Help me remove Social Search Toolbar

A thing called “Social Search” has invaded my Internet browser. It must have been installed on the computer when I downloaded and installed a movie player. What it does is integrated a Social Search! Toolbar on the browser. It seems to me that this program was useful but that impression last when it started to show excessive ads while I am browsing the web.

Social Search Toolbar also controls my search. There were times that links from search results are redirected to unwanted pages. This thing is somehow taking my control over my computer and I will not allow it. As early as possible I would like to remove Social Search Toolbar from the browser, but it won’t let me do it. There is no “Social Search” item on add/remove of control panel. Add-on for this adware is nowhere to be found on the browser. What else to look for?

I have scanned my computer with antivirus program, but it is not helpful. Please give me some pointers on how to remove the Social Search Toolbar from my browser.

MikeyPers

1 Response

  1. brandon says:

    Here is a simple guide commonly used to remove adware from Windows and affected Internet browsers.

    Uninstall Social Search! from Microsoft Windows
    1. Open Windows Control Panel.
    2. Choose Programs (Uninstall a Program).
    3. It will open a list of installed programs, find Social Search!, Conduit, or any related term and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    How to remove Social Search! on Internet Explorer
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Manage Add-ons.
    3. On right panel look for Social Search! entry and click on Disable button to stop the service.
    4. You may now restart Internet Explorer.

    How to Uninstall Social Search! in Google Chrome
    1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
    2. Click on Settings (three horizontal bars icon or wrench icon for old versions) or ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ button located on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Click on Tools > Extensions from the drop-down list.
    4. You can see Social Search! from the list of installed extensions; remove it by clicking on the ‘Trash’ icon.
    5. Please restart Google Chrome.

    How to Remove Social Search! in Mozilla Firefox
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Add-ons.
    3. Remove Social Search! from the list of installed add-ons.
    4. Restart Mozilla Firefox.