- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search-operator.com might not look suspicious, but according to our researchers, there are a few details about it that make it look like it might be untrustworthy. Therefore, if you ever come across this application, we advise learning more about it before you start surfing the Internet with it. We do not claim the tool is malicious or dangerous. However, we do not think it would be wise to trust it blindly either. Naturally, if you do not believe it would be wise to browse with it either, we recommend replacing Search-operator.com with a reputable search engine, such as google.com or search.yahoo.com. The instructions available below will show you how to get rid of this search tool manually. As for learning more about it, we invite you to read the rest of this article.
It is possible users could come across Search-operator.com while surfing the Internet. Quite often similar search engines travel with various extensions and toolbars, but our researchers say the application might be still new and so it might not be spread widely. Thus, the only thing we can advise to avoid software alike so far is to avoid unreliable file-sharing web pages and be extra cautious during the installation process. Not to mention, every tool you except should be researched first to make sure it is trustworthy enough. Following these tips may help you stay away from browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, adware, or even more dangerous threats too.
Probably, the easiest way to remove Search-operator.com from the browser is to reset it, although keep in mind this way you could lose your bookmarks, so if you do not want this to happen, it is best to back them up. Since the application might be compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, we provide instructions on how to reset all of them separately just below this paragraph. If you worry there could be more suspicious tools or even threats on your system, you could scan it with a reliable antimalware tool that could help you clean the system.