Remove Switch2Search from Firefox/IE/Chrome

Posted by Britt Duncan - July 29, 2016

Switch2Search claims to improve your online experience. Unfortunately, it is considered to be an adware because it makes the computer system vulnerable to some unknown online items. So, if you have it in the computer system now, it is a wise choice to get it removed as soon as possible. This adware is not a direct threat to the computer system security, but the pop-up ads it offers contain risky web links and even installers of malware, so no computer user wants to leave Switch2Search in the computer system in view of the computer system security.

It is usually bundled with free software. Hence, when you download and install new free software from unknown third-party web sites, you need to be careful. The main reason why it is regarded as an adware is that it displays a lot of pop-up ads after it enters into your computer system. Switch2Search says that these ads can help you to get the information and resources you need. But you need to remember that some unknown items are embedded in the pop-up ads including links to unsafe web sites. It is created to create advertising revenue for the developers. So, unless you are confident that you will not be tricked by Switch2Search, you should remove it timely.

search.switch2search.com

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Switch2Search Virus Is a Big Trouble :

1. It is a risky Trojan virus that penetrates into your system secretly;
2. It adds harmful files or scripts to major part of the system;
3. It could cut off the access to the installed antivirus software;
4. It may bring in spyware or other privacy-invasive malware;
5. It keeps mutating and updating all the time;
6. It steals your privacy and compromises your security.

Instruction on Removing Switch2Search Malware

According to our research, we found that Switch2Search adware often gets installed together with other programs. And Switch2Search adware has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing Switch2Search virus.

Windows xp/vista/7:
Step One: Uninstall Switch2Search adware.

1. Go to Control Panel from Start menu.
2. Choose Uninstall a program or Add/Change programs.

3. Select Switch2Search adware and click on Uninstall or Uninstall/Change button.

Step Two: Show hidden files.

1. Go to Control Panel, and choose Folder Options.

2. In View tab, scroll dawn and choose show hidden files, folders and drives. Click OK.

Step Three: Remove registry entries.

1. Open Start menu and find Run in Windows XP. Type regedit and tap Enter. In Windows vista/7, click Start and type reged in search field.

2. At opening Registry Editor, search for and delete key and values related to Switch2Search adware.

%AppData%\data.sec
%AppData%\svc-[random file name].exe

Windows 8:
Step One: Uninstall Switch2Search adware.

1. Type uninstall a program in the Search field.

2. Enter Programs and Features in the address bar and select Switch2Search from program list.

3. Click Uninstall button and then follow uninstall wizard.

Step Two: Show Hidden Files.

1. Choose Windows Explorer from Start screen.

2. Navigate to File tab, tick both Hidden items and File name extensions.

3. Look for corrupted files outlined below and delete them all:

%AppData%\data.sec
%AppData%\svc-[random file name].exe

Step Three: Remove Registry Entries.

1. Type regedit in the search field.

2. Search for and delete harmful key and values generated by Switch2Search adware.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “EnableVirtualization” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “ConsentPromptBehaviorUser” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = 1

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