The Search App – Music is a browser extension that makes some changes to settings of browsers by modifying the startpage, newtab page and default search engine. So, if you find that when you launch your web browser, it displays an unwanted page, then you do not need to wait . Follow the step by step instructions below and delete Search App – Music add-on as quickly as possible.
As mentioned above, the Search App – Music add-on also alters the browser’s search provider. So, your internet browser, when searching something, will show a hodgepodge of ads, links to unwanted and ad web sites and search results from the big search engines such as Google or Bing. As a result, actual use of a browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. Moreover, it can also lead to slowing or even freeze your web browser.
Table of contents
- What is Search App – Music
- Search App – Music extension removal instructions
- Manual Search App – Music add-on removal
- Search App – Music plugin automatic removal
- How to stay safe online
- How did Search App – Music add-on get on your personal computer
- To sum up
It is not a good idea to have an unwanted program like Search App – Music addon on your PC system. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. The plugin can also be used to gather lots of user data that can be later sold to third parties. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any ads on the Search App – Music web-page.
A malware that modifies settings of all your typical browsers on Search App – Music mostly affects only Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The Search App – Music plugin can alter the Target property of web browser’s shortcuts, so every time you start the internet browser, instead of your startpage, you will see a completely different web-site.
We strongly suggest that you perform the few simple steps below that will allow you to delete Search App – Music extension using the standard features of Windows and some proven free applications.
Search App – Music extension removal instructions
There are several steps to deleting Search App – Music plugin, because it installs itself so deeply into Microsoft Windows. You need to uninstall all suspicious and unknown applications, then remove malicious plugins from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge and other web browsers you’ve installed. Finally, you need to reset your web browser settings to remove any changes Search App – Music extension has made, and then check your machine with Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner to ensure the extension is fully removed. It will take a while.
Manual Search App – Music add-on removal
Steps to get rid of Search App – Music add-on without any applications are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step guidance completely to fully remove this intrusive Search App – Music plugin.
Uninstall suspicious programs using Control Panel
First method for manual plugin removal is to go into the Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of applications on your machine and see if there are any suspicious and unknown software. If you see any, you need to remove them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Internet search to find details on the application. If it is a potentially unwanted application, ad supported software or malicious software, you will likely find information that says so.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all applications installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Delete Search App – Music add-on from Chrome
If your Chrome web browser is redirected to annoying Search App – Music web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your browser program to its default settings.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press to “Settings” option.
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 below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Delete Search App – Music from Mozilla Firefox
Run the FF 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 open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the Search App – Music addon. After, it is done, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Search App – Music add-on from IE
If you find that Internet Explorer web browser settings such as start page, new tab page and search provider by default having been hijacked, then you may return your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
First, start the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of Search App – Music plugin, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings such as new tab, homepage and search engine by default to default state.
Search App – Music plugin automatic removal
Manual removal instructions does not always help to completely remove the add-on, as it’s not easy to identify and get rid of components of add-on and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you run malicious software removal tool to completely remove Search App – Music off your PC system. Several free malicious software removal utilities are currently available that may be used against the add-on. The optimum method would be to run Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
Scan and free your machine of Search App – Music with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware. You may download and install Zemana Anti-malware to find and remove Search App – Music extension from your PC. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the computer.
Now you can set up and run Zemana Anti Malware to remove Search App – Music add-on from your browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti-Malware installer named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your PC system.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Start the install package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your PC.
During installation you can change some settings, but we suggest you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When setup is finished, this malware removal utility will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window as shown on the image below.
Now press the “Scan” button It’ll scan through the whole computer for the Search App – Music extension which modifies your startpage and search provider. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC system and the speed of your system. While the utility is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
When it has finished scanning your system, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will begin to remove Search App – Music plugin which modifies your startpage and search engine. When the process is complete, you can be prompted to restart your system to make the change take effect.
How to automatically remove Search App – Music with Malwarebytes
You can remove Search App – Music plugin automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily get rid of extensions, ad-supported software, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your machine from the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your machine. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the image below, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically run and you can see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to start checking your personal computer for the Search App – Music plugin which cause an undesired web-page to appear. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan it’ll detect all threats present on your PC.
After the scan is finished, you’ll be displayed the list of all detected threats on your system. Next, you need to press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will remove Search App – Music extension which modifies your homepage and search engine. Once the process is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your PC system. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove hijackers, adware and other malicious software.
Scan and clean your PC of extension with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner tool is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove plugin like Search App – Music, malicious software, PUPs and ad supported software in Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge internet browsers and thereby restore their default settings (home page, newtab and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the system.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: January 20, 2021
After the download is done, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the utility is launched, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button for checking your system for the Search App – Music plugin which cause a redirect to an annoying web-page. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. As the scanning ends, it will open a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been found as shown below.
Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box as shown below.
You need to click “OK”. Once that process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC. When your PC system is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stay safe online
By installing an ad blocker application such as AdbGuard, you are able to block any browser redirects, autoplaying video ads and remove tons of distracting and annoying ads on web pages.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- Once the downloading process is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is finished, press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that 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 run automatically and stop ads, as well as other harmful 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 icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
How did Search App – Music add-on get on your personal computer
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the Search App – Music plugin. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop up ads and annoying malicious web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your machine for new extensions, malicious software 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 get rid of Search App – Music add-on from the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.