- Changes default search engine
- Connects to the internet without permission
If you have noticed that your homepage and your search provider have been changed to SearchAssist.me, there are basically no doubts that your system is infected with a browser hijacker. It is very probable that it has entered your system without your permission or you have downloaded it yourself. In either way, we do not recommend keeping SearchAssist.me as your default search engine and homepage even if it claims to be able to enhance your search results. Luckily, it is not very difficult to remove SearchAssist.me from the system; however, you should definitely continue reading the article if you feel that you need some additional guidance.
It does not matter that SearchAssist.me seems like a decent search engine, we still do not recommend using it because it might provide you with sponsored links that might take you to corrupted websites. If you care about your system’s security, you should definitely get rid of this unreliable search provider and set your preferred one. If you do so, you will reduce the possibility to infect the system with malware and you will be even able to stop different kinds of undesirable activities of SearchAssist.me, for instance, connecting to the internet without your permission.
Even though it is not difficult to erase SearchAssist.me browser hijacker from the system if compared to other malware, it is still advisable to protect your PC in order not to prevent similar undesirable software from slithering onto the system in the future. In order to protect your system from threats, you should always download programs from reliable sources only and complete the setup wizard attentively. What is more, you should always download applications from official websites only because plenty of software, especially freeware, travels bundled with different kinds of additional applications. Last but not least, you should never forget to keep your antimalware tool enabled. Just make sure that you acquire a reliable tool.
You will be able to set your preferred homepage and search engine, if you get rid of SearchAssist.me browser hijacker. Do not worry if you do not know how to do that because we are here to help you. Keep in mind that there are two methods available: you can erase it manually or automatically. You will find the manual removal instructions below the article; however, if you decide to delete this browser hijacker automatically, you will have to scan the system with a licensed security tool, for instance, SpyHunter.
How to get rid of SearchAssist.me
Windows 7 and Vista