Excellentsearch.org Removal Guide

Do you know what Excellentsearch.org is?

Excellentsearch.org is a browser hijacker that pretends to be a reliable search engine, trying to make you interact with the content it promotes because that is how it makes money. This system is not illegal, but it is too vulnerable to malicious third-party exploitation. Thus, you need to remove Excellentsearch.org from your computer immediately. Otherwise, you could end up getting infected with malware, especially if the browser hijacker is used as a distributor by cyber criminals. Protect your computer from potential threats that getting rid of the most trivial security issues early on.

Why would users be willing to use Excellentsearch.org? First, the domain looks rather user-friendly. The design is simple and easy to understand, although the fact there is a spelling mistake in the logo (ExellentSearch) should raise a few questions. However, not everyone is that attentive, and perhaps you would soon be using this search engine to look for something you want or need. But every single time to enter the search keyword and press Enter, you allow this program to collect data about your web browsing habits. This way, Excellentsearch.org can collect enough information to create your online profile.Excellentsearch.org Removal GuideExcellentsearch.org screenshot
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What would it do with this profile? The main reason Excellentsearch.org is on your computer is money, so the program will try to promote a lot of third-party content. Of course, no browser hijacker is sophisticated enough to steal your personal information and your banking logins or passwords. They usually make money via the pay-per-click system. It means that each time you click the hijacker-promoted content; you make a particular sum of cash for the hijacker’s creators. There is nothing wrong with that, you just click the content you find interesting and, consequently, that makes the machine work. However, what if the content is malicious? What if you get redirected to a dangerous website?

This kind of turn of events is not too likely, but it is not impossible. As mentioned, Excellentsearch.org and other browser hijackers are very vulnerable when it comes to third-party exploitation. This is because the program does not review the content it embeds in its search results and other promotional space. So if cyber criminals decide to make use of this hijacker, they will definitely know how to do it. Consequently, if you end up clicking a corrupted link, you will definitely get infected with something nasty. It would not be surprising if a ransomware program would find a way into your computer like that, too.

What’s more, let us not forget about other potential threats that could have entered your computer together with this hijacker. After all, you must have downloaded Excellentsearch.org bundled with a number of other freeware application. It is completely normal if you were not aware of that, but it is important to understand that downloading programs from third-party sites is not the safest way to increase your software collection. Quite often, freeware apps are bundled in packages by third-party installers that basically do not care what types of applications get distributed through them.

If you go through the installation negligently, you will miss your chance to avoid installing Excellentsearch.org on your PC. Usually, the installer gives you the opportunity to deselect additional programs, but the problem is that users tend to breeze through such installations, considering most of the steps default. Consequently, browser hijackers, adware, freeware, and other potentially unwanted programs enter target systems, and slow down computer performance, at the same time successfully exposing users to potentially corrupted content.

As you can probably tell, it is necessary to remove Excellentsearch.org from your computer before cyber criminals manage to exploit this hijacker. You can delete the threat manually, but then please remember that you will also have to terminate other unwanted programs that must have entered your PC.

If you do not want to deal with that on your own, you can always run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner to detect all the unwanted applications and remove them automatically. What’s more, a reliable antispyware tool of your choice will help you protect your PC from similar threats. Although you should also remember that safe web browsing habits are just as important in keeping your system safe.

How to Delete Excellentsearch.org

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type regedit into the Open box and click OK.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. On the right pane, right-click the Start Page value.
  5. Choose Modify and edit your startup page. Press OK.
  6. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}.
  7. Right-click and change these values:


  1. Press Win+R and type %AppData% into the Open box.
  2. Click OK and go to Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[User ID].
  3. Find and open the prefs.js file.
  4. Delete this string: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://Excellentsearch.org ");
  5. Save changes and close the file.


  1. Press Win+R and enter %LocalAppData%. Click OK.
  2. Navigate to Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Delete the Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.

In non-techie terms:

Excellentsearch.org may look like a regular search provider, but this program is a potential computer security threat. If you do not remove Excellentsearch.org from your system immediately, it is very likely that you will have to face more security issues in the future. While you are at it, do yourself a favor and scan your PC with an antispyware tool that will help you detect other potential threats. It is very likely that you have many unwanted programs on-board.