- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Searchbent.com is a strange, questionable search engine that might replace your regular homepage if you do not play your cards right. This search tool is not a popular choice amongst users interested in the best tool for web surfing, which is why its creator had to come up with a plan to spread it across the web. It seems that this search tool is currently spread via software bundles, and it might come packaged with much more suspicious software. Maybe even malware. Obviously, we do not recommend removing Searchbent.com because it might be packaged with malicious infections – although that is not something you should ignore either – and we have found a few reasons why deleting it from your web browsers is the best choice. If you want to learn what these reasons are, you need to continue reading.
One of the main reasons to delete Searchbent.com from your web browsers is its inability to surf the web. Although this website looks like a search provider, it certainly does not work like one. Whether you enter keywords into the “Search” box or click the links under Top Searches (e.g., Arts, News, Science, Computers, etc.), you will face the same message: “Your search for "[keyword]" did not match any results.” It does not matter which keyword you enter because the “search tool” simply does not work. Why would you stick with a search provider that cannot perform its only function? If you hope that it is just a short-term glitch that will be fixed in the near future, we have to disappoint you. This fake search tool does not work, and it will not work in the future, which is why you should delete it without any hesitation.
Unfortunately, Searchbent.com is most likely to replace the homepage of your browser as you execute a software bundle carrying malware or unreliable programs. What’s so unfortunate about that? Well, once you delete Searchbent.com from your browsers, you might be left with a ton of other threats, and ignoring them might put your virtual security at serious risk. Needless to say, you have to pay attention to these additional threats as well, and we strongly advise employing an anti-malware tool to inspect your operating system. Even if you think you know exactly which threats exist on your PC and where they hide, you should run a malware scanner to make sure that you do not overlook certain infections. In the worst case scenario, your operating system will be infected with clandestine, hard-to-find malware, and so trusting a legitimate malware scanner is the best idea.
Are you surprised at how easy it is to remove Searchbent.com from your browsers? Our guide shows how to replace the unwanted URL of the homepage/start page to erase the hijacker, and, we hope, that will be enough. Sure, unreliable tracking cookies might be left behind, and that is why we advise running a malware scanner after you complete the steps below to figure out what you need to erase next. In case a scanner detects dangerous malware, immediately install an anti-malware tool to automatically erase it. It will simultaneously erase the suspicious search tool along with all of its components as well. The best part about anti-malware software is that it can ensure full-time protection, which means that you will not need to deal with malware as long as this software is installed.