What do you know about HappySearch.org?
HappySearch.org is associated with the Happy Search browser add-on which may be delivered to the users computer with the help of freeware bundles. This browser add-on works with dubious search engine whose main purpose is to deliver search results that are said to be spot on and the rival services like Google, Yahoo and Bing. However, the extension is classified as a browser hijacker threat since most installations of the program happen automatically. In addition to that, the hijacker do not offer any information regarding their governing company and the feedback option. HappySearch.org may redirect users to other shady websites when when they begin an online browsing session, open a new tab page and input keywords on the URL bar and search box.
Most important, the aim objective of the developer of this browser hijacker threat is to gain pay-per-visit revenue regardless of the low-quality search services provided at this domain. Compared to popular search engines like Google and Yahoo, the website HappySearch.org do not include any kind of adequate search result filters and access to the cached versions of we pages listed on your computer screen. Therefore, you should note that this browser hijacker may gather your data like IP address, web browser type, system ID, download log and Internet history, which may be shared with the third parties for their market improvement purposes.
Reasons To Protect Your System From HappySearch.org
Meanwhile, the threat does not collect personally identifiable information from your PC, but it may gather enough information in order to help ad networks to recognize your system among others. In case, if you are using the extensions like Ghostery, uBlock Origin and AdBlock Plus, the HappySearch.org hijacker may disable them quickly to make sure that you are presented with the marketing materials at this phishing domain. Although, you may be able to remove unwanted extensions through Extension Manager, but you might not be able eliminate the tracking cookies and Web beacons that the threat may have downloaded to your system’s drive. Hence, computer users that have facing trouble eliminating this infection may need help from a reputable and trusted anti-spyware shield.
We will guide you to remove HappySearch.org completely from your system but before we proceed the first step is to reboot your system in safe mode.
Windows 98, XP, Millenium, 7
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium,7:
Restart your system and when the first screen appears start pressing F8 key repeatedly. You will be able to see Advance boot option screen, now choose “safe mode with networking”
windows 8, 8.1 and 10
For windows 8, 8.1 and 10
System Configuration Tool (msconfig.exe) is one of the easiest method to boot in safe mode for windows 8/8.1
press ctrl + r and type msconfig.exe
on the window opened, go to the boot tab and click the box which says “safe boot” and press ok. Once pressed it will ask to restart and get you in safe mode.
Now we will guide you to remove HappySearch.org from the browsers.
How to remove HappySearch.org from Mozilla Firefox
Open firefox and click 3 horizontal lines are right hand corner as shown in picture
Drop down menu will appear hit Add-ons >> Extensions
Look out for any unknown or suspicious extensions and remove them.
How to remove HappySearch.org from Chrome
Open chrome and click 3 horizontal lines are right top corner shown in picture
A drop down will appear, click settings >> Extensions
Here look for malware and unrecognized icons and click trash.
How to remove HappySearch.org from IE
Open IE and click tools on right hand corner and then manage add-ons as shown in picture.
click on toolbars and extensions >> select unwanted or malicious add-ons and click disable as shown in picture.
Now you need to right click on the browser shortcut on your desktop and then click properties. Now you should remove everything after “.exe” in Target box
Now you need to open control panel. For this you need to run “appwiz.cpl” in run window.
Press Win key and R together, a window will appear. Now write “appwiz.cpl” to open control panel.
Now look out for add remove program in control panel. Open it and remove any suspicious programs installed.
Now you need to open task manager by right click on taskbar and selecting start task manager as shown in picture
Now look at the various processes running and identify them , if they look suspicious then you need to end them. You can search for various processes running on google and take your decision about suspicious processes.
Now you need to remove startup entries which are suspicious or not needed.
Click win key and R key together, a window will open write “msconfig” and hit enter
Now you need to go to the startup tab and browse through list of programs and uncheck suspicious programs from the list
How to Scan and Remove HappySearch.org Automatically
If you are unable to get rid off HappySearch.org manually, don’t worry and instead scan your PC using Malwarebytes Anti-malware. This tool will detect HappySearch.org or any other threats that remain hidden on compromised PC. (To know how to install and use this tool click on the link)
By following whole process you must be able to remove HappySearch.org. And if still you are not able to remove it, just write to us we will make sure that your system is clean.