Are you seeing Search.suchwowgames.com in the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge every time you launch the web browser? This means that your PC system is infected with browser hijacker which modifies the settings of the web browsers such as the home page, newtab page and search provider by default. Currently, this hijacker are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find freeware, download and install them on the PC without proper attention to the fact that the hijacker can penetrate into the PC system along with them.
The Search.suchwowgames.com hijacker usually affects only the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The infection will perform a scan of the computer for internet browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you launch the internet browser, you will see the Search.suchwowgames.com unwanted web site.
In addition, the Search.suchwowgames.com browser hijacker can also alter the search engine selected in the internet browser. When you try to search on the infected web-browser, you will be presented with search results, consisting of ads and Google (or Yahoo, or Bing) search results for your query. Among these search results can occur links that lead to unwanted and ad sites.
Often, the system which has been infected with Search.suchwowgames.com hijacker infection, will be also infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) that displays a large amount of various ads. It may be pop-ups, text links in the pages, banners where they never had. What is more, the ‘ad supported’ software may replace the legitimate ads with malicious ads which will offer to download and install malicious software and unwanted applications or visit the various dangerous and misleading sites.
Therefore it’s very important to clean your machine ASAP. Follow the step-by-step guide below to get rid of Search.suchwowgames.com redirect, as well as other malware and adware, which can be installed onto your computer along with it.
How does your PC get infected with Search.suchwowgames.com infection
Disregarding the basic computer security practices such as no antivirus program installed, installation of unknown software and free software which may be bundled with hijacker infection, as well as computer virus infection are the possible causes of web browser redirect. Moreover, random visits to an unknown and untrusted web pages, when you click on the search results from Google (Yahoo, Bing) or links on the Internet, when the system is not protected with a software that may stop access to dangerous sites, it can also lead to the fact that instead of your startpage, the web browser will be redirected to Search.suchwowgames.com or other unwanted pages.
How to manually remove Search.suchwowgames.com
This guide will help you remove Search.suchwowgames.com search. These Search.suchwowgames.com removal steps work for the FF, Google Chrome, IE and Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the web browser or reboot your computer. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Uninstall Search.suchwowgames.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Search.suchwowgames.com
- Get rid of Search.suchwowgames.com from Firefox
- Get rid of Search.suchwowgames.com redirect from Chrome
- Remove Search.suchwowgames.com startpage from Internet Explorer
Remove Search.suchwowgames.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed software and delete all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the dangerous software such as ad supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Remove the unwanted software can get rid of the annoying ads or web browser redirect.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program” It will display a list of all applications installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Search.suchwowgames.com
When installed, this browser hijacker infection may add an argument similar “http://search.suchwowgames.com/” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the FF, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you start the internet browser, it will open the unwanted start page.
Right click on the internet browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text “http://search.suchwowgames.com/” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, press OK . You need to clean all internet browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge.
Get rid of Search.suchwowgames.com from Firefox
First, launch the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click 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 shown on the screen below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of Search.suchwowgames.com redirect from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijacker, dangerous and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s start page and search provider by default that have been modified by Search.suchwowgames.com browser hijacker.
- First start the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is finished, your internet browser’s startpage, new tab 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.
Remove Search.suchwowgames.com startpage from Internet Explorer
To restore the homepage, new tab and default search engine you need to reset the IE to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display 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 image below.
Once the procedure is finished, press “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine to default state.
How to delete Search.suchwowgames.com automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely delete browser hijacker from the infected machine. This is because the browser hijacker can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and get rid of completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the browser hijacker again infect your computer and alter its settings to Search.suchwowgames.com. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to remove browser hijacker manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the operating system.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. The free utility is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Download Malwarebytes on your PC 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 programs and windows on your PC. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, press Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your PC system for the browser hijacker which cause a redirect to Search.suchwowgames.com. 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 start removing Search.suchwowgames.com browser hijacker and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart the system.
I recomend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove browser hijacker and other malware.
Stop Search.suchwowgames.com redirect and other unwanted sites
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted ads and dangerous web-pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to harmful advertisements and web-sites. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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After downloading is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is complete, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application 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 do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, web pages such Search.suchwowgames.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Scan your PC and get rid of Search.suchwowgames.com with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove browser hijacker like Search.suchwowgames.com, malware and ad supported software in Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer internet browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (start page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the system.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the download is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to open the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” to begin scanning your computer for the Search.suchwowgames.com browser hijacker and other malware and adware.
Once the system scan is finished is done, it will display a list of all items detected by this utility as shown below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box. Click “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. Once the cleaning procedure is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
After completing the few simple steps above, your personal computer should be clean from malware and browser hijackers. The Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer display Search.suchwowgames.com annoying startpage on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- Once the system scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, press it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, 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.suchwowgames.com search.