SaferSearchResults.com - How To Remove?

 

SaferSearchResults.com is bothering you with changed settings on your web browsers and annoying advertisements? That indicated that your computer is infected with this malware listed as a browser hijacker. Even though it is not very dangerous, it can cause you some unwanted cyber security problems, therefore we recommend deleting it form your system.

If you want to solve this problem fast and effortless – get yourself anti-malware application that works, such as Reimage, SpyHunter or StopZilla. Simply run a full scan of all files stored on your hard drive and either one of these apps should detect and eliminate SaferSearchResults.com instantly. It will also protect your computer from similar infections in the future, so it’s worth to keep it installed. However, even if you remove SaferSearchResults.com from your computer, you still have to change settings on your web browsers that have been changed by SaferSearchResults.com. To do that – go to the settings section on your web browser and change both homepage and primary search engine to legitimate website, such as Google or Yahoo.

If you want to get rid of SaferSearchResults.com manually, but don’t know how to do that – scroll down below this article and take a look at our step-by-step SaferSearchResults.com manual removal guide. We have developed it to assist you through this complicated process of virus removal. Do your best to complete all steps correctly and you will be able to eliminate SaferSearchResults.com manually by your own.

In case you would like to learn more about specific features of SaferSearchResults.com please continue reading this article. You can also ask us a question about this virus or removal process in the comments section below.

About SaferSearchResults.com browser hijacker

Website of SaferSearchResults.com looks like legitimate search engine. If your computer is infected with this browser hijacker you will see it every time you open your web browser. We do not recommend to search the web using this so called search engine because it will display various sponsored results that are not relevant to your search queries so you will waste your time this way. Moreover, those results might lead you to dangerous websites that are owned by various cyber criminals, such as hackers or scammers. This way your computer can get infected with other malware or if you attempt to purchase something there you can even get scammed and lose your money.

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In addition to that, SaferSearchResults.com might infiltrate other potentially unwanted software into your computer without even warning you about that. That’s why we recommend to get rid of it as soon as possible.

It also has some attributes of an adware. Once inside of your system it will display various ads in all kinds of forms on your web browsers. Those ads can be displayed as pop-up, pop-under, contextual, in-text or banner advertisements. Usually ads displayed by this malware are labeled with a slogan “Ads by SaferSearchResults.com” or “Brought to you by SaferSearchResults.com” so it’s not difficult to indicate them.

SaferSearchResults.com can also be described as advertising network designed for cyber criminals. Since they are blocked from all legitimate advertising networks, they pay to adware like this to display their ads and links on search results. This way cyber criminals drive traffic to their websites and seek for new victims. This being said, if you keep SaferSearchResults.com installed on your computer, cyber criminals can reach you directly on a daily basis.

Distribution Methods of SaferSearchResults.com browser hijacker

The most common method of SaferSearchResults.com distribution is bundling. It travels bundled to other freeware that can be downloaded from the Internet, so when you download and install some free media player or downloads manager, there is a chance that SaferSearchResults.com will be installed alongside. To avoid this happening, always keep your computer secured with trustworthy anti-malware application.


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Manual removal of SaferSearchResults.com virus

How to remove SaferSearchResults.com using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like SaferSearchResults.com install some of their components as regular windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
    Control panel
  • Choose Uninstall Program;
    Programs and features
  • Go through a list of programs and select entries related to SaferSearchResults.com .
    Remove toolbars
  • Click uninstall button.
    Uninstall
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter or Reimage to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
    Scan with spyhunter
This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.
Removing SaferSearchResults.com from your browsers

  Top Remove shortcut hijack (all browsers) (optional): If your browser opens SaferSearchResults.com page on startup only, try this:

  • Right click on your browser icon. Choose Properties;
    Shortcut properties
  • Open Short cut tab;
    Remove url
  • Delete SaferSearchResults.com part from target field.

  Top How To remove SaferSearchResults.com from Google Chrome:

  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools→Extensions
    Extensions
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
    Remove extensions
  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
    Open settings
  • Select Manage Search engines
    Manage search engines
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
    Delete search engines
  • Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Chrome menu on the top right corner, select Settings. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click on Set pages.
    Set pages
  • Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
    Delete start pages

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to SaferSearchResults.com, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on a Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on theReset browser settings button.
    Resset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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How To remove SaferSearchResults.com from Firefox:

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (Or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything SaferSearchResults.com related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
  • If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Options → General. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Restore to Default.
    Restore default

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to SaferSearchResults.com, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • ChooseTroubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on theReset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve

(Optional) Steps for older Mozilla Firefox versions:

  • Enter “about:config” in URL bar and hit enter. This will open the settings page
    Abou config
  • Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
    Reset Keyword.url
  • Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  • Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”. Right-click and reset it. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on every new tab.
  • If the settings revert and the scan with anti-malware programs is clean: close Firefox, open file explorer and enter %AppData% in the address bar. Enter user.js in the search box. If this file exists, rename it and start Firefox again. You will have to repeat the steps above.
    Remove user.js
If the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program to identify malicious entries.

  Top How to remove SaferSearchResults.com virus from Internet Explorer:

How to remove SaferSearchResults.com virus from Internet Explorer (older versions):

  • Click on the arrow on the right of the search box.
  • Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on IE7 click Change search defaults.
  • Remove the SaferSearchResults.com from the list.

How to remove SaferSearchResults.com from IE 11:

  • Click on the Settings icon (top right) → Manage Addons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to SaferSearchResults.com and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Select Search Providers.
    Set search engine
  • If any of these search providers is not available, follow “Find more search providers” in the bottom of the screen and install Google.
    Find search engines
  • Close the Options.
  • If your homepage was changed, click on the Gear icon on the top right corner to open the Internet Explorer menu, select Internet options and choose General tab. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Apply.
    Restore home page

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to SaferSearchResults.com, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Gear icon→Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset Reset settings
  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove SaferSearchResults.com from Microsoft Edge:  Top


Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 1)

  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on More actions button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen), then choose Settings.
    Open settings
  • In the Settings window, click Choose what to clear button.
    Choose clear
  • Select everything that you want to remove and click Clear.
    Clear browsing data
  • Right click on Start and choose Task manager.
    Open task manager
  • In the Processes tab right click on Microsoft Edge and select Go to details.
    Go to details
  • In the Details look for entries named Microsoft Edge, right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
    End Edge task

If the first method didn't work for you, follow the steps of advanced method below. Make sure you backup your data before completing these steps.

Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 2)

  • Navigate to the following folder: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe Select all of the entries in this folder, right click on them and select Delete.
    Delete files
  • Click Start button and type in “Windows power”. Right click on the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator.
    Open powershell
  • When Administrator: Windows PowerShell window appears on your screen, paste in this line after PS: cd C:\WINDOWS\system32 and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
    Run command
Once you finish these steps, SaferSearchResults.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

  Top How to remove SaferSearchResults.com from Safari:

Remove malicious extensions

  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Select Extensions and uninstall SaferSearchResults.com and other suspicious extensions.
    Extensions
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
    Reset homepage
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings(older versions)

If you are still experiencing any issues related to SaferSearchResults.com, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

     
 

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