Web Privacy Search is the name of a browser – hijacking software, whose main goal is to display multiple different types of browser redirects on victims computers. Web Privacy Search may also change the default search engine and tons of settings on your browser that may alter the information that you see as search results with ads. Since the ads shown by Web Privacy Search can be dangerous for your computer, we highly recommend that you read this article and learn how to remove it.
|Name||Web Privacy Search|
|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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Web Privacy Search – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
Web Privacy Search may start to appear as search suggestions on your web browser after it Is installed, similar to what the image below shows:
It may arrive on your computer either as a browser extension from a web page that may auto add and false advertise it or via another software. Another way for the program to slip past you is if it is attached to the installer of another free app you may have recently downloaded. Such free programs are often offered by various third-party sites that include PUPs and other unnecessary software added as a “free extra” somewhere deep in the installation packages. Since many users tend to fast-click their way through an install, they often miss those apps and this is how Web Privacy Search may have ended up on your PC.
Either way, when Web Privacy Search is on your computer, the result is that the following ads may start to appear:
- Web Privacy Search redirects.
- Online search results that are ad-supported.
- Push notifications.
- Highlighted text ads.
- Banners on the sites you visit.
All of these advertisements may ultimately contain cookies, geo-locators and many other tracking technologies, whose main idea could be to track what you type and what you do online. In addition to this, Web Privacy Search may also lead you to several dangerous sites, like scam sites, phishing and even malicious URLs, that may directly infect your computer with malware. So from a harmless ad-supported extension, you could wind up having a dangerous threat and have your information compromised – only one more reason why consider removing Web Privacy Search as fast as possible.
Remove Web Privacy Search from Your Machine
To remove Web Privacy Search completely from your computer, we strongly recommend that you read the instructions down below. They are made to help you remove Web Privacy Search step by step from your computer. If you want faster and more effective results, we strongly advise that you remove Web Privacy Search automatically by using a professional anti-malware software. Such program can effectively scan for and remove all sorts of unwanted virus files and protect you against future infections as well.
To remove Web Privacy Search follow these steps:
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Web Privacy Search from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Web Privacy Search from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Web Privacy Search from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Web Privacy Search from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Web Privacy Search from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Web Privacy Search from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Web Privacy Search from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Web Privacy Search from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Web Privacy Search
Step 2: Uninstall Web Privacy 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 Web Privacy 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 Web Privacy Search there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Web Privacy Search from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Web Privacy 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 Web Privacy 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 Web Privacy Search files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Web Privacy Search, 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 Web Privacy 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 Web Privacy 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 Web Privacy 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 Web Privacy 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 Web Privacy Search will be removed.
Eliminate Web Privacy 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.