Search.adstopper.com Removal Guide

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It is unlikely that you will find Search.adstopper.com installed without permission; however, you might be forced into changing the homepage on your Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer browsers. Most users do not want to set this search tool as their homepage; however, they have to if they want to run AdStopper free of charge. This application promises to block all malicious ads and disable advertisers from tracking you. The good news is that this app works, and it can be trusted to block ads; however, we recognize it as a potentially unwanted program as after a 7-day free trial it pushes users to install an unfamiliar search tool or pay money. The subscription for this service starts at 2.99 USD per month. Needless to say, those who wish to continue using this service usually opt for the free version that includes the suspicious search tool. Continue reading to learn if you should delete Search.adstopper.com from your web browsers.

Although Search.adstopper.com is introduced to you by a potentially unwanted program that is meant to block ads, our research has revealed that it can inject advertisements. Of course, it is unlikely that you will be shown malicious ads; however, you might be irritated by them anyway, especially if you are trying to block them altogether. According to our research, ads might be shown as search results when using Search.adstopper.com, and you might interact with them by accident. Your interaction with these ads, as well as your browsing behavior in general, is likely to be analyzed. Unreliable ad-supported programs often collect personal information or share data with unfamiliar services. This is unlikely to be the case when it comes to this strange search tool; however, if you do not want it tracking your activity, it is best for you to remove it from your browsers. Note that the Privacy Policy provides more information about the activity of tracking cookies and data collection.

According to our research, Search.adstopper.com can set a search provider on Internet Explorer, as well as other web browsers. Therefore, if you decide to delete this browser hijacker from the homepage, you should not forget to check the search provider as well. Speaking of removal, if you have acquired this search tool along with Adstopper from the official website, you might want to get rid of it if you are not happy with the services provided. Of course, the situation is different if you have acquired this search tool using the services of unfamiliar installers. It is known that third-party “vendors” might spread this software, and we all know that not all third parties can be trusted. Unfortunately, in some cases, malicious parties could use popular, well-known software to conceal more malicious threats. What is more, seemingly reliable programs could be modified to act in an undesirable manner. So, if you have used a third-party installer, scan your operating system to make sure that no hidden threats are active. Of course, should they be active, you need to eliminate them as soon as possible.

It is very important that you figure out if malware exists on your operating system before you jump into the removal process. If malware exists, you need to act quickly, and you might need to employ automated malware removal tools. On the other hand, if you only want to remove Search.adstopper.com, the guide below is all that you need. This guide shows how to replace IE, Chrome, and Firefox homepages and search providers. As you can see, the steps are not very complicated, and you should be able to perform them successfully even if you lack experience. Now, if you also need to eliminate third-party infections, and you are inexperienced, it is smart to use the help of automated anti-malware software that can clean your operating system for you. Most importantly, do not ignore the computer infections active on your operating system because they could do a lot of damage.

Do you have any more questions for us? If you do, post them in the box below, and we will try to answer them as soon as we can. Note that if you are looking for information about other infections, you can use the search box above to find appropriate guides that will be more helpful.

How to delete Search.adstopper.com

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+T on your keyboard.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and then move to the Search Providers menu.
  3. Set the desired provider, Remove the unwanted provider, and click Close.
  4. Tap Alt+T again and select Internet options.
  5. Click the General tab (menu at the top) and move to the Home Page.
  6. Overwrite the unwanted URL and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+T on the keyboard.
  2. Select Options to access the about:preferences menu.
  3. In the menu on your left click General and find the Home Page box.
  4. Overwrite the unwanted URL.
  5. In the menu on the left click Search to manage search engines.
  6. Choose the preferred search provider and Remove the unwanted one.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+F on the keyboard.
  2. Move to More tools and click Extensions (you might need to eliminate the Ad Stopper extension first to eliminate the unwanted search tools).
  3. Click the recycle button next to the unwanted extension and choose Remove.
  4. Move to the menu on the left and click Settings.
  5. Go to On Startup and choose Open a specific page or set of pages.
  6. Click Set pages and overwrite the URL of the unwanted page.
  7. Go to Appearance and choose Show Home button.
  8. Click Change and overwrite the URL of the unwanted page.
  9. Go to Search, click Manage search engines, and set the desired provider.
  10. Click X on the URL of the provider you want to eliminate and click Done.
Download Remover for Search.adstopper.com *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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