Do you know what Fetchsearch.com is?
Fetchsearch.com rewrites the saying “Finders are keepers, losers are weepers,” because it is more likely that you become the “weeper” if you find this browser hijacker in your browsers; however, if you “lose” it, you will actually be a winner. The presence of this search engine in your browsers indicates that your system is under attack by a browser hijacker malware infection. And if it is so, there is a good chance that you will find other threats, too. It is not enough that this hijacker commits a crime simply by being present without your permission, it may also present to you unreliable third-party content. There is no reason why you would keep such a source of potential risk on your computer. Therefore, we advise you to delete Fetchsearch.com from your browsers as soon as possible.
According to our researchers, there is mainly one way for this malware infection to end up on your computer, and that is via freeware bundles. If you have downloaded freeware recently, it is possible that you did it from an unreliable source. Why do we say this? Because most users infect their operating systems through questionable freeware and torrent sites that they are unfamiliar with. Why is that important at all that they are unfamiliar with the website? Because that is exactly why they might click on something that only looks like a button, but, in fact, it is a deceitful third-party ad that promotes malware infections. If you know the website, you would also know where you should never click. It can get very ugly if you click on an element with a corrupted link because it might start an avalanche of events, such as redirections to other suspicious sites and infected pop-up ads on your screen.Fetchsearch.com screenshot
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Once you install a bundle that contains several malware programs, the only way out of crippling your machine will start by deleting Fetchsearch.com. The next move has to be the scanning your computer for other threats. You can use a free online malware scanner to do that, but make sure it is a reliable one. You may easily end up with using a fake one that displays you hundreds of issues and make you register in order to fix them. That is why it is always worth researching whatever tool or software you want to apply or download; not to end up with more infections on your computer.
This all may have sounded like a cold shower, so let us “clear the sky” by sharing the solution with you. While this hijacker has no working uninstaller, so you cannot simply remove it via Control Panel, you need to reset your home page URL settings in your browsers manually. If you have never done that before, please use our guide below. If you want to be certain that your computer is secure, you can run a malware scanner. Should it find any issues, we advise you to install a trustworthy antimalware application for automated protection.
Fetchsearch.com Removal from Browsers
- Tap Alt+F and choose Settings.
- Click Open a specific page or set of pages.
- Click Set pages.
- Change the URL and click OK.
- Tap Alt+T and open Options.
- Choose General on the left and click Restore to Default.
- Tap Alt+T and access Internet options.
- On the General tab, click Use default.
- Click OK.
In non-techie terms:
Fetchsearch.com is an intrusive browser hijacker that sets itself as your new home page in your browsers without your permission. Apart from breaching your privacy, it may also expose you to potentially harmful third-party content by advertising or manipulated search results. What’s more, this hijacker may also arrive with a number of other malware threats. Therefore, its presence can mean multiple virtual security threats to your operating system. You need to remove Fetchsearch.com and take care of all the threats that may be present on your computer. The most efficient way to handle this situation is to use a reliable malware removal tool.