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Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com is another browser hijacker developed by SaferBrowser. To remove this application and everything associated with it, you should read this article carefully.
The hijacker can make changes to the search engine, homepage, and new tab of your browsers. You can be redirected. Search results can be incorrect and filled with advertising links. There might be a browser extension related to this hijacker.

NameSearch1(.)search101sweets(.)com
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionYour browsers have a new homepage, search engine and new tab page.
SymptomsSets its own browser homepage and new tab page. Your browsers have a new search engine. You can get redirected. Searches display ads and misleading results.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Bundle Packages
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com
User Experience Join our forum to discuss Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com.

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Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com – Delivery

Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com is usually delivered via third-party install setups. The hijacker can get inside your PC without you knowing. The reason behind that is because it hides in freeware installations and bundle packages. Inside them, there are additional components chosen for installation by default. The components are undisclosed oftentimes, and you can install Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com if just keep hitting the Next button. To prevent that, check the setup for a Custom or an Advanced settings menu.

The hijacker can be delivered via advertisements, such as banners and pop-ups or from visiting untrusted websites. Such sites, with a low reputation, are probably partners of the hijacker’s developers. Frequently affected browsers are Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari.

Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com – Description

Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com is the domain of a browser hijacker. Once on your PC, numerous settings will be changed, including your browsers’ homepage, new tab page and the search engine. Each browser might lead to different search engines. The hijacker is developed by the company SaferBrowser. That company is known for making many other hijackers like EasyCurrentNewsAccess and MaxWebSearch.

There could also be a browser extension put inside your browsers, which is bundled with software installed on your PC. It can redirect you to the Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com address and other ones too.

Whatever you search for, will be filtered through the Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com/search? address. After that, you can see misleading and incorrect results being displayed. Along these search results, there may be advertising content in the shape of in-text links. And there can be redirects to known search engines, like Yahoo. You can see an example in the image below:

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You can be redirected multiple times from the different advertising content, no matter what its type is – pop-ups, pop-unders, In-text-links, banners or something else. These redirects can get more website hits on different domains, so they gain revenue on a pay-per-click principle.

The Privacy Policy of Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com makes it clear, that whatever you type in as well as both personally and non-personally identifiable information may be gathered, effective immediately when you have the hijacker installed.

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Information that may be collected according to the policy:

  • Search queries and all data you type in searches
  • Search data and specifics of searches
  • Browser (version and type)
  • URLs and clicks
  • IP address
  • Country of residence, home address
  • Name, education, interests
  • Communications preferences
  • Telephone number
  • Operating System (and other related data)

Just using the services of Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com gives your consent for information about you to be collected, automatically. Everything you write might be shared with third parties.

Remove Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com Completely

To remove Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. If the manual removal does not get rid of this browser hijacker and its modifications completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software will keep your system secure in the future.

Delete Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com from Windows and Your Browser

1.Remove or Uninstall Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com in Windows

Remove or Uninstall Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com in Windows.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes 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:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com.

    2.Remove Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com from Your Browser

    Remove Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com from Your Browser.

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com and click “Remove

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    After Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com will be removed.

    Remove Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    1. Remove Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Remove Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Install SpyHunter to scan for and remove Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com.2. Scan with SpyHunter to Detect and Remove Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com.
    Step 1: Click here to go to SpyHunter’s download instruction page.
    Step 2: Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.
    Step 3: After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to automatically update.

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    Step1: After the update process has finished, click on the ‘Scan Computer Now’ button.
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    Step2: After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com files, click on the ‘Fix Threats’ button to remove them automatically and permanently.
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    Step3: Once the intrusions on your PC have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart it.

    2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com in the future

    2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks in the future

    IMPORTANT! Before reading the Windows backup instructions, we highly recommend to back up your data automatically with cloud backup and insure it against any type of data loss on your device, even the most severe. We recommend reading more about and downloading SOS Online Backup .

    1. For Windows 7 and earlier 1. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 1. Enabling the Windows Defense Feature (Previous Versions)

    1-Click on Windows Start Menu
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    2-Type Backup And Restore
    3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
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    4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
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    5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the ‘Let Me Choose’ option and then click on Next.
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    6-Click on ‘Save settings and run backup’ on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com.
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    1-Press Windows button + R
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    2-In the window type ‘filehistory’ and press Enter
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    3-A File History window will appear. Click on ‘Configure file history settings’
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    4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on ‘Turn On’. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
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    5-Select the drive then click on ‘Ok’ in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com.

    1- Press Windows button + R keys.
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    2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
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    3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
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    5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
    6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com is on.
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    Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
    1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
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    2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
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    3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com should be restored.

    Optional: Using an Alternative Anti-Malware Tool

    Remove Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com Using an Alternative Tool

    STOPZilla Anti Malware
    1. Download and Install STOPZilla Anti-malware to Scan for And Remove Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com.
    Step 1: Download STOPZilla by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button.

    2. Scan your PC with STOPZilla Anti Malware to remove all Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com associated files completely.
    Step 1: Launch STOPZilla if you haven’t launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to automatically scan and then click on the ‘Repair Now’ button. If it does not scan automatically, click on the ‘Scan Now’ button.
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    Step 3: After the removal of all threats and associated objects, you should Restart your PC.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com threat: Manual removal of Search1(.)search101sweets(.)com requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.
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    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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