Hey, can you help me remove fake page Search.searchffn.com from my Firefox? I have been hijacked by this fake webpage for several days. I thought it should be gone by itself someday but day by day it is still there and corrupt many things on the Internet. I can’t surf online freely. I’m always disturbed by many annoying and endless popups coming from those pages, which drives me to be crazy. There should be some kind malware installed into my computer, which causes this redirect problem. However, I’m not a computer literate. Is there any simple way to find it out and clean it completely? Could you please give me some advices?
Brief Description of Search.searchffn.com Hijacker
Here we need to tell you that Search.searchffn.com is actually classified as a kind of browser hijacker which always hit web browser like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox even Safari on Mac. Even though this fake page looks like a real one as Google or Bing, it’s useless to search stuff thing online. You should wonder why you got this kind of computer infection. Technically this browser hijacker can’t be a virus, but actually a kind of adware or extension. Antivirus program can’t detect and remove it. So when this threat comes into your device, you will not get any warning notice from your antivirus. The cyber hacker creates this Search.searchffn.com infection and put it into different carrier to affect different web browser on user’s computer. They first insert this hijacker infection into website which is actually controlled by them. And when visitor open this unsafe webpage, the hijacker infection will pop up in different forms like flash picture, null video or fake message banner or product ads. If you click on anything mentioned above, the Search.searchffn.com hijacker will sneak into computer. Besides, cyber hacker bundle this threat into free-downloading software. It’s easier for this hijacker to access the browser in this way. While you’re downloading the software you need, this redirect is also installed. To protect your computer against being compromised with this browser hijacker or other malware or virus, you should first keep cautious to online activities.
When Search.searchffn.com hijacker comes to your device, the web browser settings first will be changed totally, homepage is replaced with this fake page and search tool is not there. Whatever you try to change back the default settings, it all fails. You’ll be frustrated by this problem. Pop-ups like product item ads, fake computer security message, flash picture or video are flying over there on page you open. Looking up things via this search bar will be hard to get the correct search result but instead you will just be redirected to unwanted and strange links or websites. Many popups caused by this When Search.searchffn.com redirect problem will make Internet speed slow down as popups will occupy too much Internet resources. Many junk files will suddenly produce to eat up the rest of system capacity. Therefore, you will find computer performance becomes slow. When you open many tabs on browser at the same time, browser will easily get stuck. If you run many programs or perform several tasks at the same time, computer will work slowly. Many problems will be caused by this browser hijacker if it’s not removed timely.
Main Symptoms of Search.searchffn.com Hijacker
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back
-Can always redirect you to other websites
-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.
-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Search.searchffn.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
The Screenshot of Search.searchffn.com Hijacker
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of browser hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Press CTRL, SHIFT and ESC these three keys together at the same time to pull up Windows Task Manager; click Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find and end odd processes related to this Search.searchffn.com hijacker. Names of the processes are random.
Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start Menu, then open Programs, click on Uninstall a program. Find suspicious programs or tool-bars related to the Search.searchffn.com hijacker. Right click on it and select Uninstall.
Step 3: Go to Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then mark “Show hidden files, folders, and drivers” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files” (Recommended) and then click Apply or OK.
Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the Search.searchffn.com browser hijacker.
Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.
Search.searchffn.com hijacker has the ability to insert into web browser and spy on user’s online activities, so it is suggested to delete all history, data and cookies of the infected web browser before a complete removal. Take Internet Explorer for example:
a. From the “Tool” menu button in the upper-right corner of the Internet Explorer window, choose “Safety” > “Delete browsing history…“.
b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.
Step 6: Change your homepage of the infected web browser (Take Internet Explorer as Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools menu and select Internet Options, then click General tab, and input the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK.
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Search.searchffn.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data like online banking details, credit card or paypal account information or your business data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Those pop-ups it creates will take up too much Internet resources and slow down Internet speed. The webpage will be hard to load up and even can’t be open after you have tried many times to open the webpage you need. In system, many unwanted junk files will be produced to occupy the rest of system capacity. Even thought at the beginning this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms or payware, this Search.searchffn.com redirect also has the ability to bring those harmful viruses to attack computer system, which will greatly slow down PC performance and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Search.searchffn.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 15, 2016 2:01 am