- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
We cannot call Search.searchleasy.com a legitimate search provider even though it does look like an ordinary search tool. The reason we do not consider it trustworthy is one – it acts as a browser hijacker. To put it differently, it usually changes browsers’ settings without the user’s knowledge. If you already see it when you open the web browser you use too, it means that it has been hijacked as well. Go to remove Search.searchleasy.com from your browsers right away because it is not a trustworthy search tool, and, according to our specialists, it might even expose users to potential threats quickly. We do not say that this website is malicious, but we will still not give you permission to keep it and use it as your default search provider. If you cannot understand why it is so important to get rid of it as soon as possible, you should read the rest of this article, focusing on the next paragraph that explains why Search.searchleasy.com is not one of the trustworthy search providers. If you make the final decision to remove it from your browsers after reading this article, you should carefully read the last paragraph too because it contains all you need to know about the full browser hijacker removal.
We can name several reasons why Search.searchleasy.com is not a search tool that can be trusted even though its interface suggests differently. First, it tends to show up on users’ browsers, i.e., change their settings without permission. Most likely, you have found it set as your new homepage and search tool without your knowledge as well if you are reading this article. Second, the chances are high that not all the search results it opens for users are trustworthy. According to our specialists, it is very likely that the so-called modified search results are displayed next to trustworthy search results. It might be very hard to recognize them because they do not differ much from ordinary search results, which suggests that users who perform web searches using Search.searchleasy.com will sooner or later click on these modified search results no matter how hard they try to avoid them. We want to warn you that clicking on them is quite a dangerous activity. In the worst-case scenario, they will take you straight to untrustworthy pages. Theoretically, you might even end up on a page that belongs to cyber criminals. It is a huge, but, unfortunately, not the only drawback of Search.searchleasy.com. Our researchers have also found that it tracks users. It should not record any personally-identifiable details if they do not enter them in its search box voluntarily, specialists at pcthreat.com say.
Search.searchleasy.com is called a browser hijacker because it usually appears on users’ browsers without their knowledge. Because of this, we do not think that you have set it on your browsers too. It is more likely that the browser hijacker has arrived on your computer bundled with software developed by third parties and then has changed your browsers’ settings. It is not a new tactic – a bunch of other untrustworthy programs travel bundled so that they could enter users’ computers easier. They try to stay unnoticed for sure, but it does not mean that it is impossible to prevent untrustworthy software from entering the system. You just need to install a reputable security application to protect your PC from malware.
There are so many trustworthy search tools available on the market, so it would be a shame to keep Search.searchleasy.com and use it as a default search provider. We cannot promise that it will disappear immediately from your browser, but you should first remove the browser hijacker through Control Panel. Then, go to reset your web browser to default. If this does not work, i.e., you still see it, you should use an automated malware remover to undo the modifications applied. It is the quickest and easiest method to get rid of malware. You should adopt this method also if you have never deleted a malicious application before or simply know nothing about the removal of bad software.
How to delete Search.searchleasy.com