Do you know what Search.searchlwa.com is?
Search.searchlwa.com is a legitimate-looking search engine that might set itself on your browsers. Specialists say that this usually happens after users install the extension for checking the weather forecast from latestweatheralerts.com. Of course, the extension might enter systems without permission as well because it is known to be spread in malicious software installers too, which means that you might see Search.searchlwa.com set as your homepage and search engine even though you have not downloaded the extension willingly. If you wish to change the settings of your browsers and thus set another homepage and search engine, you need to delete the extension from your system. Unfortunately, this is the only way to get rid of this questionable search provider.
We understand that you have installed the extension because you thought that it will provide you with the “latest storm warnings, weather news, and more.” Unfortunately, the extension itself is not that useful. Researchers have managed to find out that there will be buttons leading to wunderground.com put on the main page of Search.searchlwa.com only. Some users find this feature very useful because these buttons allow them to check local weather forecasts quicker; however, you should not keep Search.searchlwa.com and use this search engine as the main search tool just because of that because it is known that this search provider is not the most trustworthy one. Our specialists have carried out a research and found out that this search provider might present users with third-party links leading to other web pages. Users are informed about that in the EULA:
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.
As you see, the creators of Search.searchlwa.com are not responsible for the content of these websites, which means that nobody can guarantee that these websites are trustworthy too. You will not know whether or not you have ended up on a trustworthy website too, which means that the possibility to quickly infect the system with malicious software is rather high. The only way to ensure the system’s safety is to remove Search.searchlwa.com and set another 100% trustworthy search provider, e.g. Google, Yahoo!, or another.Search.searchlwa.com screenshot
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Researchers believe that the extension distributing Search.searchlwa.com is suspicious also because it asks for permission to read and change users’ data, browsing history, and manage downloads, applications, and extensions during the installation. If you install the extension, you agree that it will work like that. Of course, you will not know that you have agreed with that if this extension enters the system without permission.
Actually, there are many users who complain that the extension promoting Search.searchlwa.com has sneaked onto their computers without permission. To be honest, this is very likely because this extension tends to travel in bundles together with suspicious applications. As there is a possibility that these applications have been installed alongside this legitimate-looking extension too, you should scan your system with a diagnostic scanner in order to check your system’s condition. If the diagnostic tool finds infections, make sure you erase them all too as soon as possible.
Luckily, Search.searchlwa.com will disappear from your browsers after you find and delete the extension responsible for its presence. Users who have never tried removing an extension should use our step by step instructions. Another way to eliminate those extensions is to scan the system with a reliable antimalware tool, e.g. SpyHunter. It is up to you which method to employ.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+T and open Internet Options.
- Click on the Advanced tab and select Reset.
- Check the Delete personal settings box.
- Click Reset.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+H and open Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button once again.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+F and then open Settings.
- Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click on the Reset button.
In non-techie terms:
We are sure that Search.searchlwa.com is not the only questionable search engine. Therefore, it would be wise to install a security tool in order to protect browsers from the unwanted changes that undesirable software might apply in the future. If you are really eager to protect your PC from harm, you should not download programs from third-party websites and be more careful while surfing the web as well.