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Removal instructions for Searpages.com/se2 hijacker.

The reasons of redirections may be different but most of all Searpages.com/se2 hijacker could appear in the system. The page reminds a typical start page of Google Chrome browser. But this page is not legitimate, it is a fake one designed by the cyber criminals to achieve own goals. Do not use this page on regular basis, it can make matters worse. This issue needs you urgent reaction, do not leave it for too long.


Searpages.com/se2
Searpages.com/se2

Searpages.com/se2 fake search page brings profit to its developers, so they aim to infect as many computers as possible. Users tend to switch for this page without knowing that something is wrong, they start using Google Custom Search and their sensitive information is in danger. Viral advertising, bundles, wrapped downloaders and fake program installs help to spread Searpages.com/se2 page around the Internet.

What is Searpages.com/se2?
Searpages.com/se2

Google Custom Search, by the way, is a totally useless search engine. It doesn’t really provide users with any relevant search results. The mission of this hijacker is to bring money to its owners, distributors and developers. As you see, the home page of the browser hijacked by Searpages.com/se2 displays some ads in the form of banners. Plus, you will see various sponsored links displayed together with the search results redirected through Searpages.com/se2 domain. On the other hand, you can’t find any relevant information if you decide to use the services of this browser hijacker. Google Custom Search will not provide you with any relevant search data. So, the only correct and logical solution for you would be to get rid of it from your browser.

Searpages.com/se2 as a browser hijacker isn’t that difficult for users to remove, compared to some other more serious kinds of potentially unwanted programs. Yet, we do recommend that you first look for any suspicious software installed in your PC, through accessing the Control Panel of your system and checking the list of already installed software. If you see anything suspicious there, make sure to uninstall it right away. Also, disable and delete any add-ons (extensions) of your browser, which could be related to Searpages.com/se2. Finally, we recommend you to download our anti-malware program and scan your PC with it, removing all infections detected by it. You will also need to reset your browser with its help (and this particular option is absolutely free). If you require any additional help, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at any time.

Searpages.com/se2 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 Searpages.com/se2 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

Free antimalware scanner
GridinSoft Anti-Malwre allows you to choose the type of scan

…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂

Eliminate Malware In Minutes
Here you see the list of the detected items, which can be harmful

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 Searpages.com/se2 infection!

Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:

Reset Browser Settings
Find “Reset browser settings” button on the GridinSoft Anti-MalwreE tools tab

Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the Searpages.com/se2, on a settings tab:
Delete Adware from the browser
On this tab you can specify what exactly you need to reset

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 Searpages.com/se2 pop-up ads leave you in peace:


Searpages.com/se2 manual removal steps:

Step 1. Delete Searpages.com/se2 from the system.

To delete Searpages.com/se2 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 Searpages.com/se2 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 Searpages.com/se2 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 Searpages.com/se2 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! 😉

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