searchamong.com – SearchAmong Toolbar

Searchamong.com and SearchAmong Toolbar are part of adware program that loads on the computer upon installing unknown video player. The searchamong.com homepage overrides the current settings and replacing the default search box on affected computer’s browser. It is also noted that only Internet Explorer is affected by SearchAmong Toolbar add-on.

User may obtain SearchAmong Toolbar and Search Engine by visiting a web site that will prompt for software download before you can view requested photos and movie files. During the installation, computer user may overlook that SearchAmong is included in the package. There is however an option not to load the add-on, but because most users preferred default installation, searchamong.com Search and SearchAmong Toolbar are often set up.

This add-on affects browsers differently; therefore, you need to remove searchamong.com and SearchAmong Toolbar from various browsers differently. Since Internet Explorer is the most affected, you need to start uninstalling the program from Windows control panel. On Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, add-ons and extensions are the only ones need to get rid of.

For a complete procedure to remove searchamong.com Search and Toolbar, see the guide on this page. This systematic advice will help you delete all modules of this unknown plug-in.

TypeHijacker
Sub-TypeAdd-ons
OS AffectedWindows

What are the Symptoms of searchamong.com – SearchAmong Toolbar?

It is easy to recognize the presence of SearchAmong on the computer. One and most obvious indication is a modified homepage of your Internet browser. It replaces it with a search bar similar to image below.

SearchAmong Toolbar

Follow these Procedures to Remove searchamong.com

Procedure 1: Uninstall searchamong.com from Windows Control Panel

1. To adjust computer settings, please click Start button located on the left part of taskbar. Select Control Panel from the list of programs.

2. Under Programs, click on Uninstall a program. It will open a program and features window where-in you can uninstall, change, or repair installed software. Please refer to the image below.

3. Look for the name searchamong.com or any related term. Please note that the adware may change the title anytime. In such cases, locate any suspicious name from the list. Once found, please select the item you wanted to remove.

NOTE: To represent searchamong.com, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that searchamong.com may use other names or terms such as the following: SearchAmong and Vio Player

Uninstall Item

4. Click on Uninstall button to remove the program automatically.
5. If it prompts for confirmation, please click OK to proceed.

Procedure 1: Start Windows in Safe Mode with Networking

Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

- After turning On the power of the computer, just before Windows start, press F8.
- From the selections, choose Safe Mode with Networking. Please use keyboard's arrow up/down to navigate between selections and press Enter to proceed.

SafeMode Networking

Procedure 2: Scan and remove searchamong.com files with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

To remove searchamong.com, download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by clicking on the button below. This tool is effective in getting rid of Trojans, viruses and malware.

Download searchamong.com Removel Tool

1. After downloading, please install the program using the default settings.
2. At the end of the installation, please make sure that it will download necessary updates.
3. Once update has completed. The tool will launch.
4. Thoroughly scan the computer and remove all threats detected by this anti-malware program.

Procedure 3.A : INTERNET EXPLORER - searchamong.com removal procedure

If the hijacker was not removed properly during the scan, you can use this guide to uninstall it from the computer. We prepared procedures to remove this unknown search program from various Internet browsers including Internet Explorer 8/9, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Instructions for Internet Explorer 8:

1. Launch the program Internet Explorer 8.
2. On top menu, please navigate to Tools > Internet Options.

Internet Options

3. It will open the options window; make sure that you are viewing the General tab. Look for the area that says "Search" and click the Settings button.

IE 8 Search Settings

4. You will see a list of search providers. Select your preferred search provider and click the button Set as default to replace searchamong.com.

IE Unknown Search

NOTE: To represent searchamong.com, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that searchamong.com may use other names or terms such as the following: SearchAmong and Vio Player

5. You may now remove searchamong.com from the list. Highlight the item and click on Remove button.

Instructions for Internet Explorer 9:

1. Launch the program Internet Explorer 9.
2. On top menu, please navigate to Tools > Internet Options.
3. On General tab, proceed to Change search defaults and click the Settings button.
4. You will see a list of search providers. Select your desired search provider and click the button Set as default to replace searchamong.com.
5. You may now remove searchamong.com from the list.

Guide to remove searchamong.com Add-ons and Extensions from Internet Explorer

1. Launch the program Internet Explorer.
2. On top menu, please navigate to Tools > Manage add-ons. It will open a window where in you can view and manage Internet Explorer add-ons.
3. Select Toolbars and Extensions on left panel. Go to right panel and look for searchamong.com related item.

Remove Add-ons on IE

NOTE: To represent searchamong.com, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that searchamong.com may use other names or terms such as the following: SearchAmong and Vio Player

4. Select the unwanted toolbar and extensions and click on Disable.
5. Close the existing window and restart Internet Explorer.

Procedure 3.B : MOZILLA FIREFOX - searchamong.com removal guide

1. Launch the program Mozilla Firefox.
2. On Google's Search box, click the arrow down sitting right beside the 'G' logo.

Manage Search Engines in Firefox

3. Click on Manage Search Engines... from the drop-down list to see all search engines installed in Firefox.
4. Choose your preferred default search provider by placing it at the top most position. Highlight the item and click on Move up until it reaches the first spot.

