How to Remove SearchPrivacy.co Redirect Malware

Posted by John Larkin - June 20, 2016

Overview of SearchPrivacy.co Redirect

SearchPrivacy.co is a suspicious website and a browser hijacker which comes bundled with an infamous browser extension. You should pay enough attention to this problem that your browser often redirects you to SearchPrivacy.co. This fake search engine might display deceptive information. As a result, you could enter suspicious and insecure web pages because of misleading information. Plus you are harassed by many pop-up advertisements, some of which recommend you to update the current version of this browser and download infamous browser extensions.
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In order to protect the PC from adware and malware, your best is to stay away from those pop-ups. You need to get rid of SearchPrivacy.co. The reason is that this browser hijacker can take the place of your homepage and prevent you from opening other websites. Even worse, it has the ability to use browser cookies to trace your actions on the network. There is a great possibility that this browser hijacker collects your sensitive information. You can follow the removal steps to delete this browser hijacker if you already got it.

Why you need to remove SearchPrivacy.co:

1. It is able to reset browser settings and add-ons without authorization;
2. It blocks your access to other websites and redirects you to unknown domain;
3. It can trigger a great many of annoying ads and interrupt your computer activities;
4. It will keep track of browser histories and leak out the crucial data to others.

Fix 1: Automatically Remove SearchPrivacy.co Redirect Virus

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Fix 2: Manually Remove SearchPrivacy.co Redirect Virus

Step 1: Uninstall those installed programs which result in the redirect issue.

Uninstall unwanted programs from Windows 7

1. Press Windows key and R key together to open Run box. Type Control Panel to the box and click OK button.

2. Click Uninstall a program.

3. Check the programs you installed recently and remove the software you don’t know.

Uninstall unwanted programs from Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

1. Click the File Explorer icon on the bottom left corner of desktop. After that, the Libraries window appears.

2. In the Libraries interface, click Desktop in Favorites and double click Control Panel on the right.

3. Click Uninstall a program.

4. Check the programs you installed recently and remove the software you don’t know.

Uninstall unwanted programs from Windows 10

1. Right click the Start button to open WinX menu. Then click Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a program.

3. Check the programs you installed recently and remove the software you don’t know.

Step 2: Remove SearchPrivacy.co redirect and reset browser settings.

Microsoft Edge for Windows 10

1. Click More (…) on the address bar, then select Settings.

2. Under Open with, select A specific page or pages. Choose one of the default options or select Custom.

3. Enter the URL of another page you’d like to see each time you open the browser. To save, click on the plus button.

Remove SearchPrivacy.co from Google Chrome

1. Click the Menu button in the top-right corner of Chrome and select Settings.

2. Under Appearance, check the box Show Home button. Below Show Home button, click the Change link.

3. Check the box Open this page, remove SearchPrivacy.co and enter the web link you’d like to see and then click OK.

Remove SearchPrivacy.co from Mozilla Firefox

1. Click the Menu button in the top-right corner of Firefox and select Options.

2. In the General pane, remove SearchPrivacy.co from Home Page and click Restore to Default button.

3. In Search pane, choose Google as your default search engine. Under Default Search Engine and remove SearchPrivacy.co.

Remove SearchPrivacy.co from Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and choose Internet Options.

2. In the General tab, remove SearchPrivacy.co and click Use Blank button under Home page. Click OK button to close the window. Alternatively, you can remove SearchPrivacy.co and then enter a new link, click OK button.

Step 3: Fix DNS settings.

1. Move the mouse pointer to the lower right corner of the desktop screen. Right click Network icon and open Open Network and Sharing Center.

2. Under View your active networks, click Local Area Connection.

3. At Local Area Connection Status window, click Properties.

4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP V4) and click Properties.

5. At the pop-up window, select Obtain DNS server address automatically and click OK to apply the change.

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