What is Tasearch.com?
Tasearch.com is classified as a browser hijacker that will take over your browsers and cause redirects to various unfamiliar websites. It usually arrives bundled with freeware or shareware. It is very possible that you did not want it to enter your system and you simply did not notice it during free software installation. Browser hijackers have one purpose: they are created to promote their associated sites. Tasearch.com will not be useful to you in any way.
It will present you with ads and sponsored links that you have no interest in. We suggest that you terminate Tasearch.com immediately.
How does Tasearch.com work?
Like any other browser hijacker, once Tasearch.com infiltrates your system, it modifies your settings. Your home page and default search engine are switched to Tasearch.com and there is no way to restore these settings while the hijacker is still in the system. Using the search engine is not a good idea as it may present you with sponsored links and other ads. Even the main page itself contains a clearly fake advert that you should not click on. The same goes for other commercial advertisements that you will encounter online. Ignore these ads unless you want to infect your PC with malware and suffer other unwanted consequences.
Since you probably did not install Tasearch.com willingly, it is important to know how to avoid similar situations in the future. You should always be attentive during freeware and shareware installation and check exactly what you are installing. If you are given a choice between Quick and Custom mode, always choose the second one as it will allow you to deselect the unnecessary applications. That way you will be able to keep your system infection-free. As for the hijacker, we suggest you delete Tasearch.com and return to using your regular search tools.
How to remove Tasearch.com from my PC?
There are two ways you can go about Tasearch.com removal. First is to delete Tasearch.com manually and second is to use a malware removal tool. If you select the first option you will have to uninstall the program that the hijacker came bundled with. To identify that program you can use the malware scanner presented on this page. Once you do, follow the instructions below. If, however, you choose automatic Tasearch.com removal, you will have to download an anti-malware utility and use it to scan your PC. The software will detect all components of the hijacker and eliminate Tasearch.com completely. It will also get rid of other threats that may be in your system and protect it from future online attacks.
Manual Tasearch.com removal instructions
1) Delete Tasearch.com related program
Windows XP/Windows 7 and Vista
- Click on Start and go to Control Panel
- Pick Add or remove programs/Uninstall a program
- Choose the unwanted application and click Remove/Uninstall
N.B. In Windows 8 to access Control Panel press Win+R, type in ‘control’ and click OK.
2) Reset your browser settings
Reset Internet Explorer
- Gear icon → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset → Delete personal settings → Reset → Close
Reset Mozilla Firefox
- Menu → Question mark → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox → Reset Firefox → Finish
Reset Google Chrome
- Google Chrome menu → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Reset settings → Reset