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Rocket Search Removal Manual

Rocket Search is a website that promises to improve the user’s browsing experience. Rocket Search features a personalized tab screen with your favorite sites and automated or sponsored search enhancements. Although this search website may sound quite appealing, it has been categorized as adware and browser hijacker, and its presence on your computer might expose your system to various security threats. Computer experts recommend the immediate removal of Rocket Search from your PC.

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How Does Rocket Search Affect Your PC?

Rocket Search has an official website where it can be downloaded from (, but in the most cases it is delivered to the user ‘s computer bundled with other free of charge programs and applications downloaded online. Once installed Rocket Search alters the browser settings, changing your default homepage, search engine and new tab page to Although this adware does not expose your system to any risks, the search results you will be presented with, may not be verified, and clicking on any of the presented links may redirect you to potentially unsafe webpages and thus infect your PC.

Upon installation Rocket Search will ask you to log-in with your Facebook or Google account and store the following personal information from either one of your profiles:

  • email address
  • profile picture
  • gender and user identifier

In case you decide to synchronize the address book on your mobile device, keep in mind that the data will be stored in the RocketSearch records. Furthermore, your text messages with people who are identified by name will also be stored on the RocketSearch servers. In case these people are not RocketSearch users the task to inform them about it, is all yours.

RocketSearch may also display various sponsored links and ads in your search results, in order to generate traffic to certain websites and boost advertising revenue. This behavior is typical for every browser hijacker on the web, as well as the fact that this sort of adware is distributed through freeware or shareware. To avoid the installation of such potentially unwanted and unsafe applications on your computer, always use the Custom or Advanced installation options. In case you have downloaded RocketSearch or any other similar adware program intentionally, it is recommended that you carefully read the Privacy Policies on the official webpages, so you can be informed about the possible risks you may encounter when you install them on your computer.

RocketSearch’s Safe Removal

Security experts strongly recommend the immediate removal of any questionable application from your PC. If you are not certain you can manage this task manually, you can always use a reliable anti-adware program.

Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.

1. Restore the settings in your browser

1. Remove Rocket Search 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 Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
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  • From the opened "Extensions" menu locate Rocket Search and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Rocket Search 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 Rocket Search 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'.


    After Rocket Search 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.

    From the drop menu select 'Preferences'
    In the new window select 'Extensions'
    Click once on Rocket Search
    Click 'Uninstall'


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

    2. Remove Rocket Search automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    2. Remove Rocket Search automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    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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