How to Remove SearchMe Toolbar from My Web Browser
SearchMe Toolbar is an plug-in/add-on/extension for different web browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Most computer users cannot recall how they installed the plug-in, while some has found out that this it actually came onto their computers along with other programs, examples include download-managers, video recording/streaming, and PDF creators.
Such tricks are achieved through its registry entries embedded in the Windows Registry editor, which locates in the kernel section of a computer. The plug-in appears to be harmless at its first phase, but it does performs like a malware. After its successful invasion, the system vulnerability may be exposed to countless virus online, making your computer susceptible to those malicious attacks.
Since you are accessing your accounts everyday with your browser, there may still be chances that this plug-in introduces virus in. It could earn large unwarrantable profit by selling precious information collected from your activities.
To protect both your computer’s normal functions and private data security from those unpredictable damages, we suggest you following the steps provided here to correctly remove SearchMe Toolbar as soon as possible.
Manual Guides to Remove SearchMe Toolbar
1.Remove the plug-in from Control Panel
The plug-in may include several programs, such as SearchMe Toolbar Chrome Extension, SearchMe Toolbar Firefox Toolbar, SearchMe Toolbar Internet Explorer Toolbar, etc. They are all those you need to delete from your computer. Steps are as follows:
(1)How to access Control Panel?
Windows 8 user: two choices: (i) hover your mouse pointer at the lower right corner → Select “Search” → type in “control panel” → press “Enter” key → click on “Uninstall a program” under the Programs section;
(ii) Double-click “This PC” on desktop → click on “Open Control Panel” → click “Uninstall a program” under the Programs section;
Windows 7 user: click the “Start” button at the lower left corner → select “Control Panel” → click on “Uninstall a program” under the Programs section;
(2)You can see all the programs being listed in “Add/uninstall a program” on the pop-up window.
Scroll through the list, if you find SearchMe Toolbar, or any of those above-mentioned programs in the list, it is definitely the target you need to hit;
Double-click it to activate its uninstaller program. After clicking a few “Next”s and a “finish” button, the plug-in shall be gone.
2.Uninstall SearchMe Toolbar from web browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer).
In some cases, after you visit a website, the plug-in can be automatically added to your web browser without taking an installation package, which means you may not notice until the next time you open the browser.
If so, you will not able to track it in the program list of Control Panel. To correctly remove it, you need to manually restore your web browser’s setting (undo the unwanted changes).
I am hereby respectively giving specific methods for removing SearchMe Toolbar from three widely-used browsers.
Remove SearchMe Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox
(1)Open Firefox → click on (Firefox menu button) at the upper right corner.
(2)click (Help) → select “Troubleshooting Information.”
(3) Click on “Reset Firefox…” button showed on the right.
(4) Firefox will close and be reset by itself, after which a window will show up, listing the details imported. You may click on the “Finish” button, and Firefox will open.
(1)Open Firefox → click (Firefox menu button) at the upper right corner → choose “Add-ons.”
(2)Click the “Extensions” tab → click on “Remove” button appeared in the item of SearchMe Toolbar.
(3)To reset the default search engine and homepage of Firefox from the toolbar’s website to its own default, download the SearchReset on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/ → install it, and use it to restore the default homepage.
Remove SearchMe Toolbar from Google Chrome
(1)Open Google Chrome → click on (menu) at the upper right corner → select “Tools” → click “Extensions.”
(2)The “Extension” tab will be presented like a web page, click on icon to remove the plug-in.
(3)To set the default search engine of Google Chrome from the one it replaced to Google, click on (menu) at the upper right corner → select “Settings” → click “Manage search engines” in Search section → select Google, and click on “Make Default” button appeared → find SearchMe Toolbar in the list, and click on “X” button at the right side.
(4)To change the homepage of Google Chrome from search.conduit.com to its own default, click on (menu) → select “Settings” → click “Open the New Tab Page” under the “On Startup” section.
Last but not least: Remove SearchMe Toolbar from Internet Explorer
(1)Open Internet Explorer → click on the gear icon at the upper right corner → select “Internet options.”
(2)Click the “Advanced” tab in the box appeared → click on the “Reset” button.
(3)Select the “Delete personal settings” in the Reset Internet Explorer Setting box → click “Reset.”
(4)Wait until the resetting is finished → click “Close” in the confirmation dialogue box → click “OK”.
(5)Re-open Internet Explorer.
Easier Approach to Remove SearchMe Toolbar
- Download, install, and start Max Uninstaller.
- Choose SearchMe Toolbar icon, and click “Run Analysis” in Step 1.
- Select the item presented, click “Complete Uninstall”, and click “Next” on the pop-up window to proceed the uninstall.
- Remove it from relevant web browser with Max Uninstaller’s Plug-in Cleaner.
- When it tells you “Please wait while it initializes the uninstall process.”, click “Scan Leftovers”.
- Select the item displayed in Step 3, and click “Delete Leftovers”.
Users shall all pay attention when downloading or installing programs including freeware and shareware particularly, tick the proper custom installation options instead of the recommended alternatives, and better go to official or reputable websites for sources and updates.
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