Searchbent.com Virus - How To Remove?

 

Searchbent.com virus is not as dangerous as you might gather from a scary label “virus”. Some people still believe an out-dated idea that all viruses are the same and no characterization is necessary. Nevertheless, people should comprehend the realia that there are various smaller or bigger groups of malware that threaten the security of Internet. Searchbent.com search network belongs to a wide clan of browser hijackers. These parasites stand by their name and attempt to accomplish exactly that: to invade browsers and set up you preferences. In the Terms of Use, the creators indicate that they are linked with other domains. Even though Searchbent.com virus provides access to a whole bunch of websites, it does not take any responsibility for them. It is clearly indicated that some of the sites can contain content for adults or other highly doubtful imagery or information.

About Searchbent.com virus

Searchbent.com virus does not live up to the expectations. When we attempted to utilize this searching facility for its main purpose, we discovered it to be completely worthless. This is a rather frequent error for browser hijackers to have. The creators do not bother to make searching facilities functional. If you think that because of this Searchbent.com virus won’t be able to introduce you to various third-party URLs, you are mistaken. It can exploit other methods for this task. For example, online advertisements can be clickable. If you press on a bizarre promotion, you are very likely to get redirected to bizarre and often malware-laden pages. If you do not want to end up in a cage of a browser hijacker, then please remove this Searchbent.com virus from your device as soon as you become aware of its presence. There is no actual reason to keep this network for searching around. Noticing that your home pages, default search providers or new tab pages have been assigned to an unknown domain is one of the main indicators that your device is being attacked by a browser hijacker.

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In addition to the already mentioned aspects of Searchbent.com virus, it is very likely that it will be opting for more. Just by visiting this domain your are allowing it to get a closer look on your technical info: browsing activity, earlier searched keywords, date, time, browser type, IP addresses and other unidentified details. There might be a possibility of Searchbent.com virus reaching your personal data: name and email address. Browser hijackers pose a little threat by themselves. However, when they work together with third-parties and distribute various external links or advertisements, then these viruses present danger.

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Distribution Methods of Searchbent.com virus

Searchbent.com virus is a recently spotted infection. It invades users’ privacy, alongside browsers. For this reason, people have to be extremely picky when it comes to loyal domains for searching. People might find it boring to stick around with one search network. However, this should not encourage you to try out networks that are questionable. Of course, it might have been not your own choice to receive this browser hijacker. It might be that a free application offered Searchbent.com to become your homepage and you missed this proposition. When users fail to refuse such offers, they are most likely to bring more than they hoped for. Successfully evading infections is not that difficult. All you have to do is pay attention to Setup Wizards and download software from distributors that are acknowledged.

For the removal of Searchbent.com virus, we offer our services with instructions for manual removal. They are not that difficult, but you should have some information about removing malware if you wish your attempt to be successful. If your are of expertise is different, then it would be best to take advantage of anti-malware tools that are offered to users. Reimage, Spyhunter or Malwarebytes will help you run a full security scan and to detect malware infections that are relevant.


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Manual removal of Searchbent.com virus

How to remove Searchbent.com virus using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Searchbent.com virus 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 Searchbent.com virus .
    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 Searchbent.com virus from your browsers

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

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

  Top How To remove Searchbent.com virus 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 Searchbent.com virus, 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 Searchbent.com virus 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 Searchbent.com virus 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 Searchbent.com virus, 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 Searchbent.com virus virus from Internet Explorer:

How to remove Searchbent.com virus 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 Searchbent.com virus from the list.

How to remove Searchbent.com virus from IE 11:

  • Click on the Settings icon (top right) → Manage Addons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to Searchbent.com virus 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 Searchbent.com virus, 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 Searchbent.com virus 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, Searchbent.com virus should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

  Top How to remove Searchbent.com virus 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 Searchbent.com virus 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 Searchbent.com virus, 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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