Pro-search.me looks like an ordinary search engine; however, it belongs to the category of malicious software. To be more specific, this threat is considered to be a browser hijacker because it tends to appear on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox without permission. Have you already noticed the presence of Pro-search.me? If so, make sure that you delete Pro-search.me as soon as possible because this search engine is unreliable and might put your system at risk really quickly even though it does not look harmful at all. As Pro-search.me is known to be a browser hijacker, the majority of users find it really hard to remove Pro-search.me from the system. If you are one of those users, continue reading this article – we will help you to implement the Pro-search.me removal step by step. We will also tell you what you have to do in order not to encounter similar threats ever again.
If you have already encountered Pro-search.me browser hijacker previously, you will not find it surprising at all that these threats replace homepages and search engines without permission. We cannot say that they do not do anything else because it has been observed that Pro-search.me will really allow users to search for the information on the web. The search results you will be provided with cannot be trusted completely because they are full of sponsored links and commercial advertisements. At first sight, they might look harmless; however, there is no doubt that they might redirect users to corrupted web pages. Actually, even a single click on the advertisement might put your system at risk because you will never know whether you have been provided with good ads and links or really bad ones. There is also another reason why you have to uninstall Pro-search.me. It has been noticed that this threat seeks to gather information about users. It creates a profile about their activities on the web in order to be able to provide them with sponsored content. All these gathered details might be sent to third-party companies too. Therefore, we believe that you might experience privacy-related issues.
It is not very likely that you have set Pro-search.me yourself. In our opinion, it is more likely that this threat has entered your system together with other free applications. Pro-search.me browser hijacker is not unique in this sense because there are hundreds of other threats that use the bundling method to enter systems. In order to protect your system, you will have to remove Pro-search.me completely and then install a security tool on the system. We highly recommend that you stop visiting untrustworthy third-party web pages and torrents too. If you listen to our advice, you will not only prevent browser hijacker from entering but will also block the way for other infections.
Step by step instructions how to remove Pro-search.me virus.
STEP 1. Remove Pro-search.me virus from the system
First of all, Pro-search.me is a browser extension, like many others. So, here is the simple way to remove them from the browser and get your homepage and search engine back. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft.
- Return to main screen and choose the type of scan.
- Start the scan and wait untill it`s finished:
- After the scan is completed, you need to click on “Cure PC!” button to remove Pro-search.me virus:
- Now your system is free from annoying Pro-search.me browser extension!
STEP 2. Remove Pro-search.me virus from your browser
- Reset Browser Setting is a tool, included to the complex anti-malware program. So, first of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Trojan Killer (here or from the product page):
- Open the program and click on the Reset browser settings button.
- Select when options you want to reset and press “Reset“
Wait untill Trojan Killer sets selected options to the default state. Successful results will be checked with green checkmark.
Video guide bellow display how to remove Pro-search.me from your system completaly:
STEP 3. Pro-search.me prevention
- Avoid advertisements, you shouldn’t click on any ads and pop-ups in your browser, this can lead to the redirection on potentially viral pages!
- Spam messages from email, attached files in emails can appear to be malicious in most cases. Don’t download or open such attachments they can be infected with adware of malware!
- Surfing the internet, there are millions of phishing website on the internet. Each one of them can be very dangerous for your computer. Avoid such pages, try only reliable and trusted websites!
- Pay attention to what you install, there are tons of hijackers and malicious program that are being installed through bundled applications and downloaders. Don’t install any suspicious program and files, always check signer before proceding further!
By following this removal instruction we hope you will deal with Pro-search.me virus once and for all. In case you have any problems or this virus is still inside, leave a comment below or contact our Support Team.