Do you know what Search.searchgbv.com is?
Search.searchgbv.com is a new Polarity Technologies Ltd. product. This page looks like a trustworthy search provider, but you should know that there is nothing good about it, so you should use another search tool instead. Speaking more specifically, Search.searchgbv.com is nothing more than a browser hijacker. That is, it is one of those infections that change browsers’ settings without the user’s knowledge. You should find it set as your homepage only, but such infections are capable of changing the default search tool either, so do not be surprised if you find the default search provider changed too. Even though Search.searchgbv.com does look like a search tool that can improve the web searching experience, we do not recommend using it to perform web searches because, as research conducted by our experienced specialists has shown, some search results might be untrustworthy and even expose users to potential threats. Of course, it does not mean that this will happen to all users, but you cannot know whether you will not be one of them. You should not set Search.yourpackagesnow.com, Search.yourmapscenter.com, Search.youremailnow.com, Search.yourclassifiedscenter.com, and other search tools developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd. even if they look trustworthy either because all of them have drawbacks. You will know what we have in mind here after reading this entire report.
Search.searchgbv.com acts as a browser hijacker because it is set on users’ browsers without their knowledge. As has been observed by our specialists, it might be set on all browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. If your browser’s settings have already been altered and you see Search.searchgbv.com when you launch your web browser, it does not mean that you should use it as your default search tool. It would be better to get rid of it right away because it might show some modified search results, specialists say. It is hardly possible to avoid them all because they look like ordinary search results, so if you use Search.searchgbv.com to perform web searches, you will eventually click on them. Some of these modified search results might promote untrustworthy websites, so if you keep clicking on them, you might end up on those pages. They might contain untrustworthy applications and even try to obtain some personal information about users. This is one of the main reasons we cannot recommend using this search provider. If you do not disable it, i.e. it stays and you actively use it, it will automatically record some information about you, including your IP address, search queries entered, links and advertisements you click, and some information about your computer. Keep in mind that it will record ALL search queries, so do not enter any personal details in the search box if you do not want to experience privacy-related problems.Search.searchgbv.com screenshot
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In most cases, users cannot remember setting Search.searchgbv.com on their browsers themselves, which clearly shows that this browser hijacker enters their computers without their knowledge and then changes browsers’ settings. Browser hijackers are usually spread in software bundles. That is, they travel in tiny software packages consisting of several applications. This allows them to enter users’ computers unnoticed. This is not the only distribution method that might be adopted to spread browser hijackers, so we cannot promise that hijackers developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd. cannot be promoted in a different way too, which is why it might not be very easy to prevent them from entering the system. This is the reason you should keep security software installed on your computer 24/7.
You must remove Search.searchgbv.com from all your browsers today. This will allow you to set a new homepage of your choice, and the good news is that you will no longer see this page open to you when you launch your browser. What you need to do to make Search.searchgbv.com gone is resetting your web browser. Instructions provided below will help you to take care of it.
- Launch Internet Explorer.
- Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
- Click Advanced and click Reset.
- Mark the Delete personal settings box.
- Click Reset.
- Launch Google Chrome and click the menu button (top-right corner).
- Select Settings.
- Click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
- Under the Reset section, click Reset.
- Confirm the browser reset.
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
- Access the Help menu by pressing Alt+H.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click Refresh Firefox once again.
In non-techie terms:
Search.searchgbv.com is not a trustworthy search provider even though its appearance (it has a search box and quick-access buttons on its start page) suggests differently. Specialists have classified it as a browser hijacker instead because users usually find it set on their browsers as a homepage without their knowledge. Resetting browsers to default should undo the changes applied.