Search.searchleasy.com is the domain of a suspicious browser redirect that may occur due to a potentially unwanted program installed on the PC. It can be classified as a browser hijacker as once it penetrates the system some essential browser settings may be changed. The changes may affect the default search engine, the homepage and the new tab page of the browser.
This article aims to help you with the thorough removal process of Search.searchleasy.com browser redirect from your browser and your computer.
|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.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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Search.searchleasy.com Redirect – Distribution Methods
The annoying Search.searchleasy.com browser redirect may penetrate the system during the installation of another program. This is possible because of the widespread technique called bundling applied by many developers of free apps. They can easily include additional features in the installation setup of their software and hide them in the Advanced or Custom installation options. Thus they hope that users will skip visiting these options but only click the Next button to the end of the installation process and this way affect themselves with the potentially unwanted program. Cyber crooks may also corrupt web pages of popular websites and set them to initiate a drive-by download attack. So after visiting such pages, users may notice Search.searchleasy.com presence in their browsers.
Search.searchleasy.com Redirect – Detailed Analysis
Search.searchleasy.com is the third in a row browser redirect created by Polarity Technologies Ltd that we have noticed for less than a month. Along with the other two Search.dailybibleverses.co Redirect and Search.hgomaps.co Redirect, Search.searchleasy.com is active and affects online users worldwide.
Once it penetrates the system, it can access the settings of the browser and replace the default search engine, the homepage and the new tab page with its domain address – Search.searchleasy.com. Below is its homepage that can appear on each browser start:
Every time a search query is entered, Search.searchleasy.com opens a new tab window and redirects to Yahoo search. It is advisable, however, to remove the hijacker and set Yahoo as a preferred search engine if it appeals to you.
On Search.searchleasy.com homepage there is quick access to several well-known websites like Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo, Amazon, Twitter and other. This may mislead you that the services it provides are also useful and trustworthy.
- 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
The Search.searchleasy.com cannot be classified as malicious software that aims to cause harm to the computer. However, it can also lead to some unwanted effects. These effects refer to the collected information that may be shared with third-party services that are likely to flood your browser with targeted advertisements of all kind. Thus you may begin to experience a lot of browser crashes and slowed PC performance.
Remove Search.searchleasy.com Redirect Effectively
You can remove Search.searchleasy.com browser hijacker from the affected system by following the step-by-step guide below. Have in mind that the manual approach is suitable for experienced computer users. The automatic removal approach is a sure way to remove the annoying Search.searchleasy.com redirect from the computer once and forever. An advanced anti-malware tool will ensure your online protection against all kinds of malware and detect it before it infects the system.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Search.searchleasy.com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Search.searchleasy.com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Search.searchleasy.com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Search.searchleasy.com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Search.searchleasy.com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Search.searchleasy.com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Search.searchleasy.com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Search.searchleasy.com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Search.searchleasy.com
Step 2: Uninstall Search.searchleasy.com and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Search.searchleasy.com on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Search.searchleasy.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Search.searchleasy.com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Search.searchleasy.com and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Search.searchleasy.com via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Search.searchleasy.com from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Search.searchleasy.com from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Search.searchleasy.com from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Search.searchleasy.com from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Search.searchleasy.com will be removed.
Eliminate Search.searchleasy.com from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.