Triple-search.com redirect removal instructions
What is Triple-search.com?
The Triple-search.com browser hijacker was created by Montiera Technologies LTD. This potentially unwanted application installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Usually, the Triple search toolbar infiltrates users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent and modifies the Internet browser homepage and default search engine settings - assigning them to triple-search.com
While this browser hijacker may not appear to be a high-risk malware infection, users should be aware that using this website for daily Internet searches is not recommended - it tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording IP addresses and search queries entered. Furthermore, this website uses a deceptive Internet search engine that returns dubious search results.
Browser redirects to triple-search.com may lead to malware infections and identity theft, and therefore, you are advised to eliminate this adware from your Internet browser/s. This browser settings-changing adware is closely related to Babylon Ltd, a free software developer known for distributing Babylon toolbar and other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).
The Triple-search.com browser hijacker is identical to previous variants, which redirected Internet users to dalesearch.com, Delta-Search.com, BuenoSearch.com, and Searchgol.com Creators of these browser toolbars state that they enhance browsing by displaying quick links to popular websites, Internet radio, and providing a reliable Internet search engine, however, they are categorized as adware and it is not recommended to use browser plug-ins created by Montiera technologies Ltd. To avoid installation of these potentially unwanted applications, be attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client, decline installation of advertised browser extensions. When installing downloaded programs, use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options - this will reveal installation of bundled adware. Computer users who experience browser redirects to triple-search.com should use this removal guide to eliminate adware from their Internet browsers.
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- What is Triple-search.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall triplesearch toolbar and BitGuard applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Triple-search.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Triple-search.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Triple-search.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Triple-search.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Triple-search.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 "triplesearch toolbar" (publisher - Montiera technologies LTD) and "BitGuard" (publisher - MediaTechSoft Inc.), select each and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling potentially unwanted programs (which cause browser redirects to the triple-search.com website) scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software. Remove all entries that this program detects to ensure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.
Triple-search.com homepage and default search engine removal from Internet 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 "Babylon IE plugin", "triplesearch Toolbar", and "triplesearch Helper Object", select these entries and click "Remove".
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove triple-search.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.
Change default search engine:
Click on the "gear" 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 remove "Triple Search".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the triple search virus or triple search toolbar, 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:
Change Google Chrome homepage from triple-search.com to you preferred domain - click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings". In the "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over Triple Search and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Change default search engine:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings", in "Search" section click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "TripleSearch" and add or select your preferred domain.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the triple search virus or triple search toolbar, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) 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 remove "Babylon Translation Activation" and "TripleSearch".
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 triple-search.com and enter your preferred domain.
Change 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: "triple-search.com"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with triple search virus or triple search toolbar 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 Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox 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.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the triple search virus or triple search toolbar, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove triple search virus or triple search toolbar from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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