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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage


Have you clicked on the Click to Install button located on icouponclipper.com? If the answer is positive, this explains why Search.searchicc.com has shown up on your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. As for Internet Explorer, it is set as a default search provider on it. In the case of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, it replaces homepages and New Tab URLs on them. Because users do not even suspect that this search tool cannot be fully trusted, they do not rush to replace it with a new search engine. This is more the rule than the exception already, specialists say, but we do not blame those users because this search engine pretends well to be legitimate. Probably, you are one of those users who do not like those modified settings applied on browsers if you are reading this article, and we will help you today to undo them. First, read this article till the end, and only then take action.

Search.searchicc.com, as you already know, changes settings of the most popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Just like other Polarity Technologies Ltd websites pretending to be powerful tools for searching the web, e.g. search.yourpackagesnow.com, search.yourmapscenter.com, and search.youremailnow.com, it looks fully reliable at first glance. It returns Yahoo! search results when the search query is entered into its search box, it contains buttons which allow users to access such popular pages as Amazon, YouTube, and Gmail with one click. Also, it contains a bar with buttons News, Printable Coupons, Latest Coupons, etc. They open third-party pages: news.mynewswire.co, couponsimplified.com/printable-coupons, couponsimplified.com, retailmenot.com, and groupon.com/local. These websites, without a doubt, can be opened quickly without the help of this search tool, for example, users can bookmark them, which is why researchers are not so sure that it is a very beneficial tool. Research has shown that it has several drawbacks too. First of all, it has been found that it might provide the modified Yahoo! search results for users. Second, its Privacy Policy document informs users that information that can identify them personally is going to be recorded and, later on, shared with third parties. This information will be recorded only if a user provides it willingly, i.e. enters personal details in a search box. It does not mean that this activity should not be stopped, specialists say. According to them, it might result in privacy-related issues because the recorded information will be sent to unknown third parties, meaning that disreputable companies or bad individuals might get access to it too. There is only one piece of advice specialists have for you – delete Search.searchicc.com from browsers and then make sure a new Polarity Technologies Ltd search tool does not show up on your browsers ever again. You can do this by installing and enabling a reputable security application.

An official website of Search.searchicc.com has been found by specialists. The extension promoting this search tool can be downloaded from icouponclipper.com, but it seems that it finds other ways to enter users’ computers too. Researchers believe that users can find their browsers’ settings changed after clicking on pop-up advertisements shown by malware installed on their computers. This would explain why so many users have no idea why their web browsers’ settings have been altered. Stay away from ads popping-up on your screen, especially when they promote beneficial software you cannot live without because it is very likely that untrustworthy software will be installed on your computer instead of useful applications. It has also been found that users can allow dubious search tools to show up on their browsers by installing a software bundle carelessly, i.e. without reading the information provided for them on installation windows. What we try to say here is that you need to be more attentive while installing new applications from the web.

The undesirable search tool Search.searchicc.com affects all browsers, but it does not mean that you have to keep it there. You can remove this undesirable search tool from Internet Explorer via Control Panel, but if your Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers have been affected too, go to check their Add-ons lists and remove the add-on responsible for the presence of Search.searchicc.com from each of them. Instructions you will find below this article are going to help you, but if you are looking for a quicker solution to the problem, perform a system scan with SpyHunter, which is a reputable antimalware scanner.

Delete Search.searchicc.com manually

Internet Explorer

Windows XP

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Right-click on the entry of the undesirable software.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Vista/8/8.1/10

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type Control Panel in the box and press Enter.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on the undesirable application and click Uninstall.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously.
  3. Find the undesirable extension on the list and select it.
  4. Remove it.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Click More tools and click Extensions to open the list of add-ons.
  4. Select the add-on of Search.searchicc.com and click on the Recycle bin button next to it.
  5. Click Remove.
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