How to remove SearchAssist. Step by step removal guide

Salute, in this clause I want to tell about SearchAssist, which was published by I will give you information how it infected computer, how to delete it and what is it. We will say about automatic removal and manually removing with cleaning browser's settings, folders, files and registry keys.




What is SearchAssist

Commonly, SearchAssist infects PC with other free installations, either, computer can be infected by 'downloaders'. If you don't want install SearchAssist, try to find a tick with text like “Also install”, "Our partners decision", “Make... A default page in your browser”. It's not difficult to understand what hijacker infects  PC. It shows pop up ads in browser, opens new pages with online games or other ads. Often, SearchAssist changes browser settings: default search engine, homepage. SearchAssist infects the follow browsers: Internet explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

SearchAssist removal tool

SearchAssist can be uninstalled using special antimalware scanners. We recommend Spyhunter. It scans user's computer for free. If you want, you can buy it after scanning.


Removal Tool


How to remove SearchAssist from browser

Removing SearchAssist from Internet Explorer

Disable add-on: Tools - Manage add-ons - Remove SearchAssist

Change homepage: Tools - Internet Options - General - Home page - Put “about:blank”

To change new tab: Tools - Internet Options - General -Tabs

Removing SearchAssist from Google Chrome

Remove add-on: Customize and Control Google Chrome - Tools - Extensions - Remove SearchAssist

Change homepage: Customize and Control Google Chrome - Settings - On startup-Set pages- Put “about:blank”

Removing SearchAssist from Firefox

Delete add-on: Tools - Add-ons - Remove SearchAssist

Homepage: Tools - Options - General - Put “about:blank” into homepage field

To change new tab:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).


Good luck. I hope your computer is clean. To delete search assist in automatic mode and protect browser, use special programs like Spyhunter.


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