Search Highlighter is a tricky program that offers to enhance your search on terms you highlight on visited pages. However, such functionality helps to manipulate search results and display promoted links in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. Search Highlighter is often deceptively installed with free program downloads and is considered to be a PUP (potentially unwanted program). If you want to remove Search Highlighter, then read this guide and see how easy you can get rid of adware unless some more tricky adware and spyware programs are installed along with Search Highlighter.
This removal guide helps to remove Search Highlighter manually. If you get some complex infection, than you can use SpyHunter that also can protect your computer against infection in real-time. This program has really reliable detection rate. If you do not need real-time protection, then you can use Search Highlighter Removal Tool that removes Search Highlighter and other found viruses. It comes with anti-malware software and provides online support for free for any subsequent virus removal during a year. Both SpyHunter and Search Highlighter Removal Tool provide free scan results that help to remove malicious components from your computer.
What is Search Highlighter?
Search Highlighter is an adware developed by Injekt LLC for a tricky way of promotion that is presented as helpful extension to user’s experience. It is not malicious but Search Highlighter is often installed in a deceptive way and seen by people as a virus. Some websites also promote this adware. In fact it is just an adware program that wastes your web traffic and system resources but harmless otherwise. Search Highlighter consists of the windows program that manages all the adware processes and web browser extensions installed into Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This makes removing Search Highlighter slightly more complicated than removing other windows programs. It is better to be careful while installing free programs since bundled is wide spread, and it is easier to stop downloading than remove Search Highlighter and like adware later.
Protection against deceptively installed programs:
If you want to avoid installing programs like Search Highlighter, then you need to be careful while installing free programs, or protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace your installations, warn you on all known threats to your security and privacy, and remove any threat found on your computer. Pay attention to check boxes placed in a setup wizard for a free program that you are installing. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs.
Search Highlighter Removal Tool
Search Highlighter Removal Tool helps to make removal process safe and easy for a user with different level of computer skills. This solution pack comes with free online support and helps to remove not only Search Highlighter but all known malicious programs and spyware used by cyber criminals. Some of user’s unwanted programs are not addressed by conventional anti-virus products, and using special anti-spyware program helps to improve your security and privacy.
Remove Search Highlighter Manually
For manual removal you need to uninstall all Search Highlighter components. First, you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs” utility (“Programs and Features” on Windows 7 and Vista) . You can start this Windows utility program by clicking a link in the Control Panel menu. Then you need to find and remove Search Highlighter add-ons from your web browsers and reset browser settings to defaults or to your proffered ones.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with antispyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstal Search Highlighter adware program
- Click Start button, and then click Control Panel in the system Start menu.
- Double-click “Add or Remove Programs” (“Programs and Features” for Win7 and Vista) in the Control Panel menu window.
- Scroll through the program list, highlight “Search Highlighter” and other adware item, and click Remove. Look for other adware programs and uninstall them.
Remove Search Highlighter from Internet Explorer
Remove Search Highlighter add-ons from Internet Explorer Browsers
- Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
- Pick Manage add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions on left, and look for “Search Highlighter” and other adware add-ons.
- Select this item and click Disable. Restart your browser.
Remove Search Highlighter from Firefox
Remove Search Highlighter add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and find Tools in top menu.
- Click it and select Add-ons.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar.
- Find “Search Highlighter” and other adware add-ons. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove Search Highlighter from Chrome
Remove Search Highlighter add-ons for Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on the Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
- Choose Settings from the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed extensions.
- Find and Disable/Delete all “Search Highlighter” and other adware add-ons.
- Restart your browser.
Note: This manual removal procedure is quite time consuming. If your value your time, then you can save it by using Search Highlighter Removal Tool instead of the manual removal and scan your system with bundled free anti-spyware program to get rid of other computer infections.
Remove Search Highlighter Completely
Search Highlighter adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs and it might be also used by cyber criminals for spying on you and exploiting your computer as a bot for illegal internet scams. After you remove Search Highlighter you need to run full antivirus scan with an updated version of your antivirus and scan your system with anti-malware program for removing threats that are not accessed by anti-virus products.
Find more about safe practices that can help to prevent computer infections and protect your system against malicious programs.