Do you know what Search.searchleasy.com is?
It does not matter that Search.searchleasy.com looks like a legitimate search tool because it is not. Our malware researchers know it as a browser hijacker. According to them, it cannot be called a reputable search tool because it changes browsers’ settings without permission. If you find your browsers’ settings altered too, it must be true that they have already been hijacked as well. Do not even think about keeping and using Search.searchleasy.com as a default search tool because it is not safe to use it. In the worst-case scenario, you might even allow untrustworthy software to enter your computer if you use it every day and click on all the search results displayed to you. This search engine will not download bad software from the web, but you might encounter it yourself on third-party pages you will be taken to after you click on the search results returned to you. It is one of the main reasons you should hurry to undo the changes applied to your browsers. If you need even more reasons to get rid of it, read the rest of this article – we are sure you will change your positive opinion about it at the end of this article.
Trustworthy search tools never change web browsers’ settings without permission, so since Search.searchleasy.com can apply changes to browsers illegally, it is called an untrustworthy search tool. Unfortunately, it is not the only reason why we do not recommend using it for web searches. It should definitely not be used as a default search tool also because it might return sponsored search results. They are shown to users expecting that they will click on them and visit promoted websites. Most likely, the developer of Search.searchleasy.com gets money for every click. These sponsored links might not look like a huge problem at first, but you should know that they might bring problems to you if you click on them. Unfortunately, it is not so easy to avoid those links, so you will sooner or later click on them. All these links will redirect you straight to third-party pages. Sadly, we cannot promise that all of them will be decent websites. In the worst-case scenario, you might be taken to a page with the malicious content. Needless to say, these third party websites promoted by sponsored search results you see will not contain what you are looking for on the web. Furthermore, you should know that Search.searchleasy.com also collects information about users. It cannot access personal details itself, but it will record them if you type any personally-identifiable details in its search box. This search tool will also record certain non-personally identifiable details like your operating system type, the type of the browser, URLs visited, and more. You will stop it only by removing it from browsers.Search.searchleasy.com screenshot
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We do not think that you have set Search.searchleasy.com as your new search tool and homepage yourself willingly because it is already known that this browser hijacker is usually promoted via pop-ups or might arrive on users’ computers together with third-party software from filewon.com, malavida.es, and similar websites. In any event, Search.searchleasy.com cannot be considered a trustworthy search tool, so go to remove it from your web browsers right away no matter what the reason you see it when you launch your web browser is. When you are done with this browser hijacker, go to install a security application on your computer to prevent similar infections that can apply unauthorized changes to browsers from entering the system.
Specialists say that Search.searchleasy.com can be erased through Control Panel like an ordinary program; however, if you cannot find its entry there or you still see it set as your homepage/default search tool after the removal, you should reset these affected browsers one by one. If nothing changes, perform a full system scan with an automated malware remover.
Search.searchleasy.com removal guide
- Click Start.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the program you want to remove and click Remove.
- Press Win+R.
- Enter Control Panel and click OK.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the program.
- Click Uninstall.
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Tap Alt+T and select Internet Options from the menu.
- Click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
- Mark Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
- Press Alt+H.
- Click Troubleshooting Information.
- Click the Refresh Firefox button.
- Click the same (Refresh Firefox) button in the opened window.
- Launch Google Chrome.
- Press Alt+F.
- Click Settings.
- Click Advanced at the bottom.
- Click Reset.
In non-techie terms:
Search.searchleasy.com is known to be a browser hijacker. It not only changes browsers’ settings without permission, but might also present users with untrustworthy search results. In the worst-case scenario, they can redirect them to pages containing bad software. Last but not least, this search tool records search data, so it would be smart not to enter anything personal in its search box.