Do you know what Searchudak.com is?
Searchudak.com is a browser hijacker that presents itself as a decent search engine. It has even taken over colors used by a trustworthy search engine Google in order to look more reputable. If you take a closer look at Searchudak.com, you will immediately notice that its efforts were successful – it does not differ much from those trustworthy search tools the way it looks. Of course, appearance is not everything, and it often lies about the trustworthiness of a search tool. The same is with Searchudak.com. Even though it looks like a completely harmless search engine, e.g. there is a search box in the middle, and it shows search results, it cannot be called reliable. Read this article to find out why specialists do not recommend keeping it set on browsers. We hope that this information provided in the article will also help you to decide what to do with Searchudak.com.
As our researchers have noticed, many specialists believe that Searchudak.com is a trustworthy search tool because it is written that it is based on the Google Custom Search engine. Even though Google is a good search engine, the custom search engine platform allows developers to modify the search tool to suit their needs. As a consequence, you might see promotional links on the search results page next to trustworthy search results. In addition, you will definitely notice advertisements on the main page of Searchudak.com. Links on the search results page might take you to untrustworthy websites. The same might happen if you click on ads on the start page. Specialists say that users might even download some kind of application by clicking on such an advertisement once. Software and third-party websites promoted by Searchudak.com might be untrustworthy or even malicious. Therefore, specialists do not recommend keeping and using Searchudak.com as a default search engine.Searchudak.com screenshot
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We hope that you have understood how dangerous it is to keep a browser hijacker, and you are going to take all the necessary measures to prevent these threats from entering the computer again. Research has shown that browser hijackers often come in software bundles together with free applications. Of course, users expect to install only that particular application and do not even know that they allow a browser hijacker to enter their systems too by doing that. As has been found, it is especially hard to prevent browser hijackers and similar threats from entering the system for those users who are less experienced. If you are one of them, install a security tool to ensure the maximum protection as soon as possible.
You will be allowed to set a new search tool only if you fully delete Searchudak.com, so we recommend doing that as soon as possible. This browser hijacker can be removed by resetting all the browsers to their default settings or scanning the computer with an automatic malware remover. The choice is yours.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Click Settings and then immediately scroll down.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Locate Reset settings in the menu and select it.
- Click Reset.
- Launch your browser.
- Tap Alt+H.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click again on this button in the confirmation window.
- Open your browser.
- Open the Tools menu.
- Click Internet Options.
- Click on the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- Click Reset in the box that pops-up.
In non-techie terms:
The Searchudak.com browser hijacker has to be removed because it might collect information about users and provide them with ads promoting untrustworthy websites/software. Unfortunately, this hijacker might not be the only infection on your PC, so you need to scan your computer with a diagnostic scanner after the manual removal of Searchudak.com. You do not need to do that if you have erased a browser hijacker automatically with a reputable scanner because it has, most probably, deleted those additional infections as well from your PC.