Searchsecureprime.co is a domain that could be associated with adware or a browser hijacker on your computer. This domain’s main purpose is to convince users to click on various different ads and possibly to allow push notifications. But having it on your computer may mean that the adware behind it may also introduce other pages, like the Searchsecureprime.co as well. Such pages may lead you to scamming or malicious sites and this is the main reason why it is recommended to remove Searchsecureprime.co from your computer.
|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.|
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Searchsecureprime.co – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
Searchsecureprime.co is a domain that belongs to a browser extension that only appears that it is helpful. It’s main idea is to check each site you visit for being secure or unsafe. However, in reality this page may be associated with a browser hijacker that changes your web browser drastically by altering its default search page, home page and new tab page to show Searchsecureprime.co. Usually this can happen if you add the Search Secure extension via their site or if you have added the program as a result of software bundling. Usually, bundled apps may be apps included in installers of other free programs you may have downloaded online. There, in the installers of those freeware apps, you may encounter Search Secure in one of the installation steps, where it is offered as an “optional extra” or a “free offer”.
When it is installed on your computer, the browser hijacker, that is related to Searchsecureprime.co, could begin to change your web browser settings. It can make the default search engine to the Searchsecureprime.co’s search page. When checked, we have established that the page is not even HTTPS encrypted – something quite unusual, considering that this is a security-focused service:
On top of that, we have also detected over 30 different cookies in relation to Searchsecureprime.co.
If you are not familiar, these are tracking technologies that may be used to track your online activities, like:
- What you search.
- Bookmarked sites.
- What you type.
- Your online clicks.
- Any passwords you have saved.
- Access to your microphone and camera.
The main problem is that ads to which pages, like Searchsecureprime.co may lead, which could be of the following types:
- Ad-supported search results.
- Browser redirects.
- Your online clicks.
- Highlighted text ads.
The advertisements that are displayed may lead you to multiple unsafe sites, the origin of which may be scamming or malicious. These sites are dangerous and they make apps, like Searchsecureprime.co indirectly dangerous to your computer.
Remove Searchsecureprime.co from Your Machine
To remove Searchsecureprime.co PUP, we recommend that you follow the removal instructions in this article. If the first two manual removal steps do not seem to get you rid of Searchsecureprime.co, the proffered method that will be most effective for removing it is to download and run a scan with an advanced anti-malware software. Its main goal is to scan your computer thoroughly and then erase all files that are unwanted or malicious plus protect your computer against any infections that might appear in the future as well.
To remove Searchsecureprime.co follow these steps:
Use SpyHunter to scan for malware and unwanted programs
- Guide 1: How to Remove Searchsecureprime.co from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Searchsecureprime.co from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Searchsecureprime.co from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Searchsecureprime.co from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Searchsecureprime.co from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Searchsecureprime.co from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Searchsecureprime.co from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Searchsecureprime.co from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Searchsecureprime.co
Step 2: Uninstall Searchsecureprime.co 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 Searchsecureprime.co 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 Searchsecureprime.co there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Searchsecureprime.co from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Searchsecureprime.co 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 Searchsecureprime.co 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 Searchsecureprime.co 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 Searchsecureprime.co 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 Searchsecureprime.co 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 Searchsecureprime.co 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 Searchsecureprime.co will be removed.
Eliminate Searchsecureprime.co 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.