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When your browser settings get modified without your permission, it usually means a browser hijacker entered your system. Searchemyn.com is one of such programs, and there is a possibility you allowed this program to enter your computer accidentally. Luckily, the program is not an extreme computer security threat, so you should be able to remove Searchemyn.com manually without much difficulty. Should you have any questions about browser hijacker removal or computer security in general; please do not hesitate to contact us by leaving a comment below this description. We are also looking forward to your feedback because it helps us improve!
Our security experts suggest that this browser hijacker is not popular. This would mean that there are only a handful of users affected by this program. On the other hand, that does not mean we should ignore the application, as it can still cause significant damage. Disregarding the number of infected computers, you should still be on high alert. Rather than dealing with Searchemyn.com, it would be a lot better if you were more careful when you browse the web. Prevention is just as important as removal, so you need to recognize the signs that may tell you that you are on the wrong path.
For instance, you should stay away from file-sharing websites. Of course, not all file-sharing sites are involved in malware distribution, but it is very risky to download freeware applications from third-party sources. Such file-sharing sites do not review the installers they host, and those installers might as well contain several applications within. The problem is that users often do not realize how third-party installers work, and they think that they are installing only that one program that was advertised on the hosting site. Unfortunately, if they are going through the setup blindly, they will also install Searchemyn.com and other unwanted applications that will seriously jeopardize their system’s security.
That is one way for a browser hijacker to enter your system. Another method would be random pop-ups that are displayed by annoying programs you have installed on your PC before. These unwanted applications might have used the method described in the previous paragraph to enter your system. When such programs start spamming you with annoying pop-ups, it is possible to ignore them, but sometimes they might be too intrusive to avoid clicking them. One stray click could easily lead to the browser hijacker installation, and then your default homepage would be changed to Searchemyn.com.
This browser hijacker affects Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. Just like most of the programs from this category, Searchemyn.com employs tracking cookies to spy on your web browsing habits. Fear not, the program cannot log your key strokes, so it will not find out your banking login information or your sensitive passwords. However, with your web browsing history stores in its servers, Searchemyn.com may generate your online profile for marketing purposes. After all, the main reason his hijacker enters your system is money, and the people behind this program infect your computer to make a profit.
At first, Searchemyn.com may seem like a reliable search provider, but all of the web searchers you would conduct via this domain would be monitored. Sooner, rather than later, the people behind his program will know all the websites you visit, and your most commonly used keywords. With that, they will be able to generate customized content that will look really attractive to you. For instance, that content may be outgoing links embedded in between your web search results, or some online advertisements that appear on the hijacker’s advertising space.
Computer security experts strongly discourage you from clicking anything offered by Searchemyn.com. The outgoing links that are displayed by a browser hijacker are seldom safe. Almost anyone can embed their content in those modified search results as long as they know how to do that. And cyber criminals will definitely know how to exploit the hijacker for their purposes.
If you want to avoid severe computer security problems (and you most certainly do), please remove Searchemyn.com right now. The manual removal is not complicated, although we would recommend scanning your system with the SpyHunter free scanner to locate all the malicious files and delete them automatically.
How to Remove Searchemyn.com