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. 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 mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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