Delete Logic Search from the system
Logic Search is a browser hijacker application, supposedly designed to improve the web browsing experience by providing fast search results and adding various useful functionalities to the browsers. However, it promotes a fake search engine – feed.logic-search.com by changing the browser settings and gathering various browsing related data. Since people often install this app unintentionally, it is also called potentially unwanted application.
More about Logic Search
After installation, Logic Search changes the browsers’ settings option such as homepage, new tab pages and default search engine and assigns feed.logic-search.com to their places. Upon that, each opened tab page and every entered query on the URL bar get redirected this promoted URL. If used, this fake search engine simply redirects to search.yahoo.com. In other word, it generates no unique results and displayed those displayed by Yahoo web browser. The browser hijacking app is designed to reset any changes made on the browsers’ settings or even to block users’ to them. Therefore, you are not able to return to the previous browser settings option, till Logic Search presents in.
The PUP removal is necessary for yet another reason. It is that this app can track users’ browsing session and collect the data related to their web browsing activities. The collected data could include IP addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited web pages, geo-locations etc. These data could include personally identifiable information. Developers sell these data to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) or misuse them in other ways to generate revenue. In summary, users whose users get hijacked by these apps might experience the problem related to browser safety/ privacy or even become victim of identity theft. Therefore, it is highly recommended you to remove Logic Search from the system as soon as possible.
A quick glance of Logic Searcha
Type – Browser Hijacker
Symptoms -Default homepage, new tab page and search engine of the infected browser shown by a different domain name, users are repeatedly redirected to this domain (belongs to hackers) when open their browsing tab/Window and search queries on the search box
Distribution methods -software bundling, fake software updates/Flash Player installers, Deceptive pop-up ads
Damages – data tracking (possibly privacy issues), potentially unwanted apps intrusion, diminished browsing and possibly the system performances
Removal – To remove Logic Search, use some reputable antivirus tool or follow step-by-step instruction provided below the article
How did Logic Search install on my computer?
In most cases, people download and install browser hijackers and other PUPs through download/install setups of other software. These apps are included with the setups as additional offers. The developers hide the installation information of this behind Custom/Advanced or other similar option. Many people fail to check and change the setups when they download and install programs and thereby allowing the PUPs to be downloaded and installed together with the regular software. Aside this software bundling method, PUPs can even be distributed using intrusive advertisements. Such ads are designed to run certain scripts to cause shady download of such apps without users’ consent or knowledge.
How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?
You are advised to download software from using official websites and direct links only. No other sources such as p2p networks, free file hosting sites and third party downloaders or installers should be used as these are deemed as untrustworthy. Also, you should be attentive during installation moment- analyze each step using Custom/Advanced option and manually opt out all additionally attached apps. Further, do not click on any intrusive ads as they can redirect to other, potentially malicious websites. If you encounter such ads more frequent, you should closely inspect the PC and immediately remove all unwanted apps and/or browser extensions/plug-ins expecting to be causing these ads appearance.
Remove Logic Search
Below, you will find complete manual as well as automatic malware removal guide. We advise you use the latter option because the manual malware removal guide is a lengthy and a complicated process that require advanced computer skill and also there is risk of direct damage to the system performance, if any mistakes occurs during the removal process.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove Logic Search:
Remove the related items of Logic Search using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing Logic Search issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (Logic Search) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to Logic Search removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to Logic Search still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove Logic Search plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in Logic Search removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete Logic Search (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.