The Search.searchwmtn.com is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the category of browser hijackers. Once installed, it imposes various changes to current settings of installed web-browsers. It will set Search.searchwmtn.com as your homepage, newtab page and default search provider. Thus, if you launch any of the web browsers, it will always be open this unwanted web site. Moreover, when you create a new tab, the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge can be also redirected to Search.searchwmtn.com page.
The browser hijacker can also set up the Search.searchwmtn.com web page as the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox default search engine that cause search redirects via the web page. In this way, authors of the browser hijacker have an opportunity to display various advertisements together with the search results for your query. These intrusive ads will be combined in the redirected site. This can bring lots of money for creators of the hijacker infection.
Although, Search.searchwmtn.com browser hijacker is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it may make certain undesired changes to settings of web browsers. Moreover, an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) can be additionally installed on to your personal computer with this hijacker, which will display tons of advertisements, or even massive full page advertisements that blocks surfing the Internet. Often such these ads can recommend to install other unknown and undesired apps or visit malicious web-sites.
Thus, it is clear that the presence of browser hijacker on your computer is not desirable, and you need to clean up your computer sooner. Follow the step by step guidance below in order to delete Search.searchwmtn.com from Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Remove Search.searchwmtn.com from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
We can help you remove Search.searchwmtn.com, without the need to take your computer to a professional. Simply follow the removal instructions below if you currently have the annoying hijacker infection on your machine and want to get rid of it. If you’ve any difficulty while trying to get rid of the hijacker, feel free to ask for our assist in the comment section below. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit this web page. So, please read the tutorial carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Search.searchwmtn.com, perform the following steps:
- How to manually delete Search.searchwmtn.com
- How to automatically remove Search.searchwmtn.com hijacker infection
- Stop Search.searchwmtn.com redirect and other undesired web sites
- How to avoid installation of Search.searchwmtn.com hijacker infection
- Finish words
How to manually delete Search.searchwmtn.com
The step by step instructions will help you remove Search.searchwmtn.com search. These Search.searchwmtn.com removal steps work for the Microsoft Edge, IE, Firefox and Google Chrome, as well as every version of MS Windows operating system.
Uninstall PUPs through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Some of potentially unwanted programs, ad-supported software and hijacker can be removed using the Add/Remove programs utility that is located in the Microsoft Windows Control Panel. So, if you are using any version of Microsoft Windows and you have noticed an unwanted application, then first try to remove it through Add/Remove programs.
Make sure you have closed all browsers and other programs. Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the Microsoft Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something suspicious that is the browser hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to Search.searchwmtn.com then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option. In many cases, malicious software masks itself to avoid detection by imitating legitimate Microsoft Windows processes. A process is particularly suspicious: it’s taking up a lot of memory (despite the fact that you closed all of your programs), its name is not familiar to you (if you’re in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for its name in Google, Yahoo or Bing).
Next, remove any undesired and suspicious software from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, press the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Choose “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of applications installed on your computer. Most likely, one of them is the browser hijacker responsible for Search.searchwmtn.com . Select the questionable program or the application that name is not familiar to you and delete it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the suspicious or any unknown applications, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to uninstall this unwanted program from your PC system.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Select an undesired program, then press “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Get rid of Search.searchwmtn.com from FF
If the Mozilla Firefox web-browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings such as homepage, new tab page and default search engine to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, launch the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, 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 web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the hijacker that cause a reroute to Search.searchwmtn.com page. Once, it’s done, click the “Finish” button.
Delete Search.searchwmtn.com redirect from Google Chrome
If your Google Chrome web-browser is rerouted to undesired Search.searchwmtn.com web-page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser program to its default settings.
- First, run the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Search.searchwmtn.com from Internet Explorer
By resetting Internet Explorer web-browser you revert back your web browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by browser hijacker such as Search.searchwmtn.com.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will delete hijacker infection that causes internet browsers to show intrusive Search.searchwmtn.com web-site, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like search provider, home page and newtab to default state.
How to automatically remove Search.searchwmtn.com hijacker infection
It is not enough to get rid of Search.searchwmtn.com from your browser by completing the manual steps above to solve all problems. Some Search.searchwmtn.com hijacker related files may remain on your computer and they will restore the hijacker even after you remove it. For that reason we recommend to run free antimalware utility like Zemana Free, MalwareBytes and AdwCleaner. Either of those applications should has the ability to search for and remove hijacker infection which redirects your web-browser to annoying Search.searchwmtn.com web page.
Scan and clean your PC of Search.searchwmtn.com with Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM)
Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is a free application for Microsoft Windows operating system to find out and delete potentially unwanted programs, ad supported software, harmful web-browser addons, browser toolbars, and other unwanted programs like hijacker infection that cause a reroute to Search.searchwmtn.com web-site, installed on your computer.
Visit the following page to download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM). Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Once the downloading process is done, launch it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will try to update itself and when this procedure is done, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the browser hijacker that causes browsers to show intrusive Search.searchwmtn.com web page.
This task can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. All detected threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will start to remove hijacker which created to reroute your web-browser to the Search.searchwmtn.com site.
Scan and free your system of browser hijacker infection with Malwarebytes
You can remove Search.searchwmtn.com automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malicious software removal tool because it can easily remove browser hijacker infections, ad-supported software, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
- Installing the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will display the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After the download is complete, please close all applications and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes Free onto your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes AntiMalware will open and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your computer for the browser hijacker infection that responsible for internet browser reroute to the intrusive Search.searchwmtn.com web-page. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your system and the speed of your system. While the MalwareBytes program is checking, you may see count of objects it has identified as threat.
- When the scan get completed, MalwareBytes Free will open you the results.
- Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click the “Quarantine Selected” button. When the clean-up is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Use AdwCleaner to remove Search.searchwmtn.com redirect
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove hijacker that causes browsers to display annoying Search.searchwmtn.com web-site, malware, PUPs and ‘ad supported’ software from computer (MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby return browsers default settings (search provider by default, newtab page and start page). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to detect and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
- Installing the AdwCleaner is simple. First you’ll need to download AdwCleaner from the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
- After the downloading process is done, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, click “Scan” button to search for browser hijacker that cause a redirect to Search.searchwmtn.com web page. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. When a malicious software, ‘ad supported’ software or PUPs are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When AdwCleaner has completed scanning your PC system, AdwCleaner will show a screen which contains a list of malware that has been detected. Next, you need to press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop Search.searchwmtn.com redirect and other undesired web sites
It’s important to use ad blocker apps like AdGuard to protect your machine from harmful web sites. Most security experts says that it is okay to block advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard may to stop Search.searchwmtn.com and other intrusive sites.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
When the downloading process is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is finished, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 run your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block popups, Search.searchwmtn.com redirect, 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, that is located on your desktop.
How to avoid installation of Search.searchwmtn.com hijacker infection
Many of the free applications out there install undesired internet browser toolbars, ad-supported software and potentially unwanted applications such as the browser hijacker that cause Search.searchwmtn.com web-site to appear along with them without your knowledge. One has to be attentive while installing free applications in order to avoid accidentally installing third-party software. It is important that you pay attention to the EULA (End User License Agreements) and choose the Custom, Manual or Advanced install type as it will typically disclose what additional software will also be installed.
Once you’ve done the few simple steps shown above, your personal computer should be clean from this browser hijacker infection and other malware. The Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge will no longer display intrusive Search.searchwmtn.com web site on startup. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, 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 unwanted Search.searchwmtn.com .