The searchusatoday.com is an one of the many advertising web-sites, which can be opened automatically each time you run the internet browser. The reason of automatic opening of this web-page is an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware), which was set on your computer without your consent. Because, the ‘ad-supported’ software is often used to display a lot of unwanted advertisements within the Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge’s screen. As, the advertisers do not disdain to use any methods to promote their sites and attract new users. Below we explain how to delete ad-supported software and thereby delete searchusatoday.com annoying ads from your web-browser.
The adware can change the settings of the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, but often that a dangerous software like this can also infect all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time launch the browser to see searchusatoday.com annoying advertisements.
What is more, the ‘ad-supported’ software may show advertisements depend on a web-page that you are visiting. That is, it’s clear that this adware, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The ad-supported software may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
So, obviously, you need to remove the ad-supported software as soon as possible. Use the free few simple steps below. This guide will help you clean your personal computer and thereby delete the searchusatoday.com annoying pop-up ads.
How does searchusatoday.com advertisements get installed onto system
How to manually remove searchusatoday.com ads
This useful removal guide for the searchusatoday.com pop-ups. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove searchusatoday.com ads let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove searchusatoday.com redirect from Firefox
- Remove searchusatoday.com ads from Chrome
- Get rid of searchusatoday.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove searchusatoday.com redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It’ll show the Windows Control Panel as shown in the following image.
Next, click “Uninstall a program” It’ll open a list of all software. Scroll through the all list and remove any suspicious and unknown programs.
Remove searchusatoday.com redirect from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been modified by the ad-supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the reroute onto searchusatoday.com web site.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Next, press the Help button () like below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it’s complete, click the “Finish” button
Remove searchusatoday.com ads from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s start page and search provider by default that have been changed by adware.
- Open the Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, press the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of searchusatoday.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu as shown below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove searchusatoday.com redirect
When installed, the adware may add an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you launch the web browser, it will show the searchusatoday.com annoying web page.
Right click on the internet browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that begins with “http://”. Remove it or everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
Next, click OK to save changes. You need to clean all web-browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad-supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your PC system, it will show searchusatoday.com annoying site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open a prompt which titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove searchusatoday.com automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect searchusatoday.com threat and delete it, from the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the system.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is finished, press “Scan Now” button to start checking your system for the ad supported software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your personal computer. In order to delete all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the steps or the video guide below.
Block searchusatoday.com advertisements and other unwanted web pages
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying ads and malicious web pages, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious ads and web-sites. Moreover, the application can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After the download is finished, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can press “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that 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 launch your system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-ups, web-sites like searchusatoday.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Remove searchusatoday.com pop-up ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of the unwanted searchusatoday.com ads from the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ad supported software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner using the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: April 12, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and ad supported software that opens advertisements from searchusatoday.com page. Once the system scan is finished, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the cleaning procedure is complete, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to remove ‘ad-supported’ software, browser hijackers and other dangerous applications.
Now your system should be free of the searchusatoday.com pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted dangerous web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new 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 searchusatoday.com from your PC system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.