About this threat

Searchtnup.com is a browser hijacker that was bundled with some kind of freeware that you installed. Hijackers, among other unwanted programs are attached to free software as extra offers and you need to manually deselect them to prevent installation. If you rush and do not notice them, you will end up with all kinds of unwanted programs.


Hijackers are not malicious by themselves, they are rather low-level threats that are more annoying than anything. If you get one, it will change your browser’s settings and set itself as your homepage, new tabs and search engine. Those changes are irreversible until you get rid of the hijacker. It may try to redirect you to sponsored sites and you need to avoid those redirects as much as possible because it could try to lead you to malware. Your best course of action right now is to remove Searchtnup.com.

How do hijackers spread?

Browser hijackers, as well as adware and other potentially unwanted programs, come with free software bundles. They are set to install alongside the freeware and do not need your explicit permission. So you might not even notice installations happening. To stop them from installing, choose Advanced or Custom settings. Those settings will allow you to see what has been added and if there is something, all you need to do is uncheck their boxes. Refrain from using Default because you will end up with all kinds of unwanted programs on your computer. Now that you realize how it managed to infect your computer, delete Searchtnup.com.

Why uninstall Searchtnup.com?

Browser hijackers do not delete files or take documents as hostages so they are considered to be pretty harmless. They are also pretty hard to miss so if you have an infection, you will know right away. It will change your browser’s settings and set itself as your homepage, new tabs. It will also change your default search engine. These changes are carried out without permission and settings are unchangeable unless you first remove Searchtnup.com. It seems your new homepage tries to fool you into thinking that it’s Google. The design of the website is similar and those who do not pay attention might think Google just changed their layout a bit as they sometimes do. However, if you try to search for something, you will be taken to Saferbrowser Yahoo. That search engine might be inserting sponsored content into the results so that you could be redirected to sponsored sites. Like we mentioned before, be careful of those redirects because you could be taken to malware-ridden sites. There is no reason why you should not delete Searchtnup.com as it brings nothing but trouble.

Searchtnup.com removal

You have two options when it comes to Searchtnup.com removal. You could try to manually uninstall Searchtnup.com but that means you’d need to find the hijacker yourself. If you go with the automatic method, the anti-spyware program you get would find and erase the hijacker.

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Quick Menu

Step 1. Uninstall Searchtnup.com and related programs.

Remove Searchtnup.com from Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel choose Programs and Features and select to Uninstall a software.

Delete Searchtnup.com from Windows 8

Uninstall Searchtnup.com from Windows 7

Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.

Uninstall Searchtnup.com from Windows 7

Delete Searchtnup.com from Windows XP

Click Start → Settings → Control Panel. Locate and click → Add or Remove Programs.

Remove Searchtnup.com from Windows XP

Remove Searchtnup.com from Mac OS X

Click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Select applications folder and look for Searchtnup.com or any other suspicious software. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash, then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Searchtnup.com removal from MAC OS X

Step 2. Delete Searchtnup.com from your browsers

Terminate the unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
  1. Tap the Gear icon and go to Manage Add-ons. Searchtnup.com IE gear
  2. Pick Toolbars and Extensions and eliminate all suspicious entries (other than Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Oracle or Adobe) Searchtnup.com IE toolbars and extensions
  3. Leave the window.
Change Internet Explorer homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of your browser and click Internet Options. Searchtnup.com IE gear
  2. In General Tab remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Press Apply to save changes. Searchtnup.com IE toolbars and extensions
Reset your browser
  1. Click the Gear icon and move to Internet Options. Searchtnup.com IE options
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset. Searchtnup.com IE reset browser
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset one more time. Searchtnup.com IE reset
  4. Tap Close and leave your browser. Searchtnup.com IE close
  5. If you were unable to reset your browsers, employ a reputable anti-malware and scan your entire computer with it.
Erase Searchtnup.com from Google Chrome
  1. Access menu (top right corner of the window) and pick Settings. Searchtnup.com Chrome menu
  2. Choose Extensions. Searchtnup.com Chrome settings
  3. Eliminate the suspicious extensions from the list by clicking the Trash bin next to them. Searchtnup.com Chrome extensions remove
  4. If you are unsure which extensions to remove, you can disable them temporarily. Searchtnup.com Chrome extensions disable
Reset Google Chrome homepage and default search engine if it was hijacker by virus
  1. Press on menu icon and click Settings. Searchtnup.com Chrome menu
  2. Look for the “Open a specific page” or “Set Pages” under “On start up” option and click on Set pages. Searchtnup.com Chrome settings
  3. In another window remove malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Searchtnup.com Chrome extensions remove
  4. Under the Search section choose Manage Search engines. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search websites. You should leave only Google or your preferred search name. Searchtnup.com Chrome extensions disable
    Searchtnup.com Chrome extensions disable
Reset your browser
  1. If the browser still does not work the way you prefer, you can reset its settings.
  2. Open menu and navigate to Settings. Searchtnup.com Chrome settings more
  3. Press Reset button at the end of the page. Searchtnup.com Chrome advanced menu
  4. Tap Reset button one more time in the confirmation box. Searchtnup.com Chrome reset
  5. If you cannot reset the settings, purchase a legitimate anti-malware and scan your PC.
Remove Searchtnup.com from Mozilla Firefox
  1. In the top right corner of the screen, press menu and choose Add-ons (or tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously). Searchtnup.com Firefox add ons
  2. Move to Extensions and Add-ons list and uninstall all suspicious and unknown entries. Searchtnup.com Firefox extensions
Change Mozilla Firefox homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap on the menu (top right corner), choose Options. Searchtnup.com Firefox reset confirm
  2. On General tab delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default. Searchtnup.com Firefox reset confirm
  3. Press OK to save these changes.
Reset your browser
  1. Open the menu and tap Help button. Searchtnup.com Firefox help
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. Searchtnup.com Firefox troubleshooting
  3. Press Refresh Firefox. Searchtnup.com Firefox reset
  4. In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once more. Searchtnup.com Firefox reset confirm
  5. If you are unable to reset Mozilla Firefox, scan your entire computer with a trustworthy anti-malware.
Uninstall Searchtnup.com from Safari (Mac OS X)
  1. Access the menu.
  2. Pick Preferences. Searchtnup.com Safari menu
  3. Go to the Extensions Tab. Searchtnup.com Safari extensions
  4. Tap the Uninstall button next to the undesirable Searchtnup.com and get rid of all the other unknown entries as well. If you are unsure whether the extension is reliable or not, simply uncheck the Enable box in order to disable it temporarily.
  5. Restart Safari.
Reset your browser
  1. Tap the menu icon and choose Reset Safari. Searchtnup.com Safari reset menu
  2. Pick the options which you want to reset (often all of them are preselected) and press Reset. Searchtnup.com Safari reset
  3. If you cannot reset the browser, scan your whole PC with an authentic malware removal software.

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