Pwr-search.com virus – How to remove? (Uninstall)

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What is pwr-search.com?

As one of the fake internet search engines, pwr-search.com mentions that it is capable of boosting web surfing via advancing the search results. Such deception makes the users believe that pwr-search.com is an authorized search engine. However, it is intentionally made to track your browsing activity. Such sites are usually visited by redirecting the users via fake advertisements. One other possibility of visiting these sites are PUPs, which are capable of intruding your device without consent and also running undesired processes in the background.

Just after the invasion of your device, it starts intruding your browser. No wonder, all of the most used browsers are intruded by many cyber criminals to make pwr-search.com the default engine, which again deceives the users to be legitimate. Some malicious scripts are written by the developers of pwr-search.com to prevent you from restoring your previous settings. Accordingly, the users do not have any option but using pwr-search.com as the search engine and they start accepting the situation. pwr-search.com starts collecting your IP address, browsing history, search queries, etc. Moreover, it is capable of collecting some of your personal information like credit card information and so on and share them with other third parties to benefit financially from such theft. So cyber criminals start using these information against you to gain some fees as a means of theft or use your activity for mining cryptocurrency. Another thing worth to consider is that it can redirect you to other fake engines and sites that are waiting to cause you even more damage. That is why we recommend all of the users to immediately remove pwr-search.com and stop using its search engine right away since it holds many threats like selling your private information to third parties for money, which could cause a lot of harm.

How did pwr-search.com get installed on your computer?

Dubious apps downloaded from unknown sources can implement some tools in your computer that change your web browsing and search engine settings to ones controlled by developers. This happens by packing a virus with an app that seems very interesting to many users. Developers make use of the innocence of most users and how they skip the installing steps to install the virus on their computers without a real agreement.

How to get rid of (Uninstall) and remove pwr-search.com?

You might have noticed that whenever you change the search engine and default homepage, they get restored back to pwr-search.com, which means that the virus is still in your computer. Remove all the downloaded apps on your computer that were not downloaded or purchased from their original source and uninstall any suspicious app that you think was packed with any other app. Then investigate the result by trying to retain all of your default settings to see whether the virus is still active or not. To be even smarter later on, check all the download steps of any app or software update. Do not click on any fakes ad or pop ups that seem very seductive.

Despite the fact that this virus pwr-search.com is very malicious, it can be eliminated totally from your PC via manual or automatic removal. You can remove the virus manually only if you are experienced enough to do so as you might risk its recurrence. In this process, virus can get removed but need lots of knowledge and experience. On the other hand, a more safe method is to remove it by the aid of a software to guarantee to terminate this threat.

pwr-search.com Option A: Advanced system software is recommended to uninstall pwr-search.com from your PC.  Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not.

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Option B: Remove pwr-search.com Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove pwr-search.com Manually

Windows 10 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome

Click Start - Control Panel - Programs and Features


Select  suspicious program, and select "Uninstall" a Program.





Remove dangerous add-ons Open Internet Explorer, click on (IE menu) Gear icon,  the top right corner of the browser, then choose Manage Add-ons.



You will see a Manage Add-ons window. On that page look for suspicious plugin, select it, disable these entries by clicking Disable:



Change your homepage Url if it was altered by virus: Click "Apply" to save settings changes.



Reset Internet Explorer Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to "Advanced" tab, then select Reset.In the new window, select "Delete personal settings", and Click Reset. This action will remove pwr-search.com on Internet Explorer.



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To get Mozilla Firefox back to normal after got hijacked, use the following instructions:

First Remove suspicious extensions: Open Mozilla Firefox, then click the menu icon, and select "Add-ons" Extensions.



On meniu press on unwanted "add-ons" and select "Remove option". Repeat the same steps on other suspicious "add-ons"Click "Remove" to delete pwr-search.com

 

Change your homepage if it was affected by virus: Click on the menu (top right corner), select "Help" tab and then press on "Troubleshooting information" and new window will appear.Then select "Refresh Firefox" and popup will show up. Finally press on "Refresh Firefox"

 

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Use the guide below to remove suspicious malware from Chrome.

Delete suspicious plugins Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon, and select "More Tools" Click "Extensions".Select pwr-search.com file and other suspicious plugins, Press "Remove" button to delete these entries.



Change your homepage Url, and default search engine if it was affected by pwr-search.com.Click on "Settings" icon on the right corner, then press "Settings" tab on appeared window, select "On Startup" tab. Then you will see Chrome startup link, select and delete it.



Now press settings, then click "Advanced" select "Reset and clean up" and pick first option "Restore settings to their original default" and popup will show up - Click "Reset settings"Your Chrome browser now startup fresh.



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