Search-eyes(.)tk is a browser hijacker. To remove this unwanted program and everything connected to it, you should read this article, carefully. The hijacker can modify the new tab page, homepage, bookmarks, and the search engine of your browsers. You can get redirected. Search results might have referral links and targeted advertisements. A browser extension related to the hijacker could be spreading more redirects.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Your browsers can have their homepage, bookmarks, new tab page and search engine modified.|
|Symptoms||The homepage of your browsers is changed, as well as the new tab page. Your browsers have a new search engine. You can get multiple redirects. Searches can show advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Search-eyes(.)tk|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Search-eyes(.)tk.|
Search-eyes(.)tk – Delivery
Search-eyes(.)tk is delivered through third-party installation setups. The hijacker can access your PC without you knowing, because it is hidden in freeware installations and bundled packages. Such installation setups have additional components selected for installation. The components are frequently not disclosed in a proper way and you get Search-eyes(.)tk. To prevent that, instead of just pressing Next, check the installation for a Custom or an Advanced menu.
Search-eyes(.)tk could also be delivered from advertisements, banners or pop-ups, and if you visit untrusted sites. Many of these sites might be affiliates of the hijacker. Affected browsers are Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari, although others are not excluded.
Search-eyes(.)tk – Detailed Information
Search-eyes(.)tk is the main domain of the browser hijacker called Search Eyes. Its domain ends in .tk and its design looks exactly like that of Safe-Web(.)tk and Uppersearch(.)tk. No doubt that the same people made this hijacker.
When it gets inside PC, the unwanted program can change different settings. Some of the settings that can be changed are the homepage, bookmarks, search engine and new tab page of your browsers. The search engine is actually set to Google Custom Search and referral links:
A browser extension could also be set on your browsers, typically coming bundled with software found on your system. The extension could redirect you to the Search-eyes(.)tk web address or to referral links and unwanted domains.
The Google Custom Search used by the Search-eyes(.)tk hijacker is limited to 10 pages of search results. Links that are placed in it might redirect to sites with targeted content or advertisements.
The advertisements can redirect you multiple times, whatever the type they are – pop-ups, pop-unders, in-text links, banners, etc. Those redirects could lead to websites gaining money from referral links or by a pay-per-click scheme.
We are using third party services to record data:
“Google Custom Search Engine”
According to the policy, the following information may be collected:
- Search queries and all data you type in searches
- Search data and specifics of searches
- Date and time of your search requests
- IP address
- Browser (type and language)
- URLs you visited
- Your Internet Search Provider
The Search-eyes(.)tk site does not protect your privacy but invades it. It collects information through their ads, search page, website visits, and clicks. All data is shared to third parties. You should remove this hijacker to avoid that.
Remove Search-eyes(.)tk Permanently
To remove Search-eyes(.)tk manually from your PC, follow the step-by-step removal instructions outlaid below. If the manual removal does not get rid of this browser hijacker completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a tool will keep your system safe in the future.