- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Seekforsearch.com is a web search tool that provides its users with the results of Bing. Are you familiar with Bing Search? It is a search engine that belongs to Microsoft, and, of course, it is a legitimate and reliable search tool. Unfortunately, because many users all around the world are familiar with it, malicious parties have decided to exploit it in malicious ways. Our research team has seen a ton of browser hijackers that redirect its victims to Bing Search only to expose them to unreliable links that the hijackers manage to inject. Of course, some users are vigilant, and they recognize malicious intentions right away; however, others are more gullible, and they choose to trust the results shown to them, despite the fact that they are shown to them after unauthorized redirecting occurs. As you probably can guess by now, we advise removing Seekforsearch.com because it is classified as a browser hijacker that can redirect you to Bing Search and, potentially, showcase unreliable links.
The first thing we should discuss regarding Seekforsearch.com is its distribution. The chances are that you have acquired this search tool yourself believing that it would provide you with reliable services. In fact, it is unlikely that this browser hijacker has installed itself without your permission. What might have happened is that you encountered this hijacker when installing something else. If you have come across a software bundle, it is likely that you have acquired other suspicious, potentially malicious programs, and we suggest scanning your operating system right away to check for other threats. You might have the question why we classify Seekforsearch.com as a browser hijacker. Though this threat is unlikely to corrupt browsers illegally, users might be tricked into installing it themselves. After all, this search tool is not useful or trustworthy, and our guess is that you have been introduced to misleading, false information just so you would install the hijacker. Overall, whether you have acquired it yourself or it was installed illegally, our recommendation is to delete this hijacker.
According to our research, Seekforsearch.com might affect the homepage and default search provider on your browsers. Our manual removal guide will help you erase the undesirable hijacker from your web browsers and, hopefully, that will be all that you need to worry about. We strongly recommend using a malware scanner before you start the operation because you might discover that you need to delete more aggressive threats first. Once you think that your operating system is clean, scan it one more time to make sure that you have not overlooked any leftovers. Another option you have is using automated anti-malware software, and, of course, we believe that all users can benefit from using this software. We especially recommend using this software if you care about further protection of your browsers and your overall operating system because it can ensure full-time protection.