Safesearch.net - how to remove browser redirects to this website?
Safesearch.net is a website which is created by AVSoftware LLC and is promoted using a browser extension called SafeSearch. This browser add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla FireFox. Creators of this website claims that they have created an unique search engine which filters malicious websites which may harm one's computer. While such initiative may seem very useful there is a down side of safesearch.net - creators of this website are using deceptive promotion methods to promote their website.
Many computer users report that they get redirected to safesearch.net without their consent - such situation may occur if SafeSearch toolbar was installed on one's computer together with some free software downloaded from the Internet. Many popular download websites and freeware developers are bundling their free downloads and free programs with such unwanted browser add-on to monetize their incoming web traffic. Internet users can avoid such unwanted browser toolbars by disallowing additional software installation from the installation steps of freeware, when installing freeware closely check every installation step and opt-out additional software and suggestions to change your Internet browsers homepage or default search engine. Notice that safesearch.net search engine doesn't provide any real value to Internet users and redirects to this website are applied for monetization purposes (clicking on the sponsored search results in this search engine is not recommended - this may lead to additional unwanted software installation).
SafeSearch.net is not related to malware or virus infections - redirects to this website is caused by an unwanted browser toolbar which gets installed together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Internet users should be very careful when downloading free software from Internet, many download websites are using silent installers and even opting-out unwanted additional software doesn't always guarantees that it won't be installed. Be sure to download software only from legitimate sources. If you want to eliminate redirects to safesearch.net and remove the unwanted SafeSearch toolbar use the provided removal instructions.
SafeSearch.net redirect (SafeSearch toolbar) removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate and click "Programs and Features". Look for "SafeSearch" select this entry and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "SafeSearch" select it and click Remove.
After uninstalling SafeSearch toolbar which causes redirects to safesearch.net scan your computer for any left unwanted components. To scan your computer use recommended anti-spyware software. Remove all of the entries that this program detects to make sure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.
SafeSearch.net redirect (SafeSearch toolbar) removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove SafeSearch.net redirect from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for AVSoftware EOOD related entries (SafeSearch Toolbar, SafeSearch) and disable them. To change your homepage from safesearch.net to your preferred: Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove safesearch.net and enter your preferred domain which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer.
Remove SafeSearch.net redirect from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "SafeSearch", select it and click on a trash can icon. To change your homepage from safesearch.net to you preferred - click on the wrench (bars) icon, select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over safesearch.net and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Remove SafeSearch.net redirect from FireFox:
Click "FireFox" (at the top left of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "SafeSearch". To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove safesearch.net and enter your preferred domain.