- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
SearchShock.com is a browser hijacker which potentially could corrupt Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers running on the computer. The infection has no chance to corrupt the web browsers if authentic security software is guarding them. However, if your virtual security is vulnerable, the hijacker could attack without any warning. If the threat has already been found on the PC, you should delete it without further delay. Continue reading if you are not sure how to remove SearchShock.com.
The home page of SearchShock.com does not look threatening at all. In fact, this search tool presents the regular Web, Images, Video and News searches, and its interface is not offensive in any way. Despite this, you should remove the search tool because it is not useful. As soon as you type in a keyword into the provided box and click the Search button, you are routed to search.coupons-bar.com. This redirection is managed using srv1.feedads-srv.com, and we identify it as an adware server.
Search.coupons-bar.com is an unreliable search engine because it presents sponsored links as regular search results. Clicking on these could result in redirecting to other unreliable websites. Needless to say, the main attraction related to this search provider is the supposedly legitimate coupons and saving deals. If instead of getting SearchShock.com deleted, you decide to trust Couponsbar and use the presented services, it is possible that you will install useless software, expose private information (e.g., full name and email address) to unfamiliar parties, and carelessly visit potentially corrupted websites.
If you delete SearchShock.com hijacker, you will not need to worry about your own virtual security. As it is disclosed in the Privacy, this is a risk you take if you use the search tool. It is stated that the creators of the search engine ‘cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be subject to unauthorized access’. This is a risk you can avoid by getting unreliable software deleted, and in this case, all you need to do is remove SearchShock.com from the browsers.
Even though SearchShock.com does not have an uninstall entry, you can get rid of this suspicious, unreliable search tool. All you have to do is follow the manual removal guides and employ automatic malware removal software. The first step will guarantee that undesirable search tools are replaced with the preferred ones. The second step will ensure that all hijacker components are deleted and that your operating system is secure to use at all times.
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