This article will aid you remove Softsearches.com effectively. Follow the browser hijacker removal instructions at the bottom of the article.
Softsearches.com is the main domain for a search engine. That search engine is named Softsearches as well, but also serves as the search engine for an adware called DailyWiki. You could get redirected to pages with loads of advertisements and sponsored content that go through the redirect or if you have the adware on your computer device. The Softsearches browser hijacker will switch the main page, new tab, and search engine for every browser program you have installed on your computer system, while the adware will load your browser pages and search results with advertisements.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Every browser application which is on your computer will get affected. The hijacker can redirect you and show you lots of advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Browser settings that get changed are the start page, search engine and the new tab page and various advertisements could show up.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Softsearches.com |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Softsearches.com.|
Softsearches.com – Distribution Methods
Softsearches.com could be distributed with various methods, the most effective of which is via third-party installation setups. Such installers usually come from bundled applications and freeware that is packed with additional features, set to be installed with some other software. The unpacking of anything additive could occur without any prior notification. You could have installed a media player or some other free program and got your browser settings altered from this hijacker. To prevent unwanted programs from affecting your computer device is doable if you find Custom or Advanced settings. There you should have an option to deselect any additional features and software from being added.
Softsearches.com could be distributed with other methods, like add-ons or extensions added to your browser. Other delivery methods may include the adware DailyWiki or advertisements, such as banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and redirect links. Sponsored adverts, including targeted content on suspicious websites could also deliver the hijacker. These websites could also be partnered up or affiliated with the Softsearches.com services and website. Browsers which could get affected are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari.
Softsearches.com – Technical Overview
The Softsearches.com URL address is the primary one for the browser hijacker that is named Softsearches and the adware DailyWiki. You will be redirected when you are using those services, if you click on links provided by them, and from advertisements and pages hosted by that search engine. The main page can be seen from the screenshot right down below:
The Softsearches.com browser hijacker can redirect you if you are using its services and interact with whatever links, advertisements and other forms of sponsored content pushed from its search pages. In case you are indeed using that search engine to browse the Internet, you will get redirected to its search results page.
Take note of the fact that every search query that you make on its pages will be sending information to servers related to the Softsearches hijacker and the DailyWiki adware. The pages displayed in the above and bottom image replace the homepage, new tab and default search engine for every browser that you own.
The screenshot that is shown under this paragraph depicts what is one of the results when you try to make a search query through the Softsearches.com search bar if you are unaffected by the hijacker or you have just opened a new tab. It could redirect you to another search page which is related to the hijacker. Every search in the search will be filtered and sent to servers related with the makers of the malware. Thus, everything that you give out as information will be obtained data by the browser hijacker in question.
In case another search engine loads rather than the one of the hijacker, the website could push even more advertisements and redirects that can place browser cookies on your computer machine, and they can track your online activity. Tracking technologies of another sort could also be actively operating. Be careful of what information you provide on such search pages, especially on ones, associated with Softsearches.com. Do not click on suspicious advertisements, neither on any links that are displayed by this service.
The following information can be acquired from you, according to that Policy:
- Your IP address
- Internet Service Provider
- Visited Web pages
- Browser preferences
- Site usage
- Demographic information
- Type of browser
- Cookies and related data
- Information you provide
Browser cookies are also dropped by the website and services of Softsearches.com and will collect more information related to your internet activity. Softsearches.com service collects your IP addresses and could identify you in other ways.
In conclusion, you should be wary of what information you provide to search engines and websites, and also, in the case you do not like personal information to be acquired from you by this browser hijacker, you should remove it.
Remove Softsearches.com Effectively
To remove Softsearches.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker redirect and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program can keep your computer safe in the future.