Search.so-v.com – how to remove

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 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 restore normal work of Chrome and remove so-v.com from your browser.
This is how the intrusive page looks like:
how to remove search.s-ov.com

How to remove from Chrome

STEP 1. Scan your PC using AdwCleaner to get rid of hijacker installer and the service for locking some settings in Chrome:

remove search.s-ov.com

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

unblock default search 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 URLs look like //search.so-v.com/web?type…

remove //search.s-ov.com

These steps are usually enough to get rid of malicious website in Chrome.

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