- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Browser hijackers are prevalent threats bothering users who surf the web on a daily basis. Search.searchcpn.com is one of these browser hijackers even though it presents itself as a legitimate search tool. It has been placed under this category because of its ability to alter all the settings of browsers without users’ knowledge. In this sense, it acts exactly like other browser hijackers developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd, for instance, search.yourmapscenter.com, search.youremailnow.com, and search.searchdp.com. Unfortunately, a number of users do not notice the new changes applied instantaneously. Others just do not really care which search engine to use to search for the information. It is, of course, up to you what to do with Search.searchcpn.com, but keep in mind that this dubious search tool might cause serious problems which are not so easy to solve.
Once Search.searchcpn.com enters the computer and is successfully installed on it, it immediately resets the most important parameters on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Specifically speaking, it hijacks homepages on all these web browsers by setting Search.searchcpn.com, which, unfortunately, is not so easy to take off. This means that Search.searchcpn.com will show up immediately when you open your web browser. It should be noted that it is not the only drawback of this dubious search provider. Research has clearly shown that this nasty browser hijacker also collects information about users. On top of that, even though it should only show Yahoo! search results, in reality, its search results page consists of both decent and sponsored search results. The main problem is associated with these search results whose purpose is to take users to third-party websites and thus increase the traffic rate of certain third-party websites. According to specialists at pcthreat.com, the presence of these sponsored search results shows that Search.searchcpn.com could have been released to generate revenue for its author only, so it is not worth expecting much from it even though it has buttons allowing users to open couponsimplified.com, retailmenot.com, groupon.com, and news.mynewswire.co with the click of a button and returns search results. Actually, according to security specialists, it is quite dangerous to use Search.searchcpn.com because it can quickly redirect to untrustworthy third-party websites too. Users risk ending up on dubious pages with every click on a sponsored search result shown by Search.searchcpn.com. These promotional links are extremely hard to recognize, so sooner or later people keeping and using this suspicious search tool will click on an untrustworthy link and end up on a dubious page.
You might wonder why you see Search.searchcpn.com set on your browsers. We believe you that you have not set it on browsers yourself. Browser hijackers usually arrive on computers in software bundles. They, of course, do not travel alone. Free applications come together with these threats in most cases. Most probably, Search.searchcpn.com has been set on your browsers after you have downloaded and installed freeware too. Install new programs with great care in the future and do not forget to acquire and install a security application on your computer.
You need to remove Search.searchcpn.com no matter that its deletion is quite complicated. Follow the step-by-step manual removal guide which you will find below this article. It will help you to delete Search.searchcpn.com quickly and easily. If you do not find the manual removal method easy at all, let an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter, to take care of Search.searchcpn.com for you.
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