Do you know what Search.searchfana.com is?
Search.searchfana.com is a search engine usually classified as a browser hijacker by specialists. It is referred to as a browser hijacker because computer users usually do not know anything about its appearance on their browsers. In other words, the settings of their browsers are changed without their consent. This Polarity Technologies Ltd. product should change your homepage only, but, theoretically, you can find your default search tool and New Tab URL changed as well. The page set does not look harmful at first glance. Actually, it looks like a legitimate search provider – you will find a search box placed in the middle of the page. Also, it allows opening with the single click such pages as news.mynewswire.co, yahoo.com, edition.cnn.com, msnbc.com, and foxnews.com. This is quite a useful feature, we have to admit, but we would lie if we said that it is safe to keep Search.searchfana.com set on browsers and use it as a default search tool. It has several drawbacks that are imperceptible to eyes of ordinary computer users. Read the remaining paragraphs of this article to find more about the Search.searchfana.com browser hijacker and then erase it from those affected browsers mercilessly. We are sure you will never regret eliminating it from your system because, as you will see, it is one of those dubious search tools that can only cause problems.
Search.searchfana.com works quite well. You will definitely see a search results page opened to you if you enter a search query in its search box. Also, you could open some popular websites easier and quicker too. Sadly, it does not mean that Search.searchfana.com is flawless. Researchers are now sure that it can show the modified search results on its search results page too. We do not say that all the search results it will open for you will be modified, but you will sooner or later encounter them if you use this tool as your default search engine. This might not seem to be a big deal, but you should know that clicking on modified search results might quickly result in security-related programs. In the worst case scenario, you might be redirected to a page containing tons of malware after clicking on one of these modified search results opened to you. Also, you might land on a page seeking to convince you to provide personal details. Do not submit any personal information on pages you do not know much about because privacy-related problems might emerge quickly. Of course, it would be best not to end up on such websites at all. You will be completely safe only when you no longer use Search.searchfana.com as your default search tool. That is, it will be impossible to click on those modified search results, and, as a consequence, the chances to be taken to a corrupted page will be considerably lower.Search.searchfana.com screenshot
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There is one more reason Search.searchfana.com is better known as an untrustworthy search tool for our specialists. They have revealed that it does not need user’s permission to appear on their browsers. According to researchers, it is mainly distributed bundled with software available on filewin.com, descargar.es, filewon.com, and similar pages. Do you remember downloading new software? If the answer to this question is “yes,” it means that this browser hijacker has entered your system illegally together with software you have downloaded from the web willingly. Do not let this happen to you again – protect your web browsers by removing Search.searchfana.com from them. Once you are finished, you should also install a security application to make sure that your PC is protected 24/7/365.
You do not need to be experienced in malware removal to be able to erase this browser hijacker from your PC manually because all you need to do to remove it is to reset your browsers to default settings one by one. You should use our manual removal guide if you are going to do that for the first time.
How to delete Search.searchfana.com
- Open Internet Explorer and press Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options from the Tools menu.
- Click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
- Mark Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
- Start Mozilla Firefox and press Alt+H.
- Select Troubleshooting information from the Help menu.
- At the top of the page, click Refresh Firefox.
- Click Refresh Firefox when the pop-up window opens.
- Open Google Chrome and press Alt+F.
- Select Settings.
- Scroll down and click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
- Click Reset in the confirmation window.
In non-techie terms:
Not all the search tools that look trustworthy are really search providers we would recommend using every day. Search.searchfana.com is, unfortunately, not one of those legitimate search engines as well despite the fact that it looks quite reliable at first. Its main drawback is the modified search results it shows to users. The final decision is yours, but you should know that using this search tool every day might result in online security problems soon.