What is SafetySearch?

SafetySearch is an application that is marketed by the publishers as a tool that will protect you from malicious websites; thus, minimizing the risk of getting your system infected by malware. What should be known about this application is that it is nothing more than just another invasive adware application. Furthermore, instead of protecting you while you surf the web SafetySearch will display adverts and pop-ups that, in fact, could turn out to be detrimental. That is why our team of researchers at firmly advises you to remove this dubious application from your operating system immediately. You can do so by the help of the detailed guide that is provided within the article.testtesttest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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What does SafetySearch do?

Once SafetySearch infiltrates your operating system it will install extensions to all the popular browsers on the market (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox). These extensions are mostly used by the application in order to present you with various commercial adverts while you browse the web randomly. It is not just annoying but could even turn out to be potentially dangerous. It is because some adverts could contain redirect links to suspicious websites. Some websites could be filled with even more ads and pop-ups, and others may be implemented with an exploit known as arbitrary code execution. This exploit allows malware distributors to host malware within the website, and the installation of that malware starts at the very moment that any user lands on a website like that. It means that just by landing on a webpage you are likely to get infected. It is impossible to determine what malicious applications could be hosted within the website. It could be Trojans, Rootkits, Keyloggers, or even more adware applications. If you want to eliminate the possibility of getting infected by any additional malware, you should remove SafetySearch ASAP.

Furthermore, our team noticed that in quite a few cases SafetySearch comes with a potentially unwanted application known as BenchUpdater. This particular application is the reason the Windows hosts file is edited. The result of the edited hosts file is that SafetySearch could download updates for itself and might even be capable of restoring itself if it was not removed properly. Furthermore, the ability to connect to remote adware servers could also be potentially harmful because it is impossible to determine what kind of software could be downloaded to your PC along with the SafetySearch update. It goes without saying that SafetySearch must be removed.

How to remove SafetySearch?

SafetySearch removal could be quite tricky if you do not know how to edit the Windows hosts file. It is essential to change the hosts file back to normal if you want to remove the adware application entirely. Just like any other adware application SafetySearch could cause other infections to enter you system more easily. If you are not comfortable with performing the manual removal that we provide we strongly advise to use a professional antimalware tool instead. Professional antimalware tools are able to restore the hosts file and delete infections like SafetySearch entirely in a timely manner.

How to remove SafetySearch from your operating system

Remove from Windows 8

  1. Tap the Windows key+Q and type Control Panel into the search box.
  2. Tap Enter.
  3. Now select Uninstall a program.
  4. Then select and remove SafetySearch.

Remove from Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  1. Tap the Windows key.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Now click Uninstall a program.
  4. Locate and remove SafetySearch.

Remove from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Now click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Remove SafetySearch.

How to edit the Windows hosts file

  1. Double-click the Computer.
  2. The select Local disk (C: ).
  3. Then select the Windows folder.
  4. Enter the System32 folder.
  5. Select drivers folder and then etc folder.
  6. Open the hosts file with Notepad.
  7. Delete the additional lines that are located below # localhost and # ::1 localhost.
  8. Now save the file and close it. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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