What is Searchpowerapp.com

Searchpowerapp.com redirects are caused by a deceptive browser hijacker called Power App or Flash App+ that might be sneaking on your computer. According to its name, it is meant to provide powerful searching tools that will show more accurate results based on users’ surfing habits. Searchpowerapp.com mainly targets the Google Chrome browser which has the biggest user database. Once installed, it instantly changes your homepage address to https:/searchpowerapp.com/ that relocates search queries to the Yahoo search engine. This is one downside that reveals its foolish behavior and has to bail you out already. Moreover, it violates surfing experience by altering browser settings and showing random ads from different resources that can contain redirects to adult websites, free-hosting domains, and other unwanted types. Such manipulations may, therefore, lead to severe data loss like passwords and other sensitive information. In addition, if you open a description of the extension, you will find: This extension configures your Default Search to Power App (searchpowerapp.com)” message. Unfortunately, disabling the extension does not always work. Instead, we have prepared a list of steps to save your time on manually uninstalling Searchpowerapp.com from your computer in the article below.

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How Searchpowerapp.com infected your computer

Developers elected to go for non-traditional methods of infiltration. Instead of commonly-used bundling, Searchpowerapp.com has been spotted distributing their software via advertisements pages that show messages like “Power App required to proceed. Click download then simply Add to Chrome to continue.” Of course, naive users tempt to click on the button because of curiosity which then forces the unpredictable installation of Unwanted Programs. Although bundling is less applied to this application, it still needs to be mentioned. Virus developers abuse this method by pre-packing regular software with malicious apps like adware and so forth. When users download a program, they often do not pay attention to “Advanced/Custom” that ordinarily contains additional offers. Therefore, by rushing through, users successfully skip these steps which results in an accidental infusion of Searchpowerapp.com-like software. In case you remain unsure of how could this application get on your computer, then you can use a free guide removal below.

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

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

Note: Searchpowerapp.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 Searchpowerapp.com from Control Panel

To start removing Searchpowerapp.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Power App” or “Flash App+”. 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 Searchpowerapp.com from Mac:

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

Remove Searchpowerapp.com from Windows XP:

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

Remove Searchpowerapp.com from Windows 7:

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

Remove Searchpowerapp.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 Power App or Flash App+ or other suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Searchpowerapp.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Searchpowerapp.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 Power App or Flash App+ 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 Power App or Flash App+ or other suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Searchpowerapp.com

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

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Searchpowerapp.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 Searchpowerapp.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 Power App or Flash App+ 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 Power App or Flash App+ 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 Power App or Flash App+ 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 Searchpowerapp.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Searchpowerapp.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 Power App or Flash App+ or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Searchpowerapp.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 Power App or Flash App+ or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Searchpowerapp.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 Searchpowerapp.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 Searchpowerapp.com.