Firefox Default Search

NOTE: To represent searchamong.com, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that searchamong.com may use other names or terms such as the following: SearchAmong and Vio Player

5. To remove searchamong.com from Firefox, highlight on its name and click the Remove button. Then, click OK.
6. Back at Firefox main screen, type about:config in the address bar. If it shows a warning, "This might void your warranty!" please click "I'll be carefull, I promise!"
7. Firefox will display a list of entire preferences including those that were modified by searchamong.com.

Firefox About:Config

8. In the Search field, type the name of malware. Then, right-click and Reset values for found Preferences.

NOTE: To represent searchamong.com, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that searchamong.com may use other names or terms such as the following: SearchAmong and Vio Player

Firefox Search Preference

9. Navigate to top menu and click on Tools, the click Options.
10. On General Tab, under Home Page, type the desired address or simply click Restore to Default. Click OK to save the settings. This will reverse the changes made by searchamong.com on your home page.

Firefox Home Page

Procedures to delete searchamong.com Extensions from Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
2. On top menu, click on Tools and select Add-ons from the list. You can also press CtrlShift+A on your keyboard to access this option.
3. Once the Add-ons manager is open, select Extensions from the sidebar.

Remove Add-on in Firefox

NOTE: To represent searchamong.com, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that searchamong.com may use other names or terms such as the following: SearchAmong and Vio Player

4. Find the unknown add-on and click on Remove button. Click OK to save the settings.
5. Please restart Firefox to complete the process.

Procedure 3.C : GOOGLE CHROME - searchamong.com removal procedure

1. Launch the program Google Chrome.
2. Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon on top right corner of the browser.

Google Chrome Settings

3. Choose Settings from the drop down list. It will open a window containing Google Chrome settings.
4. Find the area that says "Search". This is located in the middle part of the page.

Manage Search Engines in Google Chrome

5. Click on Manage search engines. It will show a list of Search engines including the default one.
6. Mouse-over to your preferred search engine and click Make default.

Remove Unknown Search in Chrome

NOTE: To represent searchamong.com, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that searchamong.com may use other names or terms such as the following: SearchAmong and Vio Player

7. Then, to remove searchamong.com from Google Chrome, mouse-over to that item and click on the X mark.

Delete searchamong.com extension from Google Chrome:

1. Launch the program Google Chrome.
2. Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon on top right corner of the browser.
3. Choose Settings from the drop down list. It will open a window containing Google Chrome settings.
4. Click on Extensions of the left side bar to display all installed extensions.

Remove Extension in Chrome

NOTE: To represent searchamong.com, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that searchamong.com may use other names or terms such as the following: SearchAmong and Vio Player

5. On the right panel of the window, Disable/Delete (Trash) searchamong.com extensions.
6. Close the current window and restart Google Chrome.

Remove searchamong.com from Google Chrome's home page:

1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
2. Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon on top right corner of the browser.
3. Choose Settings from the drop down list. It will open a window containing Google Chrome settings.
4. Navigate to On startup area and click on Open a specific page or set of pages.

Chrome Onstartup

5. On Add a new page box, please type your desired home page address if you wishes to.

Chrome Home Page

6. Remove searchamong.com startup page by highlighting the item, then click on the X mark beside it. Click OK.
7. On the same page, go to Appearance section. Check the settings on New Tab page, click Change to display the default home page address. Then, click OK to save the setting.

Chrome Appearance

8. Remove the malware entry in 'Open this page' box. You can replace it with any desired home page address. See the image for your reference.

Chrome Home Page

Protect your PC from searchamong.com or Similar Attack

Turn On Safe Browsing Features

Internet Explorer - Activate SmartScreen Filter

Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9 has this feature called SmartScreen Filter. It helps detect phishing web sites and protect you from downloading malicious files online. To turn on SmartScreen Filter, follow these steps:

1. Please open Internet Explorer.
2. On top menu, select Tools (IE 9). For IE 8, please look for Safety menu.
3. Select SmartScreen Filter from the drop-down list and click on Turn on SmartScreen Filter.

IE SmartScreen Filter

4. Please restart Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome's Enable Phishing and Malware Protection

With Google Chrome's Phishing and Malware Detection feature, you will have lesser risks browsing the web. It will display a warning when the site you are trying to visit is suspicious. To enable Phishing and Malware Protection, please do these steps:

1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click on the Customize and control Google Chrome (3-Bars Icon) located on top right corner of the browser.
3. Select Settings from the drop-down list.
4. Once on the settings page, click on Show advanced settings... at the bottom of the page to see the rest of the Chrome setup.
5. Locate Privacy section and mark 'Enable phishing and malware protection'.

Chrome Security Settings

6. Please restart Google Chrome. New settings keep your browser safe while surfing the web.

Mozilla Firefox - Block Attack Sites and Web Forgeries

Phishing and Malware Protection is a built-in feature on Firefox version 3 or later. It warns you when a page you are trying to visit contains phishing content or an attack site designed to drop threats on the computer. To help you keep safe while browsing the Internet using Firefox, please follow this guide:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
2. On top menu, click on Tools. Then select Options from the list.
3. Select Security and put a check mark on the following items:

  • Warn me when sites try to install add-ons
  • Block reported attack sites
  • Block reported web forgeries

Firefox Security Settings

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4 Responses to“searchamong.com – SearchAmong Toolbar”

  1. ralph
    October 31, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    been to others, but this one really helped a lot… thanks. Yahweh bless.

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