What is Seekmx.com

Seekmx.com is dangerous browser hijacker targeting Latin America. It replaces default homepage, default search engine and newtab settings. This page opens every time you start your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer). It contains quick link to some social networks and popular sites. it is affiliated with Google, as search in the Seekmx.com leads to Google search results page. Fixing browser settings is of no use as it sets up again after restart. To remove Seekmx.com completely follow instructions in this article.

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How Seekmx.com infected your PC

Seekmx.com cannot be installed occasionally. Usually, users get it when they download or install free utilities on their PC. Or use download sites like Download.com, Soft23.com, UpdateStar.com. Such sites use specific programs called “downloaders”, that can secretly set up your browser search and homepage to Seekmx.com. In many cases it infects browser shortcuts. Read User License Agreement of the software you install. Uncheck checkboxes that contain offer to install websites or programs. Use SpyHunter 5 to remove Seekmx.com from your browsers.

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

Remove Seekmx.com manually for free

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

Remove Seekmx.com from Control Panel

To start removing Seekmx.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names. 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.

Remove Seekmx.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find suspicious and unwanted programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Seekmx.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find suspicious and unwanted programs and click Uninstall.

Remove Seekmx.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 suspicious and unwanted programs, click Uninstall.

Remove Seekmx.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Seekmx.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 suspicious and unwanted programs 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 suspicious and unwanted programs in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Seekmx.com

In some cases Seekmx.com won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Seekmx.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Seekmx.com folder and files. This happens, because malicious 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 programs related to Seekmx.com 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 unwanted programs.

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Seekmx.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 Seekmx.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 extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Seekmx.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Seekmx.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 near suspicious extension.

Opera Browser:

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

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Seekmx.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 extension with bad rating including related to Seekmx.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 Palikan 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 Seekmx.com.

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