- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
When you take a look at Search.searcheeh.com, this domain may look like a decent search provider, especially as it comes with user-friendly icons. However, if your browser opens this website, it is a sign that your system has been compromised by a browser hijacker. In other words, you have been infected with malware, or you installed a number of potentially unwanted and harmful programs. Hence, you have to remove Search.searcheeh.com and many other potential threats from your system immediately. To get the full list of the programs you need to delete, please be sure to scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner.
Some people may argue that there is nothing wrong with this search engine because it has an official homepage. It is part of a browser extension that should help you access several email domains at the same time. What’s more, there is even the associated homepage available via emailenhance.co. Nevertheless, clicking the Install button on the site presents us with a pop-up that informs us what this new extension can do. It says that “it can read and change all your data on the websites you visit, read and change your browsing history, manage your downloads, manage your apps, extensions, and themes.” That sounds quite a lot of a ransom application that should support several email providers, does it not?
Not to mention that it can access your web browsing history and various browser settings, so it is an obvious breach of your privacy. On top of that, the extension that you allow to enter your system installs the browser hijacker too, modifying your default settings on Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. You may say that you do not remember downloading any extension recently, but you have to understand that such applications employ more than just one distribution method.
According to our researchers, Search.searcheeh.com usually spreads around through malicious pop-up ads that are generated and displayed by other suspicious applications, like InteliTerm, TermTrident, SwiftSearch, and so on. This only proves that your computer might have had several unwanted programs installed prior to this browser hijacker entering your system. It also means that you need to perform regular system check-ups to avoid similar issues in the future. Relying on your own common sense may not be enough to protect your computer from harm. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance if you need any.
Technically, this browser hijacker is identical to search.yourpackagesnow.com, search.yourmapscenter.com, search.youremailnow.com, search.yourinterestscenter.com, and many other browser hijackers from the same group. They all share the same objective: money. That is not to say that these programs try to steal your banking credentials or anything like that. Browser hijackers, adware, and other similar apps thrive through the pay-per-click systems when they get paid whenever you click an associated link. As you can see, you help these applications make money without getting anything in return.
Well, truth be told, you do get something in return sometimes, but that is not something you would want. Search.searcheeh.com may inadvertently expose you to potentially harmful content. Browser hijackers are often exploited by cyber criminals to display third-party content that may lead to dangerous websites. Of course, the program itself does not try to infect you with malware, but it also has no power in deciding what kind of links get embedded in its ads. As a result, Search.searcheeh.com could be easily used by cyber criminals to distribute malware. You have to avoid such potential threats by getting rid of the program immediately.
Some users may also argue that the search engine provides them with legitimate search results. However, that is only a false impression created by the fact that the hijacker makes use of the Yahoo! Search engine. It provides you with modified search results through a custom version of Yahoo! Search, and that makes users think the search engine is legitimate.
To get rid of this browser hijacker, check out the instructions below this description. You should also consider investing in a legitimate antispyware tool that would protect your computer from similar threats. Finally, do not hesitate to leave us a comment if you need any further information on computer security or how to avoid malicious infections, please leave us a comment.
How to Remove Search.searcheeh.com
Windows 10 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Reset Your Browser Settings