What is S3arch.page

S3arch.page is an example of fake search engines promoted by a browser hijacker called Suls APP that is downloaded accidentally by reckless users. Apps of this type modify browser settings and impose their own view of how convenient browsers should look like. In fact, the promised value of smart algorithms supposedly meant to improve browsing is worthless. S3arch.page uses popular search systems like Google and replicates results from it (results are signed like “Enhanced by Google”). In addition, browser hijackers are categorized as potentially unwanted applications because they can track your data and collect it to pitch on the darknet and earn money eventually. If you are getting pissed off by S3arch.page, we will help you get rid of it in this tutorial.

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How S3arch.page infected your computer

As we pointed out above, S3arch.page comes alongside Suls APP which is a browser hijacker. Its developers make everything possible to bundle their software wherever they can – in repacks, fake software updaters like Flash Player, malicious redirects, and other shady prospects. We insist on keeping your hands away from clicking on suspicious content that claims your computer settings to be outdated or infected. Remember that none of these services have real information about your PC unless they hacked your server and control it remotely. Most of the times, it is just a casual trick to make gullible people believe in this tail.

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove S3arch.page completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of S3arch.page and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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Download Combo Cleaner

To remove S3arch.page completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of S3arch.page and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of Combo Cleaner offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Remove S3arch.page manually for free

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full S3arch.page removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the S3arch.page installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Note: S3arch.page can be installed as Google Chrome extension as Administrator (you may see Installed by enterprise policy inscription near it), and this will not allow removal. Therefore, before starting removal process, perform these actions:

  1. Start the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu button and typing command prompt (or just searching for “command prompt” in Windows 10 search field). Right click on the Command Prompt result and choose Run as Administrator.
  2. start command prompt as administrator

  3. Type in and execute the following commands:


    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    gpupdate /force

  4. update group policy in windows

Remove S3arch.page from Control Panel

To start removing S3arch.page you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “S3arch.page” or “S3arch.page”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Mac.

Remove S3arch.page from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. S3arch.page might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag S3arch.page from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove S3arch.page from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find S3arch.page or other suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove S3arch.page from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find S3arch.page or other suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove S3arch.page from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find S3arch.page or other suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove S3arch.page from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall S3arch.page from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate S3arch.page or other suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate S3arch.page or other suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall S3arch.page

In some cases, S3arch.page won’t uninstall and gives you the message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall S3arch.page. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the S3arch.page folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall S3arch.page in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove S3arch.page or other suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall S3arch.page using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of S3arch.page. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag S3arch.page from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with S3arch.page.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling S3arch.page from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove S3arch.page related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find S3arch.page extensions.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find S3arch.page or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose S3arch.page or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove S3arch.page from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable S3arch.page, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable S3arch.page or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, S3arch.page does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find S3arch.page or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

S3arch.page installs a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is the instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab, and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

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