safesearch.net is a website that is considered as a typical browser hijacker. There are a lot of different ways for this kind of page to break in. It uses deceptive and tricky methods to be installed and then messes with your browser settings, changing it on its own. This software has spread to lots of computers and it is advised to remove it as soon as possible.
Once safesearch.net is inside, you will notice that your homepage and default search engine were changed on safesearch.net website. This is the main reason why this page is considered as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program. Although this web resource may not be malicious, it could be downloaded from an adware application that is covered in your system. This kind of app can also generate ads and pop-ups on your computer.
How does safesearch.net get into my system?
Some downloaders and bundled applications can install this page along with other programs. For safesearch.net, there are also other ways to be installed. In his case, the most usual way of installation is called bundling. It means that safesearch.net installation is wrapped in the installation of another program. Besides that, email spam messaging and viral advertising are also using to spread the software. We advise you to remove safesearch.net from you PC as soon as you will be aware of its presence. Check our removal guide below to do that.
Removal tool for safesearch.net:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with safesearch.net in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):