How to remove Search60.com

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What is Search60.com

Search60.com by APN LLC is browser hijacker, that infects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Virus modifies default settings in browsers, such as homepage and search engine. Search60.com redirects user searches to Google Custom Search, that can be filled with additional ads and sponsored pages. This misleading website makes using your browser a real problem. Using this search engine is not only complete waste of time, but dangerous for your security and privacy. This page contains step-by-step guide to remove Search60.com from browser in different operating systems.

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How Search60.com infected your PC

Search60.com is distributed with free software installers, torrent download and warez software. Such programs offer users to install additional software like hijackers, adware, toolbars, windows optimizers. Unless users uncheck certain checkboxes and declines third-party installation offers, malware can be installed on your computer. Using standard antivirus programs is useless, as they can’t prevent infection of this type. We recommend you to use SpyHunter or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to remove Search60.com.

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Remove Search60.com manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Search60.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Search60.com installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Search60.com from Control Panel

To start removing Search60.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Search60.com”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use Revo Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Search60.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search60.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Search60.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Search60.com and click Uninstall.

Remove Search60.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 Search60.com, click Uninstall.

Remove Search60.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Search60.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 Search60.com 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 Search60.com in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Search60.com

In some cases Search60.com won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Search60.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Search60.com 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 4 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Search60.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 “Search60.com”

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Search60.com 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 Search60.com 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 Search60.com.
  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 Search60.com.
  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 Search60.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Search60.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 Search60.com.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Search60.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 Search60.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Search60.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.

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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 Search60.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. It can protect your PC from threats like Search60.com.

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