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Question Uninstalling safesear.ch

I picked up something called "safesear.ch." It's more annoying that anything,

It's a browser hijacker. It puts in it's own search engine. It usually comes bundled with Freeware. It usually won't install if you do a custom install and are careful
I got rid of it on Google Chrome and on Firefox.

I uninstalled them and reinstalled new copies.
It's on Edge now and I can't see a way to doing that.
When I look up how to do that I keep either getting the obvious ("go to Control Panel and uninstall). Or it wants me to install some other software that I don't trust.
Since I use Firefox or Chrome it doesn't really affect me. But it just bugs me that it's there.
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I picked up something called "safesear.ch." It's more annoying that anything,

It's a browser hijacker. It puts in it's own search engine. It usually comes bundled with Freeware. It usually won't install if you do a custom install and are careful
I got rid of it on Google Chrome and on Firefox.

I uninstalled them and reinstalled new copies.
It's on Edge now and I can't see a way to doing that.
When I look up how to do that I keep either getting the obvious ("go to Control Panel and uninstall). Or it wants me to install some other software that I don't trust.
Since I use Firefox or Chrome it doesn't really affect me. But it just bugs me that it's there.
Did you look at this?

https://www.pcrisk.com/removal-guide...owser-hijacker

I hadn't heard of safesearch, but ir seems it's actually two programs, one an add on to the browser.
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Default Re: Uninstalling safesear.ch

Thanks, but that's similar to other sites I've seen. I can't uninstall it from the Control Panel, (I can't find the program there), and I'm not going to try some other software to remove it.
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Thanks, but that's similar to other sites I've seen. I can't uninstall it from the Control Panel, (I can't find the program there), and I'm not going to try some other software to remove it.
The program is buried in the browser. Hence you will see only the browser.

I had something like that a while back. I think I got rid of it by running Malwarebytes or Avast. Maybe both. They are designed to root out hidden add ons.
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