The Search.searchonin.com web page appeared on your computer without any notice? After that, you are faced with the fact that your web-browser is now redirected to this annoying web-sites every time when you press web-browser’s home button, create a new tab or perform an Internet search. The cause of all your problems with your system is hijacker that has been installed on many PC systems around the world without users permission, so you’re one of many. Most probably, you do not even know how and where the Search.searchonin.com hijacker has got into your computer.
When you perform a search through Search.searchonin.com, in addition to search results from Yahoo, Bing or Google Custom Search which provide links to web pages, news articles, images or videos you will also be shown lots of undesired advertisements. The creators of Search.searchonin.com doing this to generate advertising money from these ads.
It is not a good idea to have an unwanted program like Search.searchonin.com browser hijacker infection on your machine. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. The hijacker infection can also be used to collect a wide variety of user information that may be later transferred 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 advertisements on the Search.searchonin.com web-site.
We strongly suggest that you perform the step-by-step guide below that will help you to remove Search.searchonin.com using the standard features of Windows and some proven free programs.
Remove Search.searchonin.com homepage
There are several steps to uninstalling Search.searchonin.com search, because it installs itself so deeply into Windows. You need to uninstall all suspicious and unknown applications, then get rid of malicious addons from the Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge and other web browsers you have installed. Finally, you need to reset your web browser settings to remove any changes Search.searchonin.com hijacker has made, and then scan your machine with Zemana, Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner to ensure the hijacker is fully removed. It will take a while.
How to remove Search.searchonin.com search without any software
The steps will help you delete Search.searchonin.com homepage. These Search.searchonin.com removal steps work for the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, as well as every version of MS Windows operating system.
Delete Search.searchonin.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
We suggest that you begin the computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed programs and delete all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as ‘ad supported’ software and hijackers may be bundled with free software. Uninstall the unwanted software can get rid of the unwanted ads or internet browser redirect.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press Windows button , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed on the image below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your personal computer. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of pop ups and web-browser redirect to the unwanted Search.searchonin.com web-page. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel like below.
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like below.
You will see a list of software installed on your PC system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of popups and web-browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as displayed on the image below.
Remove Search.searchonin.com search from Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to recover all web-browser startpage, newtab and default search engine you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your machine.
First, run the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The IE will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of hijacker infection which alters web browser settings to replace your newtab, startpage and search engine by default with Search.searchonin.com site, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as home page, newtab page and default search provider to default state.
Remove Search.searchonin.com from Chrome
Use the Reset internet browser utility of the Chrome to reset all its settings like new tab page, home page and search engine by default to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of browser hijacks like Search.searchonin.com.
- First run the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google 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 open the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is done, your web-browser’s home page, newtab and search provider by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Search.searchonin.com from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If the Firefox browser application is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings such as newtab page, start page and search provider by default to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, open the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press 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 displayed in the figure below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Search.searchonin.com search automatic removal
Manual removal tutorial does not always help to completely remove the browser hijacker, as it’s not easy to identify and delete components of browser hijacker and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you use malware removal tool to completely get rid of Search.searchonin.com off your PC. Several free malicious software removal tools are currently available that may be used against the browser hijacker infection. The optimum method would be to run Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
Scan and clean your PC system of Search.searchonin.com with Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM)
Zemana is a utility that can get rid of ad supported software, potentially unwanted programs, browser hijacker infections and other malware from your PC system easily and for free. Zemana Anti-Malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of computer resources.
Download Zemana Free by clicking on the following link and save it to your Desktop.
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Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After downloading is finished, close all windows on your machine. Further, start the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Free on the 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 window as displayed on the image below.
Next, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the hijacker that modifies web-browser settings to replace your start page, new tab page and search engine by default with Search.searchonin.com web page. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana Free utility is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
After that process is finished, Zemana Free will display a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been found. 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 “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will begin to remove browser hijacker that alters browser settings to replace your startpage, new tab and search provider by default with Search.searchonin.com page. When the process is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
Use Malwarebytes to remove hijacker
Manual Search.searchonin.com startpage removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker infection can be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC system of hijacker. Moreover, the free program will allow you to remove malware, potentially unwanted programs, ad supported software and toolbars that your system may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the download is complete, close all applications and windows on your computer. Double-click the set up file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker infection that causes web-browsers to show intrusive Search.searchonin.com web page. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, MalwareBytes AntiMalware will show a list of found threats. When you’re ready, press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes will begin to remove Search.searchonin.com hijacker and other web browser’s harmful extensions. Once that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to delete ‘ad supported’ software, hijacker and other malware.
Double-check for potentially unwanted software with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and run to remove hijackers, adware, malware, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and other threats from your PC system. You can run this utility to detect threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security application.
Download AdwCleaner from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
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Category: Security tools
Update: June 30, 2021
After downloading is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the tool is opened, you will see a screen as displayed in the following example.
Further, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker infection that cause Search.searchonin.com page to appear. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your machine and the speed of your PC. After finished, AdwCleaner will display a scan report as displayed in the following example.
Review the scan results and then press “Clean” button. It will open a prompt as shown on the image below.
You need to click “OK”. Once the cleaning process is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC system. When your personal computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop Search.searchonin.com redirect and other intrusive web-pages
It’s also critical to protect your web-browsers from harmful web sites and advertisements by using an adblocker program like AdGuard. Security experts says that it’ll greatly reduce the risk of malicious software, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard can also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Installing the AdGuard adblocker program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your PC by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like 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 tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up advertisements, Search.searchonin.com redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading 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 can be found on your desktop.
Why is my browser redirected to Search.searchonin.com?
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the browser hijacker which cause a redirect to Search.searchonin.com web page. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up advertisements and undesired malicious sites) and Zemana AntiMalware (to periodically scan your system for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, malicious software and ad supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Search.searchonin.com search from your internet browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.