If the FF, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge displays the searchencrypt.navigateto.net annoying web page then most probably that your personal computer is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). This adware modifies the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer settings to show tons of unwanted ads on all web-sites, including web sites where previously you ads have never seen. These advertisements can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on. What is more, the adware, that opens the searchencrypt.navigateto.net pop-up ads, can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze your web browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
The adware can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, but often that a dangerous software such as this can also infect all types of web-browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the browser to see searchencrypt.navigateto.net annoying ads.
The ad-supported software may insert lots of ads directly to the web-pages that you visit, creating a sense that the advertisements has been added by the creators of the web-site. Moreover, a legal ads may be replaced on the fake advertisements, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the adware has the ability to collect a large number of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the World Wide Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the guide below as soon as possible. The step-by-step instructions will assist you to delete adware as well as clean your personal computer from the searchencrypt.navigateto.net pop-ups. What is more, the few simple steps below will help you remove other harmful software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the computer along with the adware.
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How to manually remove searchencrypt.navigateto.net redirect
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually delete searchencrypt.navigateto.net ads from the Google Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove searchencrypt.navigateto.net redirect
- Remove searchencrypt.navigateto.net from Firefox
- Remove searchencrypt.navigateto.net redirect from Chrome
- Remove searchencrypt.navigateto.net pop-ups from IE
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the computer cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious software. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up your internet browser from advertisements, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed programs.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove searchencrypt.navigateto.net redirect
When the ad-supported software is started, it can also alter the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web browser, it will be rerouted to an annoying advertisements.
To clear the 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 which starts 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 internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove searchencrypt.navigateto.net from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the reroute onto searchencrypt.navigateto.net web page.
First, start the Firefox and press button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click the Help button () like below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Remove searchencrypt.navigateto.net redirect from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malware and adware, as well as to restore the internet browser’s settings that have been changed by ad supported software.
- Now run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google 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 Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next, press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your web browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your start page and search provider by default.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove searchencrypt.navigateto.net pop-ups from IE
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as homepage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state, disable ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and thereby get rid of the redirect to searchencrypt.navigateto.net annoying site.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad-supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your computer, it will display searchencrypt.navigateto.net annoying web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will open a dialog box which titled with 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 display 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 is a component of the malicious application, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of searchencrypt.navigateto.net automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect searchencrypt.navigateto.net threat and get rid of it, by clicking on the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the personal computer.
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Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click “Scan Now” button for checking your computer for the adware and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your PC system. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step guide or the video guide below.
Stop searchencrypt.navigateto.net redirect and other unwanted web pages
To increase your security and protect your system against new unwanted ads and malicious sites, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious ads and sites. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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After the download is finished, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. Once the setup is complete, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow 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 run automatically and stop advertisements, web-pages such as searchencrypt.navigateto.net, 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 AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your system and delete searchencrypt.navigateto.net pop-ups with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of ad-supported software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (startpage, new tab page and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
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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After downloading is done, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to display the program, press Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” for scanning your computer for the ad-supported software which cause a redirect to searchencrypt.navigateto.net advertisements.
When the system scan is complete, it will show a list of all items detected by this tool as on the image below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box, press “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. When the cleaning procedure is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your PC system should be free of the searchencrypt.navigateto.net . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted dangerous web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new malware and adware). 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 remove searchencrypt.navigateto.net ads from your PC system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.