- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.searchtmp.com is an untrustworthy search engine that might apply changes to all your browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome one day. In most cases, Search.searchtmp.com applies changes without receiving permission from users, so specialists tend to classify this threat as a browser hijacker. It does not really matter which category is assigned to Search.searchtmp.com because the most important thing is that you erase it and then set a more reliable search engine. As this search provider cannot be removed very easily, people usually need help with that, so we have provided them with the manual removal instructions. They can be found below the article, but you should not implement the removal of this search engine unless you read this article.
If Search.searchtmp.com browser hijacker ever manages to enter your system, it will immediately change your homepage and search engine. In this sense, this search engine does not differ from Search.youremailnow.com, Search.yourpackagesnow.com, and Search.searchlttrn.com. Search.searchtmp.com itself does not look like an unreliable search engine, so the majority of users decide to keep it. It seems that they mainly decide to do that because this search engine enables them access UPS, USPS, DHL, and FedEx official websites. In addition, it shows the temperature in the area, so users do not need to check weather forecasts on other web pages. Finally, Search.searchtmp.com provides users with search results like other reliable search providers. Unfortunately, there is a very huge possibility that these search results are untrustworthy despite the fact that Search.searchtmp.com is powered by Yahoo!. Yes, it is a reputable search engine, but it might be slightly modified by the developer of Search.searchtmp.com and thus provide you with the sponsored content. As our researchers have managed to find out, this sponsored content consists of various third-party ads. If you continue using Search.searchtmp.com and keep clicking on those ads knowingly or unknowingly, you might be taken to unreliable web pages. You cannot know what you will find on such a website in advance. You should also know that you use Search.searchtmp.com at your own risk, which means that nobody is going to protect your PC from harm.
Research has also revealed that Search.searchtmp.com will not only provide users with third-party content, but will also collect information about people day after day. It seems that this search engine is mainly interested in their search queries because it seeks to offer users more customized information, advertising, and services. Unfortunately, you allow it to act like that yourself by installing and using Search.searchtmp.com and it does not matter if you cannot even say how and when Search.searchtmp.com was set:
As you can see, this software might send the collected data to third-party companies too, which means that you might experience problems associated with your privacy. To prevent this from happening, get rid of Search.searchtmp.com as soon as possible.
Specialists working at pcthreat.com have also revealed that this search engine might automatically download and install updates from time to time. It means that it might start acting somehow differently, for example, it might start gathering personal information about users. In addition, it means that this search engine will connect to the Internet without permission as well. Of course, it will stop doing that if you remove it from your browsers.
Such browser hijackers usually come in a bundle with other programs. In other words they are spread using the “bundling” method. In most cases, users notice that Search.searchtmp.com is set after they install a software bundle which they get from an unreliable third-party web page. It would be best to download programs from their official websites all the time and check whether they are really trustworthy before installing them on the system. Last but not least, you should install a trustworthy security tool on your computer and keep it active 24/7.
It is not so easy to remove Search.searchtmp.com because this search engine does not have an uninstall entry in Control Panel. Luckily, it will disappear from your browsers after you reset them one by one. Feel free to use our instructions if you do not know how to do that. You can also eliminate this questionable search engine by scanning your system with an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. Actually, we suggest that you use an automatic tool because we know that it will not only erase Search.searchtmp.com for you, but will also eliminate other undesirable programs that are installed on the system.
Remove Search.searchtmp.com from browsers