Manual step by step instructions to remove sidecubes browser hijacker and Search.sidecubes.com homepage are presented in this article. The search provider that you will be offered to use instead of your default homepage and search engine if you have installed the SideCubes browser extension on your computer. Please note that although in most of the cases such tools get installed automatically, with Search.sidecubes.com you will be able choose whether you want it on your browser or not. However, this does not make the search tool a reliable one which is why you are advised to delete it.
As we already mentioned, Search.sidecubes.com is the search tool for the SideCubes browser add-on, which is available at sidecubes.com. Nevertheless, unauthorized installation of Search.sidecubes.com is also possible, so you should beware of what freeware you download and what additional programs and tools they may install on your system. Always review the license agreement before acquiring any application and then install it with care.
Search.sidecubes.com can be identified as a browser hijacker if it has entered your system without permission. The program is also able to connect to the Internet without permission. What is more, you should keep in mind that while you have it on your system, this tool will monitor your browsing habits and will collect information about how you use the web. In addition, users claim that if the SideCubes extension and the Search.sidecubes.com search engine are present on the PC together, they will noticeably slow down the Internet connection and can cause rather long and abrupt freezes. All in all, you should not wait long to remove the unreliable tool from your browser.
How Can I Remove Sidecubes?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the sidecubes 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 sidecubes from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the Search Sidecubes software 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 sidecubes from Chrome, Firefox or IE
- Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu , select Tools —> Extensions
- Remove the Sidecubes Extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Click on Settings Tab
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
- Open Mozilla Firefox
- Go to Options and restore the default homepage
- Check for any unwanted add ons
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
- Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Click on Internet options
- Change search.sidecubes.com Homepage to whatever page you want
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.
- Restart IE
Permanently Remove Sidecubes virus Leftovers
Nevertheless, manual removal is successful, I recommend to scan with any professional antimalware program to identify and delete the malware registry leftovers and temporary files.