If the MS Edge, Firefox, Chrome and IE constantly shows ITheatre Search Plus website, then your machine has been hijacked with a browser hijacker infection. As a result, your homepage, newtab and default search engine are changed to ITheatre Search Plus and all your search results are rerouted to this harmful web site or other domains. It may also create tons of pop-up ads on your PC system and increase your vulnerability. With the step-by-step tutorial below, you can remove ITheatre Search Plus completely.
In order to force you to use ITheatre Search Plus as often as possible this browser hijacker infection can modify your internet browsers’ search provider. You may even find that your computer’s internet browser shortcuts and MS Windows HOSTS file are hijacked without your knowledge and conscious permission. The makers of this browser hijacker do so in order to generate money via Google AdSense or another third-party ad network. Thus every your click on ads which placed on the ITheatre Search Plus generates money for them.
Often, the computer that has been infected by ITheatre Search Plus hijacker, will be also infected with adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) which displays a lot of various ads. It can be pop-ups, text links in the web-pages, banners where they never had. What is more, the adware can replace the legitimate advertisements with malicious ads that will offer to download and install malware and undesired programs or visit the various dangerous and misleading web pages.
Therefore, the browser hijacker is quite dangerous. So, we recommend you remove it from your PC sooner. Follow the instructions presented below to delete ITheatre Search Plus search from the MS Edge, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
Remove ITheatre Search Plus search redirect
Fortunately, it is not hard to get rid of the ITheatre Search Plus hijacker. In the following steps, we will provide two ways to free your machine of this browser hijacker. One is the manual removal method and the other is automatic removal method. You can select the method that best fits you. Please follow the removal tutorial below to remove ITheatre Search Plus right now!
To remove ITheatre Search Plus, complete the following steps:
- How to manually remove ITheatre Search Plus
- How to delete ITheatre Search Plus startpage with free programs
- Run AdBlocker to stop ITheatre Search Plus and stay safe online
- How did ITheatre Search Plus browser hijacker infection get on your machine
- Finish words
How to manually remove ITheatre Search Plus
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the ITheatre Search Plus from the Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers.
Delete ITheatre Search Plus related applications through the Control Panel of your machine
Some of potentially unwanted applications, ad supported software and browser hijacker infection can be uninstalled using the Add/Remove programs tool which is located in the Microsoft Windows Control Panel. So, if you are running any version of MS Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to delete it through Add/Remove programs.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed in the following example.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the screen below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as displayed in the figure below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) like below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and remove all suspicious and unknown programs. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. Once you’ve found anything dubious that may be the browser hijacker infection related to ITheatre Search Plus homepage or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then select this application and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious application blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely get rid of it from your PC system.
Delete ITheatre Search Plus from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the hijacker infection, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s search engine, newtab page and start page that have been replaced by hijacker infection.
- First start the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is finished, your browser’s home page, newtab page and default search engine will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete ITheatre Search Plus search from Firefox
Resetting your Mozilla Firefox is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser application, including the redirect to ITheatre Search Plus web-page.
Run the Mozilla Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the browser hijacker related to ITheatre Search Plus redirect. When, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Remove ITheatre Search Plus from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, run the Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect.
How to delete ITheatre Search Plus startpage with free programs
Manual removal instructions does not always help to completely remove the hijacker, as it’s not easy to identify and delete components of browser hijacker infection and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you run malicious software removal utility to completely delete ITheatre Search Plus off your PC. Several free malicious software removal tools are currently available that can be used against the hijacker infection. The optimum way would be to use Zemana Anti Malware, MalwareBytes Free and HitmanPro.
How to remove ITheatre Search Plus with Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM)
We suggest you to use the Zemana Anti Malware which are completely clean your system. Moreover, the utility will allow you to get rid of potentially unwanted software, malware, toolbars and ad supported software that your computer may be infected too.
Installing the Zemana Anti-Malware is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana AntiMalware on your MS Windows Desktop from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
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Update: March 3, 2018
After the downloading process is done, close all windows on your PC. Further, launch the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Zemana on the PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown in the following example.
Next, press the “Scan” button to search for hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your web-browser to ITheatre Search Plus web-page. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) tool is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
Once the scanning is complete, Zemana Free will open a scan report. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will get rid of browser hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to ITheatre Search Plus and add items to the Quarantine. Once the clean-up is done, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
Use Hitman Pro to get rid of ITheatre Search Plus from the computer
HitmanPro is a free removal utility which can scan your personal computer for a wide range of security threats like ad-supported software, malicious software, PUPs as well as browser hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to ITheatre Search Plus. It will perform a deep scan of your computer including hard drives and Windows registry. When a malicious software is detected, it will allow you to get rid of all detected threats from your system with a simple click.
- Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Update: December 8, 2017
- Once the downloading process is complete, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this tool is launched, press “Next” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the browser hijacker that causes web browsers to open intrusive ITheatre Search Plus webpage. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. While the utility is scanning, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- When the checking is complete, you can check all items found on your computer. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and press “Next” button. Now press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
How to automatically delete ITheatre Search Plus with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect and remove ITheatre Search Plus home page from your PC system. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
Visit the following page to download MalwareBytes Free. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After downloading is finished, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, open the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up MalwareBytes on the PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will automatically start and you may see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button for checking your system for the ITheatre Search Plus browser hijacker infection and other web browser’s harmful addons. This task can take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) tool is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
When the scanning is done, you will be opened the list of all detected items on your PC. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes will begin to remove browser hijacker which cause a reroute to ITheatre Search Plus page. After that process is done, you can be prompted to reboot your computer. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes to get rid of browser hijackers, adware and other malicious software.
Run AdBlocker to stop ITheatre Search Plus and stay safe online
By installing an ad blocker application like AdGuard, you’re able to block ITheatre Search Plus, autoplaying video ads and delete a lot of distracting and unwanted ads on web sites.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of AdGuard for Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is complete, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist 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 PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, web pages such as ITheatre Search Plus, as well as other harmful or misleading websites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which may be found on your desktop.
How did ITheatre Search Plus browser hijacker infection get on your machine
Many of the free applications out there install unwanted web-browser toolbars, adware and PUPs like the browser hijacker infection related to ITheatre Search Plus along with them without your knowledge. One has to be attentive while installing free software in order to avoid accidentally installing additional programs. It is important that you pay attention to the EULA (End User License Agreements) and select the Custom, Manual or Advanced install method as it will typically disclose what bundled apps will also be installed.
Now your computer should be free of the browser hijacker infection responsible for redirects to ITheatre Search Plus. We suggest that you keep Zemana Free (to periodically scan your PC system for new browser hijackers and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup ads and harmful websites). Moreover, to prevent any hijacker infection, please stay clear of unknown and third party apps, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to find potentially unwanted programs.
If you need more help with ITheatre Search Plus search related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.