- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.searchytds.com may appear in your main browsers after you install a risky browser extension that promotes this questionable search page or when you install the bundled version of a free program. No matter how this threat source shows up on your computer though because this does not influence its questionable operations, i.e., the modified and unreliable search results it can show to you. In fact, we concluded that this is a browser hijacker that could indeed put your system security at risk with the third-party content it displays and the spying it can do on you. If you find this search page active in your browsers, it is quite likely that you will also find other malicious programs present on your computer as well as potentially unwanted programs. These threats can cause multiple system security issues for you and your system as well. If you would not like to let additional infections onto your machine or end up scammed on a malicious website, we highly recommend that you remove Search.searchytds.com from your system.
It is possible that you have installed a worthless browser extension named TubeTab lately and this is how this browser hijacker sneaked onto your system. This extension does not have an official page but it can be found in the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tubetab/jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce. If you are a careful user, you would notice on this page that while it claims over 300,000 downloads, there is not a single review left by any. Do you think that a useful and reliable tool would have no reviews at all? Before you install this tool you cannot even read any legal documents to figure out about third-party-related information, which can be vital when it comes to granting permissions to an application. These simple fact would already suffice for us to want to delete Search.searchytds.com. But we have more on this browser hijacker that will most likely convince you, too.
Our research and tests indicate that this malware infection is also spread in free software bundles that can be available for download from, for example, shady freeware and torrent pages, such as filewon.com and descargar.es. You should only use official and reputable pages for downloading software that you previously research on the web to make sure you are dealing with a legitimate program and download it from a legitimate source. But even if you stay away from suspicious file-sharing pages, if you land on online betting, gaming, and dating pages that promote a lot of questionable third-party advertisements, it is possible that even accidentally you click on an ad that can either directly infect you with a bundle of threats or redirect you to a malicious page that can do the same. All in all, if you find this browser hijacker on board, you should not take it lightly. It is essential that you identify all possible threats by running a trustworthy malware scanner after you remove Search.searchytds.com from your PC.
We have noticed that this browser hijacker is actually a newcomer in a growing family created by Polarity Technologies Ltd. This family also includes Search.hfreeforms.co, Search.hfreeliveradio.co, and Search.hwatchtvnow.co to mention a few of the latest hijackers. This search page resembles Google somewhat, which could be quite misleading and, of course, this is not a coincidence either. Obviously, it is easier for this infection to stay under the radar and, at the same time, it can make you believe that the search results can be trusted. As a matter of fact, this browser hijacker forwards your queries to search.yahoo.com but the results you are going to see are modified to include affiliated promotions. This is how you may click on unreliable third-party advertisements and links. We do not think that you want to experience online scams or infect your PC with other malicious threats. Thus, we advise you to remove Search.searchytds.com from your computer as soon as you can.
You can try to eliminate this browser hijacker by simply removing the TubeTab extension or any other suspicious extension it may have come with from your browsers. However, it could be best to reset all of your major browsers to make sure that no leftovers and other browser-related threats remain on board. Please follow our guide below if you want to manually take care of this hijacker. But do not forget about the other malware programs and potentially unwanted programs that may be endangering the normal operations of your system. We suggest that you download and install a professional malware remover, such as SpyHunter. An up-to-date security tool can automatically hunt down all known malware infections and more.
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