Hello, is it possible that the malware or malicious program related to this Safe-search.net can be found in Control panel? Recently I’ve always been hijacked by this fake website. And I am frustrated that I can’t find it out to completely stop it. You know, this computer infection is very annoying, as it hijacks the web browser, offer wrong search results and pops up different unwanted ads, fake message and even scaring pictures or video. It disturbs me a lot when I am surfing on the Internet. I am here to ask you for some advisable and effective suggestions to clear up this fake website totally.

Brief Description of Safe-search.net Hijacker

Safe-search.net is actually a browser hijacker to hit web browser like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox. The browser hijacker is designed by cyber criminals to target more computers and help cyber criminals to steal user’s important data. So cyber hackers usually will distribute it on the Internet worldwide in order to target more computers. Safe-search.net hijacker can be bundled with “free” software installation package, which is also designed by cyber hackers. When people download the software attached with this browser hijacker, this computer infection will also get installed into system meanwhile. Therefore, to protect your web browser from getting this fake Safe-search.net, computer expert will suggest you choose customized installation while you’re downloading software from online. During this process, you can check if there is unwanted program trying to install into system. Beside, you should also keep cautious to those suspicious webpage which always pops up different products ads, attractive picture, video and fake message about updating flash player. You’re advised not to continue review this webpage as it may contains virus thing or this computer infection, and if you accidentally click on something from the webpage, the virus thing will log in computer.

Safe-search.net hijacker will changes the homepage and default search tool like Google, Yahoo or Bing. The web browser will be always controlled by this redirect infection. Whenever and whatever you want to search via this webpage, it will just offer some strange links or unwanted search results. Many popups things show on the webpage you browse and it will be hard for you to totally stop those popups caused by this Safe-search.net. Gradually you will find the web browser loads slower and slower. Some webpage can’t be displayed or it prompts that your DNS settings is changed and can’t access to the Internet. Meanwhile, if you open many tabs at the same time, the web browser will be stuck or crash down soon. Many junk files are created by this Safe-search.net hijacker to take up the rest of system capacity, which will have a dad effect on computer performance. Computer works slowly, and it takes a long time to load one program or the computer would get stuck when you open many programs at the same time. If you check the CPU usage, you will find it suddenly becomes higher than before even you just run a few programs there. Many computer problems will happen if you can’t clear up this browser hijacker.

Main Symptoms of Safe-search.net Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Safe-search.net hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.

The Screenshot of Safe-search.net Hijacker


Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of browser hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Press CTRL, SHIFT and ESC  these three keys together at the same time to pull up Windows Task Manager; click Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find and end odd processes related to this Safe-search.net hijacker. Names of the processes are random.

Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start Menu, then open Programs, click on Uninstall a program. Find suspicious programs or tool-bars related to the Safe-search.net hijacker. Right click on it and select Uninstall.

Programs and Features

Step 3: Go to Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then mark “Show hidden files, folders, and drivers” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files” (Recommended) and then click Apply or OK.

Folder Options

Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the browser hijacker.

Registry Editor

Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.

Safe-search.net hijacker has the ability to insert into web browser and spy on user’s online activities, so it is suggested to delete all history, data and cookies of the infected web browser before a complete removal. Take Internet Explorer for example:

a. From the “Tool” menu button in the upper-right corner of the Internet Explorer window, choose “Safety” > “Delete browsing history…“.

Delete Browsing History 1

b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.

Delete Browsing History

Step 6: Change your homepage of the infected web browser (Take Internet Explorer as Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools menu and select Internet Options, then click General tab, and input the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK.


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Safe-search.net hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data like online banking details, credit card or paypal account information or your business data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Those pop-ups it creates will take up too much Internet resources and slow down Internet speed. The webpage will be hard to load up and even can’t be open after you have tried many times to open the webpage you need. in system, many unwanted junk files will be produced to occupy the rest of system capacity. Even thought at the beginning this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms or payware, this Safe-search.net redirect also has the ability to bring those harmful viruses to attack computer system, which will greatly slow down PC performance and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Safe-search.net hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 27, 2016 9:09 am

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