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Toolbar - SafeSearch
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2015, 11:54:30 AM »
Symptoms:
  • SafeSearch is listed as the default search engine in Google Chrome
  • When trying to change default search engine in Google Chrome you are unable to make a change and get the following message: "This setting is enforced by your administrator."


Resolution
  • Close all open instances of Google Chrome. Ensure that it's not running in the background.
  • As a system administrator, navigate to: C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine or C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\User
  • Locate the file "Registry.pol" and open it with Notepad. When opened it should look something like:
    Quote
    PReg   [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; D e f a u l t S e a r c h P r o v i d e r E n a b l e d   ;    ;    ;    ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; D e f a u l t S e a r c h P r o v i d e r N a m e   ;    ;    ; S a f e S e a r c h   ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; D e f a u l t S e a r c h P r o v i d e r S e a r c h U R L   ;    ; z   ; h t t p : / / w w w . s a f e s e a r . c h / w e b / ? t y p e = s s - c h - d s - i x & q = { s e a r c h T e r m s }   ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; D e f a u l t S e a r c h P r o v i d e r I c o n U R L   ;    ; T   ; h t t p : / / w w w . s a f e s e a r . c h / i m a g e s / f a v i c o n . i c o   ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; D e f a u l t S e a r c h P r o v i d e r S u g g e s t U R L   ;    ; Œ   ; h t t p : / / f f . s e a r c h . y a h o o . c o m / g o s s i p ? o u t p u t = f x j s o n & c o m m a n d = { s e a r c h T e r m s }   ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; D e f a u l t S e a r c h P r o v i d e r N e w T a b U R L   ;    ; F   ; h t t p : / / w w w . s a f e s e a r . c h / ? t y p e = c h - n t   ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; M e t r i c s R e p o r t i n g E n a b l e d   ;    ;    ;     ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; S a f e B r o w s i n g E x t e n d e d R e p o r t i n g O p t I n A l l o w e d   ;    ;    ;     ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e \ E x t e n s i o n I n s t a l l W h i t e l i s t   ; 1   ;    ; B   ; g b i c p o p j a a i p n h c o n h l f m b k j b c f d h k k l   ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e \ R e c o m m e n d e d   ; H o m e p a g e L o c a t i o n   ;    ; X   ; h t t p : / / w w w . s a f e s e a r . c h / ? t y p e = 2 0 1 5 1 0 0 2 - c h - i x   ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e \ R e c o m m e n d e d   ; H o m e p a g e I s N e w T a b P a g e   ;    ;    ;     ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e \ R e c o m m e n d e d   ; R e s t o r e O n S t a r t u p   ;    ;    ;    ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e \ R e c o m m e n d e d \ R e s t o r e O n S t a r t u p U R L s   ; 1   ;    ; X   ; h t t p : / / w w w . s a f e s e a r . c h / ? t y p e = 2 0 1 5 1 0 0 2 - c h - i x   ]
  • Verify that the file references the extension ID. "www.Safesear.ch" should be listed in the file.
  • Delete the "Registry.pol" file.
  • Open Google Chrome and verify that you are able to change your default search engine. Delete the SafeSearch search engine from the list.
  • Run virus scans to clean other infections, and spyware from the system.