- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Searchtodo.com is a questionable Brazilian search engine page that may pose a potential threat to your computer with its content. We have found that this search engine is very similar to other unreliable search engines, including PortalSepeti.com, Searchult.com, and Atajitos.com. This search engine may not be a dangerous threat directly, but it can still display potentially unsafe links and third-party ads that could lead to malicious websites. We believe that there should be no programs on your computer and uninvited search engines in your browsers that may even just potentially hold risks for you. In fact, we suggest that you delete Searchtodo.com right away from your browsers. This may be a bit tricky because it is possible that this search engine changes your browser shortcuts’ Target line. Please read our entire article to find out what you can do to put an end to this annoying infection.
It is possible that you find this search engine in your browsers after you install questionable free software via Apps Installer SL or other downloaders. You can be offered such bundled programs through third-party pop-up and banner ads when your system is infected with adware applications and you go surfing the web. Of course, these ads will not warn you that you are about to download a potentially harmful package that contains a number of malware threats. Instead, they may be disguised as useful and urgent software updates or a missing plugin you need to be able to see certain content on the page you are viewing.
Another way is to visit questionable file-sharing, gambling, and gaming websites that host unreliable content, such as banner ads, pop-up ads, and misleading links. These contents can be disguised as buttons or important warnings. Therefore, you always need to be very careful where you click when you land on an unfamiliar website. One single click is enough for you to drop a bundle filled with adware apps, browser hijackers, fake alerts, harmful search engines, toolbars, and whatnot. This simply means that if you find this search engine in your browsers, there could be several other malware threats on your computer. The only way for you to make sure that your computer is safe for you to use is to scan your system with a proper malware scanner, but, first, you should delete Searchtodo.com, of course.
This search engine is rather annoying with its main page filled with all kinds of quick links and thumbnails. There are a couple of sections on this page. At the top, you can find the search box itself. Right below it there are easy-access links to all kinds of popular websites in three categories, such as Hot, Games, and Shopping. Below that you see further sections with links to third-party websites. All in all, this page is quite confusing and third-party ads may also appear here and there. We do not advise you to engage with any content on this page as you might be redirected to a website with potentially unreliable third-party ads.
Furthermore, this search engine redirects your queries to search.portalsepeti.com, which is a Turkish browser hijacker and, of course, a potentially harmful search engine with third-party contents that could put your system security at risk. If you try to check the related legal documents on this Turkish site, you will end up on “404 not found” error pages, which is a bit worrisome. What is even worse is that you could be exposed to unreliable search results. Searchtodo.com may inject affiliated content through advertisements and sponsored links, which could be risky for you to click on. It is possible that you may be taken to malicious websites, but you might also drop an infection, including a browser hijacker such as this, onto your system. If you do not want to find yourself scammed by cyber criminals in any way, we suggest that you remove Searchtodo.com right now.
We have found that this search engine may alter your Target lines when it infiltrates your system. Therefore, the first task in removing Searchtodo.com from your computer is to check those Target lines and edit them if necessary. Only then does it make sense to reset your browsers. Please use our instructions below as a reference if you do not know how to proceed. We believe that it is important that you only use reputable and official sites for downloading software and updates as well. Also, it is essential that you keep your programs and drivers always up-to-date. If you do not want to go on manually detecting and erasing malware threats from your computer, we recommend that you consider purchasing a decent anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter or any other security tool you find suitable for you.
Restore the Target lines
Remove Searchtodo.com from your browsers