- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.searchfzlm.com is yet another useless featured search page from Polarity Technologies Ltd that can put your system security at risk. Although this questionable page offers you Internet speed-related tools with easy access, you could be presented with potentially unreliable search results if you chose this search engine for your web searches. Since this search page can appear in your browsers as your new home page, we have categorized this threat source as a browser hijacker just like all other search engines coming from this team, including Search.superspeedtester.com, Search2.searchgst.com, and Search.searchisemail.com. These hijackers are sometimes identical clones of each other or at least, very similar. Unfortunately, the presence of this infection may also signal that there could be other malware threats on board. Therefore, we recommend that you remove Search.searchfzlm.com as soon as possible and make sure that you tackle all other potentially harmful programs you may detect on board.
When you notice that there is a new search page in your browsers as you open them, it often means that you have just installed a free program that you most probably downloaded from a questionable source. You should know that there are fake and malicious file-sharing websites on the web (torrent and freeware) that are operated by cyber criminals with the only intention to infect you with malware. Thus, these pages normally promote malicious installers that can pack a number of potentially unwanted programs as well as malware infections, such as browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, adware programs, and more. So whenever you end up on an unfamiliar page after a web search, there is a good chance that you will download such threats in one go. This is why it is essential that you make sure what the real content of such a bundle is every time you install one.
This is not the only issue with suspicious file-sharing sites. Unfortunately, these are among the potentially dangers webpages that host unreliable third-party ads. Such pages also include online gambling, gaming, dating, and other sites that are visited by lots of people every day. These sites can also contain dangerous contents that do not even look like ads. For example, you may see four download buttons on a page but three of these could be fake third-party ads that can drop an infectious bundle onto your machine. The same is true for all other ads and notifications you may encounter while visiting such pages. As a matter of fact, we advise you to avoid all these because it is quite risky even to load such a page in your browser. If there is a chance that you have installed a bundle lately, we suggest that you inspect your system by running a reliable malware scanner right after you delete Search.searchfzlm.com.
You should avoid using this search page even if its Internet speed tools seem useful to you. This search engine website features a fake toolbar with constant tools, such as the search tool, the news and the local weather links. In addition, this hijacker also offers you quick links to Internet speed-related websites, such as broadbandchoices.co.uk/guides/speed/boost-your-internet-speed and fcc.gov/research-reports/guides/household-broadband-guide. As a matter of fact, these pages can be easily bookmarked using the built-in bookmark function of your browsers. This browser hijacker also offers you a panel of thumbnail links that lead to popular sites, such as Facebook and Amazon. You can either hide or show this panel if you click on the respective link at its top-right corner.
Below this panel you can see the Internet speed testing tool, which you can start up by clicking on the “Start testing speed” button. This tool seems to work just fine to be frank. But the most questionable part of this hijacker apart from the local weather widget page that may promote questionable third-party ads is the search engine itself. This search engine forwards all your queries to a modified Yahoo search results page (search.yahoo.com). This page may therefore contain unreliable third-party advertisements and sponsored links. One click on such content could open malicious pages in new tabs or in new browser windows. Landing on malicious pages is always risky because you could drop infections without even realizing or get scammed by crooks to share your banking details. We believe that you do not want to experience any of the possible scenarios no matter how slight is the chance. This is why we suggest that you delete Search.searchfzlm.com as soon as you can.
Our experience and tests show that this browser hijacker mainly changes your home page settings; therefore, the solution is quite simple: You have to restore your home page settings. If you are not familiar with the steps, you can use our instructions below. Please understand that by removing this browser hijacker, you may not make your whole system clean. It is more likely that there are other malware infections on your computer than not. Thus, we recommend that you use a professional anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter, to automatically detect and erase all threats from your PC as well as protect it from future attacks.
How to remove Search.searchfzlm.com from browsers