Search.searchetg.com Removal Guide

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The presence of the Search.searchetg.com search tool on all the browsers (it will be set as your homepage, default search engine, and the New Tab URL), including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, means that the EasyTransitGuide extension has been installed on your system without your permission, or you have downloaded it yourself. Search.searchetg.com is not a search engine that is safe to use even though it might look like an ordinary search tool. Therefore, you should remove the EasyTransitGuide as soon as possible to get rid of the search engine too. People who decide not to do anything should be ready for the avalanche of sponsored search results if they use Search.searchetg.com as a default search engine. Also, as Search.searchetg.com tracks users’ Internet browsing activity and collects details about users, you should know that your privacy might be violated at any moment as well. More information about this questionable search tool is provided in the following paragraphs. The last paragraph will also deal with the Search.searchetg.com removal, so continue reading if you wish to get more knowledge.

Many users install the EasyTransitGuide extension on their computers to gain access to maps, schedules, bus fares, etc; however, all they get is a new search engine set on all their browsers. Search.searchetg.com does not look like a bad search tool, and we cannot say that it is very harmful either; however, specialists working at 411-spyware.com have revealed two worrying facts about it. First, it has quickly become clear that Search.searchetg.com might show advertisements even though it is based on Yahoo!, which is a good search engine. These ads appear on the search results page with an intention of driving traffic to third-party websites. It has been created to act this way so that its developer could get some extra money. Of course, it will not share the money it gets with you. The only thing you might get out of this is a bunch of undesirable software because you might be redirected to a website that promotes untrustworthy applications or contains links to really bad websites. You cannot remove those sponsored search results, so there are only two things you can do: a) keep Search.searchetg.com and risk infecting your PC with malware and b) remove the EasyTransitGuide extension together with Search.searchetg.com. We hope you will choose the second option.

You will probably not feel very comfortable when you find out that Search.searchetg.com will collect information about you. If you want to find out more about the details it collects, you should read its Privacy Policy document; however, we want to encourage you to pay attention to one line available there in particular:

BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO GRANT Easy Transit Guide™ PERMISSION TO COLLECT YOUR URLS AND SEARCH DATA, INCLUDING SEARCH QUERIES THAT MAY CONTAIN PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, SHARE THEM WITH THIRD PARTIES, AND USE SEARCH-RELATED COOKIES

What this sentence basically means is that Search.searchetg.com might find out something personal about you. Of course, there will be no personal information in those search queries if you have never submitted anything personal into the search box of Search.searchetg.com; however, if we were you, we would not keep a search tool acting this way.

Before we tell you how to remove Search.searchetg.com, we want to explain how SafeBrowser extensions are distributed. First of all, it has been found that it is possible to download the EasyTransitGuide from its official website; however, specialists do not think that there are many users who download this piece of software willingly, especially when it has been found that it can be installed on the computer if a user clicks on a malicious pop-up shown by malware that is installed on the computer. If you cannot remember downloading this extension promoting Search.searchetg.com as well, it means that it has entered your PC without your direct permission. Other untrustworthy programs might not ask your permission to enter you system too, so we highly recommend installing a security application on the computer and activate it.

As Search.searchetg.com is closely associated with the extension EasyTransitGuide, it is not surprising at all that this questionable search tool will disappear after the removal of this add-on. Scroll down to find out how to do that or scan your computer with an automatic scanner such as SpyHunter. It will only take seconds to remove Search.searchetg.com from all your browsers.

How to remove Search.searchetg.com

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the unwanted program and then remove it.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Launch the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on the unwanted software.
  5. Delete it by clicking Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Tap the Windows key + X simultaneously.
  2. Select Control Panel and then open Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the program you wish to erase and then uninstall it.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Click on the button with three dots to open the menu.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  5. Select Reset settings.
  6. Click the Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Go to the Help menu (Alt+H).
  3. Click Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.
  5. In the pop-up window, click Refresh Firefox once again.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T and then click Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab and select Reset.
  4. Mark the box that has Delete personal settings alongside.
  5. Click Reset once again.
Download Remover for Search.searchetg.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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