- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.searchtg.com is more than a search engine and not in a good way. We have classified it as a browser hijacker as its creators distribute it through deceptive methods. Therefore, you can get onto your browser unintentionally, and you should remove it because of that. Apart from outright hijacking your web browser’s settings, this particular hijacker redirects all entered search queries to another search engine and plays a part in modifying the search results that can feature shady promotional links that can compromise your PC’s security. For more information, please read this whole article.
Before getting into the functions of Search.searchtg.com, we want to discuss this hijacker’s origins and distribution channels. It turns out that Search.searchtg.com is similar to Searchutorrm.com, Search.searchbtorr.com, and many others. Apparently, hijacker was created by a company called Polarity Technologies Ltd. This company is known for creating and distributing malicious search engines that hijack the browser’s settings.
Like most of its predecessors, Search.searchtg.com is bundled with malicious bundled software installers that were set to inject this hijacker into your browser without your knowledge or consent. You may encounter such malicious bundles if you download software from questionable free software hosting websites. This is a common distribution tactic used for browser hijackers as the bundles can be configured to hide their presence. As a result, the bundled installers can inject this hijacker secretly.
We believe that the bundled installers should be configured to install Search.searchtg.com on Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. As a result, this hijacker will replace the default homepage address of all three browsers as well as Chrome’s new tab page. Polarity Technologies wants you to use Search.searchtg.com as a regular search engine to perform your daily searches. You can use it as a search engine, but the results that you will get will not be that great. Furthermore, this hijacker redirects all search queries to a modified Yahoo search engine that features additional promotional links that are supplied by unreliable sources. Therefore, you cannot trust this hijacker to deliver you safe, quality search results.
While it can be debated whether Search.searchtg.com can compromise your PC’s security as a result of promoting shady content, it is evident that it is malicious as its developers use deceptive distribution tactics to get it onto your web browser. Therefore, we suggest that you remove it from your browser at your earliest convenience. It is a simple matter of going to your browser's settings and changing the homepage address as this hijacker does not hijack the Target line and does not feature an accompanying browser extension to override your changes.
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