How to delete MetaSearch

Browser Hijacker

About this hijacker

MetaSearch is one of those annoying browser hijacker infections that could infiltrate a system without the user knowing. It might do that by attaching itself to freeware so that when users are installing that freeware, they unwittingly set up the browser hijacker as well. You are fortunate that the redirect virus isn’t a malicious virus and it won’t directly damage your operating system. But that does not indicate it ought to remain. Unwanted modifications will be made to your browser and you will be rerouted to sponsored web page. It can also expose you to malware sites. It is encouraged that you eradicate MetaSearch as it presents nothing useful and unnecessarily puts your device at danger.


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How does it spread

Free applications normally comes with additional items, like adware and redirect viruses. The usage of Default mode is for the most part the reason why so many users install them, even if they are not compulsory. Everything is concealed in Advanced or Custom settings so if you wish to prevent unneeded items from uninstalling, make sure you implement those settings. All lot of offers are attached to free applications, so be careful. Those items could be entirely non-dangerous, but it is better to be safe than sorry. You are firmly suggested to uninstall MetaSearch.

Why terminate MetaSearch

The second it contaminates your computer, your browser will be hijacked and adjustments to settings will be executed. When you launch your web browser (be it Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) it will be at once eye-catching that your homepage and new tabs have been changed to the browser intruder’s promoted site. You should also understand that those modifications executed to your browser are irreversible unless you remove MetaSearch. The set homepage is somewhat simple, it will display a search box and probably adverts. Be attentive when using the provided search engine as it might be adding sponsored websites into the results. You could end up being redirected to questionable pages by the search tool and get malware. So if you want this not to occur, eradicate MetaSearch from your PC.

MetaSearch removal

Manual MetaSearch uninstallation is doable so you can attempt that, just take into consideration that you will need to discover the redirect virus by yourself. You can also employ professional deletion applications to remove MetaSearch and it may be the easiest way as it will do everything for you. No matter which method you pick, ensure that you get rid of the redirect virus entirely.

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Learn how to remove MetaSearch from your computer

Step 1. Remove MetaSearch from Windows 10

  1. Start → Settings → System → Apps & features. win10 start How to delete MetaSearch
  2. Find all the unwanted programs, press on them and select Uninstall. win10 system uninstall How to delete MetaSearch

Step 2. Remove MetaSearch from Windows 8

  1. Open the menu, select the search option and type in Control Panel. win8 type control How to delete MetaSearch
  2. Control Panel → Programs and Features → Find all unwanted programs and press Uninstall. win8 remove program How to delete MetaSearch

Step 3. Remove MetaSearch from Windows 7

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7 start How to delete MetaSearch
  2. Find all unwanted programs and press Uninstall. win7 uninstall program How to delete MetaSearch

Step 4. Remove MetaSearch from Windows XP

  1. Start → Settings → Control Panel → Add or Remove Programs. win xp start control How to delete MetaSearch
  2. Find all unwanted programs and press Uninstall. win xp control panel How to delete MetaSearch

Step 5. Remove MetaSearch from Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and select Applications.
  2. Find all unwanted programs and drag them to the trash icon in your dock. Alternately, you can right-click on them and select Move to Trash. mac os app remove How to delete MetaSearch
  3. Empty the Trash by right-clicking on the icon in your dock and selecting 'Empty Trash'.

Step 6. Delete MetaSearch from browsers

a) Remove MetaSearch from Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press on the Gear icon (top right corner) and select Manage add-ons. IE gear How to delete MetaSearch
  3. On the left side, select Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Find all suspicious extensions and press Disable. IE add ons How to delete MetaSearch
  5. Close the window.

