How to Remove Premiumsearchweb.com

By | Posted on August 4, 2016 |

Premiumsearchweb.com is a suspicious web search engine that gains control of the home page after uploading its extension to target browser. Aside from home page, Premiumsearchweb.com also manages to change default search engine to unwanted one. Your online search will obviously land on Premiumsearchweb.com if this adware is dominating the browser.

The existence of questionable search engine only denotes that computer is infected with Adware or Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). User is normally unaware on this occurrence, but their deliberate installation of freeware is the primary cause for having Premiumsearchweb.com on the browser. Adware such as this are bundled to free programs commonly known as freeware or shareware. Although, we cannot say that every free software are loaded with adware. But, since majority of this apps are coupled with unwanted program, it is still safer to keep away from such questionable products.

Technically, Premiumsearchweb.com is not in the list of computer virus or malware. It is under Adware and more specifically called Browser Hijacker. There are quite a number of these threats including Clearsearches.comSearch-shield.com, and many others. This family of browser hijacker requires to get installed on the PC before they can unload command on the browser.

Premiumsearchweb.com

Even if Premiumsearchweb.com is not classed as virus or malware, it can still cause severe threat once inside the computer. So, we highly advise that you remove this browser hijacker before it can further harm the computer. Keep in mind that adware such as this normally arrives with internet cookies that tend to monitor browsing activities. This alone can endanger your online privacy and identity.

Online Security Scanner Report for premiumsearchweb.com:

Norton SafeWeb Not yet tested Community Rating: 0.0 Aug. 04, 2016
MCAfee Site Advisor Not yet rated Feedback: No data Aug. 04, 2016
AVG Threat Labs Currently Safe Feedback: No data Aug. 04, 2016

Premiumsearchweb.com Browser Hijacker Removal Procedure

This section contains comprehensive guide to help you remove threats from the affected computer.

It is highly suggested that you carry out all the steps in exact manner to effectively get rid of malware.

Stage 1: Scan the Computer with Sophos Virus Removal Tool

This rootkit and virus removal tool is free and easy to use. It scans, detects and removes any rootkit, malware as well as threat like Premiumsearchweb.com home page hijacker. The tool is powerful enough to find malicious items that are hidden on the computer.

1. Download Sophos Virus Removal Tool from the link below. Save the file to your Desktop so that we can access the file easily.
Sophos Virus Removal Tool Download Link (this will open a new window)

2. After downloading, navigate to the file location and double-click it. This will start the installation procedure. User Account Control will prompt if you want to run the program, click Yes to continue.

sophos_exe

3. On initial launch of the program, it will display a welcome screen as shown in the image below. Click Next to start the installation procedure.

sophos-welcome

4. Next, you need to accept the license agreement before Sophos Virus Removal Tool can be installed onto the computer. Choose ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’. Then, click Next button.

sophos-license

5. On the next prompts, please click appropriate button to proceed. At the end of the installation process, it will display InstallShield Wizard Completed. Just leave the Launch Sophos Virus Removal Tool with a check mark. Then, click Finish.

6. The tool will download necessary updates so Internet connection is required at this point. Lastly, Sophos Virus Removal Tool displays the welcome screen.

sophos-update

7. Click on Start Scanning button to begin checking the system for presence of rootkit and virus. The tool reveals items that were found linked to Premiumsearchweb.com. It also detects and removes other malicious files.

sophos-startscan

Stage 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

1. Download the tool called AdwCleaner from the location stated below.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. Once you have completed the download, please close all running programs on the computer.

3. Locate the file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

AdwCleaner

4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to Premiumsearchweb.com. You need to Clean all items detected by this tool.

5. Once scan is done, the tool may need to reboot your computer to finalize the cleaning process.

6. After reboot, AdwCleaner will display the log file of the recent scan.

Stage 3: Remove Premiumsearchweb.com Add-on and Cleanup the Browser

After the previous scans, you may have deleted Premiumsearchweb.com from the affected browser. This next step will ensure that no more module of adware will be left on the browser. This free tool scans and checks the browser for unwanted add-on and extension, and if found, Avast Browser Cleanup will give you a report and suggestion.

1. Download this free tool and save it to your desktop.
Avast Browser Cleanup Download Link (This will open in a new window)

2. Please install the program. Start the process by double-clicking on the executable file avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe.

3. When run, Avast Browser Cleanup performs a test on the browser. If unwanted entries were found, it will display a button ‘Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser.’ You may remove all or delete one entry at a time.

Avast Browser Scanner

4. Avast Browser Cleanup will confirm before it permanently deletes the add-on. Please click Yes to proceed with the removal of Premiumsearchweb.com on the affected browser.

Option: Alternative Method to Clean Up Internet Browser from Premiumsearchweb.com

Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with Premiumsearchweb.com. The procedure below discuss on resetting various browsers to its default state.

Reset Google Chrome Settings to Remove Premiumsearchweb.com

1. Open Google Chrome application.

2. In the address bar please type this string: chrome://settings/ and then, press Enter on keyboard.

3. Scroll down, then click Show advanced settings

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see Reset Settings section.

5. Click on Reset Settings button. If it prompts for confirmation, please click Reset to proceed.

Google Chrome Reset

This function will reset your home page, new tab page, search engine, and other areas affected by Premiumsearchweb.com. Unwanted extensions will also be removed from the browser. This will not affect your bookmarks, history, and other saved data. You may also download Software Removal Tool from this page. A stand-alone reset tool from Google Chrome but with more advanced Adware scanner feature.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings to Remove Premiumsearchweb.com

1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to top menu. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.

2. Select Advanced tab on Internet Options window.

IE Reset

3. On lower part of the window, under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click the Reset button. Please see image for reference.

Your data like favorites, bookmark, and history will remain it the browser. However, this process may delete add-ons by Premiumsearchweb.com and other unknown objects. If you prefer to carry out the procedure manually, please see view instructions here.

Reset Mozilla Firefox Settings to Remove Premiumsearchweb.com

This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to Premiumsearchweb.com. This process can fix many browser issues by restoring Firefox to factory settings without affecting your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. If you desire to remove only specific extension, please see manual add-on removal from this link.

1. Navigate to Firefox menu at the top of the browser and access the Help area. Click on Troubleshooting Information.

2. A new tab will appear. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating Reset Firefox to its default state. Click the Reset Firefox button.

FF Reset

3. If confirmation window appears, click Reset Firefox to continue.

4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. When done, it will display a list of restored data. Premiumsearchweb.com home page hijacker should be gone by now. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.

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