The cause of unwanted get.srchprivate.com ads on your screen is ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). Technically, the ad supported software, that displays lots of ads or redirects on an unwanted web-site, is not a virus. It’s is created to make a money. Once started, the ‘ad supported’ software injects a small code within the content of web-sites that you visit. The malicous code may pop-up a new internet browser window with get.srchprivate.com web page or insert lots of ads directly into the pages you’re viewing.
Most often, the adware affects the most common internet browsers such as the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge. But such the malicious software as well may infect another web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you run the browser, it will reroute to the annoying get.srchprivate.com web site. Even if you setup a new home page, an annoying web site will be the first thing you see when you launch the Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge.
What is more, the adware may open ads depend on a site that you are visiting. That is, it’s clear that this ad-supported software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The ad supported software may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your PC system from the adware as well as remove get.srchprivate.com annoying pop-ups from the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge and other internet browsers.
How does get.srchprivate.com popup ads get installed onto machine
How to manually remove get.srchprivate.com advertisements
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will assist you manually remove get.srchprivate.com pop-ups from the FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
- Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove get.srchprivate.com pop-ups from Chrome
- Remove get.srchprivate.com pop-up ads from Firefox
- Remove get.srchprivate.com redirect from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete get.srchprivate.com redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of annoying ads and internet browser redirect to unwanted sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the screen below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category like below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed applications. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the web-browser redirect to unwanted get.srchprivate.com ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as on the image below.
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as on the image below.
You will see a list of software installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of unwanted advertisements and web browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application, you need to remove, is found, simply press on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Remove get.srchprivate.com pop-ups from Chrome
Like other modern web-browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to get.srchprivate.com unwanted advertisements which is caused by the adware.
At first, run the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown on the screen below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The application will start the task of cleaning. When it’s complete, the web-browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your machine.
Remove get.srchprivate.com pop-up ads from Firefox
First, launch the 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, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove get.srchprivate.com redirect from Internet Explorer
To remove the get.srchprivate.com pop-up ads you need to reset the IE to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, start the IE, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will display the drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset IE settings” prompt as shown on the screen below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the task is complete, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete get.srchprivate.com redirect
Once the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also change the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. 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 that begins with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your machine, it will display get.srchprivate.com annoying web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a dialog box that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete get.srchprivate.com advertisements with free malware remover
Remove get.srchprivate.com advertisements manually is difficult and often the ‘ad supported’ software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malware, internet browser hijacker and toolbars that your PC may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below.
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Update: April 15, 2020
- Close all software and windows on your computer. Open the directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the install of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click on the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole machine to find out ad supported software which redirects your internet browser to the get.srchprivate.com annoying site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the scan is done, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. When the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop get.srchprivate.com advertisements and other unwanted web-pages
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new unwanted ads and malicious pages, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous ads and pages. Moreover, the application can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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Once the downloading process is complete, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “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 do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop ads, sites such as get.srchprivate.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Remove get.srchprivate.com advertisements and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the annoying get.srchprivate.com from the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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After downloading is finished, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your machine for the malicious extensions and ad supported software that displays ads from get.srchprivate.com web site. Once the scanning is finished, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. When the clean up is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to remove ad supported software, browser hijackers and other dangerous software.
After completing the few simple steps shown above, your computer should be clean from malware and adware. The Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge will no longer open get.srchprivate.com unwanted ads or redirect you to unwanted web pages. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.