Do you know what Search.searchlcll.com is?
Search.searchlcll.com is yet another hijacker to emerge from the Polarity Technologies Ltd. family. This company has created quite a few different hijackers that, surprisingly, all function in the same way. Some of the latest examples include Search.hplayfreemusic.co, Search.loginemailaccounts.com, and Search.searchwamtv.com. All of these hijackers have unique extensions attached to them, and the one discussed in this report is associated with “Local Classified Listing.” This extension was created by the same company, and its only purpose is to introduce users to the hijacker. Needless to say, most users expect something more when installing this add-on, and that is the first reason to delete it. Luckily, in most cases, users successfully get rid of the hijacker by eliminating this add-on. Is it not clear to you why you should be thinking about the removal of Search.searchlcll.com at all? If it is not, keep reading.
The suspicious “Local Classified Listing” extension is currently promoted at localclassifiedlisting.co. If you visit this website using your Google Chrome web browser, you will not be allowed to install it. That is because the installer compatible with this browser is actually represented via the Chrome web store, and it is no longer available. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users can still install this add-on. If you install it onto Firefox, you are asked to set your homepage and/or default search provider to Search.searchlcll.com. You are asked to modify your default search provider if you install Local Classified Listing onto Internet Explorer, but the homepage is also changed without any warning. This is why the add-on and the hijacker are often identified as threats that require removal. While official sources exist, many users also download this software bundled with other programs that are offered by unfamiliar installers. If this is the case, you might have to delete Search.searchlcll.com along with other threats.
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As it was mentioned already, you should be able to delete Search.searchlcll.com by eliminating the hijacker that it is associated with. Note that on Internet Explorer, this extension is installed as an application that is published by Cloud Installer. Overall, the elimination of this suspicious software is not complicated, and we are sure that you will be able to handle it yourself. Now, if you discover other threats – which we advise checking using a legitimate malware scanner – it is best to install anti-malware software. In fact, everyone should have this software installed because it is best at keeping all kinds of malware away! Remember that the web is full of truly scary infections, and you want to keep them away.
- Open the Control Panel.
- Move to Uninstall a program/Add or Remove Programs.
- Uninstall/Remove the undesirable application.
- Launch the browser, tap keys Alt+T, and select Manage Add-ons.
- Move to Search Providers and then Remove the undesirable search provider.
- Launch the browser.
- Simultaneously tap keys Alt+F to access the Chrome menu.
- Click More tools and then go to Extensions.
- Click the trash bin icon next to the undesirable add-on and select Remove.
- Launch the browser.
- Simultaneously tap Alt+T to access the Tools menu.
- Click Add-ons and then move to the Extensions menu.
- Click the Remove button next to the add-on you want to get rid of.
In non-techie terms:
It is an understatement to say that Search.searchlcll.com is not a very useful piece of software. In fact, the only good thing about it is that it offers you a few links to well-known websites. Besides that, it introduces you to a suspicious search tool that reroutes to Yahoo Search and shows modified search results. On top of that, it uses tracking cookies to record information that, unfortunately, could include personal data. If you do not want to be subjected to that, we recommend deleting Search.searchlcll.com right away. You can get rid of this hijacker by removing “Local Classified Listing” extension. If you are not sure how to do that, you can refer to the guides above, and if you still have questions, do not hesitate to start a conversation in the comments section below.