Guide: How to Remove SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM virus from Chrome

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:


SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM is a browser hijacker!

SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM is appeared on your PC after installing free software, bundled with adware downloader program. Adware program changes the homepage and search engine for your web browser to SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM.

In addition, it changed Windows shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start Menu.
The link to SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM site is added into the command line.


Each time when you click on shortcut you will start displaying of SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM site.

You have 2 ways to remove SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM:

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: "SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM", 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 SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM virus automatically:

STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute)

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

STEP 3: Remove SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM 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 SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM redirect or other unwanted software.

How to remove SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM 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 SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM 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 SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM virus from running processes

Remove SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM virus from running processes

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

Remove SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM virus from Windows services

Remove SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM 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 SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

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

Remove SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM virus from Windows registry

Remove SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM.

STEP 7: Remove SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM from Google Chrome.
Remove SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove SEARCHDEFENDERPRIME.COM 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.