Removal instruction for Searchie hijacker addon

The Searchie is an extension to a most popular web browser, Google Chrome. It should allow you to choose between different search providers, but because of its behavior, this program is considered as a potentially unwanted. It uses weaknesses in your system and installs by using tricks and deception. That is why it is dangerous to keep this kind of a program inside.


Searchie
Searchie

To make users install Searchie extension manually, developers are promoting it as a legit software by using its official website. Also, this extension is present in official google market. But besides that, this program can be bundled with other free programs that can be downloaded from suspicious and viral websites.

Once Searchie extension is inside, it will change some of your browser settings. This hijacker messes with your browser settings, changing homepage and a default search engine on Searchie providers. This page may look like normal searching service, but the owners can track information on its users and then send it to some third-party peoples, that can appear ty be cyber criminals. We advise you to remove Searchie off you PC as soon as you will be aware of its presence. Check our removal guide below to do that.


Searchie automatic removal tool:

Searchie removal steps:

  • Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.
  • NOTE: In a free version of this program, you can use all its tools and scan your computer for malicious items. To be able to remove them you need to obtain a license.

  • Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
  • Apply actions by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Shut down all your available browsers.
  • In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
  • Built-in utility of GridinSoft Anti-Malware to reset browser settings

  • Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
  • Options to reset browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Searchie in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):

Malicious item blocked by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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