How to remove SearchAssist.net
SearchAssist.net is classified as a browser hijacker. It comes as a part of a potentially unwanted application that may have entered your PC bundled with other freeware. The hijacker installs an extension to your browsers and modifies their settings such as home page and default search engine. SearchAssist.net is very similar to SearchAssist.me.
These search engines do not have official websites where you could download them, so it is very likely that you never wanted to install SearchAssist.net in the first place. It may seem like a normal search engine, but we would not recommend using it. You should terminate SearchAssist.net and return to your regular search tools.
How does SearchAssist.net work?
Although SearchAssist.net is not a malicious application, there is nothing useful about it either. It modifies your browser settings automatically and sets itself as the default search engine and home page. If you try using the engine, you will notice that it does not provide you with reliable results. You may be presented with ads and sponsored. As a matter of fact, you will see various advertisements not just on the main page of the hijacker, but everywhere you go online. Some of these ads may even seem useful to you, but that is just because the application tracks your cookies and records your Internet surfing habits. There is no reason you should trust these adverts. We advise you stay away from them until you delete SearchAssist.net.
As it has been mentioned above, SearchAssist.net does not have an official site or a direct download link. The hijacker is known to be bundled in Secure Download downloaders. If you rush through freeware installation, you can acquire various unwanted programs without even realizing it. The same thing must have happened with the hijacker. Next time be sure to check what you are agreeing to install together with the software of your choice. If there is a possibility to choose Advanced installation option, always go for it as that will allow you to deselect the
How to remove SearchAssist.net?
The good thing about SearchAssist.net is that it is not that difficult to get rid of. You can eliminate SearchAssist.net via Control Panel. Instructions are presented below in case you need them. Afterwards, you may also want to scan your PC with a malware scanner to make sure that manual SearchAssist.net removal was successful and that there are no other programs that you need to delete. If, however, you would prefer to not only terminate SearchAssist.net and other unwanted applications, but also have a reliable system protection,you should download and install the malware prevention and removal tool.
Delete SearchAssist.net from Windows 7/Vista/8
- Click on Start or press Win+C and click Settings
- Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program
- Choose the unwanted application and click Uninstall
Uninstall SearchAssist.net from Windows XP
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel
- Go to Add or remove programs
- Choose the software and click Remove.