The Search.searchgtp.com is classified as browser hijacker (sometimes named hijackware). When the MS Edge, IE, Firefox and Chrome is affected with this hijacker, web-browser’s settings such as homepage, newtab page and search provider by default may be modified without permission. Whenever you launch the browser, the Search.searchgtp.com appears as your homepage instead of your favorite homepage. All the time, while the Search.searchgtp.com webpage will be set as your home page and search provider, its authors will has the ability to gather a wide variety of your personal info, everything related to what are you doing on the Internet.
While redirecting, your web browser’s status bar may show the following messages: ‘Waiting for Search.searchgtp.com’, ‘Transferring data from Search.searchgtp.com’, ‘Looking up Search.searchgtp.com’, ‘Read Search.searchgtp.com’, ‘Connected to Search.searchgtp.com’.
Besides the fact that Search.searchgtp.com browser hijacker infection changes your homepage, this intrusive webpage can set yourself as your search engine. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of tons of advertisements, links to undesired and ad 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 Internet, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the Search.searchgtp.com browser hijacker infection can be used to gather a wide variety of user information about you. This confidential info, in the future, may be used for marketing purposes. What creates the risk of theft of confidential data.
We strongly advise that you perform the guide below that will assist you to remove Search.searchgtp.com start page using the standard features of Windows and some proven free software.
Remove Search.searchgtp.com from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
We can help you remove Search.searchgtp.com, without the need to take your computer to a professional. Simply follow the removal guidance below if you currently have the unwanted browser hijacker infection on your machine and want to remove it. If you have any difficulty while trying to delete the hijacker, feel free to ask for our assist in the comment section below. Certain of the steps below will require you to shut down this web-site. So, please read the step by step instructions carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Search.searchgtp.com, execute the steps below:
- How to manually remove Search.searchgtp.com
- Search.searchgtp.com redirect automatic removal
- Use AdBlocker to block Search.searchgtp.com and stay safe online
- How to Search.searchgtp.com hijacker get installed onto personal computer
- Finish words
How to manually remove Search.searchgtp.com
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Search.searchgtp.com search from the Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.
Remove potentially unwanted programs using MS Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed software on your PC and uninstall all unknown and recently installed software. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malicious software and you should clean it off first with malicious software removal tool such as Zemana Anti-malware.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel like below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your PC. Most likely, one of them is the hijacker that cause a redirect to Search.searchgtp.com webpage. If you’ve many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your personal computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most probably, it’s the hijacker infection that made to redirect your browser to the Search.searchgtp.com web-site. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. After the program which you need to uninstall is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the figure below.
Delete Search.searchgtp.com start page from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the browser hijacker, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s startpage, newtab page and search engine that have been replaced by Search.searchgtp.com browser hijacker infection.
First launch the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option named “Settings”.
The internet browser will open the settings screen. Another method to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed in the figure below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box as displayed below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the procedure of cleaning. Once it is finished, the internet browser’s settings including search provider, newtab page and home page back to the values which have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Delete Search.searchgtp.com redirect from Internet Explorer
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect. It will remove Search.searchgtp.com browser hijacker and other web-browser’s harmful plugins, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like startpage, new tab and search provider by default to default state.
Delete Search.searchgtp.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If the Firefox internet 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 like new tab page, home page and search provider to its default state. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press 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 on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Search.searchgtp.com redirect automatic removal
Manual removal steps does not always allow to completely delete the browser hijacker, as it is not easy to identify and get rid of components of browser hijacker and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it’s recommended that you run malware removal tool to completely delete Search.searchgtp.com off your machine. Several free malicious software removal tools are currently available that may be used against the hijacker. The optimum way would be to use Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) and Hitman Pro.
Automatically remove Search.searchgtp.com with Zemana
Zemana Free is a tool that can delete adware, potentially unwanted software, browser hijackers and other malware from your machine easily and for free. Zemana is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of computer resources.
- Zemana AntiMalware can be downloaded from 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
- After the downloading process is finished, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is done, click the “Scan” button to scan for browser hijacker infection that modifies internet browser settings to replace your start page, search provider and new tab with Search.searchgtp.com page. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
- When the scan get completed, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will display you the results. In order to get rid of all items, simply press “Next”. When the process is finished, you can be prompted to restart your system.
Use Hitman Pro to delete Search.searchgtp.com redirect
Hitman Pro is a portable program that requires no hard installation to identify and delete browser hijacker responsible for redirects to Search.searchgtp.com. The program itself is small in size (only a few Mb). Hitman Pro does not need any drivers and special dlls. It’s probably easier to use than any alternative malicious software removal tools you’ve ever tried. HitmanPro works on 64 and 32-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP. It proves that removal utility can be just as effective as the widely known antivirus programs.
- Please go to the link below to download HitmanPro. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- When downloading is done, run the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, click the “Next” to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker that causes browsers to open intrusive Search.searchgtp.com site. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
- Once the scan is done, a list of all threats found is produced. When you’re ready, press “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
How to automatically delete Search.searchgtp.com with Malwarebytes
Remove Search.searchgtp.com browser hijacker manually is difficult and often the hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we advise you to run the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your system. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and adware that your machine can be infected too.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After the download is complete, close all windows on your PC. Further, launch the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install MalwareBytes Free on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then MalwareBytes will automatically launch and you can see its main window as displayed below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to start checking your machine for the hijacker related to Search.searchgtp.com search. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. During the scan MalwareBytes Free will scan for threats exist on your PC.
Once finished, MalwareBytes Free will open a list of detected threats. You may delete threats (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will remove hijacker infection responsible for changing your internet browser settings to Search.searchgtp.com and add items to the Quarantine. After finished, you can be prompted to restart your machine. We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to delete hijackers, adware and other malicious software.
Use AdBlocker to block Search.searchgtp.com and stay safe online
If you browse the Web, you cannot avoid malvertising. But you can protect your web-browser against it. Download and use an ad-blocker program. AdGuard is an ad-blocking which can filter out tons of of the malvertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
- Visit the following page to download AdGuard. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
- Once the downloading process is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is complete, press “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” 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 launch your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block advertisements, Search.searchgtp.com redirect, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, which may be found on your desktop.
How to Search.searchgtp.com hijacker get installed onto personal computer
Once you have finished the few simple steps above, your system should be free from Search.searchgtp.com hijacker infection and other browser’s harmful extensions and other malware. The Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Chrome will no longer show annoying Search.searchgtp.com website on startup. Unfortunately, if the guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.