Do you know what Searchsuggest.com is?
Searchsuggest.com is a search engine that is used by a browser hijacker to change your default browser settings. This infection can monitor your online activities to create custom commercial advertisements and increase the possibility of your clicking them. As you can probably tell, this hijacker has been created having monetary profit in mind, and it does not care about improving your web search experience. Thus, it is for the best to remove Searchsuggest.com from your system as to avoid any potential threats that might exploit the search engine to reach you. Please do not underestimate this infection.
Although browser hijackers are not genuinely malicious, the point is that they perform browser settings modification without your permission, and they have quite a few security loopholes that might be exploited by cyber criminals. For instance, Searchsuggest.com may display a variety of search results for your search queries, most of which will look relevant. However, it is very likely that some of those results will be embedded with outgoing links to affiliated websites in order to increase their traffic. By clicking those links and boosting the traffic on affiliated websites, you would help the people behind Searchsuggest.com make money via the pay-per-click system.Searchsuggest.com screenshot
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Now, the system itself is nothing to write home about. It is a common monetary scheme employed by many websites and even popular domains. However, the point is that it can be used by almost anyone. Not to mention that Searchsuggest.com does not review the third-party content embedded in the outgoing links. Thus, this creates a perfect environment for malware distribution and personal information leakage. If, for example, you happen to click a search results like that redirects you to malware-related website, it would not be surprising to get infected with severe computer security threats that would eventually cripple your system.
What’s more, Searchsuggest.com is probably not the only security threat you should be worrying about. Although browser hijackers often get installed on target systems silently, this does not deny the fact that users tend to initiate the download process themselves. Obviously, you do not download this program individually (because no one would want that in the first place), but Searchsuggest.com can employ many other distribution methods that usually works in its favor. For instance, the program may come bundled with other freeware when users download applications from file-sharing pages. This also means that you are bound to have at least several other unwanted applications on-board that you need to take care of.
To put it simply, if you do not remove Searchsuggest.com, you will soon face a lot computer security-related issues that will be harder to solve, the longer you wait. Therefore, scan your PC right now with the SpyHunter free scanner and locate all the potential threats currently hiding in your system. If possible, remove the unwanted programs via Control Panel. To delete Searchsuggest.com from your browser, reset the browser settings to default.
If you are not confident of your own skills, you can always rely on an automated spyware removal tool. Not to mention that investing in one would help you avoid similar intruders in the future. Just do not wait until it is too late to do anything about it!
Remove Unwanted Programs
Windows 10 & Windows 8.1
- Right-click the Windows logo on the left corner of your taskbar.
- Click Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
- Highlight unwanted applications and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program and remove unwanted applications.
- Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
- Navigate to Add or remove programs and uninstall unwanted apps.
Delete Searchsuggest.com From Your Browser
- Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
- Go to the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Select Delete personal settings and press Reset.
- Click Close.
- Press Alt+H and select Troubleshooting information.
- When a new tab opens, click Refresh Firefox.
- Press Refresh Firefox again on the confirmation box.
- Click Finish.
- Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
- Scroll down and press the Reset settings button.
- Click Reset again.
In non-techie terms:
Searchsuggest.com is a dangerous computer security threat that allows other infections enter your system. It is a browser hijacker that changes your default homepage and search engine without even notifying you. You must remove Searchsuggest.com from your system if you want to avoid serious security threats that might later on lead to a financial fraud. For an alternative software removal method, check the secondary set of instructions below this description.