Polaris Search Removal Process (remove PolarisSearch)

November 13, 2017

Classified as a potentially unwanted program, Polaris Search has the tendency to perform many confusing actions that may prove to be an annoyance to many computer users. The annoyances of Polaris Search are usually linked to the Polaris Search browser components causing site redirects or loading of an alternative web page as a default home page or new tab page.

Polaris Search is linked to the search.polarisearch.com website, which may load automatically upon installation of the browser extensions associated with Polaris Search. Stopping such actions is left to the removal of Polaris Search, which can be done automatically by using an antispyware resource. In some cases, savvy PC users may eliminate Polaris Search manually through a process of going into the web browser settings to find and delete all associated browser components.

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

Why should you remove Polaris Search?

If Polaris 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 Polaris 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 Polaris Search removal process.

How can you manually remove Polaris Search

Manual removal of Polaris Search may not be for everyone. Each manual Polaris 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 Polaris Search removal process.

Polaris 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 Polaris Search in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Polaris 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 Polaris 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

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  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Polaris 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 Polaris 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"

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  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Polaris Search by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Polaris 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 Polaris Search completely from your computer. If you find that Polaris Search is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Polaris Search removal process.

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