Malware Removal & Advanced PC Protection

How to Remove Search from Mozilla Firefox? Search replaced your homepage or search engine after you installed some freeware that was bundled with a browser hijacker. Such bundling helps to distribute advertising engines that generate money out of your clicks on promoted links and ads displayed in web browsers. Firefox is quite around the world, and the hijacker will infect it with search if your lack of attention to the freeware setup process let it happen. is not malicious and classified as a potentially unwanted modification that is often deceptive to the end user. If you want to remove search from Firefox, then you have to remove this add-on and restore your favorite homepage and search engine by following removal instructions placed below.

Palikan Search redirect virus


Manual Virus Removal

You have two basic options for removing Virus from your Firefox browser manually. The first one takes more steps. However, it allows you to save useful browser extensions, bookmarks, and your custom settings and preferences. The second option will force your web browser to return to its default conditions and remove every single addition made to Firefox by you or someone else.

Automated Virus Removal

The third option: Instead of resorting to manual operations needed for removing Virus you can use Palikan Search Removal Tool offered with SpyHunter and get free professional support that helps to make everything in a right way and fix problems. This software will help you to get rid of other malware that might reside on your computer along with Palikan hijacker. Detailed information about infections found on your computer is free and very helpful for those who prefer to remove search manually.

Important: Before you start to manually fix your Firefox browser, you have to manually uninstall search installed on your computer as a Windows application. Then use the following instructions for removing search from your web browser.


Option 1. Remove search from Mozilla Firefox

If you install and use Firefox extensions or set important bookmarks, then use the first option because the second one will remove everything. It is better to reset your web browser only if you didn’t customize it yet, or if the first way didn’t help to remove search.

Remove search Add-on from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Firefox and click on “Tools” option in top menu
  2. Select “Add-ons” option”
  3. Click on “Extensions” in the sidebar
  4. Find WSE_Palikan and like add-ons and right-click it
  5. Click “Remove” button and restart Firefox

Look at other extensions and remove any that you didn’t install. SpyHunter’s free scanner helps to make it easier because names are deceptive, and it is not easy to find out what is good and bad without professional help. However, if you do not have some important information stored in your Firefox, the reset will work for you as well.


Replace or similar URL with Your Preferred Search Engine

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and enter “about.config” in the address bar
  2. Type “Keyword.url” in the search box that appears and right click it
  3. Set it to desired search provider instead of
  4. Type “” in the search box
  5. Right-click it and reset it to your preferred search instead of
  6. Search for “browser.newtab.url” and right-click it. Reset it to prevent ins automatic start in each new tab opened in your Firefox
  7. Restart Firefox to complete removal


Replace with Your Preferred Homepage address

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the Firefox menu and select “Options
  3. Find “Startup” section under “General” tab and remove
  4. Type URL of website that you prefer to see as your homepage
  5. Close Options and restart Firefox


Option 2. Remove search by Running Reset for Firefox

Use reset only if you didn’t customize your web browser and didn’t install Firefox extensions. Otherwise, you will loose needed things like passwords that are saved for you and cookies for membership in some of your favorite websites. However, if you still have problems after you remove search, then reset might help to remove stubborn unwanted stuff from your Firefox and save your time.

Reset Internet Explorer to remove search

  1. Start Firefox and click “Menu” icon (3 bars) in the top right corner
  2. Select “Help” and click “Troubleshooting information
  3. Click on “Reset Firefox” and confirm this action
  4. Click on “Finish” to restart Firefox
  5. Get Free Scan for Malware Detection

Make sure that you uninstalled search program and remove temporary internet files

Important: Quite often commercial toolbars are accompanied by adware installed in your Firefox. It is also possible that cyber criminals use bundling for deception and spreading malware. Your computer might be infected with more viruses, and search is just one of threats that can reside on your computer.

It is a good idea to download a free anti-malware scanner and let it scan your computer for other malicious and generally unwanted commercial programs. Then you will know what else you need to remove. This security software provides you with detailed information helpful for manual malware removal and offers many various options for system protection. This software is extended to protect your computer against legitimate commercial products similar to search as compared to conventional anti-virus products that block more dangerous species.


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