This page aims to help you remove SearchEncrypt.com. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
If you frequently experience search redirects, the generation of aggressive ads, pop-ups, and banners on your screen, or your homepage or search engine has mysteriously been replaced with some new, unfamiliar one, this could be a sure sign that a program called SearchEncrypt.com is operating on your system. This program is a potentially unwanted piece of software from the browser hijacking type and in the next paragraphs, we are going to tell you more about its specifics. If you stay with us, you will learn how this browser hijacker has been installed on your computer, how you can uninstall it and remove all of its changes from your Chrome, Firefox, IE or any other browser, as well as what you need to know in order to prevent such software from getting inside your PC in the future. So, check out what follows in the next lines, and let us know if you have any questions.
What is SearchEncrypt.com?
SearchEncrypt.com is an application that is categorized by specialists as a browser hijacker. Typically, this app can become part of your computer seamlessly (when you install a software bundle) and after it does, it usually installs some new extensions such as a search engine or a browser toolbar to your default web browser. It doesn’t matter which browser you prefer to use – Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or some other – SearchEncrypt.com can integrate with them all. The program normally claims to provide you with certain functionality, which is supposed to enhance your web browsing experience, but in fact, it will send you various pop-up messages, ads, and new tabs. These messages may scare you with their aggressiveness and may make you think that your computer has been infected with some virus. However, we need to assure you that SearchEncrypt.com is not a malicious program and its activities do not intend to cause you harm. The pop-up messages, generated by this browser hijacker, may offer you to click on certain suggested websites or sales offers or prompt you to visit certain links with the idea to drag traffic and sales for certain advertisers and vendors. They are basically harmless, but still, we do not recommend you click on them because you never know where you may get redirected to. Eventually, you may land on some web locations with sketchy content or get infected with really nasty malware (a Trojan horse, Ransomware or some other tricky virus) by simply clicking on a misleading link or fake ad. The best way to get rid of SearchEncrypt.com and its ads is to fully uninstall it from your system.
Suggestions for removing SearchEncrypt.com:
Unlike the dangerous viruses, especially Ransomware and Trojans, which can be very difficult to remove, you can remove SearchEncrypt.com fairly easily. If you have some computer skills, you can try to locate and uninstall the potentially unwanted program manually. We’ve provided step-by-step instructions on that under the article. Still, if you are a computer beginner, it will be a great challenge to find all the infected files that this program may have hidden deep in your computer system. For this reason, we strongly recommend using a professional tool that will detect all hidden unnecessary files and remove them.
SearchEncrypt.com spreading techniques and best protection tips for the future:
As we mentioned above, SearchEncrypt.com and most browser hijackers in general, are distributed mainly along with other free software in software bundles. That’s why, if you download free programs from time to time, you should be very careful when installing them, because you are likely to install some other potentially unwanted components along with them. For instance, the creators of browser hijackers and other ad-generating software usually do not clearly notify you about the presence of such components inside other software packages (aka, free video/audio players, game setups, optimization tools installers, etc.) and you cannot know about them unless you carefully read the EULA and check the installer for yourself. To check if the software you download contains some additional applications, you need to set the correct installation settings. For that, you need to skip the traditional Standard, Basic, or Default settings and select the Advanced or Custom options instead. These two options usually let you manage your downloads and choose which programs to install and which ones to skip. This way, you can simply reject the potentially unwanted apps by unchecking them. You can then continue and complete the installation process of the desired software as usual but without the additionally bundled apps.
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