Short bio

Adware.SearchAwesome is Malwarebytes’ detection name for an adware that targets Windows systems.

Type and source of infection

Adware.SearchAwesome adds advertisements to popular sites when an affected machine visits them. It uses a certificate to see SSL traffic, which adds a vulnerability to the system. Adware.SearchAwesome is usually installed by bundlers.


Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.SearchAwesome using real-time protection.

block Adware.SearchAwesome

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.SearchAwesome


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.SearchAwesome without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

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