Searchdefence.com Removal Process (remove Searchdefencecom)

October 19, 2017

Searchdefence.com is a questionable site that has been deemed by computer security experts as a browser hijacker. The actions of Searchdefence.com may be to initially offer an Internet search site much like Google, Bing or Yahoo. Using Searchdefence.com may not cause issues but can lead to unwanted site redirects or loading other questionable pages as a default home page or new tab page.

The process for stopping all unwanted actions by Searchdefence.com will warrant you going through the complete removal process for Searchdefence.com. Usually, removing Searchdefence.com and its components will require use of an antimalware program to automatically detect and eliminate all browser extensions that make up the Searchdefence.com browser hijacker.

Are you getting popups from Searchdefence.com? Have you identified that you have Searchdefence.com installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Searchdefence.com completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Searchdefence.com?

If Searchdefence.com 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 Searchdefence.com 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 Searchdefence.com removal process.

How can you manually remove Searchdefence.com

Manual removal of Searchdefence.com may not be for everyone. Each manual Searchdefence.com 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 Searchdefence.com removal process.

Searchdefence.com 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 Searchdefence.com in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Searchdefence.com, 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 Searchdefence.com. 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

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Searchdefence.com 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 Searchdefence.com, 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"

    safe-mode

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

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