- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If your default homepage, new tab page, and search engine have been changed to Search.searchvzc.com, then you should know that your web browser has been infected with a browser hijacker. We have classified it as a browser hijacker due to the fact that its unreliable developers have decided to distribute it using software bundles that can inject it into a web browser secretly. For this reason alone you ought to remove it. However, there are more things about this hijacker you need to know. It is a fake search engine that redirects the entered search queries to a third-party search engine. However, the results you get can include unwelcome ads.
Search.searchvzc.com comes bundled with other software, and the installers install this hijacker secretly while installing the main software. Some installers can allow you to deselect its installation but others might not. In any case, if Search.searchvzc.com is set to install by default, then it will automatically replace your browser’s homepage and new tab page addresses and possibly the search provider. Our research has revealed that this hijacker will do the same for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. The aim of the game is to force you to use Search.searchvzc.com as a regular search engine, and indeed you can.
We have found that Search.searchvzc.com was configured to redirect all search queries you enter in its search box to a modified Yahoo search engine because it does not have its own search algorithm. Search.searchvzc.com is not a real search engine but poses as one to encourage people to use it. We believe that the modified search results can feature promotional links might redirect you to websites featuring various surveys software updates and so on. Your PC might end up with adware, potentially unwanted programs, and other bad programs that can hamper your computing experience.
The reason this search engine is so unreliable is that it was created by a company that calls itself Polarity Technologies. This company is dedicated to making browser hijackers and is responsible for releasing hijackers such as Search.youremailnow.com, Search.yourclassifiedscenter.com, and Search.yourinterestscenter.com. All of this company’s hijackers have been configured to do the same, and most of them look very similar. Indeed, this company clones the hijackers and hosts them on another URL.
While Search.searchvzc.com may look like a safe and reliable search engine, if you got it on your browser accidentally, then you should replace it with another search engine because this one is dedicated to showing ad-supported search results that can potentially redirect you to malicious websites. We suggest that you remove this pesky hijacker using the guide provided below.
Remove Search.searchvzc.com manually
Microsoft Internet Explorer