I assume you need to remove search protect virus. Or it’s not really a virus. Just an annoying malware. This is, fortunately, one of the easier malware to remove. Search Protect is not directly harmful, more annoying. Check below on how to remove search protect.
I found this piece of software on my kid’s computer. And it looks like a browser hijacker software. Of course, you will not find it your Programs list in your Control Panel, so there is no obvious uninstaller available to you. However they have been kind enough to provide an uninstaller, you just need to find it first.
Remove Search Protect
The first step is to press ctrl+alt+del and open your Task Manager. Go to the process list, and if you are using Windows 7, click “Show processes from all users”. Your list should now expand into a lot more processes. Look for a process called HPnotify.exe. Right-click and select “Open file location”.
When your file browser window opens, you will see a file called uninstall.exe. Just double click that to run it. Once the installer is completed the HPnotify.exe file should be gone from your process window. Your system is now free from search protect.
That’s it on how to remove search protect from your computer.
On web based systems, when getting automatic restarts, power loss, etc, it can be a pain with the re-open closed tabs feature in Internet Explorer. It’s not really possible to dissable it, but you can choose what to do. So you can set it to open a blank page instead. That is the same as dissabling the re-open closed tabs feature. Here is how to do it:
First open your contro panel, and go to Internet Options. Then select tabs, as shown in the picture below.
In the next window, locate as shown in the picture below. Make sure to select “A blank page”.
And voila, no more re-open closed tabs in your internet Explorer.
It can be annoying when Microsoft decide to install their version of drivers, when you already have something that works perfectly. That’s why I’m disabling automatic driver updates on my systems. Here is how.
Press the Windows key, and start typing change device installation settings You should see the setting appear before you are finished typing the whole thing. On a Win 8 system you will need to click the settings option (just below Apps).
Once the Change Device Installation Settings window is open, select the following: – No, let me chose what to do – Never install driver software from Windows Update
Now your driver should not change unless you tell it to change.