Windesk Search also known as WindeskWinsearch, WindeskWinsearch virus, and Windesk Search virus, is classified as a potentially unwanted program. Once installed on a system, WindeskWinsearch may add a toolbar on the desktop equipped with a search bar and shortcuts to open Notepad and Calculator. In other words, WindeskWinsearch is promoted as a useful desktop program for better search access without using a browser. However, users should be alarmed because Windesk Search may cause several issues on a computer.
WindeskWinsearch Distribution Method
WindeskWinsearch may have been downloaded alongside another free application. It may also be available on legitimate pages. Users should not be tricked by the promising description since the disadvantages of the program outweigh any promises. In the case of software bundling, users can avoid the silent download of WindeskWinsearch by selecting the advanced option upon installation and unchecking it.
The program may be responsible for altering the default browser’s settings so that sponsored websites are displayed to the user. When browsing the Web, users may encounter numerous advertisements and redirects to shady search engines such as Trovi.com Search.
Users should be very careful not to click any of the content provided by WindeskWinsearch. Doing so may seriously endanger their PCs. Furthermore, ad-supported programs are known to add tracking cookies to the browser so that PII is collected. PII (personally identifiable information) consists of browsing histories, search entries, IP addresses. Lastly, WindeskWinsearch may have been bundled with more PUPs and adware apps. In other words, in order to restore his PC’s normal condition, the user may have to uninstall more than one potentially unwanted program.
WindeskWinsearch Removal Options
- 1. Automatic Removal. Install a trustworthy AV tool to clean and detect all threats.
- 2. Manual Removal. Follow the step-by-step guide provided below the article, in case you are an advanced user.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove WindeskWinsearch from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of WindeskWinsearch from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove WindeskWinsearch from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase WindeskWinsearch from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall WindeskWinsearch from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove WindeskWinsearch from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate WindeskWinsearch from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove WindeskWinsearch from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove WindeskWinsearch
Step 2: Uninstall WindeskWinsearch and related software from Windows
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by WindeskWinsearch 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 WindeskWinsearch there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of WindeskWinsearch from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall WindeskWinsearch 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.
- 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 WindeskWinsearch via Step 1 above:
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 WindeskWinsearch files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as WindeskWinsearch, 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 WindeskWinsearch 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 WindeskWinsearch 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 WindeskWinsearch 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 WindeskWinsearch 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 WindeskWinsearch will be removed.
Eliminate WindeskWinsearch 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.