How to Remove Discrete Search (Removal Search bar)

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Discretesearch.com – What makes Discrete Search an infection is not its intrusion method, but the way it starts manipulating the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers of your computer. This removal guide has been prepared with all the information that can be used to how to remove Discrete Search permanently from your computer.

What is Discrete Search (discretesearch.com)?

Discrete Search is a malicious browser extension. Although this program markets itself as a useful browser extension, but in reality, it changes the default search page and homepage of your browsers to discretesearch.com. All these changes may seem permanent, but you can easily reverse them after you delete Discrete Search infection from your computer by implementing our removal methods.

How discretesearch.com entered your computer?

Either you installed this program willingly thinking it’s a useful browser extension or you installed a freeware which was bundled with this infection. Soon, you realized that this extension is actually a malicious program that completely spoils your web surfing experience. However, you don’t have to worry, because the methods given on this page will allow you to uninstall Discrete Search infection from your computer.

Why completely removing Discrete Search important?

Obviously, you want to remove this infection so that it never reappears on your computer. And this is possible only when you use a removal method that eliminates all the entries and files of this infection from your computer. Therefore, you must use our removal methods to get rid of Discrete Search redirect from your computer, which have been especially designed for complete removal of this infection.

What are symptoms of discretesearch.com infection?

Common symptoms of this infection are:

Your web browsers are showing pop-up ads each time you open a web page. All your browsers have been infected by this program via an add-on or an extension. Built-in search provider of your browsers have been changed without your permission.

How to stop Discrete Search from entering your computer?

Take these precautions to prevent the entry of this infection on your computer. Don’t install freeware without proper verification. Opt for Custom or Advanced installation process for every software and deselect all doubtful options. Scan your computer with an antivirus and an anti-malware program to check its security status.

Ways to remove Discrete Search

This section describes how to remove Discrete Search from your computer. We are giving instructions for manual and software removal methods. Execute steps of your preferred method in correct order to eliminate this infection from your computer.

Step 1: Uninstall discrete from the control panel

Uninstall discrete browser hijacker from control panel which you have accidentally got installed recently. Uninstall recently installed unwanted & unknown programs as well.

Follow the below given instructions to uninstall it from the control panel.

  1. Click on Start button –> click on Control Panel –> click on Add & Remove program or uninstall a program. You will get a window which has listed all the installed program on your computer.
  2. Uninstall discrete program. (If discrete won’t uninstall itself then use REVO Uninstaller Tool to remove it forcefully.) Click here to know more How to Uninstall any software with Revo Uninstaller Tool

perform its steps in correct order to eliminate this adware from your computer.

Step 2: Delete discrete from browsers

Internet Explorer

Remove discrete homepage from Internet Explorer.
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on Tools menu (Press F10 key to activate menu bar).
  3. Click on Internet Options.
  4. Click on General Tab.
  5. Remove discrete homepage URL from there and set your homepage URL as you want at startup.
Remove discrete add-ons from Internet Explorer.
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on Tools menu (Press F10 key to activate menu bar.)
  3. Click on Manage Add-ons.
  4. In left-side pane, click on Toolbars & Extensions.
  5. In right-side pane, right-click on discrete extension and click on disable/remove also disable all the unwanted extensions from there.

Click here to know more How to Remove Add-ons from Internet Explorer (Removal Guide).

Remove discretesearch.com engine from Internet Explorer.
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on Tools menu (Press F10 key to activate menu bar.)
  3. Click on Manage Add-ons.
  4. In left-side pane, click on Search Provider.
  5. In right-side pane, right-click on google and click on set as default.
  6. Now remove discrete extension from there and also remove all the unwanted add-ons.

If the above three steps couldn’t remove discrete, then you have to remove it by resetting Internet Explorer.

Remove discrete by resetting Internet Explorer (Restore IE to its Default Settings)
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on Tools menu (Press F10 key to activate menu bar.)
  3. Click on Internet Options.
  4. Click on Advanced Tab.
  5. Click on Reset Button.
  6. A confirmation dialog box will come up. Checkmark the check-box “Delete Personal Settings,” then click Reset button on it.

Click here to know more How to Reset Internet Explorer as Default (Reset Guide).

Mozilla Firefox

Remove discrete homepage from Mozilla Firefox.
  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the menu icon (Gear icon).
  3. Click on Options.
  4. Remove discrete URL from homepage field and set the URL as you want.
Remove discrete add-ons from Mozilla Firefox.
  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the menu icon.
  3. Click on Add-ons.
  4. In left-side pane, click on Extensions.
  5. In right-side pane, select the discrete extension and remove / disable it. Remove all the other unwanted add-ons from there as well.

Click here to know more How to Remove Add-ons from Firefox (Addon Removal Guide).

Remove discretesearch.com engine from Mozilla Firefox.
  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the menu icon.
  3. Click on options.
  4. In left-side pane, click on Search.
  5. In right-side pane, go to “Default Search Engine” section and select google search engine as default search engine.
  6. Go to “One-Click Search Engines” section on the same page, select and remove discrete from there.
Reset Mozilla Firefox (Restore to default setting)
  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the menu icon.
  3. Click on the Help menu.
  4. Click on Troubleshooting Information.
  5. Click on Refresh Firefox button.

Click here to know more How to Reset Firefox as Default (Reset Guide).

Google Chrome

Remove discrete homepage from Google Chrome.
  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click on the menu icon
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Go to “On start-up” section of the settings page. Remove discrete URL from there and add URL as you want to open at startup.
Remove discrete extension from Google Chrome
  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on the menu icon.
  3. Click on “More Tools
  4. Click on Extensions.
    An extension settings page will open up where all the Chrome’s extensions are listed.
  5. Remove discrete extension from there.
  6. Also, remove all the other unwanted extensions you found there.

Click here to know more How to Remove Add-ons from Google Chrome (Add-on Removal Guide).

Remove discrete search engine from Google Chrome
  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on the menu icon.
  3. Click on “Settings
  4. Go to the “Search Engine” section of the settings page.
  5. Set Google as your default search engine.
  6. Click on “Manage Search Engines
  7. Remove discretesearch.com engine from there.

Reset Google Chrome (Restore chrome to its default settings)

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click on the menu icon
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Scroll down and click on “advanced” in the bottom of the page. After click on advanced, you’ll get more options below.
  5. Scroll down more and go to “Reset and clean up” section. Now click on reset. It will ask you to reset chrome, click on reset button there.

Click here to know more How to Reset Google Chrome to Default Setting (Reset Guide.)

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