The Searcheagle.net is classified as a browser hijacker. After its installation, it may make some undesired changes to web browsers settings. It will set Searcheagle.net as your homepage, newtab and search engine by default. Thus, if you start any of the internet browsers, it will always be show this undesired web page. Moreover, when you create a new tab, the FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge may be also redirected to Searcheagle.net web-page.
The hijacker infection can also set up the Searcheagle.net site as the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Edge default search engine that cause search redirects via the web-site. In this way, developers of the browser hijacker have an opportunity to show various advertisements together with the search results for your query. These annoying advertisements will be combined in the redirected web page. This can bring a large amount of money for developers of the hijacker.
Table of contents
- What is Searcheagle.net
- Remove Searcheagle.net
- Remove Searcheagle.net start page without any utilities
- How to remove Searcheagle.net with freeware
- How to stop Searcheagle.net redirect
- Tips to prevent Searcheagle.net and other unwanted applications
- To sum up
Often, the machine that has been infected by Searcheagle.net hijacker infection, will be also infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that displays a lot of various advertisements. It can be pop-ups, text links in the 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 malicious software and unwanted programs or visit the various dangerous and misleading pages.
The Searcheagle.net hijacker mostly affects only the Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The hijacker will perform a scan of the PC for internet browser shortcuts and alter them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the web browser, you will see the Searcheagle.net undesired web-site.
So, it’s very important to clean your PC system of hijacker infection as soon as possible. The steps, which is shown below, will help you to remove Searcheagle.net from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge and other internet browsers.
There are present several free hijacker removal tools. Also it is possible to delete Searcheagle.net search manually. But we advise to combine all these ways below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the guidance. Some of the steps below will require you to close the page. So, please read the guidance carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
Remove Searcheagle.net start page without any utilities
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually delete Searcheagle.net from the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
Uninstall Searcheagle.net related applications through the Control Panel of your PC
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of unwanted ads or internet browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Press Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown in the figure below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all software installed on your system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software.
Clean up the web browsers shortcuts
Important to know, most antimalware applications which are able to get rid of hijacker, but unable to detect and recover modified shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge browsers manually.
Right click on the 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://site.address” 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 browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge.
Get rid of Searcheagle.net from Internet Explorer
If you find that IE browser settings such as new tab page, home page and search engine by default having been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, run the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, press “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 machine for the changes to take effect. It will delete Searcheagle.net hijacker, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like startpage, newtab page and default search provider to default state.
Delete Searcheagle.net from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the browser hijacker, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to recover the browser’s homepage, new tab and search provider by default that have been changed by Searcheagle.net hijacker.
- First run the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is finished, your browser’s homepage, new tab page and default search provider will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Searcheagle.net from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If the FF settings such as start page, new tab and search engine by default have been replaced by the browser hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the screen below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Firefox web browser settings to its original state.
How to remove Searcheagle.net with freeware
The browser hijacker can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the browser hijacker once again infect your computer and change settings of all your typical web-browsers to Searcheagle.net. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove hijacker manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the Windows operating system. The best method to find and remove hijacker infections is to run free malware removal programs.
Remove Searcheagle.net startpage with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend you to use the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the tool will help you to remove potentially unwanted applications, malicious software, toolbars and adware that your computer can be infected too.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware on your PC from the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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When the downloading process is finished, close all software and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup Zemana Anti Malware on your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana Anti Malware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the browser hijacker infection that alters internet browser settings to replace your start page, newtab and search provider by default with Searcheagle.net site. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once the checking is finished, it’ll open a list of all items found by this utility. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Next” button. The Zemana AntiMalware will remove hijacker infection that redirects your web-browser to intrusive Searcheagle.net site and add items to the Quarantine. When disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart the PC system.
How to get rid of Searcheagle.net with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You may download and install Malwarebytes to scan for and remove Searcheagle.net start page from your system. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the personal computer.
Download Malwarebytes from the link below.
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After downloading is done, close all programs and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as shown in the figure below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to start checking your machine for the Searcheagle.net hijacker and other malicious software and adware. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer.
As the scanning ends, it will show a scan report. Next, you need to click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now get rid of browser hijacker infection which cause Searcheagle.net page to appear and add items to the Quarantine. Once the process is done, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
The following video explains guide on how to delete browser hijacker, ad-supported software and other malware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Scan your machine and remove Searcheagle.net startpage with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner tool is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove hijacker like Searcheagle.net, malicious software, PUPs and ad supported software in Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge browsers and thereby revert back their default settings (home page, newtab and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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- Once downloading is complete, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is launched, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker infection which cause Searcheagle.net web page to appear. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When the checking is done, it’ll open a scan report. In order to delete all threats, simply click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stop Searcheagle.net redirect
By installing an ad-blocker application such as AdGuard, you’re able to stop Searcheagle.net, autoplaying video ads and remove a large number of distracting and annoying ads on web sites.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocking application is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard from the following link.
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After downloading is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick tutorial as on the image below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popups, web pages such Searcheagle.net, as well as other harmful 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, that can be found on your desktop.
Tips to prevent Searcheagle.net and other unwanted applications
To sum up
Once you have done the tutorial above, your PC should be clean from malware and browser hijackers. The Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and IE will no longer open Searcheagle.net undesired home page on startup. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker infection, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next press “Do a system scan only” button.
- When it completes the scan, 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 Searcheagle.net home page.