Remove Search Pulse Threat (PUP.SEARCH.PULSE)

Can’t Remove Search Pulse? This page includes detailed Search Pulse Removal instructions!

Search Pulse is a browser extension which is advertised as a great search tool. Once you install it, though, you discover its true nature. This utility is a parasite. Security researchers classify it as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). This category includes applications that fail to describe their functions properly, as well as hide potential risks. That’s exactly the case with Search Pulse. This browser extension has hidden advertising functions that open your browser to numerous online threats. The PUP displays dozens and dozens of unreliable ads. It inserts banners on every website you visit, opens pop-ups, and plays commercials. And as is that’s not enough, but it also pushes notifications that urge you to “Allow” or “Install” questionable extensions. Click nothing! Everything “Powered by Search Pulse” is potentially dangerous. These ads arise unwarranted expectations at best. At worst, they redirect web traffic to scam and malicious websites. Spare yourself many future headaches. As soon as you become aware of the infection, take action. Find where the PUP hides and delete it upon detection. The sooner you clean your OS, the better!

Remove Search Pulse

How did I get infected with Search Pulse?

Spam messages, corrupted links, fake updates, pirated software. There are myriads of malware distribution tricks. You can never know where a parasite might strike from. Search Pulse, however, tends to rely on software bundles. This app travels the Web as a bonus to third-party software. It gets installed when you “forget” to deselect it. Confused? The PUP preys on your carelessness and naivety. It infects your PC when you throw caution to the wind. This parasite gets installed only if you, the user, approves its installation. No permission, no admission! Search Pulse is bound to seek your approval. That’s the catch! Having to ask, though, is not the same as having to do so outright. The parasite hides in the fine print. It sneaks in when you ignore the red flags! Don’t make that mistake! No anti-virus app can protect you if you throw caution to the wind. Only your vigilance can keep your PC free of infections. Even a little extra attention can spare you an avalanche of problems. So, choose caution over carelessness! Always take the time to do your due diligence! Don’t visit questionable websites. Download software from reliable (preferably official) sources only. And, of course, don’t rush through the installation processes. Forget about the “Next-Next-Finish” strategy. When available, use the advanced/custom setup option. Make sure you know what you are approving on board. Go through the terms and conditions before you agree to them. If you can’t read the whole document, scan it with an online EULA analyzer. Opt out of the installation if you notice anything suspicious!

Why is Search Pulse dangerous?

Search Pulse is a complete and utter menace. It sneaks into your computer and throws you into a whirlwind of adverts. Whether you watch a video or browse your favorite website, the PUP always finds a way to interrupt you. It inserts various banners on every website you visit. Even web pages that used to be ad-free get heavy on coupons and discounts. Random website text turns into hyperlinks. Notifications pop up out of the blue. Questionable websites load in new tabs. No ad-blocking app is powerful enough to help you. The PUP makes a mess out of your browser. Its numerous ads burden your app and make it prone to crashes. You face an avalanche of errors. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! You can notice the full extent of the corruption only if you take a closer look at the ads. They are related to your recent online activities, aren’t they? That’s not a coincidence! Search Pulse doesn’t waste time with random ads. This parasite bases its adverts on your online activities. It studies your habits and uses them against you. Do you think that ends well? The PUP spies on you from day one. It knows your every online step. Which websites you visit, which links you follow, what videos you watch. The Incognito mode cannot hide you. The parasite knows everything! And if you are out of luck, some pieces of data, your search queries, for example, may leak sensitive information. Do not take unnecessary risks! Remove Search Pulse ASAP!

How Can I Remove Search Pulse?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Search Pulse 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.

  • Open your task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
  • Locate the process of Search Pulse.exe and kill it


  • Open your windows registry editor by typing”regedit” in the windows search box

Navigate to (Depending on your OS version)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or

and delete the display Name: Search Pulse

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the Search Pulse 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.

Navigate to C:/Program Files and delete Search Pulse folder. Double check with any antimalware program for any leftovers. Keep your software up-to date!

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