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Remove Search.searchglnn.com Redirect

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Search.searchglnn.com is the search page for a browser hijacker known as Get Local News Now. SaferBrowser developed this software. The company is famous for creating browser hijackers. The unwanted software will switch out the new tab, startpage, and search engine of all browsers you use. A toolbar will be placed on top of your browser applications, as well as an add-on, tied to the hijacker. You will experience redirects. To remove the hijacker and everything related, you should read the article through.

Threat Summary

NameSearch.searchglnn.com
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionThe hijacker can modify the homepage, search engine and new tab setting on the browser programs you use.
SymptomsThe homepage, search engine and new tab of your browsers will be changed to Search.searchglnn.com. You can get redirected and see advertising content.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Search.searchglnn.com – Delivery

Get Local News Now has a few ways of delivery, and one of them is via third-party installations. Without your awareness, installers inside bundled packages and freeware can place the hijacker inside your computer. By default, such installations can add additional components without proper notification. To prevent getting unwanted installations can be done if you find Custom or Advanced options. There you should be able to deselect content.

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Get Local News Now could be delivered with the aid of various websites and there is also an extension found on the Google Chrome Web Store. On the above picture, you can see the main domain of Search.searchglnn.com, which is used as the primary directory for download of the browser extension tied to it. The hijacker redirect could show up from advertisements or redirecting links, too. Browsers that can be affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari.

Search.searchglnn.com – Description

Search.searchglnn.com is the main page for a browser hijacker which is known by the name Get Local News Now. The site claims that it can provide easy access to local news, sites, and services. In actuality, you will get a toolbar in your browsers with links to CNN all the rest are sub-domains of the redirect with lots of advertisements. Your default search engine is going to be changed to Search.searchglnn.com.

That is how the search engine looks:

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When the hijacker is on your computer, you will witness many redirects to the newly-set search engine. Other browser settings will get altered by the program as well, such as your default homepage, new tab window, themes, and others. The developer of the hijacker is the SaferBrowser company. You can check out lots of SaferBrowser hijackers we have articles about, and you will understand where their notoriety comes from.

A browser extension might be residing in your browser applications and switching different settings, like the homepage, new tab, default search engine and others. Additive components including these extensions primarily come from setups of bundle software and can install without notice. Thus, you can see many redirects appearing when you browse. Data is obtained from you and sent out to servers of the Search.searchglnn.com site owners. Their partners and affiliates might receive that data, too.

The extension does the following:

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

When you use the Search.searchglnn.com page, each one of your search queries will go through its servers and will get filtered. Sponsored content and targeted advertisements can appear in search results for every browser session. The advertising content can be in the shape of in-text links, pop-unders, pop-ups or other, different ad types.

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From the above snapshot, you can see the redirect from the search results of Search.searchglnn.com. That is another sub-domain of the hijacker, but it appears only for a few seconds. Your search queries will get filtered, and the data will be sent to that URL. In the end, you will see the search results page of a reputable search engine. In the screenshot below you can clearly see it’s that of Yahoo Search:

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Be wary of the search terms you use and what you type in search bars, especially like credentials, account details or personal data. Read on to see what information exactly is collected about you.

Search.searchglnn.com – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of Search.searchglnn.com states that both personally and non-personally identifying information can be collected by the hijacker. The SaferBrowser company has not changed their Policy for redirect programs with browser hijacking capabilities. All data which is gathered from you may be shared with third parties, who might be partners or somehow affiliated to the company.

The policy states that the following information is collected:

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

The policy can be seen in the picture here:

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Going over the Policy uncovers a statement which says that using any service or application related to the Search.searchglnn.com site, will automatically be considered as your consent for data collection. The SaferBrowser company will acquire information from you and about your browsing habits. The website utilizes cookies, among other tracking technologies, like web beacons, that can get more information from you. You should be careful when using search bars or browsing on suspicious sites.

Remove Search.searchglnn.com Fully

To remove Search.searchglnn.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the browser hijacker entirely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software helps keep your computer safe in the future.

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How to Remove Search.searchglnn.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Search.searchglnn.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.searchglnn.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.searchglnn.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.searchglnn.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.searchglnn.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.searchglnn.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Search.searchglnn.com and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


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.searchglnn.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.searchglnn.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.searchglnn.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.searchglnn.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.searchglnn.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 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.



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove Search.searchglnn.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.


Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Erase Search.searchglnn.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.



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Uninstall Search.searchglnn.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.searchglnn.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.searchglnn.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.


Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Eliminate Search.searchglnn.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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