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Safer Search Results is categorized as a potentially unwanted program that targets the users who use the Google Chrome browser. Its developers mislead the Chrome users by claiming that it is an important tool to secure your online search and protect you against harmful search results. This tool claims that it will filter-out search results with malicious links and will leave only safe, valid, and useful websites.

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In most instances, Safer Search Results gets installed without user’s permission and keep itself hidden behind the freeware or shareware that you download of the Internet from various dubious servers. Therefore, users need to be careful and take extra precaution while downloading any free computer application of the Internet.  Download any computer program only from the legitimate source and website. Don’t go to the third-party websites because such unwanted programs remain attached with the main programs that you download and install from third-party sites. Moreover, such websites don’t disclose the presence of any other program attached with the main program.

Unfortunately, if you have installed Safer Search Results on your computer, it will immediately change some settings on the browser and it will also integrate a group of features to Google Chrome. T may add toolbar, search tool, couple of buttons and links that may seem useful to you at first glance, but actually that will be responsible for making your machine more vulnerable to risk. Moreover, it may replace your homepage and set a new tab with Safer Search Results search bar as your home page.

Although the Safer Search Results is a freeware and won’t cost any money in having it. However, the main objective of Safer Search Results developers is to earn online revenue and to earn money, its developers have created and designed it in a way that it keeps on displaying countless advertisements on the browser. Ads by SaferSearchResults is highly anticipated by its developer and it is the main source of profit them. Moreover, Safer Search Results PUP authors try to partially control ad display onto your Chrome browser.

Safer Search Results monitor your search keywords and queries and also tracks websites you frequently visit. It is somehow a threat to your online privacy, so it is highly recommended to you that this potentially unwanted program from your device as soon as you see it.

How to Remove Safer Search Results

This guide includes comprehensive information to remove threats from the affected computer. Perform all the steps in the exact order to effectively remove the infection from your device.

Step 1 : Using Add/Remove program option of Windows to Uninstall Safer Search Results

The installed unwanted program may be the reason of displaying pop-up ads and coupons on your computer screen while browsing something online. So you need to uninstall the culprit program first.

  1. Click on the Windows Start button and then select Control Panel from the list. Alternatively, press Windows + R keys simultaneously on your keyboard and typeappwiz.cpl command in the blank field and hit OK button.
  2. Go to the ‘Programs‘ area and click on the option Uninstall program. It will open up a window that will show the list of existing software installed.
  3. Find out and remove Safer Search Results or ClientConnect entry. If you can’t find it there, look for any suspicious labels that you have installed recently.
  4. To remove the program, click on Uninstall option.

Step 2: Download defencebyte AV Pro

  1. Download and install defencebyte AV Pro first on your machine.
  2. Verify that you are downloading and installing the appropriate version for your Windows System.
  3. Save it on a convenient location when it prompts to do so.
  4. Windows will prompt when the download is completed.
  5. To start the program, click on Run button or browse the folder that contain the same program and double click on the file defencebyteAVPro_.exe to run it.
  6. Accept the license terms to continue the remaining process.
  7. To find plug-ins, add-ons, harmful programs, and other malicious entities linked to unwanted Safer Search Results, perform the scan on your computer.
  8. To carry on the removal process, continue to follow the prompt window.

Previous steps may have deleted Safer Search Results from the affected browser and the next step will ensure that no traces of adware will remain on the browser.

Step 4:  Delete Malicious Extension from Chrome Browser

Deleting the Safer Search Results Extension from Google Chrome is a simple way of getting rid of it. To do so, please follow the steps given below:

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser.
  2. Type the following command in the address bar: chrome://extensions
  3. On Extensions window, select Safer Search Results and delete it by clicking on Trash icon.
  4. Google Chrome will display a confirmation screen of Safer Search Results removal. Click on Remove button to proceed.
  5. Now restart Chrome browser for changes to take effects.

Step 4: Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings

Resetting Google Chrome to default settings will be helpful in deleting hard-to-remove extension like Safer Search Results. If you have difficulty while removing unwanted extension, reset Google Chrome to default settings.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Type the string: chrome://settings/ in the address bar and then, press Enter key on the keyboard.
  3. Scroll down and then click on the option Show advanced settings…
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you find Reset Settings section.
  5. Click on Reset Settings button. If it asks for confirmation, click on the Reset button to proceed.

If you perform this function, it will reset your home page, search engine, new tab page, and other areas affected by Safer Search Results. It will also remove unwanted extensions from the browser and it will not affect your history, bookmarks, and other saved data.

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