Do you know what Search.socialaddons.top is?
Search.socialaddons.top is an untrustworthy domain, so if you notice that your all searches go through it, it has replaced your homepage, default search tool, and New Tab URL, or you are redirected to this page automatically from other websites, there is basically no doubt that you have encountered a browser hijacker that has changed your browsers’ settings. We cannot promise that Search.socialaddons.top will not cause you problems if you perform searches using it willingly or your all searches go through it automatically because there is a slight possibility that it will display the so-called modified search results to users like the majority of other browser hijackers that alter browsers’ settings do. We cannot let you do nothing if you see Search.socialaddons.top in front of your eyes even though it looks completely harmless because reputable domains/search tools will never appear on your web browsers without your knowledge, which shows again that this page is not what it seems to be. Luckily, it is usually not that hard to undo the unauthorized changes applied by browser hijackers. You should be able to eliminate Search.socialaddons.top from all affected browsers by resetting them to default. Read the rest of this article first before you go to erase it because we are sure you will find some useful information about its removal here.
Search.socialaddons.top could have changed your browsers’ settings after the entrance of the browser hijacker. Also, you might see it because it can come as a redirect, as research conducted by our experienced malware researchers has shown. Specifically speaking, you might be taken to this domain from another website automatically. In this case, it might be enough not to visit that domain ever again in order not to see Search.socialaddons.top open in front of your eyes. If you suspect that the reason you see this suspicious page open to you from time to time is the fact that the main settings of the browser you use have been changed, it is very likely that you have installed a software bundle containing a browser hijacker on your computer. Be more careful with software you download from P2P websites because you might accidentally install new malicious software on your computer again without even realizing that.
Research has clearly shown that Search.socialaddons.top is mainly distributed in Israel. Of course, it does not mean that you can do nothing about its appearance if you live in a different place. According to our researchers, users might see the modified search results if their all searches go through this domain. Yes, they might be modified along the way. These modified search results promote third-party websites by redirecting users to them. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that users will not see the modified search results promoting untrustworthy websites too. If you see modified search results and click on them, you might end up on dubious websites one day. In the worst-case scenario, you might even install undesirable software from them. We cannot promise that Search.socialaddons.top will not record any information about you either. If you see it set on your browser and perform web searches using it, it will know what websites you visit, what you are looking for on the web, what your interests are, etc. You will stop the information collection only by removing the page set on your browsers. The next paragraph contains more information about the deletion of this infection, so continue reading it!
If you see Search.socialaddons.top immediately when you open your browser, this suggests that your browsers’ settings have been altered. In this case, resetting the browser to its default settings is what we recommend for you. If you see it only when you open a certain domain, i.e. it automatically redirects you to this page, it might be enough not to visit that website ever again. Of course, it would still be smart to perform a full system scan with a powerful antimalware tool in this case.
How to delete Search.socialaddons.top
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Press Alt+T.
- Click Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- Check the Delete personal settings box.
- Click Reset.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox.
- Click the menu button (the stack of three horizontal lines in the top-right corner).
- Click on the question mark and select Troubleshooting Information.
- At the top of the page, click Refresh Firefox.
- Click Refresh Firefox in the confirmation box.
- Start Google Chrome.
- Press Alt+F on your keyboard.
- Select Settings from the menu.
- Click Reset.
- In the confirmation window, click the Reset button.
In non-techie terms:
Search.socialaddons.top is not a trustworthy domain even if it looks harmless, so if you see it set as your homepage/default search tool, you should eliminate it as soon as possible. If your browsers’ settings have not been changed but you still see it, the chances are high that you keep visiting dubious domains redirecting you straight to this page. Yes, Search.socialaddons.top might come as a redirect as well.