Most hijackers created by Polarity Technologies have unique extensions to represent them. The suspicious Search.searchdcnow.com is represented by Download Converter Now, and this name is shown on the top right corner of the home page as well. The same extension is also linked to Search.searchdconvertnow.com, which is another hijacker created by the same company. This add-on is officially represented at downloadconverternow.com, and it is also available from Chrome users via the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/download-converter-now-v3/dbofppkdkmlgookecegpliobonpnabnk. Have you acquired this extension from any of these sources? It is most likely that you have not. According to our research, software bundles could be used to promote this suspicious add-on. Do you understand what this means? Unfortunately, it means that Search.searchdcnow.com could come bundled with other programs that might be malicious and might require removal. We advise using a malware scanner to find out.
As you can tell by the name of the extension representing Search.searchdcnow.com, it has something to do with file converting. In fact, this hijacker represents the services of cloudconvert.com, and these services are legitimate and reliable. Despite that, the “Download Converter Now” links does not work, which is kind of a nuisance. Besides offering that, the hijacker also offers the service of web browsing. This is where this suspicious tool becomes suspicious. First of all, it redirects to a third-party search engine without any warning, and it does not matter that you are redirected to Yahoo Search. Second, as our researchers warn, the results shown to you could be modified to showcase sponsored links. Can they be trusted? You should not rely on that. In fact, because there is a risk that security backdoors could be opened via the links shown to you, we advise deleting Search.searchdcnow.com immediately.
If you are completely inexperienced, you might not know how to change the homepage URL. Well, that is easy to do, and you can follow the instructions below. Because the hijacker targets Chrome, Firefox, and IE browsers, we show how to modify the homepage on these browsers; however, if you are trying to delete it from a different one, let us know in the comments section below, and we will assist you right away. Overall, the task is easy, and we are sure that you can have Search.searchdcnow.com deleted in no time. What about other infections? If they exist, research them one by one to learn how to erase them, or install anti-malware software that can simultaneously erase all infections at once. We support the latter option because anti-malware software also acts as security software ensuring that malware cannot slither in again.