If you have ever seen the Search.searchgetdriving.com web-site appear in your web browser, then it’s possible that your PC system is infected with the PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the group of browser hijackers. The browser hijacker problem is, no doubt, a very serious issue for you and other active Net users last days. The browser hijacker is made to alter your web-browser default search provider, start page and new tab page, set up the Search.searchgetdriving.com web site as the startpage and default search provider and cause redirects via the web-site.
When you perform a search through Search.searchgetdriving.com, in addition to search results from Yahoo, Bing or Google Custom Search which provide links to web pages, news articles, images or videos you’ll also be shown a large amount of unwanted ads. The authors of Search.searchgetdriving.com doing this to make advertising money from these advertisements.
While redirecting, your web browser’s status bar may show the following messages: ‘Waiting for Search.searchgetdriving.com’, ‘Transferring data from Search.searchgetdriving.com’, ‘Looking up Search.searchgetdriving.com’, ‘Read Search.searchgetdriving.com’, ‘Connected to Search.searchgetdriving.com’.
We recommend you to delete Search.searchgetdriving.com search and clean your system of hijacker infection immediately, until the presence of the hijacker has not led to even worse consequences. Use the tutorial below that will assist you to completely get rid of Search.searchgetdriving.com startpage, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free utilities.
Remove Search.searchgetdriving.com from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
In order to remove Search.searchgetdriving.com from the MS Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome and set your favorite startpage and search provider, you need to reset the web-browser settings. Additionally, you should look up for other questionable entries, such as files, programs, web browser plugins and shortcut files. However, if you want to get rid of Search.searchgetdriving.com easily, you should run reputable antimalware tool and let it do the job for you.
To remove Search.searchgetdriving.com, follow the steps below:
- Remove Search.searchgetdriving.com without any utilities
- Remove Search.searchgetdriving.com related software through the Control Panel of your machine
- Remove Search.searchgetdriving.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
- Remove Search.searchgetdriving.com homepage from Chrome
- Remove Search.searchgetdriving.com homepage from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Use free malware removal utilities to completely remove Search.searchgetdriving.com
- Run AdBlocker to stop Search.searchgetdriving.com and stay safe online
- Where the Search.searchgetdriving.com hijacker infection comes from
- To sum up
Remove Search.searchgetdriving.com without any utilities
The useful removal instructions for the Search.searchgetdriving.com redirect. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Search.searchgetdriving.com startpage let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove Search.searchgetdriving.com related software through the Control Panel of your machine
First of all, check the list of installed programs on your system and delete all unknown and recently installed programs. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malware and you should clean it off first with malware removal tool like Zemana Anti-malware.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of apps installed on your PC. Most likely, one of them is the Search.searchgetdriving.com browser hijacker and other browser’s malicious extensions. If you’ve many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful apps by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a dubious, unwanted or unused application, 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’ as on the image below.
You will see a list of apps installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most probably, it’s the hijacker that reroutes your web-browser to intrusive Search.searchgetdriving.com web-page. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the application which you need to remove is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as displayed on the image below.
Remove Search.searchgetdriving.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
Resetting your Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your internet browser application, including the redirect to Search.searchgetdriving.com page.
First, start the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the following example.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Search.searchgetdriving.com homepage from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijacker infection, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to recover the web-browser’s start page, search provider and newtab that have been modified by Search.searchgetdriving.com browser hijacker.
- First start the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is done, your browser’s search provider by default, new tab page and startpage will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Search.searchgetdriving.com homepage from Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to recover all internet browser new tab, search provider by default and startpage you need to reset the IE to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your machine.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then press the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown on the screen below.
After the task is complete, press “Close” button. Close the IE and reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s search provider, startpage and new tab to default state.
Use free malware removal utilities to completely remove Search.searchgetdriving.com
It is not enough to get rid of Search.searchgetdriving.com from your web browser by completing the manual steps above to solve all problems. Some Search.searchgetdriving.com browser hijacker related files may remain on your personal computer and they will recover the browser hijacker infection even after you remove it. For that reason we suggest to run free anti-malware utility like Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Free and Hitman Pro. Either of those programs should can scan for and remove browser hijacker responsible for Search.searchgetdriving.com start page.
Automatically get rid of Search.searchgetdriving.com redirect with Zemana Anti-Malware
We advise using the Zemana Free which are completely clean your computer of the browser hijacker. The utility is an advanced malware removal program designed by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove PUPs, hijackers, adware, malware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
Now you can install and run Zemana AntiMalware to get rid of Search.searchgetdriving.com search from your browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) installer called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your system. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Start the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to set up this utility on your personal computer.
During setup you can change some settings, but we suggest you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When installation is finished, this malware removal utility will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan” button for checking your personal computer for the hijacker that cause Search.searchgetdriving.com site to appear. Depending on your system, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Anti Malware is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
After that process is done, you can check all items found on your computer. When you are ready, press “Next” button.
The Zemana will get rid of browser hijacker that responsible for web browser redirect to the undesired Search.searchgetdriving.com web page. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your PC system to make the change take effect.
Remove Search.searchgetdriving.com browser hijacker and malicious extensions with Hitman Pro
Hitman Pro is a completely free (30 day trial) tool. You don’t need expensive methods to delete browser hijacker which created to redirect your internet browser to the Search.searchgetdriving.com site and other shady programs. HitmanPro will delete all the unwanted applications such as adware and hijacker infections at zero cost.
HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
After the download is done, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. Once the utility is opened, you will see a screen as shown on the image below.
Further, press “Next” button . Hitman Pro program will scan through the whole personal computer for the hijacker that cause a redirect to Search.searchgetdriving.com web site. This process can take some time, so please be patient. When finished, Hitman Pro will show a list of all threats found by the scan as displayed on the image below.
Once you have selected what you want to remove from your PC click “Next” button. It will show a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button.
How to automatically get rid of Search.searchgetdriving.com with Malwarebytes
Manual Search.searchgetdriving.com redirect removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker can be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your computer of browser hijacker. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of malicious software, PUPs, adware and toolbars that your system can be infected too.
MalwareBytes can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
When the download is finished, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, run the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup MalwareBytes on the 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 run and you may see its main window as displayed on the screen below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker responsible for changing your web browser settings to Search.searchgetdriving.com. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your system and the speed of your computer.
When MalwareBytes Free completes the scan, MalwareBytes will produce a list of unwanted and adware. Once you’ve selected what you want to remove from your computer click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes will begin to remove hijacker infection that redirects your web-browser to annoying Search.searchgetdriving.com page. When the clean-up is complete, you can be prompted to restart your system. We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove browser hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
Run AdBlocker to stop Search.searchgetdriving.com and stay safe online
If you want to delete annoying ads, web browser redirections and popups, then install an ad-blocker application such as AdGuard. It can stop Search.searchgetdriving.com redirect, advertisements, pop ups and block web-pages from tracking your online activities when using the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Edge. So, if you like browse the Internet, but you do not like annoying ads and want to protect your system from harmful web sites, then the AdGuard is your best choice.
- Download AdGuard from the link below. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- After the download is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is complete, press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “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 do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will run automatically and stop popups, Search.searchgetdriving.com redirect, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
Where the Search.searchgetdriving.com hijacker infection comes from
To sum up
Now your personal computer should be free of the hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your internet browser to Search.searchgetdriving.com site. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and annoying harmful web pages) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new hijackers and other malware). 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 get rid of Search.searchgetdriving.com redirect from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Edge and Chrome, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.