Searchtnup.com redirects are interrupting your browsing sessions because you have ad-supported software (adware) installed on your computer. You might be surprised to learn that that those redirects are not caused by malware. A mere adware program is capable of doing this. Adware is not malicious and is usually seen as a low-level infection. It enters you computer with the help of free software when users do not pay enough attention to how they install programs.
Adware spreads with the help of free software. Searchtnup.com was attached to some free software that you installed, and you did not notice it. Bundled items are set to install automatically unless you deselect them during the installation process. When you install free software, always opt for Advanced (Custom) settings. Only there will you be able to see what has been attached. All you have to do is uncheck the boxes of those bundled items. You can then proceed to install the freeware. Had you done this the last time you installed freeware, you would not be stuck having to uninstall Searchtnup.com now.
Searchtnup.com automatic removal guide
If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove Searchtnup.com from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.
Download free antimalware scanner:
After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.
Step 1. Run a full scan of your system
…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂
At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the Searchtnup.com infection!
Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:
Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the Searchtnup.com, on a settings tab:
Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying Searchtnup.com pop-up ads leave you in peace:
Searchtnup.com manual removal steps:
Step 1. Delete Searchtnup.com from the system.
To delete Searchtnup.com extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.
Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the Searchtnup.com extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.
Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the Searchtnup.com extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.
Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a Searchtnup.com extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.
Step 2. Reset your browser settings.
It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:
- Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
- Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
- Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
- Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.
Step 3. Celebrate your victory!
Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