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press on the Gear icon (top right corner) and select Internet options. ie menu How to delete MetaSearch
  3. In General, delete the URL and type in your preferred homepage website. IE settings2 How to delete MetaSearch
  4. Press Apply to save the changes and exit the window.

c) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press on the Gear icon (top right corner) and select Internet options. ie menu How to delete MetaSearch
  3. Select the Advanced tab and press Reset (near the bottom of the window). ie settings advanced How to delete MetaSearch
  4. In the window that appears, check the box that says 'Delete personal settings'. IE reset How to delete MetaSearch
  5. Press Reset, then OK to close the window.
If the changes were reversed again and the threat is still present, we recommend you obtain anti-spyware software to deal with the infection.

d) Remove MetaSearch from Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner) and press Settings.
  3. Select Extensions, located in the menu on the left. chrome menu extensions How to delete MetaSearch
  4. Find all suspicious extensions and press the bin icon. If you are not sure which extensions are causing you trouble, you can uncheck the box that says 'Enabled' and that will disable the extension without deleting it. chrome extensions delete How to delete MetaSearch

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner) and press Settings. chrome menu How to delete MetaSearch
  3. In Settings, under On start up, select Set pages. chrome startup page How to delete MetaSearch
  4. In the window that appears, put in the URL of the website you want to set as your homepage. Press OK.
  5. Under Search, choose the search engine you want to set as default. chrome search engines How to delete MetaSearch

f) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner) and press Settings. chrome menu How to delete MetaSearch
  3. Scroll down and press Show advanced settings. chrome settings How to delete MetaSearch
  4. At the bottom, you will find the option to Reset settings. chrome reset How to delete MetaSearch
  5. In the window that appears, press Reset.
If the changes were reversed again and the threat is still present, we recommend you obtain anti-spyware software to deal with the infection.

g) Remove MetaSearch from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner). mozilla menu How to delete MetaSearch
  3. Select Add-ons.
  4. In the Extensions tab, remove all suspicious extensions. If you are not sure which extensions are causing you trouble, you can press 'Disable' and that will disable the extension without deleting it. mozilla extensions How to delete MetaSearch

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner). mozilla menu options How to delete MetaSearch
  3. Select Options.
  4. In General, delete the URL in 'Home page' and type in the one you prefer. mozilla options How to delete MetaSearch

) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner).
  3. Select the Help button (the question mark at the bottom).
  4. Press Troubleshooting Information.mozilla troubleshooting How to delete MetaSearch
  5. Select Refresh Firefox. mozilla reset How to delete MetaSearch
  6. In the window that appears, press Refresh Firefox again.
If the changes were reversed again and the threat is still present, we recommend you obtain anti-spyware software to deal with the infection.

) Remove MetaSearch from Microsoft Edge

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press More (the three dots on the top right corner).
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Find all suspicious extensions, right-click on them and select Remove.

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press More (the three dots on the top right corner).
  3. Press Settings. edge menu How to delete MetaSearch
  4. In Settings, under Open with, select A specific page or pages. edge set page How to delete MetaSearch
  5. You can select your homepage there. Select Custom to be able to put in your preferred homepage.

) Reset Microsoft Edge

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press More (the three dots on the top right corner).
  3. Press Settings. edge menu How to delete MetaSearch
  4. In Settings, scroll down to Clear browsing data and press Choose what to clear. edge settings How to delete MetaSearch
  5. Select everything and press Clear. edge clear data How to delete MetaSearch

) Remove MetaSearch from Safari

  1. Open your browser.
  2. In the toolbar at the top of your screen, press on Safari.
  3. Select Preferences and click on the Extensions tab. safari menu How to delete MetaSearch
  4. Delete all suspicious extensions. If you are not sure which extensions are causing you trouble, you can uncheck the box that says 'Enable' and that will disable the extension without deleting it. safari extensions How to delete MetaSearch

) Reset Safari

Safari no longer has a reset button, so you have to manually do everything.
  1. Open your browser.
  2. In the toolbar at the top of your screen, press on Safari.
  3. Select Clear History, pick 'all history' and press 'Clear History'. safari clear history How to delete MetaSearch
  4. Select Safari again and press Preferences.
  5. In Advanced, press on 'Show Develop menu in menu bar'. safari advanced How to delete MetaSearch
  6. In the toolbar at the top of your screen, press on Develop, and select Empty Caches. safari develop menu How to delete MetaSearch
If resetting your browsers does not solve the problem, download anti-spyware software and scan your computer for threats. If something is found, delete it.

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