What is Ultimate-search.net?
Ultimate-search.net is a browser hijacker that can modify you home page and default search engine. Like most hijackers, it most probably entered your system bundled with freeware. Next time be more attentive with the installation process and avoid such unwanted applications. Ultimate-search.net is compatible with all popular browsers including IE, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. You will not be able to avoid the effects of the hijacker once it has already been installed. You can, however, delete Ultimate-search.net from your computer since the program is not beneficial or useful to you in any way.
How does Ultimate-search.net work?
Aside from changing your new tab page, home page and default search engine to Ultimate-search.net, the hijacker also makes it impossible for you to surf the Web without constant interruptions, be it ads and pop-ups or redirects to unfamiliar pages. Not only is it annoying, it may actually be potentially harmful to your PC. Ultimate-search.net presents you with all kind of ads without checking whether or not they are legitimate. That means you could infect your computer with malware by clicking on one of them. In order to make sure that does not happen, you should terminate Ultimate-search.net.
As it has been mentioned above, it is important to stay away from browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted applications. That is not difficult to do. All you need is to pay attention to the installation process of freeware and shareware programs. Choose Advanced Installation and deselect all additional offers. We assure you, you will not be missing out on anything as potentially unwanted applications not only expose you to unsafe web content, but also slow down your Internet and system speed and collect information about your browsing habits. There is no reason you should allow them to be installed.
How to remove Ultimate-search.net?
In order to delete Ultimate-search.net from your computer, follow the instructions below. Make sure you complete all steps, otherwise the hijacker may regenerate. Another way to terminate Ultimate-search.net is by installing a malware removal tool that will scan your PC, detect all components of the threat and eliminate Ultimate-search.net completely. This solution is much more reliable. It is also more practical since the anti-malware utility will also safeguard your PC in the future. You will not have to worry about similar and more dangerous Internet infections any longer.
Manual Ultimate-search.net removal
1) Delete Ultimate-search.net related program
Windows 8/7 and Vista
- Press Win+S and type in Control Panel/Click Start
- Once there, click on Uninstall a program
- Select the suspicious software and click Uninstall
- Click Start and go to Control Panel
- Choose Add or remove programs
- Delete the unwanted program
2) Reset your browsers
- Gear icon → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset → Delete personal settings → Reset → Close
- Menu → Question mark → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox → Reset Firefox → Finish
- Menu → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Reset browser settings → Reset