What is Searchgra.com

If you see Searchgra.com in your browsers, it means you are infected by hijacker. This piece of malware installs with freeware, changes browser settings (homepage and search engine) and hijacks browser shortcuts on the desktop. Usually, it applies to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers, however, sometimes it effects Safari, Opera or less popular browsers. Searchgra.com looks like typical search engine, with logo, vaguely reminiscent of Google, and search engine actually provided by it – Google Custom Search (cse.google.com). This is option, that Google offers to website owners to create their own labeled search engine and get all advantages of Google.com search. However, unscrupulous website owners use dubious methods to distribute such useless search engines like Searchgra.com. As for regular users, presence of such web page is great inconvenience and certain fears about the privacy. Search history and habits are revealed to people, who don’t bother about security and privacy of this data. Learn how to remove Searchgra.com from browsers and reset browser settings.

searchgra.com hijacker

How Searchgra.com infected your PC

Searchgra.com, as we said, is installed by free software. In most cases, this are small ad-supported free utilities, that perform certain popular tasks. Converters, unknown media players, torrent clients, PDF readers should be under suspicion. Either use well-known ones, or look very carefully during installation process. Usually, installation of adware or hijackers like Searchgra.com is envisaged in “terms of use” or “user agreement”. Sometimes it is made in the form of offer with checkbox, and user needs to uncheck checkboxes to avoid installation of Searchgra.com. If it sounds complex for you, solution is to use anti-malware programs along with antivirus you have. Among the best are SpyHunter 5 and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

compatible with microsoft

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

Remove Searchgra.com manually for free

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

Remove Searchgra.com from Control Panel

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

Remove Searchgra.com from Windows XP:

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

Remove Searchgra.com from Windows 7:

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

Remove Searchgra.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 Searchgra.com, click Uninstall.

Remove Searchgra.com from Windows 10:

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

Cannot uninstall Searchgra.com

In some cases Searchgra.com won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Searchgra.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Searchgra.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 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Searchgra.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 “Searchgra.com”

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

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

Opera Browser:

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

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Searchgra.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.

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 extensions with bad rating including related to Searchgra.com. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

Download Avast Browser Cleanup

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:

Download Shortcut Cleaner

Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Searchgra.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 Searchgra.com.

Leave a Reply