Remove "OurSearches" Browser AdwareOurSearches changes the browser homepage, display adverts, and set the default search engine, home page and other browser assets such as page not found errors and DNS errors. It is a browser hijacker that will change the browser homepage and set the default search engine. OurSearches is also a form of adware that displays advertisements, sponsored links, and spurious paid search results. The program will collect search terms from your search queries. It steals personal and confidential information based on your search history and transfers it to a third party. This browser hijacker has been identified as a Potentially Unwanted Program by the ByteFence research team. OurSearches may also cause severe system errors upon uninstallation. It claims to protect browser settings but actually blocks all attempts to manipulate a browser through the settings page; in other words, it makes sure the malicious settings remain unchanged. OurSearches is an adware program bundled with multiple freeware applications that can be downloaded from the Internet by users. This program may appear on PCs without a user's knowledge. OurSearches may appear to be useful, but can be intrusive and display ads without users' permissions. It is also considered as a malicious domain and browser hijacker. It will hijack your Internet browser and forcibly lead a user to its homepage, which is disguised as a legitimate search engine to fool visitors and benefit its website. OurSearches will direct the browser to a suspicious domain and alter browser settings. OurSearches uses browser helper objects in Internet Explorer and a plugin in Firefox and infects users by installing OurSearches search into their browser which redirects internet users to OurSearches websites. Some Internet users report that they are redirected for every search or webpage they visit. It will change the new tab homepage to searchassist.net and opens searchassist on browser start-up. It is stubborn, and if not uninstalled, will repeatedly change the browser tabs and homepage settings. It is works with Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. It plugs into the user's default web browser and will modify a number of settings such as taking control of the browser's search and home pages, new tab functionality as well as DNS 'not found' redirections. Additionally OurSearches will change some security settings of the browser that might also lower the overall security of the user's PC. This is done in order to allow the program to run uninterrupted.
How to Remove OurSearchesByteFence Anti-Malware is a free removal program designed to remove OurSearches as well as other malware and adware on your computer. ByteFence scan and removal is 100% free. Please follow the steps below to allow ByteFence to automatically find and remove any traces of malware.
Step 1. Download ByteFence Anti-Malware from the link below. Save the file named bytefence-installer.exe to your Desktop so that we can easily access the file.
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Step 2. After downloading, navigate to the file bytefence-installer.exe and double-click it. This will start the installation procedure. User Account Control will prompt if you want to run the program, click Yes to continue.
Step 3. On initial launch of the ByteFence program, it will display a welcome screen as shown in the image below. Click Next to start the installation procedure.
Step 4. Next, you need to accept the license agreement before ByteFence Anti-Malware can be installed onto the computer. Choose ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’. Then, click Next button.
Step 5. On the next prompts, please click appropriate button to proceed. At the end of the installation process, it will display ByteFence Anti-Malware Setup Completed. Just leave the Launch ByteFence checked and, click Finish.
Step 6. Once launched, ByteFence will begin scanning your computer for OurSearches along with other malware, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware and potentially unwanted software. The initial scan will take about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the size of your computer. During this scan process you can close or minimize the window. Once the scan has completed it will notify you.
Step 7. After the scan completes you will be presented with a a number of detected malware if your computer turns out to be infected with OurSearches along with other risks. You can scroll through the list of all risks detected and check all risks that you would like ByteFence to automatically remove from your computer. (Please not the screen below will be dependent of what risks are found on your computer.)
Step 8. In the bottom right hand corner of the window click the Removed Checked button to begin the removal process. This should take only a few moments.
Step 9. Once complete your computer will be risk free and OurSearches should be completely removed. if you have run a quick scan you might want to run a full scan afterwards to make sure any left-over items are removed as well (although items are no longer active you might want to remove them too).
Step 10. Just keep ByteFence installed and its real-time protection and schedule scans will keep your computer safe from now on.
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