If your web-browser randomly opens the SuperSearch ads, then it could mean that your PC system has become a victim of a PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) category. The adware will alter your internet browser’s newtab, startpage and search engine by default or install an undesired web browser extension so that it’ll constantly show a large amount of intrusive SuperSearch popup ads. If you would like to free your computer of ‘ad supported’ software and thus remove SuperSearch ads and are unable to do so, you can use the steps below to detect and get rid of this adware and any other malware for free.
The SuperSearch adware that causes a ton of annoying pop ups, is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is created with the sole purpose to show dozens of popup ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open browser window. Moreover, the ‘ad supported’ software can substitute the legitimate advertising links on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit harmful web-pages. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their sites, so the makers of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the creators of the ‘ad supported’ software receive income.
The worst is, the SuperSearch be able to collect your surfing history and confidential information, including passwords and credit card numbers. In the future, personal information can be transferred to third parties.
The guide below explaining steps to delete SuperSearch problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the adware that may attack Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, IE and Firefox and other popular internet browsers. The step-by-step tutorial will help you remove SuperSearch and thereby clean your web-browser from all annoying ads.
Remove SuperSearch adware (Virus removal instructions)
In the step-by-step tutorial below, we will try to cover the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge and provide general help to remove SuperSearch adware. You may find some minor differences in your MS Windows install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: remove all suspicious and unknown programs, reset web-browsers settings, remove harmful scheduled tasks, run free malicious software removal utilities. Certain of the steps will require you to restart your personal computer or close this page. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove SuperSearch, use the steps below:
- How to manually remove SuperSearch
- How to delete SuperSearch with freeware
- How to stop SuperSearch
- Do not know how your web-browser has been hijacked by SuperSearch ad supported software?
- Finish words
How to manually remove SuperSearch
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually remove SuperSearch adware, which reroutes your internet browser to unwanted ad pages. Even if the step-by-step guidance does not work for you, there are several free malware removers below that can easily handle such SuperSearch ‘ad supported’ software that causes annoying pop up advertisements.
Uninstall suspicious apps using Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed apps on your computer and remove all unknown and recently installed applications. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malware and you should clean it off first with malicious software removal utility such as Zemana Anti-malware.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click Windows button , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown in the figure 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 shown below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of programs installed on your computer. Most likely, one of them is the SuperSearch that causes intrusive advertisements. If you’ve many applications installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel like below.
After the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your PC system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the apps that were installed last. Most likely, it’s the SuperSearch adware that redirects your browser to annoying ad web-pages. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application which you need to uninstall is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as displayed on the screen below.
Remove SuperSearch adware from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings will get rid of SuperSearch adware from browser and disable harmful addons. It will also clear cached and temporary data (cookies, site data and content). When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
First start the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Google Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The web browser will open the settings screen. Another method to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, like below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation prompt as displayed on the image below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will run the task of cleaning. When it’s finished, the web-browser’s settings including newtab, homepage and search engine by default back to the values which have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Remove SuperSearch ad-supported software from Microsoft Internet Explorer
By resetting IE browser you revert back your internet browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by SuperSearch adware that developed to redirect your browser to various ad pages.
First, run the Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove SuperSearch from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If your Firefox web-browser is redirected to SuperSearch ads without your permission or an unknown search engine displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the web browser reset. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
Press 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 in the figure below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Mozilla Firefox web-browser settings to their default state.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your PC, it will show unwanted SuperSearch ads. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a prompt which titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed on the screen 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, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something suspicious, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete SuperSearch with freeware
There are not many good free anti-malware applications with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malicious software removal utilities depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malware, adware, hijackers and other PUPs. We suggest to run several programs, not just one. These programs which listed below will allow you delete all components of the ad-supported software from your disk and Windows registry and thereby delete SuperSearch ‘ad supported’ software.
How to delete SuperSearch with Zemana Anti-malware
You can get rid of SuperSearch automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malware removal utility because it may easily delete browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, ‘ad supported’ software that redirects your internet browser to SuperSearch ads with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Click the link below to download Zemana. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
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When the download is complete, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, run the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, Zemana AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the SuperSearch adware that causes undesired popup advertisements. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient.
As the scanning ends, the results are displayed in the scan report. You may delete threats (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will get rid of SuperSearch and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After that process is finished, you can be prompted to restart your PC system.
Use HitmanPro to remove SuperSearch
Hitman Pro is a free removal tool that can scan your PC system for a wide range of security threats such as malware, adwares, potentially unwanted apps as well as SuperSearch, which redirects your web-browser to annoying ad pages. It will perform a deep scan of your personal computer including hard drives and MS Windows registry. When a malicious software is found, it will help you to delete all found threats from your computer by a simple click.
Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you’ll need to download Hitman Pro from the link below. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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Update: June 28, 2018
When the download is complete, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. When the tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Further, click “Next” button to perform a system scan for the SuperSearch adware. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. After Hitman Pro has finished scanning, you may check all items detected on your personal computer as shown on the image below.
Once you’ve selected what you want to get rid of from your personal computer press “Next” button. It will display a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button.
Use Malwarebytes to remove SuperSearch
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer of the ad-supported software. The free utility is an advanced malware removal program created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It is able to help you remove intrusive SuperSearch from your browsers, PUPs, malicious software, browser hijacker infections, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
Click the following link to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the downloading process is done, close all windows on your system. Further, start the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Free on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your computer for the SuperSearch ‘ad supported’ software that causes a lot of annoying advertisements.
After MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) has finished scanning your PC system, MalwareBytes Free will produce a list of undesired applications ad-supported software. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will remove SuperSearch adware and add items to the Quarantine. After that process is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your machine. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to delete hijacker infections, adware and other malware.
How to stop unwanted ads
Use ad-blocking application like AdGuard in order to block ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons that affect your computer performance and impact your PC security. Surf the World Wide Web anonymously and stay safe online!
Please go to the following link to download the latest version of AdGuard for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. After the installation is done, you will see a window as displayed in the following example.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted popup ads, 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 can be found on your desktop.
Do not know how your web-browser has been hijacked by SuperSearch ad supported software?
Now your PC should be free of the SuperSearch ad supported software that causes multiple undesired advertisements and popups. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop up advertisements and annoying malicious websites) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, hijacker infections and ad supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijacker infections, malicious applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove SuperSearch adware from your internet browser, then ask for help here.