What is Search App

Search App is categorized as adware. It claims it helps users to improve their browsing experience by exploring millions of popular websites. In fact, Search App has no better quality compared to default browser features. It is an unwanted browsing app simply designed to promote unwanted content like ads, coupons, banners, and pop-ups. Generation of search queries entered in Search App is performed using unwanted blpsearch.com or legitimate search.yahoo.com. Developers of Search App use them to fabricate traffic and earn money on displayed advertisements. In addition, using Search App does not guarantee safe storage of data entered during the session. This means the rogue application may be able to access your passwords, IP addresses, geolocations, and browser history. If Search App got installed on your system without permission or you did it by accident, follow our instructions below to delete it immediately. Further interaction with this software may lead to privacy leaks and other sensitive threats.

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How Search App infected your computer

Users may be redirected to Search App’s download page via intrusive advertisements placed on third-party pages. Some download it intentionally after being convinced it is “useful” indeed. In other cases, users may be inadvertently infected while downloading pirated or freeware software from unofficial resources. The downloaded repacks may contain additional offers inside promotional sections called “Custom”, “Advanced”, or similar during the setup. Due to the impetuous behavior of many users, they end up skipping such sections and allowing unwanted software like Search App to be eventually installed. In order to not let this happen in the future, follow our tutorial below and set up strong protection against such threats.

  1. Download Search App Removal Tool
  2. Remove/Uninstall Search App from Control Panel and Applications
  3. Remove Search App extensions from browsers
  4. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  5. Block Search App search redirects
  6. How to protect from threats like Search App

Download Removal Tool for Windows

Download Removal Tool

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To remove Search App completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner from RCS LT. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Search App and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

Download Combo Cleaner

To remove Search App completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Search App and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Search App manually for free

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

Remove Search App from Control Panel or Applications

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

Remove Search App from Mac:

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

Remove Search App from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search App or other recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Search App from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Search App or other recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Search App 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 Search App or other recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Search App from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Search App 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 Search App or other recently installed 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 Search App or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Search App

In some cases, Search App won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Search App. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Search App 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 Search App in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press 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 Search App or other recently installed suspicious program

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

and for Mac:

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

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Search App from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Search App related extensions 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 Search App extension.
  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 Search App extension.
  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 Search App extension.
  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 Search App from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Search App, 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 or Search App extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Search App 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 Search App extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Remove following files, folders and registry keys

Files and folders:


C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Search App\
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Search App
Search App.exe

Registry keys


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Search App

How to block ads and pop-ups from Search App

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Search App push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Search App” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Search App, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Search App.

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