- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
You cannot dismiss the appearance of Search.searchidd.com because this search tool is completely unreliable, and you could be exposing yourself to malicious links and advertisements by interacting with it. The search tool can change homepage, search provider, and new tab settings on several different web browsers, which is why it is classified as a browser hijacker. The creator of this threat is the infamous Polarity Technologies Ltd. It is well-known because of Search.searchjmt.com, Search.searchwtii.com, and many other browser hijackers that our research team has discussed in other guides. If you want to find them, use the search field at the top on your right. While the hijackers created by the company have unique elements, they all function the same, which is why it is not difficult to analyze them. Ultimately, we can tell you how to remove Search.searchidd.com without even doing any research. Of course, we have analyzed and tested this threat, and we can provide you with the latest information.
The most important element associated with Search.searchidd.com is the Instant Directions extension. Almost every single Polarity Technologies Ltd. hijacker has a unique extension, and almost every single one of them has an official download source. This one can be downloaded from instantdirections.com, and Google Chrome users can find it on the Chrome web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/instant-driving-direction/nfpmojbgngfodfmkleldefadckhilmie). If you have downloaded the extension from either of these sources, you should have been informed about the homepage, search provider, and new tab modifications before installing it. Of course, even if you knew about this, you still should delete Instant Directions and the Search.searchidd.com hijacker. Most Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer users, however, acquire this extension when it comes bundled with other programs. These programs could be legitimate and harmless, but they could be misleading and malicious too, which is why researching them is very important. It is easiest to evaluate the programs and extensions active on your operating system with the help of a legitimate malware scanner. When the scanner completes the examination, you will know if or not you need to delete Search.searchidd.com along with anything else.
Instant Directions promises users to help them navigate easier. If you install the extension, it immediately sets Search.searchidd.com as your browser’s homepage or new tab, to introduce you to easy-access links to google.com/maps, bing.com/maps/, and geico.com/save/local-gas-prices/ sites at the top. Another set of links also promote Amazon, Walmart, Facebook, and Google Mail services. If you only take this into account, you might believe that the extension is beneficial. What about its ability to record both non-personally and personally identifiable information? You need to be cautious about that because you do not want to become a victim of a private data breach. Have you heard about big companies leaking personal data? If they cannot protect your data appropriately, why would you trust a questionable company with it? You also need to be cautious about how you browse the web. If you use Search.searchidd.com for it, you will be redirected to Yahoo Search and shown sponsored links along with normal search results. This is why trusting the hijacker is dangerous, and why removing it is recommended.
If Search.searchidd.com is attached to Instant Directions, this is what you need to focus on. Use the guide below to delete the extension or uninstall the application (extensions on Chrome and Firefox, and app on Internet Explorer) manually. Eliminating unwanted software can be rewarding, but you need to look at the bigger picture. What will you do to keep your operating system and browsers from unwanted PUPs and hijackers in the future? If you were unable to keep yourself safe to this point, you are unlikely to become a pro at virtual security any time soon. This is why you ought to consider installing anti-malware software. Sure, it might be an investment for you, but your virtual security is worth investing, and the sooner you take care of that, the safer you will be overall. Anti-malware software is also very helpful when it comes to the removal of malware, and you can rely on it to delete Search.searchidd.com and Instant Directions too.