The Super-search.org is a browser hijacker. Once this unwanted software gets installed on your system, it changes settings of installed web browsers. It will set Super-search.org as your homepage, new tab and default search engine. Thus, if you open any of the internet browsers, it will always be display this unwanted web-site. Moreover, when you create a new tab, the Firefox, Chrome, IE and MS Edge may be also rerouted to Super-search.org web-site.
The Super-search.org hijacker infection usually affects only the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The hijacker will perform a scan of the personal computer for internet browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you open the browser, you will see the Super-search.org unwanted web page.
Table of contents
- What is Super-search.org
- Super-search.org removal instructions
- Manual Super-search.org homepage removal
- Uninstall Super-search.org associated software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Super-search.org startpage
- Get rid of Super-search.org from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
- Delete Super-search.org startpage from Google Chrome
- Remove Super-search.org redirect from Internet Explorer
- How to automatically remove Super-search.org hijacker infection
- Manual Super-search.org homepage removal
- Block Super-search.org redirect and other unwanted web-pages
- How did you get infected with Super-search.org hijacker infection
- Finish words
When your personal computer is infected, every time you run your browser you will see this site. Of course you can setup your startpage again, but next time you run a browser you will see that Super-search.org redirect return. As mentioned above, the browser hijacker can alter the default search engine on this annoying web-site too, so all your search queries will be re-directed to Super-search.org. Thus the authors of the browser hijacker infection can collect the search terms of your queries, and redirect you to malicious web pages.
Also, ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) may be installed on the computer together with Super-search.org browser hijacker. It will insert a large amount of advertisements directly to the web-sites that you view, creating a sense that ads has been added by the developers of the web page. Moreover, legal advertisements may be replaced on fake advertisements that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful applications. Moreover, the Super-search.org hijacker infection has the ability to collect lots of personal information about you, which may be later used for marketing purposes.
Therefore it is very important to free your personal computer ASAP. Follow the tutorial below to delete Super-search.org startpage, as well as other malicious software and adware, which may be installed onto your personal computer along with it.
Super-search.org removal instructions
Without a doubt, the hijacker is harmful to your machine. So you need to quickly and completely remove this malware. To get rid of this hijacker infection, you can use the manual removal which are given below or free malware removal tool such as Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal that will help you to delete Super-search.org easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in machine or in the case where PC infection is not removed automatically.
Manual Super-search.org removal
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to delete the Super-search.org startpage. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your computer.
Uninstall Super-search.org associated software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Some PUPs, browser hijacking programs and ‘ad supported’ software can be uninstalled by uninstalling the free applications they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed software in MS Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to remove them.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all programs installed on the PC.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Super-search.org startpage
When installed, this hijacker may add an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you run the browser, it will show the unwanted homepage.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web-browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The hijacker infection can change it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the web browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example like below.
Once is finished, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for browser shortcuts which redirects to an unwanted web-pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Delete Super-search.org startpage from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the browser hijacker, dangerous and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s homepage, new tab page and search engine by default that have been replaced by Super-search.org hijacker.
- First start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google 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 press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is complete, your internet browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Super-search.org from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox web-browser application is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of FF. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Mozilla Firefox settings such as homepage, new tab and default search engine to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox and press button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown in the figure 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 adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the Super-search.org hijacker infection. When, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Super-search.org redirect from Internet Explorer
The IE reset is great if your internet browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your web browser, that installed by an malware.
First, start the IE. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
How to automatically remove Super-search.org hijacker infection
The browser hijacker can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the PC infection again infect your computer and alter some settings of installed web browsers to Super-search.org. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to delete browser hijacker manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the operating system. The best method to detect and remove browser hijackers is to use free malware removal programs.
Run Malwarebytes to get rid of PC infection
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC. The free utility is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you remove browser hijackers, PUPs, malware, ad-supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC for free.
Download Malwarebytes on your personal computer from the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the downloading process is done, close all applications and windows on your computer. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to start checking your PC for the browser hijacker which cause a redirect to Super-search.org. When a malware is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
As the scanning ends, you can check all threats detected on your PC. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing Super-search.org hijacker infection and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC system.
I recomend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove browser hijacker and other malware.
Double-check for potentially unwanted applications with AdwCleaner
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove browser hijacker such as Super-search.org, malware, PUPs and adware in Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer internet browsers and thereby restore their default settings (start page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the personal computer.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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- Double press the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, click “Scan” button to start checking your system for the Super-search.org hijacker.
- When the system scan is finished, the AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block Super-search.org redirect and other unwanted web-pages
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 harmful advertisements and sites, and, of course, block redirection chain to Super-search.org and simular web-sites.
Download AdGuard application from the following link.
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Once the downloading process is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is done, you will see a window as shown below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, web sites such Super-search.org, as well as other malicious 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, which is located on your desktop.
How did you get infected with Super-search.org hijacker infection
Now your PC system should be clean of the Super-search.org . Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted dangerous sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your machine for new malware, browser hijackers and ad-supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker, malicious programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Super-search.org from your web-browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.