Securesearch.com Redirect

Also Known As: One Click Email browser hijacker
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Secureserch.com redirect removal instructions

What is secureserch.com?

One Click Email is another application that supposedly allows users to access their emails and protects their privacy when searching the Internet. Initially, One Click Email may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) installation without users' consent; 2) promotion of a fake Internet search engine, and; 3) tracking of web browsing activity.

secureserch.com browser hijacker

Research shows that One Click Email targets Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Following infiltration, secureserch.com assigns the new tab URL, default search engine, and homepage options to secureserch.com (a fake Internet search engines). Note that these changes may seem insignificant, however, users are unable to revert them. One Click Email reassigns browser settings when attempts are made to change them. Therefore, returning browsers to their previous states becomes impossible and users are encouraged to visit secureserch.com when they open a new browser tab or search via the URL bar. These unwanted redirects significantly diminish the Internet browsing experience. Data tracking is also an issue. One Click Email and secureserch.com monitor users' web browsing activity by gathering various sensitive data. Collected information typically includes personal details that developers of browser hijackers and fake search engines sell to third parties. There is a high probability that these people (cyber criminals) will misuse the information to generate revenue. Thus, information tracking can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. If you encounter redirects to secureserch.com, immediately eliminate the One Click Email browser hijacker and never return to this website.

One Click Email has very similar characteristics to eSearches, Personal Finder, Transit Schedule, and dozens of other browser hijackers. As with One Click Email, these apps also offer various useful features, however, although promoted functionalities differ, they have identical behavior. In fact, apps such as One Click Email are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than giving any real value for regular users, PUPs cause unwanted redirects (thereby promoting rogue websites, most of which are fake search engines) and gather various information. Fake search engines often generate misleading search results and/or intrusive ads (coupons, banners, and so on). Both typically lead to dubious sites. In addition, ads might run scripts that download and install malware/potentially unwanted programs. Therefore, using a fake search engine can lead to various computer infections.

How did secureserch.com install on my computer?

One Click Email has an official download website. In most cases, however, this browser hijacker infiltrates systems without permission. The reasons for this are careless behavior and lack of knowledge by many users. Browser-hijacking applications are often distributed using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (stealth installation of PUPs together with regular software), and the aforementioned ads. Criminals hide "bundled" apps within the "Custom/Advanced" settings or other sections of the download/installation processes. They do not disclose this information properly. Furthermore, many users often rush download/installation processes and skip steps. In addition, they click various advertisements - careless actions that lead to inadvertent installation of PUPs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Pay close attention when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Research shows that cyber criminals invest many resources into intrusive ad design. In most cases intrusive ads look legitimate. Once clicked, however, they redirect to dubious websites (such as pornography, adult dating, gambling, and and so on). Many intrusive ads are delivered by adware-type PUPs - if you encounter these redirects, uninstall all dubious programs and browser plug-ins. Carefully analyze each window of the download/installation processes and cancel all additional applications. Furthermore, avoid using third party downloaders/installers, since criminals monetize them by promoting rogue software (the "bundling" method). Software should be downloaded from official sources only, using a direct download link. The key to computer safety is caution.

Website promoting One Click Email browser hijacker:

Website used to promote One Click Email browser hijacker

Instant automatic removal of One Click Email browser hijacker: Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Reimage Repair is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of One Click Email browser hijacker. Download it by clicking the button below:
▼ DOWNLOAD Reimage Repair By downloading any software listed on this website you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Free scanner checks if your computer is infected. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Reimage Repair.

Quick menu:

One Click Email browser hijacker removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

secureserch.com browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently-installed suspicious applications (for example, "One Click Email"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted programs that cause browser redirects to the secureserch.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

One Click Email browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing secureserch.com related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Change your homepage:

Removing secureserch.com from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://secureserch.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.

Change your default search engine:

Removing secureserch.com from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "secureserch" or "one click email".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the one click email browser hijacker, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing secureserch.com related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "One Click Email" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Change your homepage:

Removing secureserch.com from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "One Click Email", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.secureserch.com) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present, click the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.

Change your default search engine:

Removing secureserch.com from Google Chrome default search engine

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list, look for "secureserch.com", and when located, click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the one click email browser hijacker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing secureserch.com related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions" and remove "One Click Email", as well as all other recently-installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

Removing secureserch.com from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://secureserch.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing secureserch.com from Mozilla Firefox default search engine

In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "secureserch.com"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with one click email browser hijacker removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Change your homepage:

Changing homepage in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.

Change your default search engine:

Changing default Internet search engine in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove one click email browser hijacker from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

Post a comment:
If you have additional information on one click email browser hijacker or it's removal please share your knowledge in the comments section below.