The appearance of Search Enhanced Results in your web browser means that your PC is infected by obnoxious malware from the browser hijacker family, which introduces various changes to browsers settings by modifying the start page, newtab and default search engine. So, while your machine is infected, you will see the Search Enhanced Results unwanted page in the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. We strongly recommend you to free your PC of browser hijacker infection and remove Search Enhanced Results browser hijacker as soon as possible . Follow the guidance below. The removal guidance will help you delete Search Enhanced Results hijacker and protect your PC from more malicious software and trojans.
If your personal computer is infected with Search Enhanced Results hijacker, every time you start your web-browser or perform a web search you will see this web-site. Of course you may setup your search provider and start page again, but next time you use the web browser you will see that Search Enhanced Results return. As mentioned above, the hijacker can modify the default search provider on this annoying web page too, so all your search queries will be rerouted to Search Enhanced Results. Thus the authors of the browser hijacker infection may collect the search terms of your queries, and redirect you to annoying sites.
The Search Enhanced Results browser hijacker may alter current settings of installed internet browsers, but often that the unwanted software can also infect all types of browsers by modifying their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see Search Enhanced Results intrusive web site every time start the web browser.
We recommend you to delete Search Enhanced Results and clean your computer of browser hijacker as soon as possible, until the presence of the hijacker has not led to even worse consequences. Perform the step by step guidance below that will allow you to completely get rid of Search Enhanced Results, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free utilities.
Remove Search Enhanced Results (removal tutorial)
The answer is right here on this web-page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will allow you easily to clean your system of hijacker. Moreover, you may choose manual or automatic removal solution. If you’re familiar with the system then use manual removal, otherwise run the free antimalware utility created specifically to remove browser hijacker such as Search Enhanced Results. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your web browser or reboot your personal computer.
Manual Search Enhanced Results removal
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to delete the Search Enhanced Results from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge browsers.
Remove Search Enhanced Results related programs through the Control Panel of your personal computer
First method for manual hijacker infection removal is to go into the Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of programs on your PC system and see if there are any suspicious and unknown programs. If you see any, you need to remove them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Net search to find details on the application. If it is a potentially unwanted application, ad supported software or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as on the image below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right like below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) like below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and get rid of all applications that has the name such as “Search Enhanced Results”. We suggest to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. Once you have found anything suspicious that may be the browser hijacker, adware or PUPs, then choose this application and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your PC system.
Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Search Enhanced Results
When installed, the Search Enhanced Results hijacker may add an argument similar to “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you start the web-browser, it will display the undesired startpage.
Right click on the internet 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, click OK . You need to clean all internet browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge.
Remove Search Enhanced Results from Chrome
If your Google Chrome internet browser is rerouted to annoying Search Enhanced Results web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web-browser application to its default settings.
- First launch the Chrome and press 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 click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will display 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 default search engine will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Search Enhanced Results redirect from Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your web-browser is hijacked or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your browser, that installed by a malicious software.
First, start the IE, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of hijacker that cause a redirect to Search Enhanced Results web-site, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as newtab page, startpage and search provider by default to default state.
Remove Search Enhanced Results from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
First, open the Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click 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 shown in the figure below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Search Enhanced Results automatic removal
If your personal computer is still infected with the Search Enhanced Results browser hijacker infection, then the best way of detection and removal is to run an antimalware scan on the personal computer. Download free malware removal utilities below and start a full system scan. It will allow you remove all components of the browser hijacker from hardisk and Windows registry.
How to get rid of Search Enhanced Results with Zemana Anti-Malware
We suggest using the Zemana AntiMalware which are completely clean your personal computer of the browser hijacker. The tool is an advanced malware removal program made by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you get rid of PUPs, browser hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software, malware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
Download Zemana Anti Malware by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your PC. Further, open the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on the PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to start scanning your computer for the browser hijacker that cause Search Enhanced Results 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 personal computer. When a threat is found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
As the scanning ends, you’ll be shown the list of all detected threats on your PC system. All detected items will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware will remove browser hijacker that causes web browsers to open annoying Search Enhanced Results web page. After finished, you can be prompted to reboot your PC system.
How to delete Search Enhanced Results with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer of the hijacker infection. The free tool is an advanced malware removal program made by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijacker infections, potentially unwanted applications, malicious software, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Download MalwareBytes on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When downloading is complete, close all windows on your PC system. Further, start the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install MalwareBytes Free on the computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically run and you may see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Free tool will begin scanning the whole computer to find out browser hijacker infection which changes internet browser settings to replace your home page, new tab page and search provider by default with Search Enhanced Results web site. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will detect all threats present on your personal computer.
As the scanning ends, a list of all threats detected is produced. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will begin to delete browser hijacker that causes internet browsers to display undesired Search Enhanced Results site. When the process is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your system. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware to remove hijackers, ad-supported software and other malicious software.
If the problem with Search Enhanced Results is still remained
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and run to delete hijackers, ad-supported software, malicious software, potentially unwanted software, toolbars and other threats from your PC system. You can use this tool to find threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security application.
Download AdwCleaner utility on your PC system by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
After downloading is finished, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown on the screen below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to start the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” for scanning your machine for the browser hijacker that modifies web browser settings to replace your newtab, home page and search provider by default with Search Enhanced Results web-page. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient.
When the scan is done, AdwCleaner will show a list of all items detected by the scan as on the image below.
Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will remove browser hijacker which alters web-browser settings to replace your startpage, newtab and default search provider with Search Enhanced Results site. After finished, the tool may ask you to restart your computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Block Search Enhanced Results redirect and other annoying web-sites
By installing an ad blocker program like AdGuard, you’re able to stop Search Enhanced Results redirect, autoplaying video ads and delete a large amount of distracting and unwanted ads on web pages.
- Download AdGuard program on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- When the downloading process is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is finished, press “Skip” to close the install 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 system, AdGuard will run automatically and block popup ads, Search Enhanced Results redirect, as well as other malicious 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 icon named AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent your computer from the attack of Search Enhanced Results browser hijacker infection
To sum up
Now your machine should be free of the hijacker infection which changes browser settings to replace your newtab page, startpage and search provider by default with Search Enhanced Results. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up advertisements and intrusive harmful web pages) and Zemana Anti Malware (to periodically scan your system for new browser hijackers and other malicious software). 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 Search Enhanced Results from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.