The article will aid you to remove Search.searchptp.com in full. Follow the browser hijacker removal instructions at the end of this article.
Search.searchptp.com is a URL domain and new tab page for a browser hijacker that has the same name. The owner company is called Polarity Technologies, which is a rebranding of SaferBrowser. The unwanted application alters the new tab window, homepage, and search engine for the browser programs that you use. A toolbar can be put on the main page of your browsers and an extension related to the hijacker is possible to be found online.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The hijacker redirect can alter the homepage, search engine and new tab on every browser application you own.|
|Symptoms||The homepage, new tab and search engine of all your browsers will be switched to Search.searchptp.com. You will be redirected and could see sponsored content.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Search.searchptp.com |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Search.searchptp.com.|
Search.searchptp.com – Delivery Ways
Search.searchptp.com has various ways of delivery which can be effective. Installation setups from third-party programs are mainly responsible for delivering the browser hijacker. Without any notification, freeware, and bundled packages could spread the hijacker to your computer system. Installation setups such as those might be set to install additional content by default. To prevent that from happening can be managed if you find Custom or Advanced settings in the setup. From there you should be able to deselect unwanted components from being installed.
Down below in the screenshot is displayed how the download page for the browser hijacker looks like with the URL of Packagetrackerpro.com hijacker:
Search.searchptp.com could be delivered through a browser extension. Add-ons and plug-ins associated with the hijacker might be put all around the Internet and be used as another way of delivery. Social media networks and file-sharing services can also be used for delivering installation setups that contain the hijacker program. The browser hijacker redirect can appear from redirect links and advertisements found on suspicious websites. Browsers that can get affected are: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer.
Search.searchptp.com – More Details
Search.searchptp.com is the Web address of a browser hijacker. The default search engine for your browsers is going to load the page Search.searchptp.com, after the hijacker has affected them. You can see the main page of the hijacker in the picture below:
Add-ons and extensions which are connected to this hijacker could be in your browser apps and alter the new tab window, homepage, and the default search settings. That can be seen through redirects which are spawned to your pages when you are casually browsing the Internet. Many, different kinds of data can be collected from you and sent to servers related to the Search.searchptp.com site owners. Third party partners and affiliates might also receive that information.
The extension could do the following:
- Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
- Replace the page you see when opening a new tab
- Manage your apps, extensions, and themes
Search.searchptp.com filters whatever searches go through it so you should be careful of what you provide as information. Content, some of which is sponsored, can appear as targeted advertisements, and be displayed after you make a search or if you are just surfing the Web. That advertising content can be of a few types and presented as in-text links, pop-ups, pop-unders, and similar advertisements.
The image displayed above reveals the redirect for the search results of the Search.searchptp.com page and its function. The redirect link is hosted on a sub-domain of the hijacker and only appears in a very small period of time. Each one of your search queries will get filtered, and all of the data which is gathered from those is going to a sub-domain and will be stored there. Afterward, you will see the search results page of a reputable search engine – or at least it will look like it. On the screenshot displayed below you can see an example of a fake Yahoo’s search results page:
Be careful with what information you tend to give inside search bars, especially if that data contains personal information and similar things, as your credentials to a site, account details among other things. Keep on reading to find out what information is being obtained from you.
The policy states that the following information is obtained:
- Email address
- IP address
- Home address (mailing address)
- Search queries and all data you type in searches
- Search data and specifics of searches
- URLs and clicks
- Browser type
- Your name
- Your geographic location
- Your ISP (Internet Search Provider)
- Communications preferences
- Operating System (and other related data)
Remove Search.searchptp.com Redirect
To remove Search.searchptp.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 secure in the future.