- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers have started displaying a new page Search.searchfana.com all of a sudden, this might be a sign that a browser hijacker has entered the system. These infections differ from other malicious applications in a sense that they apply changes to web browsers only. You should see a new page Search.searchfana.com set as your homepage if this infection ever successfully enters your computer. If the changes have already been applied to your browsers, you must delete this new page without mercy because its presence might be linked to a number of potential problems, specialists say. You might even install untrustworthy software on your computer. It is not the first browser hijacker released by the company Polarity Technologies Ltd., so our specialists know how to remove it easily from browsers. They will share the knowledge they have with you further in this article, so we encourage you to read this article till its end before you go to delete this dubious search provider. Yes, we have high hopes that you will understand that this search tool can only cause problems and decide to replace it with a reputable search engine or another page you would like to see opening for you every day.
The interface of Search.searchfana.com suggests that it is a legitimate search provider, but, frankly speaking, it is not. Despite the fact that it returns search results when the search query is entered and allows users to read CNN, Yahoo, MSNBC, and Fox News with the click of a button, it has fallen into the category of undesirable search tools because of untrustworthy search results it displays to users. Researchers at pcthreat.com say that it is possible to find the so-called modified search results on the search results page opened by Search.searchfana.com. These search results do not differ much from the ordinary ones, but they will not take you to pages containing the information you are looking for. It is more likely that these modified search results will take you to random pages. The author of Search.searchfana.com should get revenue for driving traffic to these pages, so it is not likely that this search tool will ever stop displaying these untrustworthy search results to you.
If you already see Search.searchfana.com every time you launch your web browser, there is no doubt that the browser hijacker is already inside your system. Browser hijackers usually travel bundled, researchers have noticed. As for the browser hijackers developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd., they tend to show up on systems unnoticed as well, so they must travel bundled too, specialists say. The in-depth analysis has proved that the Search.searchfana.com browser hijacker travels bundled with software users download from such websites as malavida.es and filewon.com. Other browser hijackers might enter your system using the same method again one day, so we highly recommend enabling on your PC a security application. Of course, if you consider yourself an experienced user, you can try to prevent undesirable software from entering your system alone, but do not blame us for not warning you that the Internet is a dangerous place.
A dubious search tool Search.searchfana.com will be opened to you automatically every day if you do not go to change your homepage. Do not worry; its removal is not as challenging as it might seem to be at first glance. Your one and only task is to reset browsers to default settings. If you are not one of those experienced users, it will, undoubtedly, be easier to use an automated malware remover.