How to Remove Social Search Toolbar and Social Search?

A strange search engine-social search appears out of nowhere? Then, you find that the homepage of browser installed on your PC is redirected to search.conduit.com whenever your launch browser or open a new tab? Needless to say, there must be a browser hijacker stuck on your computer. If you want to learn more about the browser hijacker-social search toolbar and want to remove it completely, read more.
 
I Social Search Toolbar and Social Search description
II Threat type of Social Search Toolbar and Social Search
III Infection way of Social Search Toolbar and Social Search
IV Successful removal of Social Search Toolbar and Social Search
V Tips for cleaning residing files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster

 

 
I Social Search Toolbar and Social Search description
 

The SocialSearchBar Toolbar is a tool for the Internet browsers. It is compatible with most of them and has a powerful search engine. You can fully customize the widgets, add or remove as many of them as you want and even get new ones from the app marketplace.

 
According to the publisher’s description, SocialSearchBar toolbar seems to be a useful application which improves the search experience of user. In the reality, Social Search Toolbar is developed by Conduit Ltd, which is classified as potentially unwanted program (PUP). Social Search Toolbar works with popular browser including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Once in, the Social Search Toolbar will firstly modify the internet browser settings including homepage and default search engine as well as create related add-ons and extensions on the computer. What are the influences caused by the behavior of Social Search Toolbar and Social Search engine? Keep reading.
 
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II Threat type of Social Search Toolbar and Social Search
 
Browser hijacker: The Social Search engine is not as the same as a legit engine like Google engine. Developer of Social search can collect the terms of users’ search queries and then send numerous advertisements to users based on the collected terms. Let alone disturbance, lots of useless advertisements are stuffed into the computer and result in dragging computer speed.
 
Rootkits and Trojans: Experiencing slow computer speed is just a beginning. If you allow the Social Search Toolbar stay in your computer, the longer the social search toolbar stays, the more dangerous your computer is. If you are redirected to some malicious websites, there is a great chance that rootkits or Trojans are dropped on your computer. In such case, your computer will get infected with horrible viruses and even may end with system crash.
 

 
What’s worse: cyber criminals also can take advantage of Social Search toolbar to invade your privacy. If cyber criminals get your sensitive data (bank account or password), you run a risk of losing money.
 
III Infection way of Social Search Toolbar and Social Search
 
There are many ways that Social Search Toolbar could enter into your computer. The common ways are listed below:
 
1> Free downloads: Most likely, Social Search Toolbar comes bundled with some free programs required by users, especially video players or video converters.
2> Attachments: Sometimes, Social Search Toolbar can be distributed as a mal attachment in a spam mail from unknown people.
3> Malicious links: On another occasion, Social Search Toolbar can be downloaded automatically while users click some malicious links or visit unknown websites.
 
All in all, to avoid this kind of redirection virus, you should pay extra attention when installing required free programs or opening emails from unknown people.
 
IV Successful removal of Social Search Toolbar and Social Search
 
STEP 1 Remove Social Search Toolbar and Social Search from control panel
Optional troubleshot-remove Social Search Toolbar and Social Search from control panel using Anvi Uninstaller
STEP 2 Remove malicious related add-ons and repair modified browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar
Optional troubleshot-remove Social Search Toolbar related add-ons and repair modified browser manually
STEP 3 Scan malware infecting computer system using Anvi Smart Defender
 

step 1

Remove Social Search Toolbar and Social Search from control panel

 
Windows 8
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove Social Search Toolbar related programs.
 
Windows XP
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find Social Search Toolbar related programs, and hit Remove.
 
Windows 7/Vista
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find Social Search Toolbar related programs, and click on Uninstall.
 

 
Optional troubleshot-remove Social Search Toolbar and Social Search from control panel using Anvi Uninstaller
 
You can make full use of Anvi Uninstaller-a small free tool Anvi Uninstaller that is available in Cloud System Booster’s Toolbox to find and remove Social Search Toolbar related program easily and quickly.
 
Anvi Uninstaller can help you find the programs installed on your computer conveniently and quickly. Through Anvi Uninstaller, users can quickly scan the recently installed programs and uninstall the unwanted programs conveniently as well as the registries related to the unwanted programs.
 
1 Download and install Anvi Uninstaller
 
download
 
2 Scan out the installed programs
 
Find and remove Social Search Toolbar related program
 
Select the Social Search Toolbar and other unknown programs, and click on Uninstall.
 

 

step 2

Remove malicious add-ons and repair modified browser using Anvi slim Toolbar

 
Anvi Slim Toolbar is designed to protect and repair browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome from malicious toolbars. Users are easily captured by useless or even malicious toolbars and add-ons while installing freeware or shareware. This nice program can keep your internet browsers safe and healthy and help you conveniently and quickly remove unwanted add-on/toolbar/extension/plugin installed on. In addition, it also can repair the changed homepages and search engines of browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome back to their default homepages and search engines. Anvi Slim Toolbar deserves your own.
 
1 Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar.
 
download
 
2 Launch the Anvi Slim Toolbar and click on the second Manage tab to scan the extensions and toolbars on the browsers.
 
3 Select Social Search toolbar related extensions on the browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome and hit Remove.
 

 
4 Repair browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar
 
4.1 After removing the Social Search related extensions, click on Back, and go to Browser Repair.
 
4.2 Choose the browser which you want to repair. Under Homepage Settings, check Customize Homage, type the URL you want such as http://www.google.com into the box, under the Search Engine Settings, choose one search engine listed in pull-down menu, and finally click Repair.
 

 
Optional troubleshot-remove Social Search Toolbar related add-ons and repair modified browser manually
 
First of all, choose the browser you want to repair.
 

     
Google Chrome
 
1. Open Google Chrome and click Chrome  menu, and go to Tools> Extensions. Disable any file associate with malware.
 

 
2 Remove search.conduit.com from the Startup pages of Chrome.
 
Click on the Chrome menu > tools>Settings> In On startup section click Set pages> mouse-over to the search.conduit.com and click the X symbol to remove it> Add your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.
 

 
3 Remove search.conduit.com from the homepage.
 
Click on Settings> In Appearance section click Change
 
Remove search.conduit.com from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol, you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL and hit OK to complete the modification.
 
4 Change default search provider and remove search.tb.ask.com from the search engines list.
 
Click on the Chrome menu> Settings> In Search section click Manage search engines…> Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> Remove search.tb.ask.com from the list.
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step 3

Scan malware infecting computer system using Anvi Smart Defender

 
Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful antivirus tool, which can help users prevent malicious software such as virus, Trojan, adware, spyware and so on. The light and smart swordfish scan engine will not consume extra resources to influence the operation of the computer. And here we recommend you the Anvi Smart Defender antimalware and use it for demonstration.
 
1 Install the Anvi Smart Defender Anti-Malware software
 
download
 
2 Launch the program
 
Note:
Free version users: please update the database following the prompt.
Existing version users: please update the software by navigating to Settings > Update tab.
 
3 Perform full scan and remove threats once and for all
 
Click on the second tab labeled Scan, find full scan option and hit Scan button to perform a full system scan.
 

 
After full scan, the scan results are displayed. Click on View Details to see detailed results and click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your system.
 
V Tips for cleaning residing files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster
 
After removing Social Search toolbar extensions, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer or leave hide danger in your computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.
 
1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.
 
download
 
2. Run the Cloud System Booster.
 
Click on the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.
 

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