How to Remove Rocket Search

by News Editor on August 28th, 2014 in Security Tips.

Rocket-find.com or Rocket Search is a browser helper object which is based on the same engine as Google Chrome. If it was downloaded from the official site Rocket Browser should not make any changes on other browsers. If your default search engine or start page was changed to Rocket-find.com, you should check what programs you have recently installed.

Typically, such kind of applications distributed using a misleading software marketing method called 'bundling'. That's why it’s classified as Potentially Unwanted Program. The majority of PUPs can be installed in a bundle with some freeware or shareware you want. But you don't realize that you're getting Potentially Unwanted Program in addition with it too. That is why it is always recommended to choose Custom Installation. Be attentive and never install software that you don’t know or trust.

Rocket Search is supposed to enrich users' Internet browsing experience by providing quick access to favorite websites, obtaining call notifications, and adding other useful features. However, if you use Rocket Search engine, you may also receive fake search results, random advertisements and similar things that seek to redirect you to affiliate websites. You should be very attentive otherwise you can end up in installing an additional adware or even malware infection.

Furthermore, Rocket Search has ability to track and collect your Internet browsing activity by recording IP addresses, browser types and versions, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), cookie information, and webpages visited. The Rocket browser application also stores certain information from users' accounts in popular social networks, such as email addresses, profile pictures, genders, and user identifiers. Using this potentially unwanted program on your Internet browsers can lead to privacy issues and identity theft.

If you feel that Rocket-find.com is not in any way helpful, we suggest removing it from the computer.




 








Removal instructions:

1.    Uninstall unwanted applications from your Control panel.

For Windows 7:
•    Click the "Start" button and select "Control Panel"
•    Click "Uninstall a Program" option found under the "Programs" category
•    Select Rocket Search and similar entries
•    Click "Remove"

For Windows Vista:
•    Close all open Web browsers
•    From the "Start" menu in Windows, select "Control Panel"
•    Under the "Programs" icon, select "Uninstall a program"
•    Select Rocket Search and similar entries
•    Click "Uninstall" and then "Continue" to remove it

For Windows XP:
•    From the "Start" menu in Windows, select "Control Panel"
•    Click on "Add/Remove Programs".
•    Select Rocket Search and similar entries
•    Click "Change/Remove"

 For Windows 8:
•    Go to Charm bar (key   +C) and then” Settings”, then "Control Panel"
•    Choose “Programs and Features”
•    Choose Rocket Search and similar entries and delete them

You are also advised to uninstall other unwanted/unknown applications that were recently installed.

2.    Remove Rocket Search from your browsers:

Mozilla Firefox:
•    Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’.
•    Find Rocket Search and similar entries, and click ‘Remove’ or 'Disable'.
•    Once you do that, go to Tools -> Options -> General -> Startup. Now select 'Show a blank page' when Firefox Starts or set a certain website, like Google or similar

Internet Explorer:
•    Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘->”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’.
•    Here, look Rocket Search, and similar entries, and click 'Disable'.
•    Now open IE -> Tools -> Internet Option -> General tab. Enter Google or other address to make it the default start page.


Google Chrome:

•    Click the Chrome menu button on the Google Chrome browser, select Tools -> Extensions.
•    Here, look for Rocket Search and similar unknown extensions and get rid of them by clicking on the Recycle Bin.
•    Additionally, click on wench icon, go to settings and choose 'Manage search engines'. Change search engine to google or other and delete Bueno Search from the list.
•    Then Go to section “On start” and make sure you get blank page while creating new tab
 



3.    Now please install Ad-Aware to make sure you do not have any infections:
•    Click here and follow the installation instructions from Ad-Aware User Guide (‘Installation and Uninstallation’ -> ‘Ad-Aware Install’ section).
•    Perform a full scan of your PC with Ad-Aware (following Ad-Aware User guide: ‘Scanning System’ -> ‘Running a scan’ section).

Finally, it is recommended to always keep your antivirus up-to-date and perform weekly full scans. Also, we advise you to do a custom AV scan of any application downloaded from the internet before you proceed with its installation.