What is Search.standartnet.com

Search.standartnet.com can cause absolute havoc over your browser by applying undoable changes – new search engine (search.safefinder.com or yahoo.com) and homepage appearance. These changes can affect your browser badly since they allow extortionists to spy on your data, collect it, and transfer to shady organizations or figures for revenue purposes. One more significant upset is that you cannot delete search.standartnet.com because it creates the UniversalWebResults profile that simply denies manual removal. The value of better search engines and other features are fake and cannot be taken seriously. This browser hijacker is a real threat that should be removed unless you want to deal with worse consequences.

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How Search.standartnet.com infected your computer

Search.standartnet.com covers all of the browsers and operating systems. A big variety of targets allows itself to infiltrate users via malicious ads that run executable scripts or via software bundled in repacks. Techniques of pre-packing unwanted software alongside other programs have existed and been successful for a long time because of high demand in downloading cracked or pirated software. People tend to rush till the end of the setup failing to uncheck promoted offers, and get punished by unwanted programs that install in the end and hijack browsers. Although it is impossible to assure people against downloading shady software, that is the only way to avert infections. Of course, modern technologies enabled us to pass security chores on antimalware tools, however, nothing can grant full protection unless you stay aware and control the situation yourself. Either way, you can use our guide prepared by our team below to get rid of Search.standartnet.com once and for all.

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To remove Search.standartnet.com completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Search.standartnet.com 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 Search.standartnet.com manually for free

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

Important update: Search.standartnet.com hijacker installs malicious Device Profile called AdminPrefs on MacOS, that won’t allow users to make changes to browser search engine and homepage settings. Follow instructions below to remove this profile.

Remove Search.standartnet.com profile

  1. Go to System Preferences and click on Profiles.
  2. In the list of profiles on the left side choose AdminPrefs and click on “-” button to remove it.
  3. In your case it can be named differently, in this case remove all visible profiles. Check the picture below to see how it looks like.
  4. remove Search.standartnet.com profile from system preferences

Note: Search.standartnet.com 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 Search.standartnet.com from Control Panel

To start removing Search.standartnet.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names, but usually, it is “StandartNet”. 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 Search.standartnet.com from Mac:

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

Remove Search.standartnet.com from Windows XP:

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

Remove Search.standartnet.com from Windows 7:

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

Remove Search.standartnet.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 StandartNet or other suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Search.standartnet.com from Windows 10:

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

Cannot uninstall Search.standartnet.com

In some cases, Search.standartnet.com won’t uninstall and gives you the message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Search.standartnet.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Search.standartnet.com 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.standartnet.com 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 StandartNet 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 Search.standartnet.com using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Search.standartnet.com. Follow instructions below:

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Search.standartnet.com 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 Search.standartnet.com 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 StandartNet 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 StandartNet 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 StandartNet 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 Search.standartnet.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Search.standartnet.com, 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 StandartNet or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Search.standartnet.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 StandartNet or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Search.standartnet.com 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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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.standartnet.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 the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-virus programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Search.standartnet.com.