- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
We do not say that Search.searchpcst.com does not work at all. Yes, users see its search results page with Yahoo! search results after entering a search query; however, specialists say that these decent search results are not the only ones users see. On the basis of our researchers’ previous experience with search tools belonging to the same family, e.g. search.yourpackagesnow.com and search.yourclassifiedscenter.com, advertisements and links leading to third-party web pages might be placed there too. Since they are hardly noticeable and often do not differ from trustworthy search results, many users click on them and end up on third-party websites that do not contain any information associated with the search query. This, of course, means that users cannot effectively search for the information on the web, and they might need more time to find the relevant information. Actually, it is not the only problem associated with these third-party links and advertisements. Specialists at pcthreat.com do not recommend clicking on them because they might take users to untrustworthy websites. Since users might click on these ads and links accidentally, specialists suggest removing Search.searchpcst.com fully to make sure that the commercial content is no longer provided.
Reliable search tools share one similarity – they never appear illegally on browsers and are always set by users willingly. Since Search.searchpcst.com usually travels bundled with freeware and changes browsers’ settings window permission, it does not fall into the category of reliable search tools. Instead, it is often categorized as a browser hijacker by specialists because users are not always informed that it is going to change all their settings if they install particular software. There is a bunch of other untrustworthy search tools that might sneak onto the computer secretly too, so it would be smart to go to install a security application to protect the system from harm.
Resetting browsers to their default settings is one of the ways to get rid of Search.searchpcst.com, but this method is not the only one to make it gone. Specialists say that all untrustworthy search tools might be erased from the computer with an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. We suggest using an automated tool if you wish all other threats to be erased from your PC as well. We do not say that you necessarily have them, but, in some cases, browser hijackers are installed together with other bad applications as well, so it is worth scanning the system with reputable software.
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