- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.crazytvsearch.com is a search engine that will set itself on your browsers without permission. Therefore, specialists call it a browser hijacker. Unfortunately, the majority of users do not even suspect that Search.crazytvsearch.com belongs to a serious computer infection and decide to use it as the main tool for searching the information. We cannot disagree with those people – this search engine really seems to be trustworthy at first sight. It has a search box on its main page, it contains buttons leading to popular web pages (e.g. Facebook, IMDb, Instagram, and YouTube), and it returns search results like other search engines. Unfortunately, the appearance of Search.crazytvsearch.com is very misleading. Actually, the majority of unreliable search engines look quite decent, so never judge the trustworthiness of a search provider from the appearance. As you have probably understood, it is not worth trusting Search.crazytvsearch.com and keeping it on browsers. We will explain to you why it is so in a more detailed way further in this article. In addition, we will explain to you how it is possible to eliminate this search engine in order to set another one.
Browser hijackers are not very sophisticated threats; however, specialists working at pcthreat.com have still noticed that Search.crazytvsearch.com applies several changes to the system. If you have the Search.crazytvsearch.com browser hijacker installed, we are sure that you have noticed that it has changed your homepage and New Tab page settings. Of course, this infection applies changes that are not so visible as well. For example, this hijacker modifies the Start Page value in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main in order to stay on Internet Explorer. Also, it modifies the prefs.js file to set itself on Mozilla Firefox. Finally, it changes data inside such files as Preferences, Web Data, and Secure Preferences in order to appear on Google Chrome. As can be seen, this browser hijacker applies quite many changes even though it is considered to be a simple threat.
Let us explain you why you should not keep and use Search.crazytvsearch.com to find the information on the web. First of all, it has been noticed that this search engine might display search results with various advertisements and links. These search results might not differ from those legitimate ones at first sight; however, it is known that they might redirect users to third-party websites. Of course, not all of these websites will be reliable. Apart from allowing malware to sneak onto your computer, you might also experience privacy-related problems because it seems that this browser hijacker will record details about users and their activities. Most probably, Search.crazytvsearch.com will record your search queries, websites you visited, your IP address, the type of your browser, and other details about your computer. It is only clear that it will use this information to display ads for users. Unfortunately, it might use the gathered data for other purposes too but we will not know that.
Search.crazytvsearch.com is very similar to search.mycouponsxp.com, search.myinterestxp.com, and search.myemailxp.com, so it is not surprising that it also travels in software bundles together with other applications. Specialists have observed that this search engine might also be set after a user clicks on a pop-up advertisement displayed by an ad-supported program. Yes, Internet is a very dangerous place, so it is a must to install a security tool on the system. We are sure that it will not allow any threats to sneak onto the computer. It would also be clever to stay away from third-party web pages because they tend to promote malware as well.
We are sure that Search.crazytvsearch.com will not disappear from your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox if you do not take care of it yourself. In other words, you will always be at risk of infecting your system with malicious software. If you want to protect your computer, you need to eliminate Search.crazytvsearch.com right now. You can do that by resetting all the browsers one by one. If, for some reason, this search engine does not disappear from browsers, scan your computer with an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter. The free version of this tool can be downloaded from our web page. It will help you to find all the existing infections on the system.
How to delete Search.crazytvsearch.com