- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.searchbrs.com is a search engine developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd. This company is well-known for researchers because it has already released a number of search tools, including Search.yourpackagesnow.com and Search.yourmapscenter.com, which are categorized as browser hijackers. They have been put into this category because they tend to change users’ web browsers settings without their knowledge. In most cases, they alter default homepages, so, as a consequence, users start seeing a new URL when they launch any of their browsers. Of course, they cannot explain why they see a new webpage. It is one of its biggest drawbacks, but, unfortunately, it is not the only one, so if your system’s safety is a priority, we suggest that you remove Search.searchbrs.com from browsers as soon as possible. Once this dubious web page is no longer set as your homepage, you could again set a new URL you like. Specialists working at pcthreat.com will tell you more about the removal of this browser hijacker in the last paragraph, but before we start talking about the deletion process in detail, let’s find out why Search.searchbrs.com cannot be called a reputable search tool and what is the biggest problem it might cause.
If we analyzed only interfaces of search tools, we would definitely say that Search.searchbrs.com is trustworthy because it looks like reputable search providers. It has a search box in the middle of the page, there is a search box together with quick-access buttons (they open news websites and allows users to check the weather forecast with the click of a button) located on the bar at the top, and, finally, there are several quick-access buttons opening social-networking websites below the main search box. To put it differently, at first glance, Search.searchbrs.com does not differ at all from decent search providers, so a number of users decide not to do anything about its presence even though they notice the changes applied. Luckily, there are also users who immediately understand that a new URL is not what it seems to be. The first thing they usually find suspicious is that modifications have been made without their knowledge. As mentioned above, it is, unfortunately, not its only drawback. Research carried out by specialists has revealed that Search.searchbrs.com might display the modified search results to users too. These search results are presented for them expecting that they will click on them and visit certain pages which pay the developer of this search engine for diverting visitors to it. Since the most important thing is money and definitely not a user’s safety, users might end up on websites promoting untrustworthy software too if they fearlessly use Search.searchbrs.com as a default search tool. It is impossible to eliminate those modified search results, and, to be frank, it might be even hard to say which of the provided search results are the modified ones, so it is highly recommended to uninstall an untrustworthy search tool from all web browsers completely.
We are sure you will agree that a decent search tool cannot record personal details about users and disclose them to third parties. Unfortunately, Search.searchbrs.com performs both these activities. Although it does not focus on collecting personal information, it will still record it as a component of “search data.” Unfortunately, it does not keep those recorded details to itself – it might share them with third parties, so, theoretically, online privacy issues might arise. Prevent this from happening until it is not too late – go to remove Search.searchbrs.com from all your browsers today.
Most probably, you see Search.searchbrs.com set on your browsers because you have recently downloaded and installed an application from filewon.com, malavida.es, or another file-sharing website and have carelessly installed it on your computer. While it might be possible to remove this program using Control Panel, you could not remove Search.searchbrs.com from browsers easily. To eliminate this undesirable search tool, go to reset browsers to their default settings one by one. If you have never done that before, feel free to use our manual removal guide (it is located below this article). Alternatively, let an automatic malware remover to erase this browser hijacker for you. There is probably no need to say that it is the easiest and quickest undesirable software removal method.