What is Spidersearch.net?
If your home page has been replaced by Spidersearch.net, it means that a browser hijacker has entered your system. It is very possible that you do not remember installing Spidersearch.net and thus have no idea how the program gained access to your PC. The reason for that is simple: browser hijackers often travel with freeware and shareware. If you do not pay attention to the installation process of free third party software, you end up with additional applications that are usually completely useless.
This hijacker does not differ much from other programs of this type like V9.com, Qone8.com, Websearches.com and so on. Since there is nothing beneficial about keeping the program on your PC, we suggest you delete Spidersearch.net.
How does Spidersearch.net work?
You may think that Spidersearch.net is a normal search engine that can provide you with relevant results, however, that is not the case. The main problem with this program is that it can expose you to unsafe web content. You could be presented with various sponsored links, ads, pop-ups and so on that could lead you to unfamiliar and untrustworthy webpages. Moreover, the application is also known to track you cookies and record your online activity in order to customize the unreliable ads. Therefore we urge you to stay away from them no matter how useful they may look and get rid of Spidersearch.net asap.
Spidersearch.net does not have an official page where you could download it, so that leaves it with the only distribution method that works for potentially unwanted software which is bundling. If you want to protect your system from unnecessary additions, you should always be attentive during the installation process of freeware. Choose Advanced installation option whenever you can and deselect the unnecessary applications. That way you will be able to still acquire the program of your choice and avoid potentially unwanted software.
How to remove Spidersearch.net?
It is clear that you need to terminate Spidersearch.net. There are two ways you can do it. You can eliminate the hijacker from your system using a malware removal tool or you can uninstall it manually. Choosing the first option has its advantages, because if you download and install the anti-malware utility, you will be able to delete Spidersearch.net and its related program. You will also be able to surf the Web without having any online security related issues as your system will be protected by the application. If, however, you want to go for manual Spidersearch.net removal, you can use the instructions provided below. Make sure you complete all of the steps and scan your PC with a malware scanner afterwards.
Step 1: Remove Spidersearch.net and the related program
- Click on Start and go to Control Panel
- Choose Add or remove programs
- Select the application and click Remove
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu
- Select Control Panel
- Go to Uninstall the program
- Choose the software
- Click Uninstall
- Press Win+C and open Settings
- Go to Control Panel
- Click Uninstall a program
- Terminate the suspicious program
Step 2: Uninstall Spidersearch.net from browsers
- Open IE and click on the Gear icon
- Go to Internet Options
- Click on the Advanced tab
- Click Reset and check the box
- Confirm your action
- Launch Mozilla and tap Alt+H
- Open Troubleshooting Information
- Click on Reset Firefox twice
- Click Finish
- Open your browser and click on the menu
- Select Settings and click Show advanced settings
- Press the Reset settings button and click on Reset
Step 3: Edit the Target line
- Right-click on your browser shortcut
- Open Properties -> Shortcut tab
- Locate the Target line
- Erase all text after “exe”
- Click Apply and OK.