Thesearch.net is a quite nasty browser hijacker currently infecting many PCs in various parts of the world. The infection may spread its malicious roots into all widely used browsers today, including Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Thesearch.net is not a decent search engine, by the way. It is simply not able to furnish you with any adequate search results. Instead, it permanently redirects you to many other third-party websites not related at all to the scopes of user’s interest. The hijacker has in mind to generate profit for those people who stand behind its distribution in the web. There are many advertisement banners and sponsored links displayed in the home page of hijacked browser and along with pseudo search results delivered by the hijacker. However, it is absolutely useless in terms of obtaining any decent search results.
Thesearch.net hijacker is often integrated with installers of some other free programs users deal with. It is mandatory that you always select the option of advanced (custom) installation in order to prevent any third-party software from getting into your PC. Otherwise you may end up installing plenty of junk applications into your system and your entire PC will be messed up.
Thesearch.net causes your computer to function extremely sluggish. You may end up facing the system to be full of malware eventually and the PC will start freezing dramatically. We suggest that you remove thesearch.net virus by carefully scanning your system with a proven virus removal application as explained in the tutorial below.
Anti-malware software necessary to delete thesearch.net automatically.
Detailed automatic removal milestones:
- Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware using the download button (above).
- Install the software and scan your system with it.
- At the end of scan click “Apply” to remove all infections related to this hijacker:
- Important! It is also very important that you reset your browsers using GridinSoft Anti-Malware after you delete thesearch.net. Shut down all your available browsers right now.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Select which particular browsers you would like to be reset and choose the reset options:
- Finally, Click on “Reset” button.
- You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully.
- Reboot your system now.
Note! GridinSoft Anti-Malware is a free scanner to identify malware traces in your computer. This means that its 15-day free trial version is only able to detect infections and remove 2 sole malicious items from your infected PC. If the computer is deeply contaminated with viruses, you need to purchase its full version to delete them.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
Instructions to prevent your system from being contaminated with thesearch.net again:
GridinSoft Anti-Malware renders an excellent tool to prevent malicious applications from being started in your computer ahead of time. By default, this feature is disabled after you install GridinSoft Anti-Malware. To enable the Real-Time Protection mode click on the “Protect” button and hit “Start” as demonstrated below:
As soon as this feature is enabled, your PC will be protected against all possible malware targeting your computer and attempting to launch and install itself. You may click on the “Confirm” button to continue blocking this infected file from being started, or you may ignore this warning and launch this file.