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Remove Safewebsearches.com Redirect

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This article aims to help you with the removal of Safewebsearches.com redirect from affected browser and system. Follow the detailed guide at the end to get rid of this annoying program in full.

Safewebsearches.com redirect affects commonly used web browsers in order to spy on your online activities and display lots of sponsored content. It aims to affect your system without your knowledge and remain there as long as possible. Thus, Safewebsearches.com is considered to be a potentially unwanted program that is better to be removed completely from the affected device.

Threat Summary

Name Safewebsearches.com
Type Browser Hijacker, Redirect, PUP
Short Description Safewebsearches.com redirect is potentially unwanted program that affects commonly used web browsers. It hijacks the homepge, new tab page and default search engine.
Symptoms Homepage and new tab pages of affected browsers redirect to the main page of the suspicious Safewebsearches.com website. Many advertisements flood the browser and make it sluggish.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Safewebsearches.com – Spread Techniques

The potentially unwanted Safewebsearches.com redirect is likely to land on your system as a part of the third-party app installer. Third-party apps released for free on various torrent websites, forums, P2P networks, and sometimes social media channels often are designed to deliver PUPs like Safewebsearches.com on users PCs. This technique is utilized by many developers who prefer to monetize their projects by incorporating additional components into their setups or make the apps ad-supported.

So during the installation process of the last third-party freeware you downloaded, you might have unnoticeably granted Safewebsearches.com redirect access to your system. Most of the times all additional components remain hidden, you could easily miss their presence. In order to prevent the installation of such undesired extras, you need to select the Advanced or Custom configuration options. There you could find out all components of the installer and opt out the installation of undesired ones.

Safewebsearches.com redirect could affect commonly used web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

Safewebsearches.com – More About Its Impact

Once Safewebsearches.com establishes its infection files on the system it starts to inject lots of sponsored content in affected browsers. The ads may also appear even when you are not surfing the net. They may come in various shapes and forms including but not limiting to banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, in-text links, sponsored search results, videos, and even system like notifications. As a result of all these ads that appear constantly, your affected browser may become sluggish or completely unresponsive at times.

Furthermore, the content presented by these annoying ads may be unsafe. And in case that you decide to visit any, it may land you on compromised web page that is set to run a severe malware infection directly on your PC.

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As a matter of fact, Safewebsearches.com aims to improve the efficiency of its aggressive advertising campaigns as they generate profits to its owners. So as long as it has access to your browser it is able to collect various details about you and your online behavior. All details are stored on its servers so that its owners could use them to deliver you ads based on your interests.

On top of that, during our research we noticed that Safewebsearches.com causes a transitory redirect to another browser hijacker after each entered search query. This means that yet another dubious PUP named BlpSearch.com obtains all your search queries and supposedly other data stored by your affected browser.

As regards, the search engine presented by Safewebsearches.com it appears to be a hoax one. All that it is set to do is to acquire your search queries, provide another hijacker the access to them and then open a new browser tab with Yahoo search results. Don’t get us wrong Yahoo search is legitimate search engine used by many people around the world. But in case that it is your preferred one, we advise you to remove the hoax Safewebsearches.com completely and then set Yahoo as a default one.

Safewebsearches.com – Privacy Policy

In this paragraph, we will present a summary of the most important details stated in the Privacy Policy section associated with Safewebsearches.com redirect. It could be reviewed by the following the https://www.safewebsearches.com/privacy domain address. In fact, this is not the first time for us to detect a nasty program released by the same company. As reported Ember Relax Background browser extension is yet another PUP that tricks online users into installing it on their devices.

As stated there the company SAFEWEBSEARCHES is the one standing behind this nasty hijacker program.

Eventually, as long as Safewebsearches.com is installed in your browser you agree with the collection of the following details:

  • Your IP address
  • Your Internet service provider (ISP)
  • Cookie Information
  • Your browser type and version
  • Webpages you visit
  • Other information you provide

In case you do not want the services provided by this company to keep recording all details mentioned above, you should consider their immediate removal from your computer.

How to Remove Safewebsearches.com Redirect

In order to remove Safewebsearches.com from your PC make sure to complete all the steps listed in the removal that follows. It presents both manual and automatic removal instructions that combined will help you to remove this nasty program in full. The automatic approach guarantees maximum efficiency. After a scan with an advanced anti-malware tool, you can see the exact location of all malicious files and objects created by Safewebsearches.com and remove them from the infected PC. In case that you have further questions or need additional help, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us via email.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She has been with the STF team for five years, researching malware, reporting on the latest computer infections, and following digital marketing trends.

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How to Remove Safewebsearches.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Safewebsearches.com

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Safewebsearches.com 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Safewebsearches.com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Safewebsearches.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Safewebsearches.com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Safewebsearches.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Safewebsearches.com and remove related files and objects

OFFER
Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Safewebsearches.com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Safewebsearches.com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Safewebsearches.com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 Safewebsearches.com 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Safewebsearches.com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Safewebsearches.com files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Safewebsearches.com, 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.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Safewebsearches.com:


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Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove Safewebsearches.com 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.


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Erase Safewebsearches.com 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.



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Uninstall Safewebsearches.com 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.



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Remove Safewebsearches.com 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".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Safewebsearches.com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Safewebsearches.com 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.


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