SearchEasyMa.com Virus - How To Remove?

 

SearchEasyMa.com is not a celebrated search engine: it is more of black sheep in the family of these networks. Polarity Technologies LTD is the founder of this search platform, but we cannot imagine that much effort could have gone into making this product. The latter company consistently produces fake search networks that look exactly the same. Usually, these invaders are distributed by browser extensions that insert an additional toolbar with shortcuts to a certain area-related websites. And, in addition, people that download them will agree to set their home, new tab page and default search to a unique search engine, belonging to Polarity. If you are accustomed to seeing certain websites in these positions, you might be utterly disappointed when they are no longer opened. People could be especially surprised by a visit of SearchEasyMa.com virus because they can install it accidentally, without any intention to actually pursue such action. In this case, Easy Maps Access browser extension delivers a browser hijacker, together with the, truth be told, unnecessary toolbar.

Creating a profile for SearchEasyMa.com virus

Internet surfers, bothered by various fake search engines, usually do not report them for quite sometime. This common mistake is probably repeated over and over by different people as they do not really express gigantic interest in which search engine delivers their results to search queries. As long as they get the links they need, they are satisfied. However, the selection of the preferred search platform is surprisingly important, essential even. If you explore the Internet via an unknown network, originated from the hands of a company that has been notorious for creating browser hijackers, your cybersecurity is at stake. The main issue with SearchEasyMa.com virus and basically any other malware threat is that users cannot rely on them. You can never foresee the next move from such infections: it can install a malware threat in your device, it can display irritating advertisements, it can cause sudden redirection. Based on these statements, we encourage people to repress their desire to exploit SearchEasyMa.com search engine and the temptation with its produced promotional content. If you do not cast such offers down, your computer system will surely suffer from a series of inconveniences.

Drop SearchEasyMa.com virus from your preferences like a hot potato and enjoy peaceful browsing once again. Keeping this fake search network around won’t be beneficial nor to you nor to your controlled device. It is only a matter of time when your system will be constantly interrupted by freezes, crashes, floods of ads, redirection and so on. The activity that you daily pursue online can also be tracked as SearchEasyMa.com virus can insert tracking cookies, small files, into your hard drive and store this information. To finish this section of the article off, we are not going to drop any major bombs on you. Nevertheless, we will risk repeating ourselves and remind visitors that keeping SearchEasyMa.com and its browser extension requires an intervention. If you notice a new toolbar and a search platform that delivers results from Yahoo, do not hesitate to remove it. Modifications that are initiated without your consent should not be allowed to thrive.

 

SearchEasyMa.com virus does not travel in mysterious ways

As we have already indicated, SearchEasyMa.com virus can be delivered to unsuspecting users without their knowledge. This often happens because bundling has become a very popular tactic. You can barely find any applications that would not feature additional software, offered to you during their installation processes. To help users detect such propositions better, security researchers recommend selecting advanced/custom modes. However, there is legitimate way to become jeopardized by SearchEasyMa.com virus. Users can download the Easy Maps Access from its official page. With that download, home, new tab pages and default search provider will not remain the same.

Reimage, Spyhunter or Hitman will support your cybersecurity and offer assistance in malware removal. The automatic option to destroy every trace of SearchEasyMa.com virus is highly-recommended. Another option is to follow instructions below and pursue a goal of removing a browser hijacker by yourself. This might be a little tricky for users that do not have any experience in this field.



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Manual removal of SearchEasyMa.com virus

How to remove SearchEasyMa.com virus using Windows Control Panel

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

  Top How To remove SearchEasyMa.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 SearchEasyMa.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 SearchEasyMa.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 SearchEasyMa.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 SearchEasyMa.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 SearchEasyMa.com virus virus from Internet Explorer:

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

How to remove SearchEasyMa.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 SearchEasyMa.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 SearchEasyMa.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 SearchEasyMa.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, SearchEasyMa.com virus should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

  Top How to remove SearchEasyMa.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 SearchEasyMa.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 SearchEasyMa.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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February 16, 2017 02:21, July 16, 2017 15:09
   
 

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