- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
According to our researchers, Search.surfcanyon.com is a browser hijacker that is spread through the FVD Suite program that is available on flashvideodownloader.org. Currently, the application changes your preferences without permission only on Mozilla Firefox, but its developers could update it, so it might be able to affect other browsers in the future too. Unlike the other browser hijackers that use google.com, yahoo.com or other sites for the results, this one has created its own search engine. Most likely, it could modify search results and display sponsored links, ads, and other suspicious content. If you continue reading, we will tell you more about this browser hijacker, and we will display removal instructions below the article.
As we mentioned before, this browser hijacker is spread with the FVD Suite program that is supposed to allow you to download video clips from various web pages. The application could be found on fvdsuite.com/download. Apparently, Search.surfcanyon.com could enter your system without any permission if you decide to install FVD Suite. The application should affect Mozilla Firefox only, and if you have other browsers installed, they will not be modified. As for Mozilla Firefox, the browser hijacker should change the search engine that you were using before. It means that every time you look for something on the Internet, all of the results will come from Search.surfcanyon.com.
All things considered, the application does not seem to be worth your trust, but it is for you to decide if you want to continue using this search engine. Although if you do not want to take any chances or the application was installed without your permission, it would be better to change this search engine to your previous one or any other site that comes from trustworthy developers. You should be able to delete Search.surfcanyon.com through the Mozilla Firefox extension’s settings. If you do not know how to navigate there, you could take a look at the instructions available below this article. For users who would like to erase it automatically, we would suggest installing a legitimate security tool that would locate the browser hijacker and delete it from your computer. Also, if you have more questions related to the browser hijacker, do not hesitate to contact us via social media or leave us a comment here.
Delete Search.surfcanyon.com from Mozilla Firefox