Protect My Search Daily
What is Protect My Search Daily? It is a potentially unwanted program that pushes a related search engine. Its search engine may start to load every time you open an affected browser. An active browser hijacker on your system may lead to significant online security and privacy issues.
It may unnoticeably activate tracking technologies to harvest specific data. The data may reveal details about the security state of your device as well as the things you do online. Services by Protect My Search Daily should not be trusted. They may trick you to open an online scam or a page that promotes a rogue application on your browser.
Beware! Remove all unnecessary/harmful files from your browser and system to stay safe online. The guide that follows will show you instructions on how to remove Protect My Search Daily hijacker from affected browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Explorer, or Edge) and from the system as well.
Protect My Search Daily Summary
|Name||Protect My Search Daily also known as PUP.Protect My Search Daily|
|Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, PUP|
|Short Description||A website with questionable search enigne that hijacks browser homepage, new tab page and default search engine. All modifications happen without your knowledge.|
|Symptoms|| The homepage, new tab page and search enigne in preferred web browser are set to display the hoax search engine Protect My Search Daily
Browser is slowed down by an increased number of online ads.
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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Protect My Search Daily – Overview
Protect My Search Daily is yet another browser hijacker that pushes a hoax search engine. Its associated search engine may hijack the homepage, new tab page, and default search engine settings. The main goal of Protect My Search Daily is to harvest data about your online behavior and generate revenue for its owners via bogus ads.
Bogus methods of distribution might have delivered the unwanted app on your PC. Software installers are the main method. Various supposedly useful apps may try to trick you to install additional extras without informing you. The undesired extras could sometimes be found in their installers. To be more precise in their Advanced/Custom setup step.
One way to keep your PC safe from nasty browser hijackers is to have anti-malware software activated on it. This is a general security rule which everyone should follow nowadays.
The searching services of Protect My Search Daily are not reliable. As a browser hijacker, it primarily aims to generate revenue for its owners. It may record browsing data and provide it to its owners. It may also trigger redirect loops that force your browser to pass through various unreliable sites. Sometimes, bogus sites like Protect My Search Daily are misused for the spread of the so-called Yahoo Redirect virus.
Sometimes ads generated by PUPs link to poorly secured or hacked web pages. So, please be careful when interacting with ads generated by Protect My Search Daily redirect and consider its full removal.
How to Remove Protect My Search Daily Hijacker
In order to remove the Protect My Search Daily browser hijacker along with all associated files, you should complete several removal steps in precise order. The guide below presents you with a manual and automatic removal approach. In order to fully get rid of files installed by undesired programs and strengthen PC security, we recommend that you combine the steps. The manual Protect My Search Daily removal might be quite a complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps, navigate to the automatic part of the guide.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Protect My Search Daily from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Protect My Search Daily on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Protect My Search Daily in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Protect My Search Daily from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Protect My Search Daily from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Protect My Search Daily from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Protect My Search Daily from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Protect My Search Daily Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Protect My Search Daily from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Protect My Search Daily
Step 2: Uninstall Protect My Search Daily 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 Protect My Search Daily 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 Protect My Search Daily there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Protect My Search Daily from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Protect My Search Daily 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 Protect My Search Daily 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 Protect My Search Daily files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Protect My Search Daily, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Protect My Search Daily 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 Protect My Search Daily 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 Protect My Search Daily 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 Protect My Search Daily 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 Protect My Search Daily will be removed.
Eliminate Protect My Search Daily 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Protect My Search Daily from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".