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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine


If you found Search.searchcoun.com in your browsers, it may mean that your computer has been infiltrated by a browser hijacker. This questionable search engine might appear even without your knowledge or permission. And that is a clear breach of your privacy, which is, of course, an illegal act. This hijacker is reported to have been around since November 13th, 2015. It seems to mainly affect the US and UK regions. Since this unreliable search engine may expose you to unsafe third-party web content, it is risky to engage with any content it has to offer for you. Therefore, we advise you to remove Search.searchcoun.com as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more system security issues may accumulate. If you do not want to experience a system break-down, you should not hesitate to act. Please read our full article to see why this search engine may be risky and how you can protect your computer from similar threats.

We have found a promotional website (couponunity.com) where you can find information about this search page as an application called Coupon Unity. It seems that you cannot actually download this product from this official site; however, it is available through the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/coupon-unity/ldbnlchkmhdapcidopbohenjhnlecgkl. But just because you can find it in this store it does not mean it is a reliable application. As a matter of fact, there may be hundreds of browser extensions there that have not been reviewed yet by Chrome. But this is not really how most users get infected with this useless tool.

We have discovered that you can install this browser hijacker by clicking on unreliable pop-up ads that can come from different adware applications, including InteliTerm and TermTrident. So it is quite possible that your computer had already been infected with any of these adware programs and you clicked on a pop-up ad generated by this infection while you were browsing the web. If you want to make sure that your PC is safe, we suggest that you not only remove Search.searchcoun.com, but you also scan your system to identify all other malware threats as well. Leaving any potentially harmful applications on board could jeopardize the security of your computer.

Our tests have shown that this browser hijacker is identical to Search.searchlttrn.com, Search.yourpackagesnow.com, and Search.yourmapscenter.com, which are all well-known hijackers. The only difference between these search pages is their themes. This hijacker seems to be specialized in coupons, i.e., through its fake toolbar you can get quick access to third-party websites related to coupons. We must warn you that this is an unreliable search page that may inject potentially unreliable third-party advertisements in the related pages. Also, its search is indeed a redirect to a possibly modified Yahoo search results page.

Clicking on any content coming from or through this browser hijacker can be potentially harmful as you may end up on malicious websites. Since you will not be able to tell the difference between legitimate ads and search results, you may easily click on one that is corrupted. This can end quite badly for you. The minimum that can happen when you land on a corrupt website run by cyber criminals is that you drop a bunch of malware infections onto your computer. In the worst case you might be tricked into sharing your personal and banking details with crooks. That could be rather devastating. Therefore, we suggest that you remove Search.searchcoun.com as soon as possible. Try to stick with a reputable and popular search engine instead, such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

By the end we hope that you feel the importance of putting an end to the operation of this browser hijacker. So here is what you can do to eliminate this threat. First, you need to locate and activate the uninstaller through Control Panel. Since this only takes care of the changes in Internet Explorer, you will have to manually reset Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome as well. If you are not familiar with these steps, please follow our instructions below. Also, do not forget about the other potential threats that may still be hiding on your system. Until you remove all these infections, your computer will not be fully safe for you to use or go online. Therefore, we recommend that you think about installing a reliable anti-malware application that will also safeguard your system from further malware invasions.

Remove Search.searchcoun.com from Windows

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+X and pick Programs and Features.
  2. Click on the application and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Access the Start menu and choose Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Click on the application and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Tap Win+R and type in Control Panel. Hit OK.
  2. Choose Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click on the application and click Remove.

Reset your browsers

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+H and select Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Press Refresh Firefox and click Refresh Firefox again.
  3. Press Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F and choose Settings.
  2. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Reset settings.
  4. Click Reset in the pop-up.
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