Every time I perform a search it is hijacked by "searchencrypt.com". How do I remove and block this site?
Under "History" I added the site to "exceptions" and selected "block" to block cookies. I checked "clear history when Firefox closes" and closed my browser. I started Firefox again and tried to perform a search but the search was still rerouted through "searchencrypt.com". I don't see a way to block this website from access to my computer without setting up parental controls or delete any ...extension? ...add-on? Any help would be greatly appreciated. -Thanks
Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; (<Control> [Mac=<Command>] <Shift> A)
In the Add-ons Manager, on the left, select Extensions. Remove “ Search-Encryp “ Anything.
Also remove SafeSearch, SearchAssist Incognito, FileConverter Addon, SearchLock, DiscreteSearch, WebSearch, Findwide Search Engine
Now do the same in the computer’s Programs Folder.
Windows: Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. Mac: Open the Applications folder. Linux: Check your user manual.
It’s very sad, but many software downloaders/ installers will trick you into installing not only their program, but other programs as well.
You have heard of the fine print in shady contracts, right? Well, some installers you need to look at the itsy bitsy teeny weeny fine print.
You are thinking you are giving the installer permission to install the program you want by using the recommended option. But if you use the Manual Option Instead, you discover all kinds of stuff that you do not even know what it is or what it does.
From now on, everyone needs to Use The Manual Option to put a stop to this.
Note that these programs can also change browser/computer settings.