- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If you notice Search.searchcl.com in your browsers upon launching them, it is quite possible that you have infected your computer with a browser hijacker. Although it is possible to install this featured search page as a browser extension officially, for example, from the Chrome web store, it is still more likely that you do not even recall installing it. Which leads us to the questionable distribution methods the creators of this browser hijacker may use to spread this threat. As a matter of fact, we have found that this very characteristic browser hijacker comes from the notorious Polarity family, which has also given us Search.hemailinboxlogin.com and Search.hgetsports.net to mention just two of the dozens of browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs this family could be responsible for. If you would like to put an end to the possible exposure to unreliable third-party content, we advise you to remove Search.searchcl.com from your computer as soon as possible.
As we have said, in all fairness, you can install this browser extension officially from web stores like the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/classified-list/kdnhgjpilcnlcnddmhalandlmmihmmbp. It is rather suspicious though that such a tool would have almost 50,000 installations within a month or so of its release. In any case, if you check out the review section, you would understand right away why we tell you to delete Search.searchcl.com from your PC if you find it in your browsers. This tool is also promoted on its official page, classifiedlist.net, but somehow you cannot download it from there.
But we do not believe that you have visited any of these pages, yet you have this browser hijacker in your browser. So how is that possible? Well, easily. If you are not a safe surfer and do not have your own strict rules of web surfing, it is quite possible that you do not think twice before clicking on a third-party ad that may seem tempting to you or you may not even keep away from unfamiliar and suspicious torrent sites to download free files (software, movies, music files, and cracks). Most users infect their computer this way by dropping infections bundles carrying several malicious or potential threats. If you may have infected your computer this way, too, we advise you to scan your system with an online malware scanner you find trustworthy and reputable enough after you delete Search.searchcl.com from your PC.
We believe that this is a totally worthless browser extension that can only pose a threat to your virtual security. It provides you with a search page featuring quick links to classified ads sites like craigslist.org, classifiedads.com, close5.com (seems to be down), and superads.com. First of all, you should use the bookmark function of your browsers if you would like to have a frequently used website at easy reach. Second, these websites could display third-party advertisements on your screen, which might be influenced by this browser hijacker; therefore, you cannot trust them. But the main issue with this hijacker is that it can show you manipulated search results using Yahoo as bait. When you find yourself on a Yahoo search results page, you probably would not think "danger" or "I cannot trust these ads and links." This is why you can be misled and presented with unreliable content. If you do not want to infect your computer or end up losing money by being scammed on malicious pages, we recommend that you remove Search.searchcl.com ASAP.
We have prepared our instructions below for the removal of Search.searchcl.com. Since it operates through a browser extension, you can simply eliminate it. Nevertheless, you should not forget the fact that there may be other threats on your system, which also require your immediate attention if you want to feel safe while online. If you do not want to spend time and energy on hunting down malicious and potential threats one by one, you may want to employ a reliable anti-malware program like SpyHunter.
How to remove Search.searchcl.com from Internet Explorer
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
How to remove Search.searchcl.com from other browsers