Search.login-help(.)net is the search page of a browser hijacker developed by SaferBrowser. An extension and a toolbar related to the hijacker can be added to your browsers.
This application can modify settings such as the home page, search engine, and new tab of your browsers. You might get redirects. Advertisements and redirects can appear while browsing.
To remove this unwanted program and everything related, you should read this article carefully.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Your browsers have a new homepage, toolbar, search engine and new tab settings changed.|
|Symptoms||Modifications to the homepage, new tab, search engine are made. A toolbar is added. You can get redirected.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundle Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Search.login-help(.)net.|
Search.login-help(.)net – How Is It Spread?
Search.login-help can be found inside third-party installation setups. The unwanted app can invade your computer without your knowledge. That happens because it can be hidden inside freeware installations and bundle packages. Such packages often come with additional components selected for installation by default. To avoid installing unwanted apps can be done by checking for a Custom or an Advanced setting within the setup.
The Search.login-help hijacker could spread through adverts, as banners or pop-ups, and by visiting sites which are suspicious. The websites are most likely to be affiliated with the hijacker’s owners. Browsers that can be affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.
Search.login-help(.)net – A Detailed Look
Search.login-help(.)net is the main web domain of the browser hijacker program of the same name. If this hijacker resides inside your computer, quite some settings are probably changed. The settings that are always changed are the homepage, new tab, and search engine of all popular browsers. A toolbar is also often added. The search engine that is set can differ from browser to browser. This hijacker is developed from the company SaferBrowser. That company has bad fame for creating a lot of hijackers.
A browser extension or an add-on could be set on each browser, which mainly comes with bundled software installed on your computer. It could redirect you to the Search.login-help(.)net web address or someplace else.
If you try searching for something through the Search.login-help(.)net you might be out of luck. Although the address query.login-help(.)net is used to filter all of your searches, it might not always work. That might not be the case for everything you write in the search bar, toolbar, new tab, and homepage. On occasion, you might see sponsored or even misleading results from searches. Advertisements or in-text links might appear in these search results as well.
You can see from the image above, that right now the search results are not loading, but some information is still sent to the server. You may get redirected to similar search engines depending on your country or browser.
- Search queries and all data you type in searches
- Search data and specifics of searches
- Browser (version and type)
- URLs and clicks
- IP address
- Country of residence, home address
- Name, education, interests
- Communications preferences
- Telephone number
- Operating System (and other related data)
You can see a snapshot of that Policy here:
Using any services or the Search.login-help(.)net site itself, including related applications, will deem that you grant your consent for personal data collection. Cookies and tracking technologies such as web beacons could be used to extract some of the data mentioned up above.
Remove Search.login-help(.)net Completely
To remove Search.login-help(.)net manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given down below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the browser hijacker and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program helps keep your system safe in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Search.login-help(.)net from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Search.login-help(.)net from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Search.login-help(.)net from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Search.login-help(.)net from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Search.login-help(.)net from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Search.login-help(.)net from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Search.login-help(.)net from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Search.login-help(.)net from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Search.login-help(.)net
Step 2: Uninstall Search.login-help(.)net and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Search.login-help(.)net on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Search.login-help(.)net there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Search.login-help(.)net from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Search.login-help(.)net and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Search.login-help(.)net via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Search.login-help(.)net from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Search.login-help(.)net from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Search.login-help(.)net from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Search.login-help(.)net from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Search.login-help(.)net will be removed.
Eliminate Search.login-help(.)net from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.