Search Module

What is Search Module?

Search Module is the name of a browser hijacker which could illegally takeover the browsers active on your operating system. The infection does not need your permission to corrupt the Home Page and the default search provider of active Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers. This is the first reason why you should remove Search Module as soon as possible. Our researchers here at have analyzed the hijacker and have discovered that this threat rarely travels alone. Unfortunately, this is bad news. If you need to delete the hijacker, it is likely that you need to remove adware helpers, adware, tracking cookies, and potentially unwanted software and malware as well. Needless to say, the removal of the hijacker may be a little less complicated than the removal of more serious threats. Nonetheless, you should not take the existence of a browser hijacker lightly.testtest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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How does Search Module work?

The browser hijacker Search Module may be affiliated with various different programs. Our researchers who have analyzed the program indicate that it may enter the operating system together with the adware helper Goobzo, the potentially unwanted program YoutubeDownloader, the advertisement-supported program ShopperPro, and various other applications. Should you delete Search Module related software? Even though the hijacker could be bundled with harmless applications and infiltrated into the browsers, you have to be careful of those programs that may disrupt your web browsing activities, and the aforementioned apps might do that. If you do not remove Search Module and the associated threats, the speed of your system and Internet connection may decrease. Most importantly, your virtual security could be jeopardized.

Some computer users think that Search Module hijacker is harmless because it is linked to the Bing search engine. This search tool may be relatively harmless and reliable; however, you still need to delete the hijacker. If you are more vigilant, you may have noticed that a Taskbar shortcut (added by Search Module right after the installation) performs a connection to using Internet Explorer. This is a remote server that controls the connection to different search engines, like (it redirects users to as well). Note that the shortcut will remain active after you remove Search Module from the system, which is why you need to make sure you unpin the shortcut from the Taskbar.

How to remove Search Module?

If you do not want browser hijackers corrupting the system, you need to delete Search Module, change the current browser settings, and install security software which would block hijackers and other types of threats from entering your system in the future. Carefully follow the manual removal guides presented below to ensure that all visible traces of the hijacker are deleted. Keep in mind that the leftovers of the infection may require separate removal. If you cannot find the leftovers and cannot delete other threats manually, you should waste no time and install an authentic automatic malware removal tool SpyHunter.

Uninstall Search Module

Delete from Windows 8:

  1. Right-click on the Metro UI screen to open a new pane and select All apps.
  2. Open the Control Panel and then click Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the program you wish to delete, right-click it and click Uninstall.

Delete from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Click the Windows icon (Start menu) located on the Task Bar.
  2. Now open the Control Panel and select Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to delete and select Uninstall.

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Navigate to the Taskbar, click Start and then open the Control Panel.
  2. In the menu of Windows utilities double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. In the Change or Remove Programs list select and Remove Search Module.

Remove Search Module from browsers

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and in the chrome://settings/ page go to On Startup.
  3. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  4. Overwrite/delete the URL of the undesirable search tool and click OK.
  5. Move to Appearance, mark Show Home button, and choose Change.
  6. Overwrite/delete the URL of the undesirable search tool and click OK.
  7. Navigate to Search and click the Manage search engines button.
  8. Click X on the URL of the search tool you wish to delete and click Done.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Firefox and simultaneously tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu.
  2. In the menu click Options to open a new menu in a new window.
  3. Click the General tab, change/delete the Home Page URL and click OK.
  4. Now navigate to the Firefox search box on the top-right corner of the page.
  5. Click the search provider icon and then choose Manage Search Engines.
  6. Remove the undesirable search provider (Search) and click OK.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch Internet Explorer and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and in the menu choose Search Providers.
  3. Add a new search provider and Remove the undesirable one. Click Close.
  4. Simultaneously tap Alt+T one more time and select Internet Options.
  5. Click the General tab, change/delete the Home Page URL and click OK.
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