Remove PUA/SearchBar.TW – Step By Step Virus Removal

PUA/SearchBar.TW is recently reported as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) which affects your system annoyingly. It can infect your most famous web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari etc. Once executed on system without your permission; will perform lots of unwanted and vicious task. However, users don't know how and when it comes onto their computer. Generally, PUA/SearchBar.TW penetrates among computers while users are downloading & installing free stuffs from some dubious websites. Besides, it contributed through malicious websites and spam email attachments via Internet.

Although PUA/SearchBar.TW is not a harmful program like as trojan, rootkit or other malware, yet it makes your system very annoyed. Your web settings will be changed, each the time you will get numbers of useless pop-up ads and advertisements during surfing on web, which all are very interruptive and also dangerous, once clicking on them your browsing will get redirected to the malicious websites that will put your system at very high risk. The PUA/SearchBar.TW is really a unsafe program which is created by online criminals for earning purposes. It is able to ruin your browsing activities, it records the users online data or browsing history and send all to the third party only for its own benefits.

Moreover, PUA/SearchBar.TW will causes sensitive data theft issues, means as long as it will resides on computer, it will become more fatal to your PC. You will lose the control over your PC and browser as well. Hence, it is strongly suggested that you should remove PUA/SearchBar.TW without any delay to keep the system safe and clean in future. 


How to Uninstall PUA/SearchBar.TW from Compromised System

Step:1 First of all, Reboot your PC in Safe Mode to make it safe from PUA/SearchBar.TW

(this Guide illustrates how to restart Windows in Safe Mode in all versions.)

Step:2 Now you need to View all Hidden Files and Folders that exist on different drives

Step:3 Uninstall PUA/SearchBar.TW from Control Panel

  • Press Start Key + R together and Type appwiz.cpl
  • appwiz

  • Now Press on OK
  • This will Open the Control Panel. Now look for PUA/SearchBar.TW or any other Suspicious program
  • once found, Uninstall PUA/SearchBar.TW ASAP
  • Step:4 How to Remove PUA/SearchBar.TW from Startup Items

  • To Go to Startup Area, Click on Start Key + R
  • Type msconfig in the search area and click on Enter. A window will pop-out
  • Misconfig 1



  • In the Startup area, look for any suspicious PUA/SearchBar.TW entries or that are from Unknown Manufacturers
  • (This is an important step and users are advised to monitor all items carefully over here before proceeding further.)
  • Step:5 How to Remove PUA/SearchBar.TW from Localhost Files

  • Click on Start Key + R in Combination. Copy and Paste to Open hosts File
  • notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts
  • Soon, you will get a list of suspicious IP’s in the bottom of the screen
  • hosts_opt-1

  • this is quite helpful in knowing if your browser has been hacked
  • Steps 6: How to Remove PUA/SearchBar.TW and Block Pop-ups on Browsers

    How to Remove PUA/SearchBar.TW from IE

    Open IE and Click on Tools. Now Select Manage add-ons
    IE Extension 1

    In the pane, under Toolbars and Extensions, Choose the PUA/SearchBar.TW extensions which is to be deleted

    IE toolbar and extensions

  • Now Click on Remove or Disable Option.
  • Press Tool button and Select Internet Option
  • Internet-options

  • This will lead you to the Tab, now Select Privacy Tab, Turn on Pop-up blocker by clicking on it.
  • IE-block-pop-ups


    How to Uninstall PUA/SearchBar.TW from Google Chrome

  • Google Chrome is to be Opened
  • Now Click on menu present at the top right corner
  • Choose Tools >> Extensions
  • Select PUA/SearchBar.TW related Extensions and now Click on Trash icon to remove PUA/SearchBar.TW
  • chrome-extensions 2

  • Under Advanced Settings Option, Enable Do not allow any Site to Show pop-ups. Click on Ok to apply it.
  • Chrome-not-allow-pop-ups

    How to Block PUA/SearchBar.TW on Mozilla FF

  • Select and Open Mozilla FF, Select PUA/SearchBar.TW or other Add-ons by clicking on Menu button
  • Mozilla Addon 1

  • In the Add-ons Manager, Select the extension related to PUA/SearchBar.TW.
  • Mozilla Addon 2

  • Now Click on Remove to delete PUA/SearchBar.TW permanently
  • Also Select and Check mark “Block Pop-up Windows” under po-ups in the Content Tab
  • How to Get Rid of PUA/SearchBar.TW on Edge on Win 10

  • First of all Open MS Edge and Click on “More actions(…)” link
  • Edge-1
  • Now Select and Click on Settings In Menu under “More Actions”
  • Edge-2

  • Under Settings, screen click on View Advanced Settings button
  • Edge-3

  • In Advanced Settings, turn on Block pop-ups by toggling button to ON
  • Edge4


    Following the above Manual Steps will be effective in blocking PUA/SearchBar.TW. However, if you are unable to accomplish these steps, click the button given below to scan your PC


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