How to remove Home.searchpulse.net (Mac and Windows)

What is Home.searchpulse.net?

Home.searchpulse.net is a browser hijacker that affects both Mac and Windows computers. The infection spreads with the help of bundling together with freeware and is installed automatically if you don’t uncheck optional offers. Once inside, it forcefully modifies browser configuration, replaces default search engine, and embeds third-party ads in your browsers. The new search engine does not give any benefits to the users as its main purpose is to gain profit through the advertising. Also, it tracks your browsing activity to show you more relevant advertising content. However, it cannot be excluded that your personal data might be misused by third-parties. That’s why we strongly recommend you remove Home.searchpulse.net from your computer as soon as possible.

Home.searchpulse.net

How to remove Home.searchpulse.net from your computer?

The best and easiest way to remove Home.searchpulse.net from your computer is to use special anti-malware program that has this threat in its database. The program is fully automated, all you need to do is to download and install it. Once you’ve installed anti-malware application, it will scan your system and remove all the threats.

Antivirus – it scans your computer and detects various threats like Home.searchpulse.net, then removes it with all of the related malicious files, folders and registry keys. After deep scanning of your system, it will easily find and delete Home.searchpulse.net. Use this removal tool to get rid of Home.searchpulse.net for FREE.
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How to remove Home.searchpulse.net manually

Step 1: Remove Home.searchpulse.net from Control Panel

In order to get rid of Home.searchpulse.net, first thing you need to do is to uninstall malicious program from your computer. When removing Home.searchpulse.net, try to find suspicious recently installed programs and delete them too, as it’s pretty common that any malware comes with some other unwanted programs.

Windows XP:

  1. Select Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then choose Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Search for Home.searchpulse.net.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Select Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Home.searchpulse.net and choose Uninstall.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Select Search.
  3. After that choose Apps.
  4. Next Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Home.searchpulse.net, select it and choose Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, then select Settings at the top.
  2. Choose App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, find Home.searchpulse.net and select it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Mac OSX:

  1. Launch Finder
  2. Select Applications in the Finder sidebar.
  3. If you see Uninstall Home.searchpulse.net or Home.searchpulse.net Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for suspicious recently installed programs. If you still can’t locate any suspicious program or not sure what some application is for, we advise you to use SpyHunter free scanner in order to track down what malicious program is infecting your system.

Home.searchpulse.net won’t uninstall

There are a lot of options in any Windows version for removing applications. Still, not all the programs can be completely deleted using these options. Adware, Badware and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) are too stubborn to be removed, more than that, there are created this way, created to be hard to get rid of them. That’s why sometimes you can’t uninstall them using standard Windows options. You’ll probably get this message: “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Home.searchpulse.net. Please, contact your system administrator.” To remove stubborn Home.searchpulse.net, you can use SpyHunter removal tool, it will completely remove Home.searchpulse.net from your computer. Or you may try to use Safe Mode:

For Windows XP, Vista, 7

  1. Turn off your PC;
  2. Turn it on and immediately press F8 button;
  3. You’ll see Advanced Boot Options menu;
  4. Select Safe Mode with arrow buttons;
  5. In Safe Mode navigate to Control Panel, then choose Uninstall a program and remove “Home.searchpulse.net”.

For Windows 8/8.1 and 10

  1. Press the Win+R buttons, type msconfig in box and press Enter;
  2. Choose Boot tab, and click on Safe Boot check box;
  3. Select the type of Safe Mode: Minimal or Network;
  4. Press OK and reboot your PC;
  5. In Safe Mode navigate to Control Panel, then choose Uninstall a program and remove “Home.searchpulse.net”.

You can also perform Clean Boot. You need to turn off all the startup programs that may be the reason why the program won’t uninstall.

  1. Press Windows + R;
  2. In the Run window type msconfig;
  3. Choose Services section;
  4. Find Hide all Microsoft services line, tick the box;
  5. The click Disable all;
  6. Return back to General section;
  7. Find the line Selective startup and untick the box Load startup items;
  8. Select Apply, then OK;
  9. Reboot your PC;
  10. Remove Home.searchpulse.net from Control Panel.

Step 2: Remove Home.searchpulse.net from Windows Group Policies

In order to remove Home.searchpulse.net from your browser, you have to remove Windows Group Policies created by this malware first. Follow this instruction:

  1. Open Command Prompt – to do that, hit Start button and type cmd, then right-click on it and select Run as Administrator;
  2. Type following command in Command Prompt:
    rd /S /Q “%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers”
  3. Click Enter button;
  4. Then type this:
    rd /S /Q “%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy”
  5. Push Enter button again;
  6. Now the last thing to type here is this one short command:
    gpupdate /force
  7. Click on Enter.

Step 3: Remove Home.searchpulse.net from browsers

Once you’ve uninstalled the application, remove Home.searchpulse.net from your web browser. You need to search for recently-installed suspicious add-ons and extensions.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Choose Tools.
  4. Select Extensions.
  5. Search for Home.searchpulse.net.
  6. Select the trash can icon to remove it.

Safari:

  1. Click Preferences from Safari menu
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Find Home.searchpulse.net or other extensions that look suspicious.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Select Home.searchpulse.net.
  4. Choose Disable or Remove option.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Choose Manage Add-ons option.
  4. Click Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Next select Disable Home.searchpulse.net.
  6. Choose More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

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