey.com from your Browsers

* Remove Search Journey from 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 Search Journey engines from the list.
    3. Go to Tools> Internet Options> General > Replace http://search.searchjourney.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://search.searchjourney.com from the Target box, click on Apply and OK to save the change.


* Remove Search Journey from 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 Search Journey won't launch on itself.
    5. Go to Tools> Options> General> Replace http://search.searchjourney.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://search.searchjourney.com from the Target box, click on Apply and OK to save the change.

*Remove Search Journey from 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 Search Journey Search or Search Journey.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://search.searchjourney.com from the Target box, click on Apply and OK to save the change.


Option 2 Remove Search Journey Automatically with Remover--Cloud System Booster


    About Cloud System Booster:

    Cloud System Booster is a small and high efficient utility based on cloud technology which can run on most versions of Microsoft Windows Operating System. Cloud System Booster consists of four main function module including Registry Cleaner, Disk Cleaner, Optimizer and PC Repair to maximize your PC performance by cleaning junk files, disabling unneeded services, clearing 3rd party applications, and repairing registry errors.

    With in-built free system tool Anvi Uninstaller, Anvi Sartup Booster, and Anvi Browser Repair Tool, Cloud System Booster is efficient enough for you to completely uninstall suspicious program, optimize your computer boot time, stop those self-restarted services and repair your browsers. Cloud System Booster also can protect your privacy by cleaning your browsing history, temporary internet files, browser cookies and extensions, minimizing the chance of falling into Internet scam.

    In the newest version of Cloud System Booster, two new features are added, namely, Context Menu Manager and Folder Migration. Context Menu Manager is for you to manage your right-click menu, you can enable or disable them easily. Folder Migration is for computer users to free up your system volume folder space by moving files to other volumes. Download and try these features!

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    Step 1 Remove Search Journey Related Program with Cloud System Booster In-built & Free Tool–Anvi Uninstaller


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      2 Open Cloud System Booster, click on Toolbox(click on the arrow at the bottom of the main screen)—Anvi Uninstaller–-Download this uninstall tool.

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      3 When Anvi Uninstaller opened, find the Search Journey related programs, or you can click on Recently Installed tab, then you will find the programs recently installed on your computer. Choose the suspicious or unfamiliar one, click on the Uninstall button to uninstall them.

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    Step 2 Remove Search Journey Related Add-on or Extension with Cloud System Booster Slim Toolbar Featurer

      1 Slim Toolbar feature is designed for computer users to remove and delete browser add-ons, extensions and plugins. To remove browser add-on and extension with Slim Toolbar feature, you need to upgrade your Cloud System Booster to its PRO version. Please clicking Buy Now button below to do this:

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      2 On the main screen of Cloud System Booster, click on the arrow button(lower right corner), then click on the Slim Toolbar tab to scan your computer.

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      3 Check Search Journey related add-on and extensions, remove them from your browsers.

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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.


    Step 3 Remove Search Journey from IE/Firefox/Chrome with Cloud System Booster In-built & Free Tool–Anvi Browser Repair Tool

    Anvi Browser Repair Tool is a free browser application designed to help computer users repair their browser problems. With One-Click Solution, Anvi Browser Repair Tool can help users easily clear browser history and download history, caches, cookies, repair browser home page and search engine modified by malwares, fix registry errors, networking settings and many other problems may happened to your browsers. Anvi Browser Repair Tool is devoted into making you surfing online with a lighter and safer browser.

    1 Go to the main screen of Cloud System Booster, click on Toolbox, then Download and Run Anvi Browser Repair Tool to repair your browsers. Anvi Browser Repair Tool is IE, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome supported. Just choose the browse you want to repair, start your browser repair trip.

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    2 Click on the IE or Firefox or Chrome browser icon, an then select the items you want to repair, such as clear browser history, clear browser cookies,reset browser home page or search engine.

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    Step 4 Remove Search Journey Leftovers and Optimize your Browser & System with Cloud System Booster

      After the Search Journey program has been removed from your system, some residual files maybe still in there. You need clean your computer.

      1 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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      2 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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    Malware Prevention Tips (IMPORTANT)


    To prevent your computer from any potential malware infections, you are highly recommended to use Anti-malware software like Anvi Smart Defender 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 malware threats including Trojans, ransomwares, worms, backdoors and malicious adwares. 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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