The Search.searcheeh.com is an one of the many annoying web pages that can be shown automatically each time you run the browser. Cause of this is a browser hijacker that was set on your PC system without your consent. Once started, the hijacker makes changes to certain Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer’s homepage, new tab and default search engine to reroute you on an unknown or ad page. Because, the owners of such pages don’t disdain to use any methods to promote their web sites and attract new users. Below we explain how to get rid of Search.searcheeh.com home page from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer thereby restore your favorite startpage, newtab page and default search provider to normal state.
Besides the fact that Search.searcheeh.com browser hijacker modifies your home page, this unwanted web page may set yourself as your search engine. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of a huge number of ads, links to unwanted and ad web-pages and only the remaining part is search results for your query from the major search engines. Of course, the very fact that you encounter with the inability to properly search the Net, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the Search.searcheeh.com hijacker has the ability to collect user data about you. This personal information, in the future, may be sold to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of confidential info about you.
Some browser hijacker infections also contain adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) that has the ability to open unwanted advertisements or gather confidential information which may be sold to third parties. These unwanted advertisements may be displayed in the form of pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text ads, video advertisements, text links or banners or even massive full page advertisements. Most of the adware is developed to open ads, but certain adware is form of spyware that often used to track users to gather your user info.
The tutorial below explaining steps to remove Search.searcheeh.com home page problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the hijacker that may attack Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and MS Edge and other popular browsers. The few simple steps will help you revert back your settings of internet browsers which previously replaced by hijacker infection.
Remove Search.searcheeh.com from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
In the guidance below, we will try to cover the Firefox, Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge and provide general advice to remove Search.searcheeh.com home page. You may find some minor differences in your Microsoft Windows install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: delete all suspicious and unknown software, reset web browsers settings, fix web browsers shortcuts, use free malware removal utilities. Some of the steps will require you to reboot your personal computer or close this web-page. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Search.searcheeh.com, follow the steps below:
- How to manually remove Search.searcheeh.com
- Scan your PC and get rid of Search.searcheeh.com with free utilities
- Use AdBlocker to stop Search.searcheeh.com and stay safe online
- Why is my browser redirected to Search.searcheeh.com?
- To sum up
How to manually remove Search.searcheeh.com
Most common hijackers may be deleted without any antivirus software. The manual hijacker removal is steps that will teach you how to remove the Search.searcheeh.com homepage.
Remove potentially unwanted applications using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First, go to MS Windows Control Panel and remove suspicious programs, all applications you don’t remember installing. It’s important to pay the most attention to software you installed just before Search.searcheeh.com hijacker appeared on your web-browser. If you do not know what a program does, look for the answer on the World Wide Web.
Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the MS Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something like Search.searcheeh.com then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option.
Next, delete any undesired and suspicious applications from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, press the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Select “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the program which has the name such as “Search.searcheeh.com”, uninstall it.
Windows Vista, 7
Close all open web-browsers including the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer. From the “Start” menu in MS Windows, choose “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the applications with the names like Search.searcheeh.com, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to remove this unwanted application from your personal computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose the application named like Search.searcheeh.com, the click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Delete Search.searcheeh.com search from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the hijacker, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s startpage, new tab and default search provider that have been modified by hijacker.
- First, start the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Search.searcheeh.com from FF by resetting web-browser settings
If the Firefox settings like home page, new tab and default search provider have been changed by the browser hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu like below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the following example.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Firefox web browser settings to its original state.
Remove Search.searcheeh.com search from Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer web-browser settings like home page, newtab and search provider by default having been hijacked, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Scan your PC and get rid of Search.searcheeh.com with free utilities
The browser hijacker may hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and get rid of completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the hijacker once again infect your computer and alter settings of installed web-browsers to Search.searcheeh.com. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to get rid of browser hijacker manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the MS Windows operating system. The best way to find and delete hijackers is to run free malware removal applications.
Run Zemana to remove browser hijacker infection
We recommend using the Zemana that are completely clean your personal computer of the hijacker. The utility is an advanced malicious software removal program created by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you remove potentially unwanted programs, hijacker infections, adware, malware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware by clicking on the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Once downloading is finished, close all applications and windows on your PC. Double-click the set up file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup Zemana Anti-Malware on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your PC for the hijacker infection which reroutes your internet browser to unwanted Search.searcheeh.com web-page. While the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
After Zemana AntiMalware completes the scan, Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will show a list of all threats found by the scan. Review the scan results and then press “Next” button. The Zemana will begin to delete browser hijacker that redirects your browser to undesired Search.searcheeh.com web page. Once that process is done, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
Get rid of Search.searcheeh.com start page with Malwarebytes
You can get rid of Search.searcheeh.com search automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it may easily remove browser hijacker infections, adware, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware by clicking on the following link and save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
When downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as displayed in the following example.
When the setup starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your system.
Once setup is done, you will see window as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button .MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) program will scan through the whole personal computer for the browser hijacker that made to redirect your internet browser to the Search.searcheeh.com site. This task can take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
When finished, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will show a scan report. In order to remove all items, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove browser hijacker which developed to redirect your web browser to the Search.searcheeh.com web-page. When finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
The following video explains guide on how to remove browser hijacker, ad-supported software and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti Malware.
Double-check for potentially unwanted applications with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes antimalware or Zemana AntiMalware cannot get rid of this browser hijacker, then we advises to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for malware, adware, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars as well as hijacker that causes internet browsers to show unwanted Search.searcheeh.com site.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 3, 2018
After the downloading process is complete, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. After the tool is opened, you will see a screen like below.
Further, click “Scan” button .AdwCleaner program will scan through the whole PC system for the browser hijacker which created to redirect your web-browser to the Search.searcheeh.com site. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. When the system scan is complete, a list of all items detected is produced as shown on the screen below.
All found items will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box as shown on the image below.
You need to click “OK”. Once that process is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine. When your machine is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to stop Search.searcheeh.com and stay safe online
Using an ad-blocker program such as AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad blocking software will also protect you from malicious ads and web-sites, and, of course, block redirection chain to Search.searcheeh.com and similar web-sites.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocking program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
Once the download is done, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions as displayed on the screen below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick instructions which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your system, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup advertisements, web sites such Search.searcheeh.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
Why is my browser redirected to Search.searcheeh.com?
Many hijackers such as Search.searcheeh.com are included in the free programs installation package. Most often, a user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but some installers are made to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing an adware or PUPs. Anyway, easier to prevent the browser hijacker rather than clean up your machine after one. So, keep the internet browser updated (turn on automatic updates), run a good antivirus software, double check a free software before you launch it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid malicious and unknown web pages.
To sum up
After completing the guidance outlined above, your machine should be clean from this browser hijacker and other malicious software. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer show annoying Search.searcheeh.com startpage on startup. Unfortunately, if the step by step tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker infection, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the intrusive Search.searcheeh.com start page.