Hello, could you please help me unlock my web browser IE out of this Search.searchmoose.com domain? I don’t remember how can this page be my homepage and delete the Google search. I changed back the homepage in IE settings, but this page is very stubborn, it comes back again and again. Do you know if there is software can totally delete this page from my IE? Or do you guys have other methods to clean up it?

Web browser is hijacked by Search.searchmoose.com domain and can’t be removed completely?

Search.searchmoose.com has been classified as a browser hijacker to infect different web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and so on. It can change the homepage and default search engine of web browser and it doesn’t allow to be changed back. What it usually do is to display endless pop ups to interrupt your online activities and meanwhile attract you to click on those pop ups. Search.searchmoose.com hijacker can be also treated as a platform of product promotion and malware distribution. Those pop ups may also carry malware infection. Once click on those pop ups, the malware will soon drop on computer without any notice. So this browser hijacker can also open the backdoor for virus, malware, spyware, worm and ransomware to get into computer by displaying pop ups. Even though Search.searchmoose.com hijacker doesn’t create severe computer problems at the beginning, as time goes on and with coming of other infections, computer will get more problems and performance will be slow down.  For example, it takes a long time to open tabs in web browser, and even the browser crashes down. Running more programs at the same time, you will find computer get stuck often even get frozen.

To avoid this Search.searchmoose.com hijacker getting into your computer to mess up your web browser, change browser settings and bring other threats, you should behave yourself well while you’re surfing on the Internet. This browser hijacker is heavily spread on the Internet and ready to infect targeted computer through many way. But usually browser hijacker comes from those malicious sites, free software or application installation package, bundling add-on, toolbar or plugine  and spam email attachments and so on. To illustrate, the Search.searchmoose.com hijacker infection can be inserted or added into sites, installation package or email. Once click will soon bring it into computer. Usually if you accidentally open suspicious sites, many pop ups or fake computer security message or software online update message will show up and lure you to click on. Don’t be such a fool to click anything from the malicious sites. If you install application, you’d better choose customized installation to check and block suspicious app like add-on, toolbar and so on. Anyway, please be careful with online behavior to keep this hijacker from entering your computer.

What Bad Impact will Happen While Search.searchmoose.com Hijacker Comes into Computer?

-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.searchmoose.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.searchmoose.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.searchmoose.com hijacker. Names of the processes are random.

Windows Task Manager

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.searchmoose.com hijacker. Right click on it and select Uninstall.

Programs and Features

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.

Folder Options

Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the browser hijacker.

Registry Editor

Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.

Search.searchmoose.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…“.

Delete Browsing History 1

b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.

Delete Browsing History

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.searchmoose.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 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.searchmoose.com hijacker 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 browser hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 1, 2016 2:10 am

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