Do you know what Search.searchddn.com is?
Search.searchddn.com is a website you might one day find set on all your browsers. If this day has already come, we have bad news for you. It means that all browsers you use have been hijacked. Polarity Technologies Ltd. has already developed a ton of different browser hijackers, for example, Search.searchlttrn.com, Search.yourmapscenter.com, and Search.yourclassifiedscenter.com, so it is no longer a secret how they act. To be more specific, users usually find their homepages changed. Most probably, Search.searchddn.com will be set as your new homepage too but do not be surprised if you find it set as your new default search provider as well because browser hijackers can change the main settings of browsers. The appearance of this page might suggest that it is a trustworthy search provider. This might also be the reason why users do not hurry to remove it after finding it set on their browsers. To tell you the truth, the Search.searchddn.com browser hijacker is not as dangerous as some other malicious applications, e.g. Trojans or ransomware infections, but you must still take action if you ever encounter this threat.
We will explain to you how to remove Search.searchddn.com later after we provide more information about it. As you already know, this website is a part of the browser hijacker infection. That is, it is usually set on users’ browsers without their knowledge. In most cases, it becomes their new homepage. We have to admit that this promoted website looks like an ordinary search provider. In the middle of this page, you will find a search box. In addition, you could access News, Google Maps, Bing Maps, Gas Prices, Local Weather, and other popular pages with the click of a button. This does sound useful, but you should know that Search.searchddn.com is not perfect. You might realize this yourself sooner or later when you find sponsored links among ordinary search results returned to you. These links are shown to users expecting that they will click on them and then will visit promoted websites. This does not sound dangerous at all, but, believe us, this might be the beginning of security-related problems since you do not know where you will land. In the worst-case scenario, you might even be taken to a page containing malicious applications or the one that tries to steal personal information from visitors. This is only one of two major drawbacks of Search.searchddn.com. Our team of experienced researchers has also found that this page actively collects information about users, which is another reason to eliminate it from affected browsers as soon as possible. Of course, it will not access any credit card details, but everything you enter in the search box, even personal details, will be recorded. Additionally, it collects some technical details automatically, including IP address, operating system and browser type, Internet Service Provider, etc. All these recorded details might be later shared with third parties, so it would be best not to allow the browser hijacker to record any details. You will put an end to this activity only if you remove Search.searchddn.com from your browsers.Search.searchddn.com screenshot
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You might wonder why Search.searchddn.com has appeared on the browser you use out of the blue, but the reason is obvious – you have installed a software bundle from filewin.com, malavida.es, descarcar.es, or a similar page. Also, you could have clicked on the advertisement promoting a “useful” piece of software. It works the same in all the cases, i.e. users find their browsers’ settings altered. All browser hijackers work in a similar way, so if you do not want to find your browsers’ settings changed out of the blue again in the near future, please, do not leave your system unprotected.
You should no longer see Search.searchddn.com set on your browsers after resetting those affected ones to default settings. If you have never done that before, simply follow our manual removal instructions – you can find them right below this paragraph. Do not skip a single step indicated in our manual removal guide to remove the browser hijacker fully.
How to delete Search.searchddn.com
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Tap Alt+T and access Internet Options.
- Click Advanced.
- Click the Reset button.
- Check the box next to Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox.
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click the Refresh Firefox button once again.
- Open Google Chrome and press Alt+F.
- Select Settings.
- Go down and click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
- Click the Reset button in the confirmation window.
In non-techie terms:
Search.searchddn.com is not a reliable search provider you should use for your web searches, so if you ever find it set on the browser you use, you should go to remove it as soon as possible. Its sudden appearance means that you have encountered the browser hijacker infection. Never trust pages that are set on your browsers without your knowledge because they will definitely not improve your web searching experience in any way.