How to Remove "SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME" Virus (Easy Guide)

I will tell you in this post how to fix the issue manually and how to clean it automatically using a special powerful removal tool. You can download the removal program for free here:

Manual removal instructions:

How to remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME from Windows?

SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME is a software designed to make your PC better: faster and smoothly working.
But each time you use SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME, it will require you to buy the full version for that.
So, there is no need to have the free version installed unless you want to get the full version.


Most of the time you will get SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME via installing or using other software.
It happens, and most of the time it can be quite time-consuming to get rid of it.
SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME can also come with unwanted ads and other issues that you may want to avoid.
It is not the simplest thing to get rid of, but it does work well, and it can bring you lots of efficiency.


Is it necessary to remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME?

It all comes down to whether you need it or not.
Some people may found it useful. But most people want to remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME as soon as possible!

So, most of the time, SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME is an unnecessary tool for a lot of computer users.
And yes, if you do not plan to purchase the app, the free version will not help in any way.
It does not come with any real value, which is the type of thing that you want to avoid in such a situation.

You have 2 ways to remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME:

You have 2 ways

Remove it automatically1. Remove Automatically.
Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?

  1. You know only one virus name: "SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
    The UnHackMe program detects this threat and all others.
  2. UnHackMe is quite fast! You need only 5 minutes to check your PC.
  3. UnHackMe uses the special features to remove hard in removal viruses. If you remove a virus manually, it can prevent deleting using a self-protecting module. If you even delete the virus, it may recreate himself by a stealthy module.
  4. UnHackMe is small and compatible with any antivirus.
  5. UnHackMe is fully free for 30-days!

Here’s how to remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME virus automatically:

STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 2: Scan for malware using UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 3: Remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME virus (3 minutes)

So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME redirect or other unwanted software.

How to remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME manually:

STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.


You can see SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME or another web site at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.

In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.

STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.

check installed programs to uninstall

STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME virus from running processes

Remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME virus from running processes

STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME virus from Windows services

Remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME in it's name or description.

STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME virus from Windows registry

Remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME.

STEP 7: Remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME from Google Chrome.
Remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove SEARCH DEFENDER PRIME from Mozilla Firefox.

Change Firefox Home Page

Change Firefox Home Page

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.