Search Reveal virus – Removal guide (Chrome, Firefox, IE…)

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This tutorial was created to help you to remove Search Reveal hijacker web page and installer from your browser. This page may look like an ordinary search engine, but this page is considered as a browser hijacker and advised for the removal. It can present a real threat and may damage your system if you decide to keep it installed.

Search Reveal
Search Reveal

To install Search Reveal virus on your computer, cyber criminals are using methods like wrapped installations. The installation of a hijacker is often bundled with another program and installation of such will lead to the installation of several programs without you noticing. This method is so popular because of users, they are not very attentive to the processes during the installation of freeware they download.

And once Search Reveal page is installed, you will see that your browser will load this page on every start. This behavior is called hijacking, it means that Search Reveal virus was able to change some of the settings like a homepage and a default searching provider. This hijacker will also show you ads on a search results page. They will contain different offers and propositions that do not exist, these adverts are not checking, which is very dangerous. Viral and phishing pages may be wrapped in the redirection on left click.

These are main reasons why Search Reveal virus is considered so dangerous and advised for removal. This hijacker can be installed along with lots of other programs that are adware or malware. They can be signed with certificates and publishers that are spreading software like this. You should remove Search Reveal virus from your computer and check it for any other potential threat. Check our removal guide below to do that.

Search Reveal automatic removal tool:

Search Reveal removal steps:

  • Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.
  • 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 Search Reveal 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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