What is Mint Search?
Mint search is an application that has been made in order to promote its main address –
find.mintsearch.net. This is an address that is referred to by security experts as a hoax search engine or a fake search. When mint search your computer it may at the “managed by your organisation” permission to Google Chrome browser. It has been classified as a browser hijacker because when it enters your computer is because the fully modify the settings on your web browsers Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Edge, Safari and others.
Mint Search Redirect
Browser hijacking software like Mint search the change the new tab and the default search of your web browser once it affect your computer. The applications of this type in to promote different types of advertisements that may show up under different forms. Once mint search is in your browser it may assume permissions over it and change its settings heavily. This means that even if you change the settings back on your browser it may still show up in search or as a page. It often happens that users tend to experience problems when trying to remove meant search and other browser hijackers like it.
Mint Search Summary
|Short Description||Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your PC.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Mint Search.|
What Does Mint Search Do?
Since the search engine of Mint Search is tied up with the software that’s installed on your computer, the only viable way of removing it it is to delete the software itself.
Mint search and applications just like it tend to find their way into your computer by something called software bundling. This means that you may have tried to install some type of third party application, like a media player, converter, photo editor or any similar useful app. Unwanted software, like Mint Search could be added in the setups of such third party applications. There meant search could be advertised as a free extra or an optional offer to your current installation. And it is often difficult to find such installations that’s because they’re carefully concealed in the advanced or custom installation option.
Either way once Mint Search is in your computer it maybe can show different types of advertisements:
- At supported search results.
- Video ads.
The ads that are displayed by mint search may not only be dangerous to your computer by slowing it down. They might also lead you to dangerous third-party sites that hide numerous types of risks. Search risk can be a virus site, a Trojan infection or even a crypto virus. This is why Mint Search is considered incorrectly careful for your computer. Keep reading this article to see how to remove Mint Search completely.
How do I Remove Mint Search?
The manual removal of Mint search could be a very risky process. This is why we advise you to download and run a scan of your computer by using an advanced anti malware software if the manual removal steps below do not work. Search app is designed from the ground up to scan your computer and remove all unwanted files and viruses. It also has the capability to protect your computer in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Mint Search from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Mint Search from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Mint Search from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Mint Search from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Mint Search from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Mint Search from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Mint Search from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Mint Search from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Mint Search
Step 2: Uninstall Mint Search and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Mint Search on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Mint Search there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Mint Search from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Mint Search and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Mint Search via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Mint Search from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Mint Search from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Mint Search from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Mint Search from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Mint Search will be removed.
Eliminate Mint Search from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.