Search Awesome may be classified as an adware program that might generate huge amounts of advertisements. Ad-supported programs are not malicious themselves but they are not wanted visitors on a computer. If you have recently installed free software, that is how it most likely managed to enter your computer.
You need to learn how to correctly install programs so that you do not end up with unwanted software all over again. The adware will generate ads and bombard your screen with them. It aims to make income by showing you ads. The most worrisome thing about this is that the adware could lead you to not safe content. You could accidentally end up on a dangerous site and encounter malware. This is why adware does not belong on your computer. Delete Search Awesome.
Browser hijackers and adware are not usually something users install willingly if they know what it is. Rather, they use a sneaky method to enter. Search Awesome was most likely attached to free software as an extra offer that you missed. If you miss it during freeware installation, it will install alongside without you even noticing. All you have to do to avoid unwanted installations is use Advanced or Custom settings during installation, and uncheck the boxes of all those extra offers. That’s all you have to do. This takes mere seconds and will save you a huge amount of time and effort because you will not have to later remove Search Awesome or similar. In the end, it is your choice, but why would you choose to waste time on dubious programs when you can easily avoid it.
Step by step instructions how to remove Search Awesome virus.
STEP 1. Remove Search Awesome virus from the system
- First of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Trojan Killer (here or from the product page):
- 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 Search Awesome virus:
- Now your system is free from annoying Search Awesome browser extension!
STEP 2. Remove Search Awesome virus from your browser
First of all, Search Awesome is a virus what can be realy dangerous. So, here is the simple way to remove them from your computer. 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.
- 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 Search Awesome from your system completaly:
STEP 3. Search Awesome 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 Search Awesome 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.