PlayOnline Search Removal Process (remove playOnlineSearch)

June 19, 2018

When it comes to playing online games, there are countless sources on the Internet to find what you’re looking for when the need arises to play Internet games. Add-on components like playOnline Search are just a small part of the full scheme for finding online gaming sources. However, playOnline Search is a questionable add-on component that may modify Internet settings for the purpose of displaying advertisements and causing site redirects to sites that have unwanted content.

The playOnline Search add-on may load when installing freeware apps bundled with add-on software. The task for stopping its unwanted activity is left to full removal of playOnline Search, which may be done automatically using an antispyware resource.

Are you getting popups from PlayOnline Search? Have you identified that you have PlayOnline Search installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove PlayOnline Search completely from your computer?

Why should you remove PlayOnline Search?

If PlayOnline Search resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that PlayOnline Search may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking PlayOnline Search removal process.

How can you manually remove PlayOnline Search

Manual removal of PlayOnline Search may not be for everyone. Each manual PlayOnline Search removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic PlayOnline Search removal process.

PlayOnline Search can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate PlayOnline Search in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find PlayOnline Search, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing PlayOnline Search. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with PlayOnline Search from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with PlayOnline Search, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with PlayOnline Search by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\PlayOnline Search folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed PlayOnline Search completely from your computer. If you find that PlayOnline Search is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic PlayOnline Search removal process.

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