Do you know what Search.pa-cmf.com is?
Search.pa-cmf.com is known to be a browser hijacker, so do not be surprised if you ever notice that this search engine is set on all your browsers. As it usually touches all the major browsers, you will have to eliminate it in order to set a new homepage and search engine. Search.pa-cmf.com is very similar to other existing browser hijackers, e.g. search.yourmapscenter.com, search.youremailnow.com, and search.yourclassifiedscenter.com, which means that it does not have an uninstaller and we are sure that not all the users will be able to eliminate it themselves. Luckily, we are here and we will help users to take care of this annoying browser hijacker. The first thing that you have to do is to read the article from beginning to end. Then, you should follow our step by step instructions. You will find them if you scroll down – they are placed below this report.
Once Search.pa-cmf.com browser hijacker sneaks onto the computer, you will immediately notice that the Start Page value in the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer registry key is modified, a new line is added to the data of the prefs.js file that belongs to Mozilla Firefox, and three files (Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data) that belong to Google Chrome are changed too by adding the http://Search.pa-cmf.com string. Ordinary computer users will probably simply notice a new homepage and search engine set on their default browsers only. If you have already spotted Search.pa-cmf.com, hurry to eliminate it from your system.Search.pa-cmf.com screenshot
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If you did not know that Search.pa-cmf.com is going to act like that but installed (willingly or unwillingly) it on your system, you need to eliminate this browser hijacker ASAP. This is the only way to stop all the activities of this browser hijacker.
There are thousands of different browser hijackers on the web and all of them act in a similar manner. Thus, we know how they travel and how they can enter systems. According to our researchers, Search.pa-cmf.com usually comes in software bundles together with freeware and shareware, so the majority of people who encounter Search.pa-cmf.com browser hijacker tend to download applications from the web. Of course, this browser hijacker might find other ways to sneak onto computers, for example, it might be downloaded on the system by other malicious applications installed, or it might simply be installed on the system after a user clicks on some kind of bad advertisement or a link. Either way, you need to eliminate this browser hijacker from the system if you have already encountered it.
Search.pa-cmf.com will disappear from all your browsers if you reset them all one by one. You might find this hard if you have never done that, so we suggest using instructions provided below this article. You can also eliminate this browser hijacker with the help of an antimalware tool, e.g SpyHunter. It can be downloaded from our web page.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options and open the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- Mark the Delete personal settings box.
- Click Reset.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button once again.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings.
- Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click on the Reset button.
In non-techie terms:
Internet is a dangerous place that contains hundreds of malicious applications. Therefore, it is a must to install a security tool on the system and activate it. Users should also stop downloading programs from unreliable sources because malicious software is usually available on untrustworthy third-party websites and is ready to enter computers.