What Is Template Search
Template Search is the type of software that has been created with the main goal is to display as many ads as possible on your computer. The main idea of these browser hijackers is to attack your browsers and show these ads only for profit. This profit is usually realized by pay-per-click and other kinds of schemes that are realized along the way. The main problem with this is to show as many ads as possible, making your computer slow and open it up to risky sites and other kinds of problematic domains.
Read this article to learn how to remove Template Search from your computer and try to get your files to work again.
Template Search Summary
|Type||Browser Hijacker / PUP / Scam Redirect|
|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 computer.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Template Search.|
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Programs, like Template Search may enter your Mac through bundling or if they are downloaded from some shady site. Once added to your computer, Template Search may be the reason why you could start seeing the following advertisements:
- Highlighted text ads.
- Browser pop-up ads.
- Web banners.
- Push promotion pop-ups.
- Ads that show up instead of search results.
- Third-party site redirects.
Template Search software may also use different trackers. Such are cookies, tags, pixels, geo-locators, and others. These are all small objects dropped on your computer and may remain on it if not deleted. They could be responsible for the following kinds of information tracking:
- Which pages you have visited.
- Where you have clicked online and what your mouse movements are.
- Sites that are bookmarked.
- Your browsing history.
- Your search history.
The main problem with Template Search is the ads it shows often go unchecked and could be used to lead you to several unwanted sites that may outright be dangerous for your computer, for example:
- Fake or phishing sites.
- Viruses and other malware.
- Fake tech support scams.
- Fraud websites.
- Fake software download sites.
- Endless redirect schemes.
- Fake surveys.
This is why Template Search is the kind of software that is better off gone from your computer.
Remove Template Search from Your Device
Template Search is the kind of software that can be removed from your computer if you follow the removal instructions that have been posted underneath this article. They are created with the main idea to best assist you in deleting this unwanted software from both your web browsers and your computer. Furthermore, be advised that you can also remove Template Search from your machine using anti-malware software, which is the most recommended way for removal. Such professional software aims to best help you automatically detect and delete any malware from your machine.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Template Search from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Template Search on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Template Search in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Template Search from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Template Search from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Template Search from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Template Search from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Template Search Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Template Search from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Template Search
Step 2: Uninstall Template 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 Template 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 Template Search there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Template Search from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Template 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 Template 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 Template Search files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Template 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 Template 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 Template 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 Template 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 Template 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 Template Search will be removed.
Eliminate Template 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Template Search from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".