Search.so-v.com – how to remove

Search.so-v.com is a browser hijacker and is distributed by malware. It is positioned as the search engine but in fact it is designed to gather information about users. All search queries are redirected to google.com. But the greatest harm is that it locks the search engine in Google Chrome using group policy so you cannot change it. Here is how to unblock the search setting in Chrome and remove http://search.so-v.com from browser. 
This is how the page of http://search.s-ov.com looks like:
how to remove search.s-ov.com

How to remove search.so-v.com from Chrome

STEP 1. Scan your PC using AdwCleaner to get rid of hijacker installer and possible the service for controlling the search lock:

remove search.s-ov.com

STEP 2. Unlock the search settings in Chrome by removing the policy as shown here:

unblock default search in chrome

Unblock default search setting in Chrome

STEP 3. Make authentical Google the default search engine:

s-ov-com-set-google

STEP 4. Remove search.s-ov.com (the fake Google search) where the search URL looks like http://search.so-v.com/web?type…

remove http://search.s-ov.com

Remove search.s-ov.com

These steps are usually enough to get rid of search.s-ov.com in Chrome.