The article will help you to remove Search.searchresults.com fully. Follow the browser hijacker removal instructions given at the end of the article.
Search.searchresults.com is the web address that will load if you open a new tab page if you have the related browser hijacker redirect installed on your PC. If you do not have it installed and try to visit the domain by typing in the URL, the page might not load in some cases. The company which developed it is named Polarity Technologies which is known previously as SaferBrowser, before its rebranding. The unwanted Search.searchresults.com hijacker alters the new tab window, homepage, and search engine for all browsers that you own. The main page of a browser may also feature a toolbar and browsers may get a related add-on.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The hijacker redirect can alter the homepage, search engine and new tab on every browser application you have installed.|
|Symptoms||The homepage, new tab and search engine of all your browsers will be switched to Search.searchresults.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.searchresults.com |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Search.searchresults.com.|
Search.searchresults.com – Spread Technics
Search.searchresults.com uses different technics to spread itself around the World Wide Web. Installations from third-party setups are mainly responsible for delivering this browser hijacker. Freeware and bundled packages could spread the hijacker to your computer device, without prior notification. Such installation setups could be set to install additional content by default. To avoid that could be managed if you find any Custom or Advanced settings inside the setup. From there you should be able to deselect unwanted components from being added automatically with the install.
Search.searchresults.com might also be spread via a browser extension. Plug-ins and add-ons associated with the hijacker could be put all around the Internet as another technic for reaching users’ browsers. File-sharing services, plus social media networks can also be used for spreading installation setups that contain the hijacker application. The browser hijacker redirect can appear from redirect links and advertisements found on suspicious websites. Browsers that usually get affected are: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer.
Search.searchresults.com – A Closer Look
Search.searchresults.com is the URL address of a browser hijacker. The default search engine for your browsers is going to load the page Search.searchresults.com (in most cases if it doesn’t get changed), after the hijacker has affected your computer. You can see the main website page of the hijacker in the below screenshot:
Addons or extensions which are connected to this hijacker could be in your browser apps and could modify the new tab window, homepage, and the default search settings of the browser. All of 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.searchresults.com site owners. Third party partners and affiliates might also collect 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.searchresults.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.
Search results go via the query.searchresults.com/s?uid= URL redirect. The redirect link is hosted on a sub-domain of the hijacker and only appears for a very small time period. 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 get 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 Yahoo’s search results page that the hijacker loads after redirecting:
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.searchresults.com Redirect
To remove Search.searchresults.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.