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Search Anonymous is a Google Chrome extension that promote itself as a useful extension and attract the users by stating that hide your identity while browsing. Its advertisement line says “Don’t allow yourself to be tracked by the popular search engines!”. Once this extension gets installed on your device, when you make any search, Search Anonymous will make it so that whatever search you make from your search engine, you will be directed to http://search.myprivacyswitch.com search engine.

Search Anonymous

This extension may prevent other search engines from tracking what are you searching and browsing, but it will be tracking you. Often Search Anonymous extension gets mu installed manually. It acts as an adware and promotes itself on Adult web sites.

If you want to get rid of Search Anonymous extension, follow the steps given below.

Scan your device with defencebyte AV Pro to find and remove Search Anonymous from your computer

  • Download and install the defencebyte AV Pro on your device.
  • Save the file at a convenient location on the desktop from where you can access it easily.
  • Once the download is completed, Windows will prompt about download.
  • To run the program by clicking on Run button or browse the location of the folder by double clicking on the file defencebyteAVPro_.exe.
  • Accept the license terms and follow onscreen instructions to carry on the remaining process.
  • To find plug-ins, add-ons, PUP, harmful programs, and other malicious entities, run a scan on your machine.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to carry on with the remaining removal process.
  • As soon as scan and removal process gets completed, reboot your system for everything to take effect.

In order to remove Search Anonymous & Search.myprivacyswitch.com Extension completely reset browsers back to default settings.

Reset Chrome

Resetting Chrome back to its initial settings will erase all configuration information such as your home page, tab settings, saved form information, browsing history, and cookies from Chrome. However, all of your bookmarks will be preserved. This process will also show any installed extensions.

  • To reset Chrome, open the program and head to the top right-hand corner of the window. There click on the Chrome menu button to open the main menu for Chrome.
  • Now click on the menu option labeled Settings, this will open the basic settings screen. Scroll down to the very bottom of the page to see the option Show advanced settings.
  • Click on the option Show advanced settings… option to open it and then scroll to the very bottom until find the reset button on the page.
  • Now click on the Reset settings button that will open a confirmation dialog asking you if you are sure you want to reset your browser.
  • Click on the Reset button to reset Chrome. Chrome will now disable all installed extensions and delete all your personal data, and browsing history. However, bookmarks will remain intact and still accessible. Now you can close the Settings tab and restart your device for everything to take effect.

Reset Internet Explorer

Resetting Internet Explorer will erase all configuration information such as your home page, saved form information, cookies, and browsing history from the Explorer. This process will also disable any installed add-ons and toolbars. However, all of your bookmarks will remain intact and accessible.

  • To reset Internet Explorer, open the browser program and head to the top right-hand corner of the window. There click on the Internet Explorer menu button to open the main menu for Internet Explorer.
  • Now click on the menu option labeled as Internet options to open Internet Options screen.
  • Now click on the Advanced tab to open the Advanced Settings screen.
  • Now click on the Reset… button and confirm it when asked for conformation about that you want to reset your browser.
  • In the reset dialog, check the box that says Delete personal settings and then click on the Reset button. Explorer will now disable all installed extensions and delete all your personal data, and browsing history. However, bookmarks will remain intact and still accessible. Now you can close the Settings tab and restart your device for everything to take effect.
  • Once the Reset process is done, click on the Close button and restart Internet Explorer to complete the reset when asked to do so.

Refresh Firefox

Refreshing Firefox removes all add-ons and personalized configuration settings. However, all of your bookmarks will be preserved.

  • To reset Firefox, open the browser and head to the top right-hand corner of the window, there click on the Firefox menu.
  • Now click on the question mark button (Help button) to open up the Firefox help menu.
  • Next click on the Troubleshooting Information option to open a Troubleshooting page.
  • To start the refresh process, click on the Refresh Firefox button and confirm your action when asked to do so.
  • Click on the Refresh Firefox button to refresh Firefox. When the refresh process is completed you will see an Import window that will close automatically. When that closes, Firefox will be open and tell that it has been refreshed.
  • Now you can click on the Let’s go! button start using Firefox again.

Reset Safari

To remove Search Anonymous & Search.myprivacyswitch.com Extension completely, you will need to reset Safari back to its initial settings. Resetting Safari will erase all configuration information such as your Top Sites, browsing history, saved form information, and cookies from the browser. However, this process will not erase your bookmarks or extensions and they will still be available after resetting Safari.

  • To reset Safari, open the browser program and head to the top right-hand corner of the window and click on the gear icon to open the main menu for Safari.
  • Now click on the menu option labeled Reset Safari that will open a window that allows you to choose all the programs you wish to reset.
  • Put the check mark in each option and then click on the Reset button. Safari will delete all of your personal data and when the process has finished, you will see that a blank page is opened.

Please take a note that this process does not delete any installed Safari Extensions and your Bookmarks. If you want to remove your Safari Extensions also, you can download specific batch file that will reset Safari and delete all installed extensions, while retaining your bookmarks.