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Search Armor is an adware application. The tool slithers into your computer by praying on your carelessness and naivety and then takes over. It’s immensely intrusive and harmful. Shortly after it settles in your system, it begins to bombard you with endless myriads of pop-up advertisements. And, that’s just the beginning of its meddling. The PUP proceeds to wreak havoc and cause damages. The more you allow it to stay, the bigger the mess it makes. If you take no action towards its removal, you’ll start to experience frequent system crashes pretty soon after the pop-ups’ arrival. Also, your computer’s performance will slow down to a crawl. But these “joys” pale when compared to some of the more serious “perks” of getting stuck with adware. You’ll be faced with both a malware and a security risk if you don’t remove Search Armor the very first chance you get. Don’t risk so much for such a worthless, hazardous tool. It’s nothing more than a PUP run by malicious third parties with malevolent agendas. Do yourself a favor, and delete the adware right after you see the first ad ‘Brought to you by Search Armor’ pop up.
How did I get infected with?
Try to think about the moment you allowed Search Armor into your system. If you’re shaking your head right now saying that you did no such thing, you’re wrong. You did. Do you want to know why? Because if you do not permit the installation of the application, it cannot get into your PC. No adware can. And, seeing as how it is currently on your computer as you’re experiencing the repercussions of its stay, that means at some point, you approved its install. But don’t be too hard on yourself. Adware programs are masterful when it comes to fooling you into giving them the green light and still keeping you oblivious to it. They’re greatly skilled in slyness and finesse, and, even though, they ask for your approval, you don’t realize it. Confused again? Well, they don’t do it openly. They usually hide behind freeware, corrupted sites or links, or spam email attachments. Also, adware like Search Armor can pretend to be an update, a fake one. So, while you may believe you’re updating your Adobe Flash Player, in actuality, you’ll be installing an adware application. With this new information in mind, think twice before you decide to give into carelessness and gullibility. Don’t rush, because you may end up saving a few minutes from the install process of a tool or update, but you’ll spend thrice as more regretting that decision. Not to mention, all the time and energy that will go into dealing with the mess adware will inevitably cause you.
Why are these ads dangerous?
Search Armor begins its advances shortly after infiltration. After it sneaks in undetected and settles on your PC, it lays low for a while. But it doesn’t just standby, idle. Oh, no. It spies on you. The application keeps track of every move you make while browsing the web and catalogs it. That’s right. It doesn’t only observe your online activities, but also keeps a thorough record of them. When the tool determines it has collected enough intel on you to understand what you like and what appeals to you, it commences the flood. Each time you try to use your browser, you will be exposed to an entire waterfall of pop-up advertisements. But not just ANY ads, but ads, which were chosen especially for you and your unique preferences. And, that’s why the PUP spies on you – so it can select the right pop-ups for you. Pop-up[s, which have the best chance of sparking your interest and result in a click. And, clicks are of grave importance since Search Armor is an ad-supported application. In a nutshell, that means that to continue its operations, the tool has to get you to press as many advertisements as possible. Unfortunately, the program’s spying has another purpose, not just to ease the selection process. It’s more than just a reconnaissance mission on your habits, likes, and dislikes. After Search Armor concludes it has gathered enough data, it proceeds to send everything it collected from you to the unknown third parties that published it. After they have it, they can use it as they see fit, and you can’t stop them. Do you think that bodes anything good for you? Hardly. It spells trouble. Do yourself a favor and don’t allow Search Armor to stay on your PC even a second longer. You know how that scenario will end – with your private life in the hands of strangers.
How Can I Remove Search Armor Ads?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Search Armor infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Search Armor from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the Search Armor program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove Search Armor from Chrome, Firefox or IE
Remove from Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
- Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
- If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
- If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
- go to settings – Add person
- choose a preferred name.
- then go back and remove person 1
- Chrome should be malware free now
Remove from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable and remove any unknown add on
- Open the Firefox’s Help Menu
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Remove from Internet Explorer
- Open IE
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Go to Toolbars and Extensions
- Disable any suspicious extension.
- If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
- On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
- Click on Internet options
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.
- Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset
- Close IE
Permanently Remove Search Armor Leftovers
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.