How to Remove Search Armor?

I am running on Win 7. Before long, I downloaded a software from a site that I never visited before. After then, I started getting ads by Search Armor. I could find this program on control panel along with other strange programs. I had never agreed to download them.

Search Armor Description


Search Armor is a deceptive adware that is hard to remove from the infected machine. With no approval, this browser threat can invade the target machine while users are surfing some commercial sites, especially those kinds of insecure websites. By making use of internet access, it has attacked so many browsers installed on innocent computers in different types of operating system. Such infection can be distributed through bundling with shareware, freeware and other free applications that can be downloaded from unknown sites without paying. And, it can be implanted on social websites, media files, p2p files as well as spam email attachments. Almost all the internet resources will be utilized by it in order to wildly spread.

Once this potential unwanted program is installed and run on the affected machine, it will take quick actions to fully charge the system so as to interrupt the entire machine. Moreover, it inserts malicious codes to the system and make it difficult to be removed from the machine by providing any valuable registry entries. It means that, once users realize the appearance of it, they are not able to instantly get rid of it by simply remove it from control panel. Also, users whose machines have been attacked will encounter internet limitation when using the infected browsers. Some legitimate sites which users usually visit will turn out to be unable to connect for they are totally blocked by this adware. What is more, victims also get other troubles of performance slowdown and blue screen.

Traits of Adware


It will get onto your machine without being noticed by making use of online resources.
It will destroy your computer security in order to open a backdoor for other computer infections as Trojan, browser redirect, hijackers as well as other adware.
It will display random ads to your computer screen which can stop you from surfing normally.
It will change the start-up item and add itself to it for automatic operation.
It will record personal detail and distributes them to remote criminals through the internet.
It will make changes on browser settings and system settings for further damages.
It will stop you from visiting regular sites and using your default search engine.

How to Avoid Adware


Do not connect to unknown sites
Most of time, adware hides in some unreliable sites that users are easy to go to visit. Those sites are covered with attractive contents as beautiful pictures and funny online games. The tine users get access to them, adware which hides behind the sites will take actions to install. Thus, it is necessary to keep away from unknown sites.

Do not download insecure resources
Adware can be delivered through the network by bundling with many kinds of online resources as freeware and shareware. It can automatically installed when users agree to install bundles during the programs installation process.

Do not inset insecure hard disk
Adware can also be distributed via infected hard disk. It can be installed when the infected hard disk is inserted to the computer. Before you insert the hard disk, you need to make sure it is safe enough.

Do not install unsafe hard drive
Some users prefer to install hard drive from some unknown sites. It is not safe for adware can take the advantage of hard drive to achieve its malicious goals.

You can remove Search Armor automatically or manually .


Method one:Remove Search Armor Automatically




Method two: Remove Search Armor Manually


Removal Guides


Method one:Remove Search Armor Automatically
* Step One : download removal tool SpyHunter on your PC by clicking the follow button.

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* Step two: Save and Install it on your computer by following the installation wizard.

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* step three: After finishing the installation, launch SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan”to perform a full and quick system scan on your PC.

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* step four: After the system scan, choose select all and then click Remove to eliminate all the threats on your PC

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Method two: Remove Search Armor Manually

Step 1. Stop malicious program from Task Manager
Click right-clicking the taskbar to Open Task Manager , then shift to “Process”

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Step 2: In the Windows Task Manager, find out the process of Search Armor Adware by name Search Armor.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process.

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Step 3:Disable related extension from browsers

*Internet Explorer

Double click IE, when it is opened, go to Tools and select Manage add-ons

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then find the related adware program, click “Disable” to remove them.

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*Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Firefox and go to Tools , and then select Add-ons

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2. Forward to Add-ons panel, and remove those extensions which are associated

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*Google Chrome

1. Click the Menu icon of Chrome and select ” Settings”

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2. Click ” Extensions” on the left panel and remove the related extensions

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Safari
From the Safari menu, select “Preferences”.

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In the Safari Preferences window, click the “Extensions” tab. Find the related plugin, then click on the “Uninstall” button. This infection can add more than one extension, it is recommended that you remove all unknown extensions from Safari.

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Next, select “Preferences”, go to the “General” tab and change the “Default Search Engine” to Google or other search engine you like. Then, in the “General” tab, find the “Home Page” and change it to “google.com” or other wanted sites.

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Opera:
From the menu, select Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.

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Find the relevant extension, and click on “Disable” or “Uninstall”.

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Step 4:Remove adware program from Control Panel

Click the “Start” button -> “Control Panel”

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Then, Click “Appearance and Personalization” ->”Folder Options” -> “View”.

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Locate to “Advanced settings”, click “Show hidden files and folders”, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK

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Step 5:Delete related files

Searching for the following files and remove them:
%CommonAppData%\.random
%Temp%\random.tlb
%System%\drivers\random.sys
%System%\random.exe
%System%\random.dll

Step 6:Remove malicious entries

Click the Start button -> Run. Type “regedit” into the Run command and click OK.

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When the Registry Editor window pops up, access to the following registry entries and remove them:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstallrandom
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\userinit

Step 7: Reboot the computer when the above steps are done.

Conclusion:


Since Search Armor is a nasty threat that might drop many malicious files to your machine, it makes you more difficult to remove all related items at once. If there are any leftovers stilled stored on your machine, ads by Search Armor will come back again. Thus, to completely clean all unnecessary things in advance, it is strongly recommended to remove Search Armor pop up ads with auto-fix tool.