- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.searchlwr.com is a threat for the users of Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox browsers. This browser hijacker could potentially attack abruptly, without permission; however, according to our research, most users install it themselves. That is because this hijacker is attached to a browser add-on that they might be interested in. Although the add-on – which is called Local Weather Radar by SaferBrowser – might seem attractive, its only feature is the hijacker. Once you install it, you will be forced to modify homepage settings, so that you would face the suspicious search tool every time you open the infected browser. Although this search tool provides easy-access links to weather forecast-related sites (e.g., weather.com, weather.gov, and wunderground.com), that is not exclusive to the add-on. The add-on simply introduces you to the hijacker, and that is why we suggest deleting it as well. Of course, if you do, you will simultaneously remove Search.searchlwr.com, but that is a good thing, considering how suspicious this search tool is.
Did you download Search.searchlwr.com along with Local Weather Radar from an official download site? Our research team could not find one, which is why we believe that this site has been taken down already. According to our findings, this suspicious software is most likely to be spread via software bundles, which means that it is likely to be spread along with third-party programs. Whether or not they are malicious only a legitimate malware scanner can tell you. Of course, we are skeptical in regards to the installers spreading the hijacker, and we believe that most – if not all – programs bundled along with it will turn out to be malicious. Obviously, if malicious infections exist, you need to delete them immediately. Even if you pay no attention to the fact that Search.searchlwr.com is spread in a potentially malicious way, you cannot dismiss the fact that this hijacker is unreliable. All you need to do to figure that is to enter a desired search keyword into the provided search box. You will immediately find out that you are redirected to a third-party site.
The removal of Search.searchlwr.com is not something you will have to spend a lot of your time on. Internet Explorer users might need to change homepage and default search provider settings after uninstalling the undesirable app, and Chrome and Firefox users are likely to get rid of all unwanted elements by removing add-ons. These processes are represented in the instructions below, and we are sure that you will successfully eliminate this undesirable, suspicious software manually even if you do not know what you are doing. Once you think you have gotten rid of malware, install a malware scanner. This tool will help you figure out if additional threats exist and if you have eliminated all components of the hijacker. Of course, if you are having trouble with the entire operation, you should immediately install an automated malware remover. Also, do not forget that your operating system requires better protection, which is why we advise installing anti-malware software, which can erase malware and protect you at the same time.
Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7:
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10: