Do you know what Searchvvay.com is?
Searchvvay.com is known to be a browser hijacker even though it seems to be an ordinary search engine at first glance. Researchers have decided to put it under a heading of a browser hijacker because there are a number of users’ complaints that this search engine appeared on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox without permission. You should never trust search providers that are set without permission because sooner or later it will turn out that they are untrustworthy. Searchvvay.com cannot be fully trusted either, so we suggest getting rid of it as soon as possible. It will not be very easy to get rid of it because this infection is not a simple program that has an uninstaller and can be erased from the system through Control Panel. Do not worry; there is still a way to get rid of this infection, and we are sure that you will be able to do that yourself after reading through this report.
Researchers have managed to find out that Searchvvay.com browser hijacker is the most prevalent in Qatar, Algeria, India, Poland, and Serbia. Of course, it does not mean that it cannot sneak onto computers of users living somewhere else. Therefore, people have to be very careful all the time, especially if they surf the Internet on a daily basis and tend to download freeware and shareware from the web. In case this undesirable search engine has already replaced your homepage and search engine on all your browsers, you need to get rid of it as soon as possible. You will find out why it is better to do so in the next paragraph.Searchvvay.com screenshot
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Even though Searchvvay.com looks like a fully reliable search tool, specialists say that it cannot be trusted because this search engine will not only show search results associated with the entered keyword, but will also provide you with advertisements and sponsored links. These ads and links are placed among the legitimate search results in order to make sure that users click on them. It is very likely that the company/cyber criminals that have developed Searchvvay.com get money for increasing the traffic rate of particular websites. As can be seen, Searchvvay.com has not been created for the benefit of users, so you should find another reliable search tool instead of it. Specialists suggest that you get rid of it also because these ads and links might redirect to untrustworthy websites containing malware too. Last but not least, there is also a small possibility that this unreliable search engine will gather information about users every day. There is only one way to ensure the safety of your privacy – to delete Searchvvay.com and set another search provider instead.
There are hundreds of other questionable search engines that browser hijackers promote, so you might notice that your search engine has been replaced by a questionable search provider again if you do not do anything to protect your computer from malicious software. We are sure that you do not want this to happen, so we have several pieces of advice for you. First of all, you should download software from trustworthy websites and be extremely careful with freeware and shareware because these threats usually travel together with free software. Secondly, it would be clever to install reputable security software. If you keep it enabled every day, we are sure that malware will not sneak onto your PC.
Less experienced computer users often find it very hard to delete Searchvvay.com because it does not have an uninstall entry like other applications. There are several methods how this untrustworthy search engine can be deleted; however, we simply suggest resetting all your browsers one by one. You should use the manual removal instructions that you can find below this article. Another way to get rid of this threat is to scan the system with an automatic malware remover.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options.
- Click on the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Check the Delete personal settings box.
- Click Reset button.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button once again.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click on the Reset button.
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As you already know, browser hijackers might travel together with other additional applications. Unfortunately, not all of them are reliable, so you should scan your system with a diagnostic scanner in order to find out if additional programs have been really installed and whether or not they can be trusted and kept installed. You can download the diagnostic scanner SpyHunter from our website.