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Information about SearchZilla potentially unwanted program (PUP)

We have to express great concerns over the reliability of SearchZilla. The program uses unfair methods to infiltrate and, once inside, it tries to redirect users to sponsored websites. At first place, it sets SearchZilla as your homepage and default search provider. However, once SearchZilla enters your computer, it may also initiate various unwanted system changes. This domain belongs to a Russian company, and it is, without a doubt, far from trustworthy search providers. This is done to show relevant content according to user’s browsing habits.


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SearchZilla also provides shortcuts to the most adored webpages and users can add their own by pressing the plus sign in a grey background. does not deliver the same search results as, for example, Google. However, whenever you make a search using it, the results will surprise you. So if you have SearchZilla search engine on your computer, it reveals a more complex security problem that may involve a number of malware infections which have the capability to introduce you and your system to unsafe content. Let’s clarify what this cooperation is about. The question arises: Fraud engines like SearchZilla do not generate search results by themselves, they only incorporate sponsored 3rd party websites into the results of authentic providers.

How can SearchZilla hijack my computer?

Needless to say, some users may say that they did not intend to have this application on their computers, and they have no idea how it managed to slither into their systems. Thus, follow the instructions below and remove this potentially unwanted program from the system without any delay. the truth is, it was developed to make money by advertising sponsored websites and displaying ads. After such analysis is conducted, you may start seeing more ads which match your own preferences. SearchZilla may also display various ads that contain links to possibly malicious pages.

Almost all PUPs including SearchZilla hijack computer systems when unattentive computer users install some free programs that suggest to download and install some “recommended programs.” However, due to the fact that many PC users rush to install new software, they do not even notice the moment when they give their authorisation to install these optional “recommended” programs. For example, you enter a link to domain of recipes, but somehow get dislocated to an unrelated site. No information is provided about it, which makes is highly unreliable, because it probably collects information about your browsing habits using browser cookies, and so on. Unfortunately, this toolbar has capabilities to alter the search results pages; Please, be careful when using the second SearchZilla removal option because you can remove wrong entries on your computer what can lead you to additional problems.

How to eliminate this annoying program from your computer:

As already mentioned SearchZilla is usually set as your homepage and default search provider after installing some new software to your system, because it comes bundled to various free music and video players, PDF creators, download managers etc. As people reported, SearchZilla redirects can sometimes redirect to unpopular online shops. If you are determined to do this on your own, you can follow the manual guide below. In addition, it would eliminate other possible threats that you might have received the same way you installed the browser hijacker. In a sense, the browser hijacker does not want to infect you with malware because that is not why it enters your PC.

Download Removal Toolto remove SearchZilla

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.


Learn how to remove SearchZilla from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall SearchZilla

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start icon → Control Panel win7-start Remove SearchZilla
  2. Select Programs and Features. win7-control-panel Remove SearchZilla
  3. Uninstall unwanted programs win7-uninstall-program Remove SearchZilla

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on Start, and pick Control Panel. win8-start Remove SearchZilla
  2. Click Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win8-remove-program Remove SearchZilla

c) Windows 10

  1. Start menu → Search (the magnifying glass).
  2. Type in Control Panel and press it.win10-start Remove SearchZilla
  3. Select Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win10-remove-program Remove SearchZilla

d) Mac OS X

  1. Finder → Applications.
  2. Find the programs you want to remove, click on them, and drag them to the trash icon.mac-os-app-remove Remove SearchZilla
  3. Alternatively, you can right-click on the program and select Move to Trash.
  4. Empty Trash by right-clicking on the icon and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete [postname[ from Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Manage add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-gear Remove SearchZilla
  2. Disable all unwanted extensions. IE-add-ons Remove SearchZilla

a) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options. ie-settings Remove SearchZilla
  2. Enter the URL of your new homepage instead of the malicious one. IE-settings2 Remove SearchZilla

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and press Reset. ie-settings-advanced Remove SearchZilla
  3. Check the box next to Delete personal settings. IE-reset Remove SearchZilla
  4. Press Reset.

Step 3. Remove SearchZilla from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge → More (the three dots top right) → Settings. edge-settings Remove SearchZilla
  2. Press Choose what to clear, check the boxes and press Clear. edge-clear-data Remove SearchZilla
  3. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  4. Task Manager → Processes tab.
  5. Find Microsoft Edge process, right-click on it, choose Go to details. task-manager Remove SearchZilla
  6. If Go to details is not available, choose More details.
  7. Locate all Microsoft Edge processes, right-click on them and choose End task.

b) (Method 2)

We recommend backing up your data before you proceed.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and delete all folders. edge-folder Remove SearchZilla
  2. Start → Search → Type in Windows PowerShell. edge-powershell Remove SearchZilla
  3. Right-click on the result, choose Run as administrator.
  4. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste this: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} below PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter. edge-powershell-script Remove SearchZilla

Step 4. Delete [postname[ from Google Chrome

  1. Menu → More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Remove SearchZilla
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions by pressing the trash icon. chrome-extensions-delete Remove SearchZilla

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Menu → Settings → On startup. chrome-menu Remove SearchZilla
  2. Manage start up pages → Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Remove SearchZilla
  3. Select Add a new page, and type in the URL of the homepage you want.
  4. Press Add.
  5. Settings → Search engine → Manage search engines. chrome-search-engines Remove SearchZilla
  6. You will see three dots next to the set search engine. Press that and then Edit.
  7. Type in the URL of your preferred search engine, and click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Menu → Settings. chrome-menu Remove SearchZilla
  2. Scroll down to and press Advanced. chrome-settings Remove SearchZilla
  3. Scroll down further to the Reset option.
  4. Press Reset, and Reset again in the confirmation window. chrome-reset Remove SearchZilla

Step 5. Delete [postname[ from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-menu Remove SearchZilla
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions. mozilla-extensions Remove SearchZilla

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Menu → Options. mozilla-menu Remove SearchZilla
  2. In the homepage field, put in your preferred homepage. mozilla-options Remove SearchZilla

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Help menu (the question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Remove SearchZilla
  2. Press Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Press on Refresh Firefox, and confirm your choice. mozilla-reset Remove SearchZilla

Step 6. Delete [postname[ from Safari (Mac)

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu Remove SearchZilla
  2. Choose Extensions, locate and delete all unwanted extensions. safari-extensions Remove SearchZilla

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu Remove SearchZilla
  2. In the General tab, put in the URL of the site you want as your homepage.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Clear History.
  2. Select from which time period you want to delete the history, and press Clear History.safari-clear-history Remove SearchZilla
  3. Safari → Preferences → Advanced tab.
  4. Check the box next to Show Develop menu. safari-advanced Remove SearchZilla
  5. Press Develop (it will appear at the top) and then Empty Caches.
If the problem still persists, you will have to obtain anti-spyware software and delete SearchZilla with it.

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