SearchFort is an adware that consists of a Widows program and web browser extension, add-ons, or browser helper objects installed in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. If you want to remove SearchFort, then you need to remove all of this SearchFort components. Besides displaying ads in your web browser SearchFort compromises your privacy with activities related to web search history tracking. It also wastes your web traffic and load your computer with activities that you barely need.
SearchFort is often deceptively installed with popular free programs that you download. This practice is called bundling and involves attaching SearchFort installation program to a setup wizard that came with a free program or a download client used as a wrapper. SearchFort barely would hurt your computer, but some ads might lead to computer infection. You need to be attentive when installing free programs, and if adware programs like SearchFort infect your computer, then it is better to remove them ass soon as possible. Use the guide below for manual SearchFort removal or a SearchFort removal tool that helps to remove other malicious programs and protect your security and privacy.
This removal guide helps to remove SearchFort manually or use special security software that removes SearchFort and other malicious programs. SpyHunter is definitely one of the best. It offers reliable malware detection, clean removal, and real-time protection against future infections.
What is SearchFort?
SearchFort is a program and web browser extension that are combined in one product used for tracking your web browsing and displaying ads in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer when you visits various websites. SearchFort adware consists of a similarly named Windows application and plugins installed in your web browser as extensions, add-ons, or BHO (browser helper object) depend on browser. These SearchFort have to be removed if you want to eliminate SearchFort adware and get rid of ads. Your clicks on SearchFort ads help to make money on a pay-per-click basis, and this way on monetizing is attractive to websites that distribute free software of develop such products. For users such installation of bundled adware is quite deceptive. If you fail to notice adware presence and disable SearchFort before installing a free program, then your computer will be infected with SearchFort. You need to be careful because some adware is difficult to uninstall, and more adware might be bundled and installed along with SearchFort while removing it is not the thing that one would like.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing programs like SearchFort, then you need to be careful while installing free programs. You can 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.
SearchFort Adware Removal ToolSearchFort Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove SearchFort and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to SearchFort malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete SearchFort components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against SearchFort and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove SearchFort on Windows
You need to uninstall all the SearchFort components manually. First, you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to SearchFort.
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.
Uninstall SearchFort on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "SearchFort" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall SearchFort on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight SearchFort program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall SearchFort on Windows XP
Uninstalling SearchFort from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on SearchFort program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove SearchFort from Chrome
Remove SearchFort extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find SearchFort extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove SearchFort from Firefox
Remove SearchFort add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find SearchFort add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove SearchFort from Internet Explorer
Remove SearchFort extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on SearchFort, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: It is possible that your computer is infected with other adware programs. You can make a check for presence of suspicious programs with the list of adware removal tools names and see if it match. If they match, than the program belongs to adware and our removal tools can handle it for sure. Actually, they can remove hundreds thousands of viruses, but there is always a gray area where any anti-virus fails. This checking procedure is very helpful while real scanning for viruses is definitely better.
Remove SearchFort Adware Infection Completely
SearchFort adware might come bundled with other adware programs. Some of ads might also be used by cyber criminals for installing malware and exploiting your computer as a bot for illegal activities. After you remove SearchFort you need to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus and rescan your system with anti-spyware program like SpyHunter. This anti-malware software comes with a free scanner, and you can use scan results as a reference for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated one.