Search.autocompletepro.com - how to eliminate browser redirects to this website?
What is Search.autocompletepro.com?
Search.autocompletepro.com is a website promoted via the AutoComplete Pro browser plug-in. When installed, this browser add-on suggests relevant phrases when the user types within the search boxes of various websites and search engines. Computer users can download this browser add-on from its homepage or it may be bundled with free software downloadable from the Internet. Unlike other unwanted toolbars and browser add-ons, AutoComplete Pro does not change the user's default homepage, however, when using search boxes on various websites, this plug-in redirects the user to search.autocomplete.com
The search engine presented within this website is a customized Google search engine - users receive legitimate organic search results, however, the sponsored results may be unrelated to search queries. Clicking on these results may lead to installation of additional unwanted software, toolbars, or even malware. Using search.autocomplete.com for your daily Internet searches does not hold any benefit and may lead to malware infiltration or pose a risk to your privacy.
AutoComplete Pro is not technically a virus or malware, it is simply another Internet browser extension using dubious tactics to install on users' systems. If you have willingly installed this plug-in and are aware that using search.autocompletepro.com may lead to potentially serious PC security issues, you need take no further action. If, however, you feel that your Internet browsers are redirecting without your consent, use the removal guide provided to eliminate it from your browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome).
- What is Search.autocompletepro.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Autocompletepro applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Search.autocompletepro.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Search.autocompletepro.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Search.autocompletepro.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Search.autocompletepro.com redirect from Safari.
Search.autocompletepro.com redirect removal:
Windows 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
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:
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.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Autocompletepro", select this entry and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"
After removing AutoComplete Pro plugin from your Internet browsers, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Search.autocompletepro.com redirect removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for AutocompletePro related entries (AutocompletePro) and disable it.
To change your homepage from search.autocompletepro.com to your preferred domain: Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove search.autocompletepro.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the autocompletepro virus, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "AutocompletePro plugin for chrome", select it and click on the trash can icon.
To change your homepage from search.autocompletepro.com to your preferred domain - click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over the search.autocompletepro.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the autocompletepro virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Tools. From the opened menu, select Extensions. In the opened window, select Settings (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Show advanced settings… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "AutocompletePro - Speed up your search with your personal search suggestions tool".
To reset your homepage click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window remove search.autocompletepro.com and enter your preferred domain.
Computer users who have problems with autocompletepro virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon,
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
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.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware that alters user's Internet browser settings by changing one's homepage and default Internet search engine to some unwanted website. Most commonly this type of adware infiltrates user's operating system through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to opt out of installing advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove autocompletepro virus from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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