How to uninstall Clever Search

About this threat

Pop-ups and reroutes such as Clever Search are usually happening because some ad-supported program has installed onto your machine. Hurried free application installations usually result in adware threats. If they’re not aware of the symptoms, not all users will realize that it is indeed an adware on their OSs. Adware don’t aim to directly endanger your OS, it simply wants to bombard your screen with advertisements. However, that doesn’t mean that adware can’t do harm at all, you being rerouted to a harmful page could lead to a malware infection. You need to remove Clever Search as adware will not help you in any way.

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What affect does the ad-supported software have on the operating system

Advertising-supported applications will manage a silent invasion, employing free software packages to do it. If you haven’t noticed already, the majority of free programs comes along with unnecessary items. Ad-supported applications,  redirect viruses and other probably unwanted programs (PUPs) are among those that could get past. If Default settings are selected during free software installation, all offers that are attached will install. Instead use Advance or Custom settings. You will be able to untick all in those settings, so select them. You may never know what could be adjoined to freeware so you need to always select those settings.

As soon as the ad-supported program sets up onto your operating system, it will start creating adverts. Whether you prefer Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you may see the signs on all of them. The only way to completely remove the adverts is to eliminate Clever Search, so you should proceed with that as quickly as possible. You are encountering the adverts because adware want to generate income.Adware sometimes present dubious downloads, and you should never consent to them.Avoid getting programs or updates from random ads, and stick to official web pages. In case you didn’t know, those pop-ups can download malware onto your device so avoid them. When an adware is installed, your system will run much more sluggish, and your browser will fail to load more regularly. Adware installed on your system will only put it in danger, so delete Clever Search.

Clever Search uninstallation

There are two ways to eliminate Clever Search, manually and automatically. For the quickest Clever Search uninstallation way, we recommend obtaining anti-spyware software. It is also possible to abolish Clever Search by hand but it could be more difficult ads you would have to do everything yourself, which may take time as locating the advertising-supported program can be complicated.

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Learn how to remove Clever Search from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Clever Search

a) Windows 10/Windows 8

  1. Start -> Search -> Search for Control Panel. win10-start How to uninstall Clever Search
  2. Open Control Panel and access Programs and Features.
  3. Find all programs you want to uninstall and delete them. win10-remove-program How to uninstall Clever Search

b) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs. win-xp-start-control How to uninstall Clever Search
  2. Find the programs you want to uninstall and delete them. win-xp-control-panel How to uninstall Clever Search

c) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder, located in your dock.
  2. Select Applications from the list on the left side, locate all unwanted programs and drag them to the trash icon in your dock. Alternatively, you can right-click on the program and select Move to Trash. mac-os-app-remove How to uninstall Clever Search
  3. Right-click on the trash icon in your dock and press Empty Trash.

Step 2. Uninstall Clever Search from browsers

a) Delete Clever Search from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Press the top right-corner gear icon that will open the menu. IE-gear How to uninstall Clever Search
  3. Manage add-ons -> Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Find and delete all unwanted extensions. IE-add-ons How to uninstall Clever Search
  5. Close the window.

b) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Press the top right-corner gear icon that will open the menu. ie-settings How to uninstall Clever Search
  3. Press on Internet Options, delete the homepage URL and type in the one you wish to use. IE-settings2 How to uninstall Clever Search
  4. Save changes.

c) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Press the top right-corner gear icon that will open the menu. ie-settings How to uninstall Clever Search
  3. Internet Options -> Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to uninstall Clever Search
  4. Near the bottom, you will see a Reset option. Press that.
  5. Check the box that says Delete personal data and press Reset. IE-reset How to uninstall Clever Search

d) Delete Clever Search from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Press on the three dots located in the top right-corner.
  3. Select More Tools and then Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to uninstall Clever Search
  4. Find all suspicious extensions and press on the trash icon to delete them. If you are not sure which extensions are causing you problems, you can disable them temporarily by unchecking the Enabled box. chrome-extensions-delete How to uninstall Clever Search

e) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Press on the three dots located in the top right-corner and choose Settings. chrome-menu How to uninstall Clever Search
  3. Scroll down to On startup and press on Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to uninstall Clever Search
  4. Choose either Add a new page or Use current page to change your homepage.
  5. Still in Settings, scroll up to Search engine and press Manage search engines.
  6. Select the search engine you want to use. chrome-search-engines How to uninstall Clever Search

f) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Press on the three dots located in the top right-corner and choose Settings. chrome-menu How to uninstall Clever Search
  3. Scroll down to Advanced and press on that.chrome-settings How to uninstall Clever Search
  4. Go down to the very bottom and press Reset. chrome-reset How to uninstall Clever Search
  5. Read the warning and press Reset again.

g) Delete Clever Search from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press on the three bars in the top right-corner. mozilla-menu How to uninstall Clever Search
  3. Select Add-ons and choose the Extensions tab. mozilla-extensions How to uninstall Clever Search
  4. Find all suspicious extensions and delete them.

h) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press on the three bars in the top right-corner and select Options. mozilla-menu-options How to uninstall Clever Search
  3. In General, delete the current URL of your homepage and type in the one you want to use. mozilla-options How to uninstall Clever Search

i) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press on the three bars in the top right-corner and choose Help.
  3. Choose Troubleshooting Information. mozilla-troubleshooting How to uninstall Clever Search
  4. Under Give Firefox a tune up, press on Refresh Firefox. In the box that appears, select Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to uninstall Clever Search

j) Delete Clever Search from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)
  1. Launch Microsoft Edge,
  2. Open the More menu by pressing on the three dots at the top right-corner. edge-menu How to uninstall Clever Search
  3. Choose Settings and press Choose what to clear. edge-choose-to-clear How to uninstall Clever Search
  4. Select everything you want to clear and press Clear. edge-clear-data How to uninstall Clever Search
  5. Open Task Manager (Ctrl +Alt + Delete -> Task Manager).
  6. In Processes, right-click on a Microsoft Edge process.
  7. Select End task for all Microsoft Edge processes. edge-task-manager How to uninstall Clever Search
(Method 2)
  1. Open C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge edge-folder How to uninstall Clever Search
  2. Delete the folders you find there
  3. Start -> Search.
  4. Search for Windows PowerShell.
  5. Right-click on the Windows PowerShell and choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to uninstall Clever Search
  6. When Windows PowerShell opens, copy and paste "Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>" without the quotation marks. edge-powershell-script How to uninstall Clever Search
  7. Press Enter.

k) Delete Clever Search from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to uninstall Clever Search
  3. Go to the Extensions tab, find all suspicious extensions and delete them. You can also temporarily disable them if you are unsure about which extension is causing you problems. safari-extensions How to uninstall Clever Search

l) Delete Safari history and Cache

  1. Safari → Clear History. Choose from which time you want to delete the history and press Clear. safari-history How to uninstall Clever Search
  2. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to uninstall Clever Search
  3. Select the Advanced tab. safari-advanced How to uninstall Clever Search
  4. Check Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  5. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to uninstall Clever Search

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