Are you seeing Search.sidecubes.com in the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge every time you run the internet browser? This means that your machine is infected with hijacker which modifies the settings of the internet browsers like the home page, newtab page and search provider by default. Currently, this browser hijacker infection are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find freeware, download and install them on the machine without proper attention to the fact that the infection can penetrate into the personal computer along with them.
Most often, the Search.sidecubes.com hijacker affects most common internet browsers such as Chrome, FF, Edge and IE. But such hijacker infections as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the web browser, it will show Search.sidecubes.com web site. Even if you setup your home page again, it is still the first thing you see when you run the web-browser will be the unwanted Search.sidecubes.com page.
When your computer is infected, every time you run your web-browser you will see this page. Of course you can setup your startpage again, but next time you launch a internet browser you will see that Search.sidecubes.com redirect return. As mentioned above, the hijacker may change the default search engine on this unwanted web-site too, so all your search queries will be redirected to Search.sidecubes.com. Thus the authors of the hijacker may collect the search terms of your queries, and reroute you to malicious web sites.
Although, Search.sidecubes.com hijacker is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it changes the settings of your web-browser. Moreover, an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) can be additionally installed on to your machine with this hijacker, that will open a huge number of ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the web-browser. Often such these ads may recommend to install other unknown and unwanted software or visit dangerous web pages.
Therefore it is very important to free your system as soon as possible. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to get rid of Search.sidecubes.com , as well as other malicious software and adware, which can be installed onto your computer along with it.
How did you get infected with Search.sidecubes.com browser hijacker infection
How to manually remove Search.sidecubes.com
This useful removal guide for the Search.sidecubes.com redirect. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of Search.sidecubes.com let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Uninstall Search.sidecubes.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete Search.sidecubes.com search
- Remove Search.sidecubes.com search from Firefox
- Remove Search.sidecubes.com redirect from Google Chrome
- Remove Search.sidecubes.com startpage from IE
Delete Search.sidecubes.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the application that causes the appearance of annoying ads or web browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete Search.sidecubes.com search
Right click on the shortcut of infected internet browser as on the image below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll open a shortcut’s properties. Next, press the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://search.sidecubes.com/” string from Target field as shown on the image below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web browsers that are rerouted to the Search.sidecubes.com annoying web page.
Remove Search.sidecubes.com search from Firefox
First, launch the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Search.sidecubes.com redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the browser hijacker, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been modified by Search.sidecubes.com browser hijacker.
- First launch the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your browser’s homepage, new tab page and search engine by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Search.sidecubes.com startpage from IE
To restore the homepage, new tab and default search engine you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, start the IE, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown in the figure below.
When the process is complete, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s start page and search provider by default to default state.
How to delete Search.sidecubes.com with Malwarebytes
Remove Search.sidecubes.com hijacker infection manually is difficult and often the hijacker infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malware, toolbars and adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) that your PC may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes (MBAM) by clicking on the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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- Close all programs and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your system for Search.sidecubes.com hijacker. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your machine.
The following video offers a guide on how to remove browser hijacker with Malwarebytes.
Block Search.sidecubes.com and other unwanted web-pages
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted ads and malicious web-sites, you need to use an program that blocks access to dangerous ads and web-sites. Moreover, the program can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
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When the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is complete, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block ads, web-sites such Search.sidecubes.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
If the problem with Search.sidecubes.com homepage is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot get rid of this browser hijacker infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double press the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is opened, click “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out Search.sidecubes.com hijacker.
- When it has finished scanning, the AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your PC should be free of the Search.sidecubes.com search. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted harmful web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your personal computer for new browser hijackers, malware and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Search.sidecubes.com search from the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.