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ShellSearch.net Removal Manual

Experts classify ShellSearch.net as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) and a browser redirect, and recommend its removal. ShellSearch.net may replace your homepage and default search provider without your direct permission. The search results provided by ShellSearch.net may be manipulated, so the page rank of certain predetermined web pages gets increased. Apart from the browser settings changes, the application may also inject marketing materials in the websites you view and collect information about your online activities. Experts recommend removing ShellSearch.net with a competent anti-spyware application.

Download a System Scanner, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By ShellSearch.net.

How Does ShellSearch.net Enter Your PC?

ShellSearch.net usually ends up in your system bundled with free programs like media players, PDF creators, download managers, etc. This stealth installation method is used by many software developers to cover losses. An easy way to avoid unwanted additional installations is to go for the Custom options and un-check any suggested plug-ins, add-ons, and apps.

Is ShellSearch.net Dangerous?

Once installed, ShellSearch.net is known to modify your default browser settings, assigning itself as your homepage and search engine. The application may provide manipulated search results and link you to potentially unsafe web locations. You may be presented with third party advertisements in the form of pop-ups, banners, in-text ads, etc., which are not only irritating, but they also hide the risk of malware infiltration if you land on a corrupted website.
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ShellSearch.net may track information mainly for marketing purposes. Such can be:

  • Search terms
  • Most frequently visited websites
  • Data entered in the websites you visit
  • Email address
  • PC’s IP address and location

The collected data may be used to provide the user with targeted advertisement, or shared with interested parties for marketing purposes.

How to Delete ShellSearch.net from Your PC?

ShellSearch.net can be removed manually or with the assistance of a competent anti-malware tool. The instructions below will guide you through the removal process.
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Spy Hunter system 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 ShellSearch.net 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 ShellSearch.net and click “Remove

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After ShellSearch.net 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 ShellSearch.net and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After ShellSearch.net 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 ShellSearch.net 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 ShellSearch.net 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 ShellSearch.net
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall ShellSearch.net. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the ShellSearch.net will be removed.

    2. Remove ShellSearch.net automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    2. Remove ShellSearch.net automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

    To clean your computer with the award-winning software Spy Hunter – donload_now_140
    It is highly recommended to run a system scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter.

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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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