This page aims to help you remove Search EasyDialSearch. These Search EasyDialSearch removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Once I open my browser ads start popping up. Is this caused by a virus?
Probably not. If the annoying ads are your biggest problem, then you most likely have landed an intrusive program of the adware type, such as Search EasyDialSearch. Adware programs are notorious for their ads that just won’t stop disrupting your browser experience. They come in all shapes and sizes: banners, box messages and even page redirects. At first it might not seem like much, but after a while they can really get on your nerves to the point of frustration. Note that not all online ads are caused by such unwanted programs. Often, sites themselves have integrated similar obstructive ads within their pages. For the most part, such sites are not to be trusted, therefore if you see one, make sure you stay away from it.
However, if you start getting pop-ups in sites, that usually don’t have them, then it might be because Search EasyDialSearch got installed on your machine. Such intrusive software might be hard to track down and identify, therefore it has probably made its way into your system, without your knowledge. It’s only when the ads start flooding your browser, that you realize something is not right. Many users jump to rash conclusions, that their PC has been infected by a nasty virus, and start looking for an IT specialist. If there aren’t any other, more serious symptoms and it’s only the ads, then there is probably no need to worry too much. There is a major difference between a virus and an adware. Viruses are malicious programs that try to steal personal information from your hard drive and online accounts. They can also damage your system and utterly make your machine unusable. Search EasyDialSearch and other adware on the other hand, are quite a harmless kind of programs. It is true that they may be annoying and sometimes even frustrating, but the programs themselves pose no danger to your PC.
Keep in mind though, that Search EasyDialSearch and its ads may potentially serve as a gateway to an actual virus infection. Should you interact with any of them, they might redirect you to a harmful website. Occasionally page redirects may occur, even if you didn’t do anything. That’s why it is essential to remember never to click on the ads that the adware generates. In case you get redirected to a suspicious webpage, close it as quickly as possible, without interacting with it whatsoever. Most of the time, the ads should be quite harmless, but even if they don’t infect your system with a virus, you probably won’t gain anything useful from them. In fact the sole purpose of these pop-up ads is to generate revenue for their developers (via the pay-per-click method). That is actually why Search EasyDialSearch and the likes of it are being made and are in such vast numbers throughout the Internet.
At times, it is possible that an adware program might track your browser activity and even alter your browser settings. For instance, it may change your front page. It doesn’t matter which browser you are using- Mozilla, Chrome, IE, Safari, this can happen to any of them. Most of the adware applications don’t go that far, but it is still a possibility, that ought to be mentioned.
How does Search EasyDialSearch get distributed?
It is essential to know how Search EasyDialSearch gets distributed through the internet in order to prevent its installation. It is much easier to avoid landing such an intrusive program, than to have it removed (uninstallation is often not enough). The most common way, you can land the annoying adware, is by downloading another free software. You shouldn’t worry if you got a new program from a well-known and trusted site, but if you lurk into the depths of the internet and often download content from shady and suspicious-looking sites, you may need to be a bit extra careful in order to keep your PC safe. A piece of software, downloaded from such a site, has high chance of being bundled with Search EasyDialSearch or other unwanted program. If you are still sure, that you want to install the main thing, do pay attention to the installation menu. Always opt for the custom settings and uncheck any added content that may be something unwanted. This should be enough to keep your system safe from Search EasyDialSearch. Still, it is advisable to use only popular sites from trustworthy developers for your downloads.
Since you are reading this article, it might be a bit too late for the precautions mentioned above, but keep them in mind for the future. Now onto the removal part – we have given you a detailed guide that aims to help you remove the annoying program for good. We also advise you to consider getting an adware-removal tool, just to be sure that no traces of Search EasyDialSearch are left in your system.
|Danger Level||Medium (Significantly reduces your ability to effectively use your browser via its intrusive ads).|
|Symptoms||Annoying ads all over your browser; Possible change of your front page.|
|Distribution Method||In most cases Search EasyDialSearch gets installed along other free programs by being bundled with them. Spam e-mails are also a possibility.|
|Detection Tool||Search EasyDialSearch may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
Remove Search EasyDialSearch
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This was the first preparation.
- Do not skip this – Search EasyDialSearch may have hidden some of its files.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Search EasyDialSearch from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Search EasyDialSearch from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Search EasyDialSearch from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
- At this point the threat is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are dangerous. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!