This article aims to help you with the removal of Search.searchwatchytsn.com hijacker from affected browser and system. Follow the detailed guide to get rid of this annoying website completely.
Search.searchwatchytsn.com is a website that could alter the settings of your browser homepage, new tab page and default search engine so that its main page could be the first thing you see each time you open the browser. It usually lands on the system with the help of shady distribution techniques.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Search.searchwatchytsn.com is a suspicious website that replaces the homepage and new tab page in your browser without your consent. Its rogue search engine replaces the default one.|
|Symptoms||The homepage and new tab page of affected browsers display the main page of Search.searchwatchytsn.com hijacker. Many advertisements flood the browser and make it sluggish.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Search.searchwatchytsn.com |
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Search.searchwatchytsn.com – Methods of Distribution
Search.searchwatchytsn.com could land on your system with the help of some shady techniques of distribution know to deliver potentially unwanted programs like this one. Often the infection sneaks unnoticeably into the system as part of software bundle. Many vendors of free third-party apps implement this practice as a way to monetize their projects. By incorporating additional potentially unwanted programs like Search.searchwatchytsn.com into the installers of their apps they trick users into installing these programs along with the primary one. Each successful installation generates revenue to these vendors.
Such free and supposedly useful apps with nasty extras are available for download on various websites across the net. An efficient way to prevent the installation of PUPs is to choose the Advanced or Custom configuration options each time you decide to install a new app on your PC. By accessing them you could find them and reject their installation.
Search.searchwatchytsn.com is also known to infiltrate web browsers via the suspicious browser extension Watch Your TV Shows Now. It could be found in Chrome Web Store but could affect the browser unnoticeably as well.
Search.searchwatchytsn.com is likely to hijack frequently used web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
Search.searchwatchytsn.com – More About Its Impact
Search.searchwatchytsn.com is a website that could alter the settings of your browser homepage, new tab page and default search engine so that its main page could be the first thing you see each time you open the browser.
As you can see in the picture above, the main page of Search.searchwatchytsn.com provides two search fields and several links to popular websites for TV shows and movies. However, it gets clear that its search engine is hoax one at the moment you enter a search query. All what Search.searchwatchytsn.com does is a redirect to Yahoo search in a new browser tab.
In fact, the primary purpose of this hijacker is to obtain certain details from your browser and then use them to deliver you targeted content that may be of your interest. So you may see an increased number of annoying advertisements that could make your browser sluggish and diminish your browsing experience. All ads aim to trick you into visiting the websites they promote as each time you do it Search.searchwatchytsn.com’s owners get paid by the advertisers who are using the hijacker as an advertising channel.
In addition, along with the hijacker you may have installed the suspicious browser extension Watch Your TV Shows Now. It is owned by the same company as Search.searchwatchytsn.com and apparently is used for the distribution of this dubious website. Once installed in the browser, Watch Your TV Shows Now can:
- 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
And in the next paragraph, you will see all details collected by Search.searchwatchytsn.com from your affected browser.
So as long as Search.searchwatchytsn.com has access to your browser it is able to obtain and record the following details:
- Visited URLs and websites
- Browser’s home page
- Search queries
- Search queries on the visited web pages
- Type of used browser
- Operating system type
- Internet protocol (IP) address
- Geographic location
- The domain name of current Internet service provider (ISP)
- Diagnostic information which describes how their Services are operating on the system
Further, the policy reveals that the owners of Search.searchwatchytsn.com can use the records of your data for advertising purposes or even disclose them to third-parties of unknown origin. Unfortunately, it is not clear how these third-parties plan to use your data. Chances are that they are going to send yet another wave of intrusive ads in your browser or cause serious privacy-related issues.
Remove Search.searchwatchytsn.com Browser Hijacker
The steps listed below will help you to remove Search.searchwatchytsn.com hijacker completely from affected Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, and Safari browsers. In the guide that follows, you will also find how to remove this nasty program from your Windows system. There are two removal approaches – manual and automatic. In case that after the manual removal you still experience redirects to Search.searchwatchytsn.com, you need to scan the system for some leftovers. With the help of an advanced anti-malware tool, you can easily locate and eliminate all leftovers.