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Remove Search.searchtrmypa(.)com Hijacker by SaferBrowser

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Search.searchtrmypa(.)com is the search engine of the browser hijacker called Track This Package. The hijacker is created by SaferBrowser. That company has made plenty of undesired software such as this hijacker application. Browser settings, like the new tab, start page, and search engine can be switched by the program on most browsers. A toolbar is placed inside your browsers, and an extension related to the hijacker is possible to pop up too. You can get redirects. To remove the hijacker and all of its items, you should read this article to its end.

Threat Summary

NameSearch.searchtrmypa(.)com
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionThe hijacker will change the startpage, search engine and new tab setting on the browser programs you own.
SymptomsThe startpage, search engine and new tab of your browsers will be changed to Search.searchtrmypa(.)com. You can get redirected or see sponsored content and ads.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Search.searchtrmypa(.)com – Spread

Search.searchtrmypa(.)com can be spread with third-party installation setups. Without your knowledge, the hijacker can install its files on your computer via bundled packages or freeware programs. Installers could select extra components to be added as a default installation option. Avoiding to get similar programs with hijacking capabilities on your computer system, is possible if you find Custom or Advanced settings from where to deselect components.

An installation setup connected to Search.searchtrmypa(.)com is spread across the Internet and an extension might appear on the Google Chrome web store. Such an extension might available for direct download from certain websites. The hijacker might also be spread through advertisements, as well as redirecting links from suspicious websites. Browsers that can be affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari.

Search.searchtrmypa(.)com – Description

Search.searchtrmypa(.)com is the search engine of the browser hijacker named Track This Package. The search engine is that of a tool that supposedly tracks a package you have bought overseas or from another city, through the Internet. It also shares similar websites via its toolbar. You will see lots of targeted content from some of the redirects, if not from all of them.

When the hijacker is on your PC, you might witness heaps of redirects towards the Search.searchtrmypa(.)com page. Your settings will be tampered with by the unwanted program. All of your browsers can get their new tab, start page, search engine, and other settings switched. The software is developed by the SaferBrowser company. They have made lots of browser hijackers and continue to make new ones, as you can see. You can look at articles in our blog about the SaferBrowser’s hijackers.

This is how the search engine looks like:

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A browser extension or some add-on might be set in your browser applications and change their settings, like the start page, new tab, search and the like. Additional components such as these extensions mainly come from bundled applications and get on your PC with their installation. So, you could see redirects when browsing and information sent through them to the servers of Search.searchtrmypa(.)com, which is probably also sent to its affiliates and partners.

If Search.searchtrmypa(.)com is on your computer system and is affecting your browsers, you could experience slowdowns in performance. You can get redirected and be rattled by the newly-changed browser settings. Every search query you make will be filtered by the search engine of this hijacker and data about you, and your computer machine can be acquired. Misleading, sponsored content, and advertisements can show in the search results. The ads could be pop-ups, pop-unders, in-text links, or some other form of advertising.

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From the screenshot shown above, you can see the search results page you land on from the Search.searchtrmypa(.)com search engine. You are redirected to the search results page of other search engines, which are reputable. You can see that Yahoo is the search given here as an example, but other famous search engines might be shown, too. That is used by hijackers, so they can trick you into trusting them.

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All queries you make in any search bar will go through the modified search, filtered by the hijacker, and the information sent to its servers. So, be very careful in what searches you conduct. Read below to find out what information exactly could be extracted from the things you type and from your Internet presence, while you have the hijacker on your computer.

Search.searchtrmypa(.)com – Privacy Policy

In the Privacy Policy of Search.searchtrmypa(.)com it is written that information, which is both personally and non-personally identifying can be collected by this hijacker. The SaferBrowser company has this same policy for nearly all of its applications since January 2015. All information, which is gathered could very well be disclosed to third party affiliates or partners.

The Policy states that the following information can be acquired from you:

  • 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 viewed in the picture down here:

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The policy states that you give your automatic consent for information to be collected from you if you use any types of services and software, which are related to the Search.searchtrmypa(.)com website. In this way, the SaferBrowser company accumulates data from you and your computer machine. Cookies which the site uses, along with other tracking technologies, such as web beacons, could obtain more information about your browsing activity. Be wary with what information you provide with your search queries.

Remove Search.searchtrmypa(.)com Completely from Your PC

To remove Search.searchtrmypa(.)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.

Manually delete Search.searchtrmypa(.)com from Windows and your browser

Note! Substantial notification about the Search.searchtrmypa(.)com threat: Manual removal of Search.searchtrmypa(.)com requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

1. Remove or Uninstall Search.searchtrmypa(.)com in Windows
2. Remove Search.searchtrmypa(.)com from Your Browser
3. Fix registry entries created by Search.searchtrmypa(.)com on your PC

Automatically remove Search.searchtrmypa(.)com by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove Search.searchtrmypa(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to Search.searchtrmypa(.)com in the future
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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