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Remove Search.searcheeh(.)com (Email Enhanced) Hijacker

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Search.searcheeh(.)com is the search engine of the browser hijacker Email Enhanced. The hijacker developed by the notorious SaferBrowser company takes control of your browsers. The new tab, home page, and the search engine among others can be the changed settings by the unwanted software. You can be redirected. Adverts or text links could show when you browse. The hijacker also has an extension, which could be added. To remove the hijacker and everything related, you should carefully read this article.

Threat Summary

Name Search.searcheeh(.)com
Type Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short Description Your browsers will have the homepage, search engine and new tab settings modified.
Symptoms The homepage, new tab, and search engine of all your browsers will be changed. An extension related to this hijacker could be installed in your browsers. You will get redirects.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Email Enhanced – How Did I Get It?

You can get Email Enhanced from third-party installation setups. Without your knowledge, you could get the hijacker installed on your PC system with a bundle package or freeware programs. Those install setups could have additional content waiting to be installed. To prevent any programs with hijacking capabilities from installing, you should search for Custom or Advanced menus in the software setup. In there you will see an option disable unwanted apps from installing.

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An extension associated to Search.searcheeh(.)com called Email Enhanced is on the Chrome Web Store – as seen above. The extension can be easily downloaded from more websites as well. Other way in which you could have got the hijacker on your computer is via advertisements, links, and redirects or through visiting suspicious sites. Browsers that are affected: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari.

Email Enhanced – More Details

Search.searcheeh(.)com is a search engine belonging to a browser hijacker. The hijacker has the name of Email Enhanced and tries to trick people that it offers a better experience while checking e-mails than a normal login. Do not enter your credentials of emails in the links with email services provided on the main page of this hijacker. Your credentials may be tampered with or stolen, or even shared and sold – you never know.

If this particular hijacker finds its way into your computer, you will regret it. Not only it doesn’t enhance your email experience (you cannot make your Internet faster from software), but it might slow your PC. Setting changes will also follow. All of your browsers can have their new tab and homepage, search engine and bookmarks modified. A new search engine will persistently show. This unwanted app is developed by the SaferBrowser company. The company is known to have made hijacker software by the dozen.

This is the main page of the search engine:

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A browser extension or even an add-on could be present in your browsers. Such additive applications probably come in a bundle with software found on your computer. That could cause redirects of all kinds, especially to Search.searcheeh(.)com and its partners or affiliates.

The extension connected to the hijacker can perform the following:

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
  • Read and change your browsing history
  • Manage your downloads
  • Manage your apps, extensions, and themes

Surfing the Internet properly might be hard when you have Search.searcheeh(.)com on your computer. You can be redirected a lot, and the set web address will act as a filter for all your searches. Sponsored results and misleading or targeted content may be displayed. Advertisements show as pop-ups and also – as in-text links. Other advert types are not excluded from appearing.

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In the above screenshot, you can see, that the Search.searcheeh(.)com hijacker utilizes a redirect to search results of a search engine that mimics Yahoo. Every bit of information about your search queries will be processed by the hijacker and sent to its servers. You could get redirected to other search engines as well, but that depends on your current browser and country.

In the Privacy Policy of Search.searcheeh(.)com is written that information which is both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable is to be gathered by this hijacker. Almost all programs made by the company SaferBrowser, use the same Policy. Information which is collected will also be disclosed to third parties.

According to the Policy, the collected information is:

  • Search queries and all data you type in searches
  • Search data and specifics of searches
  • URLs and clicks
  • IP address
  • Browser (version and type)
  • Country of residence, home address
  • Name, education, interests
  • Communications preferences
  • Telephone number
  • Operating System (and other related data)

You can see a preview of the Policy here:

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Using services or any associated applications of the Search.searcheeh(.)com website and Email Enhanced project, you give consent for SaferBrowser to collect personal data about you. Cookies are used on the site, as well as other tracking technologies such as web beacons so that they can gather pieces of the collected information.

Remove Email Enhanced Completely from Your PC

To remove Search.searcheeh(.)com manually from your PC, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided down here. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the browser hijacker effectively, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program helps keep your computer secure in the future.

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How to Remove Search.searcheeh(.)com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Search.searcheeh(.)com

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Search.searcheeh(.)com 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Search.searcheeh(.)com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Search.searcheeh(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Search.searcheeh(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Search.searcheeh(.)com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Search.searcheeh(.)com and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Search.searcheeh(.)com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Search.searcheeh(.)com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Search.searcheeh(.)com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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.searcheeh(.)com 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Search.searcheeh(.)com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Search.searcheeh(.)com files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Search.searcheeh(.)com, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Search.searcheeh(.)com:


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Remove Search.searcheeh(.)com 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.


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Erase Search.searcheeh(.)com 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.



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Uninstall Search.searcheeh(.)com 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.



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Remove Search.searcheeh(.)com 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".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Search.searcheeh(.)com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Search.searcheeh(.)com 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.


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