Do you know what Searchfindit.com is?
Searchfindit.com can show up in your browsers and you may not even realize that browser setting changes since this search engine page looks totally plain, nothing “fancy.” Practically, this search page only contains a search box and a Search button, so you might think that it is any regular search engine, such as Google, without the characteristic logo, of course. However, our researchers have tested this search engine in our internal lab and found that it is indeed a browser hijacker that may present to you potentially unsafe third-party ads and sponsored links that you should not engage with. If you keep this hijacker in your browsers, you may infect your computer with additional malware threats but you may also get redirected to websites run by cyber criminals. If you would like to keep your PC clean and your money intact on your bank account, we suggest that you remove Searchfindit.com from your system immediately.
Our researchers have not found any promotional pages or legitimate software that would officially spread this search engine. However, they have caught this browser hijacker being promoted by questionable and malicious browser extensions. This is why you need to be extra careful every time you are installing a browser extension since such browser setting changes that would install this hijacker in your browsers may actually be disclosed even if in misleading or sort of covert ways. Such notifications are usually ignored by most inexperienced users and this can result in being infected with all kinds of threats, including Searchfindit.com. Please note that just because you find an extension, for example, in the Chrome web store or any other store for that matter, it does not make it a reliable one. Always double-check by running a web search but make sure that you are using a reputable and secure search engine, such as Google and Yahoo, not to end up with questionable search results.Searchfindit.com screenshot
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Unfortunately, this browser hijacker can also travel the web in free software bundles that could contain several threats. Unsuspecting users tend to like to install software quickly, i.e., not checking properly the content of a package and not reading the license agreement either. So even if schemers put usually hardly noticeable notifications on the installation wizard screens, users are inclined to ignore them or simply go for the quick or recommended installation option instead of the custom or advanced one. A bundle may pack all kinds of malware infections (e.g., adware applications, Trojans, keyloggers, and browser hijackers) and potentially unwanted programs as well. If you let such a lot on board, do not be surprised to experience an increased number of questionable third-party ads while browsing the web or more exposure to malicious web content. This is why it pays to stay away from questionable torrent, shareware, gaming, and online betting pages, which are the ones the mostly promote potentially unsafe third-party content (e.g., banner ads, pop-up ads, and fake buttons). One click on such content could drop a whole bundle of threats onto your system. Thus, we recommend that after you delete Searchfindit.com, you scan your PC with a trustworthy malware scanner.
Our research shows that this browser hijacker is hosted on a web server that also hosts globallysearch.com, another very similar malware infection. This hijacker does not offer you a featured fake toolbar or any other quick links on its page. It simply has a search box and a Search button as we have already explained. You will not find any contact or legal document links on this page. But innocent as it may seem, we need to warn you that searching the web through this browser hijacker can be risky. In fact, this infection may be able to gather data about you and your web surfing habits. Based on this information, customized ads and links can be sent to your screen injected in the search results. Speaking of which, this search page redirects all your queries through goto.maxdealz.com or goto.searchpro.club servers and only then to a manipulated Yahoo search results page. This is how you could be exposed to unreliable promoted ads and links. We do not advise you to engage with any of these. What is more, we recommend that you remove Searchfindit.com right away.
We have found that the only effective way to eliminate this threat is to reset all your major browsers affected by this hijacker. Please use our guide below as a reference if you do not know how to reset your browsers. Keep in mind that there could be other malicious programs and potentially unwanted ones as well on your system that require your immediate attention and action. If you do not seem to be able to fight all these threats manually, we advise you to download and install a reliable malware removal application like SpyHunter.
Remove Searchfindit.com from your browsers
- Press Alt+H and select Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox and then, click Refresh Firefox again in the pop-up.
- Press Alt+F and select Settings.
- Click the Advanced link at the bottom of the page.
- Scroll down again and click the Reset link.
- Press Reset.
- Press Alt+T and choose Internet Options.
- Select the Advanced tab and press Reset.
- Select Delete personal settings and press Reset.
- Click Close.
In non-techie terms:
Searchfindit.com is a new questionable search website that may pose a threat to your system security if it finds a way to your computer. Our researchers say that this threat is a browser hijacker that may appear in your major browsers and present to you questionable modified search results. If you click on unreliable third-party content, you could drop malware infections onto your machine or end up on malicious websites and being scammed by crooks. Another issue with this browser hijacker is that it can crawl onto your system in a malicious bundle that can pack several other threats as well. All in all, we recommend that you remove Searchfindit.com as soon as possible if you want to protect your system from further issues. Better yet, find a reliable anti-malware program to defend your PC with.