SearchProtectService (SPS). Protect For Chrome Secure Search

The description of this program is: Protect For Chrome Secure Search. Sounds serious. But in fact this service is malicious. It is designed to lock the intrusive search engine in Chrome. Thus users are unable to restore the settings in the browser . You should remove SearchProtectService (SPS) as soon as possible. Here is how to get rid of it.


How to remove SPS

Method 1. Look for dubious software like Chrome Search and similar in the list. Uninstall it:


Method 2. Run AdwCleaner. In mosts cases it will help you to remove SearchProtectService automatically


Method 3. Manually delete SearchProtectService (SPS)


Launch command prompt as admin:



sc delete SearchProtectService

And hit Enter. This will remove the fake service from your system.

Do not forget! After removing the service you may still need to remove the Group Policy to unlock the search engine in Google Chrome.

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