Search.searchiswt.com is a new questionable search website that can emerge in your browsers when you open them. You should know that although this search page may look similar to Google and other search engines, it may put your system security at risk with the questionable third-party content it may display on your screen. As a matter of fact, we have found that this search engine is yet another clone in the family of browser hijackers that include Search.sp-cmf.com, Search.searchbuscar.com, and Search.searchlff.com among dozens of others. These hijackers are very similar; the only difference being their themes. This particular search website does not offer you any special features on its fake toolbar apart from a few quick-links to local weather information, news, and pollen information related websites. Since this infection may infiltrate your system under questionable conditions, it is quite possible that it comes with other malware threats. We advise you to remove Search.searchiswt.com from your browsers as soon as you can.
We have found that this browser hijacker is mainly promoted by questionable file-sharing websites, such as descargar.es and filewin.com. It is possible that you are looking for a new free application to install and you end up on a questionable torrent or freeware page. However, when you click to download your targeted program, you would in fact drop a bundle of malicious software installers instead. Such a bundle may, of course, contain a working and legitimate free program or file, too. Obviously, the problematic part is that it can pack several adware programs, browser hijackers, fake alerts as well as potentially unwanted applications. If you only delete Search.searchiswt.com from your system, these other threats could still remain and endanger the normal operations of your PC.
Nevertheless, even if you avoid suspicious file-sharing websites and only download programs from official sources, it is possible that you land on a website that promotes unsafe third-party advertisements. Such websites are usually filled with such ads and are associated with online gambling, gaming, dating, file-sharing, and porn. It is important that you keep away from these pages because they can display misleading and disguised third-party content apart from the obvious ads. One click on the wrong content can drop a malicious package onto your system. It is also important to know though that whenever you are installing a bundle, you need to be extra careful. In most cases you may be able to deselect the contents that you do not wish to install. It is also possible that you cannot even install the package without agreeing to certain browser or other changes and you need to cancel it altogether. However, if you let such a bundle on board, you need to use a reliable malware scanner to detect all other threats after you remove Search.searchiswt.com.
Once you install this search engine, it changes your browsers’ homepage settings and thus comes up every time you launch your browsers. This browser hijacker, identically to its predecessors, has a fake toolbar at the top of the page, which is its main characteristic and tell-tale sign of its family. This toolbar contains a search tool on the left, a local weather link that redirects you to “search.searchiswt.com/Widgets/WeatherMap?uc=17700101&ap=&source=&uid=a13dd793-dbea-4756-90b4-40bcfc9eb3a9&i_id=” which is a widget page filled with potentially unreliable third-party ads, a link that leads to the national weather page (weather.gov), a news link, a pollen report quick-link, and a few more. You should know that you can easily bookmark such pages and you do not need any extra extension or application to do this for you. It is always much safer to use the built-in function of your browsers. This alone could be enough to delete Search.searchiswt.com, but we have more to tell.
This browser hijacker redirects all your queries to a modified Yahoo results page that could include questionable third-party ads, sponsored material, and links. Unfortunately, you would feel like you are on a trustworthy page and you may click on content that could take you to malicious pages on new tabs or directly drop infections. If you do not want to experience how it feels to be scammed online and lose your personal identity, your banking details, and your money, we recommend that you remove Search.searchiswt.com as soon as possible.
This browser hijacker seems to affect three of the most popular browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. In order to get rid of this infection, it is enough to modify the homepage settings. Please follow our instructions below to manually restore your browsers. Remember that this may not be sufficient to have a safe system. We advise you to install a reliable malware removal application, such as SpyHunter. This security software can automatically take care of all your virtual security-related problems if you keep it activated and up-to-date.
How to remove Search.searchiswt.com from browsers