Search.searchuts.com Removal Guide

Do you know what Search.searchuts.com is?

Our specialists indicate Search.searchuts.com could be a browser hijacker so we would not be surprised if the application replaces your default start page, search engine, or new tab page without you even realizing how it appeared on your computer. Based on our experience with threats alike we can say quite a lot of them manage to place themselves on users’ browsers because they are not careful enough with freeware setup files downloaded from questionable file-sharing websites, but we will discuss it later in the text. For now, we urge you to continue reading the article so you could find out more about Search.searchuts.com and learn how to guard the system from threats alike. Needless to say, we advise not to waste any time with this unreliable search engine and eliminate it. Therefore, we will add a removal guide below the main text to show users how to erase the hijacker manually.

It did not take us long to realize Search.searchuts.com might be one of the Polarity Technologies Ltd tools, because our researchers have already tested quite a lot of similar browser hijackers created by the same company, e.g. Search.searchflm.com, Search.searchleasier.com, Search.searchnda.com, and more. We noticed that quite often such applications are distributed with browser extensions compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. However, the threat might be bundled with any other program too.

What can you do to avoid such unreliable tools? For starters, we would advise you to download setup files only from legitimate websites, because torrent and other doubtful file-sharing sites might distribute installers bundled with potentially unwanted programs, adware, or even malicious applications. It would be advisable to avoid suspicious pop-up ads too as they could promote questionable tools as well. After launching a setup file users should always take some time while reviewing provided terms and offers so they could deselect additional software they do not need. Also, it might be easier to guard the system against threats if you keep a legitimate antimalware tool on the system. It may help you identify potential threats faster; not to mention it may protect the system in case you come across more dangerous programs.

Search.searchuts.com might not seem to be different from many other search engines, but if you keep using it, you may start to notice questionable third-party advertisements. As it is written in the application’s Privacy Policy document, the search engine may gather and share anonymous information with its third-party associates to “deliver relevant ads.” Thus, while searching the Internet with the application, you could receive targeted advertising. These annoying advertisements might come from unknown sources. Apparently, the browser hijacker’s End User License Agreement states the company does not take any responsibility for their developed tool or third-party content that could be shown through it. Under such circumstances, we believe some of the ads might be potentially dangerous. For instance, clicking them could redirect users to various scam web pages containing fake surveys, lotteries, and so on. Plus, some of the ads might advertise threats similar to Search.searchuts.com or even malware.

If you do not want to come across suspicious advertisements each time you submit a search query, we advise you to eliminate the browser hijacker and get yourself a trustworthy search engine. Experienced users could get rid of it manually while following the removal guide placed at the end of this paragraph. Nevertheless, if dealing with Search.searchuts.com appears to be too difficult, you could employ a reliable antimalware tool. Once the software is installed, you could launch it and start a system scan. The process might take a bit time, but as soon as it is finished, the tool should list all identified threats located on the computer. All you have to do is press the Deletion button, and the software should clean up the system automatically.

Erase Search.searchmabb.com

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Windows Key+R.
  2. Insert Regedit and tap OK.
  3. Search for the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  4. Right-click a value name titled as Start Page and press Modify.
  5. Instead of http://Search.searchuts.com place a link you prefer.
  6. Select OK.
  7. Find the same directory: HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}
  8. Search for listed value names:
    FaviconURL
    FaviconURLFallback
    FaviconURLFallback
    URL
  9. Right-click the one by one and choose Modify.
  10. Instead of http://Search.searchuts.com place a link you want.
  11. Select OK.
  12. Close the Registry Editor.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Windows Key+E.
  2. Search for the listed path: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{user profile}
  3. Find a file named prefs.js and open it as a Notepad document.
  4. Look for: user_pref(“browser.startup.homepage”, “http://Search.searchuts.com”).
  5. Instead of http://Search.searchuts.com insert a reliable link.
  6. Press Ctrl+S.
  7. Then close the file.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Windows Key+E.
  2. Find the provided path: %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  3. Search for listed files:
    Preferences
    Secure Preferences
    Web Data.
  4. Right-click them one by one and click Delete.
  5. Exit the Explorer.

In non-techie terms:

Search.searchuts.com is not the best choice for a search engine if you do not want to keep unreliable applications on the system since the tool falls under the category of browser hijackers. The problem is, it could show users questionable third-party advertisements and some part of them may appear to be potentially dangerous. Consequently, we recommend replacing the tool with a safer alternative, e.g. google.com, yahoo.com, and so on. The browser hijacker could redirect you to yahoo.com, but keep it in mind the results you get might be modified to add advertisements from the third party. Erasing the application manually might be slightly difficult even with the removal guide placed above; if it seems to be the case for you, we recommend leaving the deletion part to a reputable antimalware tool.