What is Search.sidecubes.com

Search.sidecubes.com by Veristaff.com Ltd is browser hijacker that affects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It comes along with SideCubes adware. SideCubes is doubtful social sharing add-on or toolbar for browsers. It creates panel on the left side of the windows, so you can share content you read. Along with this it replaces homepage and default search engine of your browsers to search.sidecubes.com. Searches from this engine are redirected to Yahoo, Bing or other third party service and may contain extra advertising. They should not be trusted. Use instructions on this page to remove Search.sidecubes.com.

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How Search.sidecubes.com infected your PC

Search.sidecubes.com or SideCubes installs as “bundled” package. Most of free small utilities available on the web have high possibility of installing hijackers or adware. During the install process you will be offered free option to get SideCubes. Sometimes such offers are hidden from direct view. This seem a good deal, if you don’t know what hijackers can do. Hijackers are danger for your privacy and safety. Usual antivirus software is useless, but there is great tool to help you fix the problem – SpyHunter 5 Malware Suite.

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Search.sidecubes.com completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Search.sidecubes.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Search.sidecubes.com manually for free

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

Remove Search.sidecubes.com from Control Panel

To start removing Search.sidecubes.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “SideCubes Toolbar” or just “SideCubes”. 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 and Windows 8.

Latest versions of Search.sidecubes.com hijacker are protected by program called SideCubes. You can use SpyHunter 5 antimalware to remove it completely.

Remove Search.sidecubes.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find SideCubes or SideCubes Toolbar.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Search.sidecubes.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find SideCubes or SideCubes Toolbar and click Uninstall.

Remove Search.sidecubes.com 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 SideCubes or SideCubes Toolbar, click Uninstall.

Remove Search.sidecubes.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall SideCubes 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 SideCubes or SideCubes Toolbar 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 SideCubes or SideCubes Toolbar in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Search.sidecubes.com

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

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

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

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find 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 suspicious 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 SideCubes from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable SideCubes, 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 SideCubes.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

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

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Search.sidecubes.com installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

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.

Remove following files and folders

Search.sidecubes.com files:


Search.sidecubes.com folders:

C:\Program Files\sidecubes\
C:\Program Files\sidecubes toolbar\

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extension with bad rating including related to Search.sidecubes.com. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Search.sidecubes.com 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 antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Search.sidecubes.com.

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