What is SafeSearch?

SafeSearch is the name of a toolbar which promotes a search engine The application is very often bundled with freeware, so if you want to avoid the installation of SafeSearch toolbar or any other browser add-on, always read the information provided in the license agreement. The reason why it is advisable to read the information given in the installation wizards is that you have a possibility to prevent changes of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and other browsers. When people pay no attention to the options they are provided with, they start thinking that their browsers are hijacked after they agree with the terms presented in the installers. Nevertheless, if you want to remove SafeSearch, here you will find out how to do it easily.

What does SafeSearch do?

SafeSearch toolbar is an application which enables the user to use a built-in search box, access Facebook, a game website and a web page promoting SpeedUpMyPC which presented as software for PC issues. As you can see, the toolbar itself does not seem very exceptional, as all those websites can be accessed via bookmarks toolbar if you decide to customize it.test

According to the installation wizard of SafeSearch toolbar, the application is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. However, on our computers only Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox have been affected, which implies that not all your browsers can be compromised by SafeSearch.

As to the search engine, which also becomes your home page, it is presented as a highly safe search provider as it filters web search results in order not to provide you with insecure websites. Moreover, the toolbar provides information on the ratings of the websites so that the user can decide whether he or she really wants to stay on a particular website any longer.

Nevertheless, the SafeSearch search engine presents advertisements which are displayed above the web search results. The advertisements are supposed to be related to you interests or search query; however, very often they are only partially related to what you are searching for, so if you so not want to be provided with unwanted search hits, remove SafeSearch from your browsers.

How to remove SafeSearch?

When it comes to removal, you have two options. You can either remove SafeSearch manually, which means that you will have to uninstall the application and change the settings of the browsers, or remove it by using a spyware removal tool. Below you will find instructions that should help you uninstall SafeSearch; however, do not forget that after you have completed the removal, it is advisable to scan the system with our recommended scanner.

SafeSearch Removal

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel - > Uninstall a program.
  3. Double-click SafeSearch.

Windows XP

  1. Go to the Start menu - > Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the program that you want to remove and click the Remove button.

Windows 8

  1. Press and hold the Windows key and press R.
  2. Type control panel and click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click the program you want to remove.

How to remove SafeSearch

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Option.
  2. On the General tab, change the home page and click Apply.
  3. In the Search section, click Settings and remove SafeSearch.
  4. Select a new search provider.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. In the Extensions section, remove SafeSearch.
  3. In order to change the home page, press Alt+T.
  4. Click Options and in on the General tab, type a new URL in the Home Page box.
  5. Press OK.
  6. To change search provider, open the drop-down menu next to the search box and select a new search engine.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Go to Tools - > Extensions.
  3. Remove SafeSearch.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. In the On startup section, select a preferred option and click Set pages.
  6. Change the settings.
  7. In the Search section, click Manage search engines and replace with a new URL.

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