Hi! My partner’s computer has some strange issues, can you help? Her computer got slow inexplicably this morning. When she opened her browser this morning, she always got Search.searchpat.com. She didn’t know what it is. She said she had never seen this website before. It seems this website had been set as her browser default homepage, we want to change back but we can’t. We also tried to restart the computer and hoped it will work, but it didn’t. What should we do now? How can we change her homepage back and get this website off the computer?

Some details about this Search.searchpat.com

When you always are redirected to this Search.searchpat.com website, you should know that your computer has been infected by this browser hijacker. This website is one kind of browser hijacker that can change your browser settings. In this case, you won’t be able to use your browser normally. This browser hijacker is very malicious. Once your computer gets infected by this browser hijacker, your browser setting will be changed then your default homepage and search engine also will be changed, too. Once your homepage is changed to Search.searchpat.com, you won’t be capable to change your original homepage back. When you open your browser, you will always get this website and when you search something on this website, you won’t be able to get the results you want and you will get many ads. Those ads are very annoying that you can’t see the contents on your screen. And if you click on those ads, you may get more infections. So you’d to remove this browser hijacker immediately.

What’s more, this Search.searchpat.com browser hijacker can add some strange toolbars to your browser. These toolbars will take up your computer resources and make your computer get sluggish. If you don’t remove this browser hijacker immediately, your computer may crash down. These toolbars are added to link you to the ads websites so that the hijacker maker can get more profits. This browser hijacker also can help the hijacker maker to create a chance to get to the computer. In this circumstance, the hijacker maker can record your browse habit and get your personal information like banking details, phone number and home address. If you don’t want anyone else know your personal information, you should remove this Search.searchpat.com browser immediately.

Screenshot of this browser hijakcer

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How does this browser hijacker infect my computer

You may get this browser hijacker in the following situations:
NO.1
You received an unknown email telling you some weird messages and there is an attachment in this email. Due to the curiosity, you will click and download the attachment. But you never know that you have downloaded the browser hijacker at the same time.
NO.2
When you surf on the Internet, you clicked on the pop-up ads accidently. After you clicked on the ads, you can get browser hijacker. The ads may contain the browser hijacker. Once you click on it, the browser hijacker will be downloaded to your computer silently.
NO.3
You downloaded a freeware on the Internet, but you don’t know that the browser hijacker has been bundled with the freeware you downloaded. When you downloaded and installed the freeware to your computer, you will download the browser hijacker at the same time and you know nothing about it.

The characteristics of Browser Hijacker

– Install some strange add-ons and extensions to your browser.
– Slow down your browsed speed or even make your browser crash down
– Many annoying pop-ups are injected with the website you are visiting
– Other unwanted programs may be installed without your permission
– May record your browse habits and get your confidential information like banking detail, home address and phone number

If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to this Search.searchpat.com. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.

NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts, we are here to help you:

The way to remove 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.

1st: Press “Ctrl + Alt + Delete” keys together to open Windows Task Manager, then end all Search.searchpat.com running processes. One of processes called random.

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2nd: Please find Folder Option in Control Panel, tap View, then select Show hidden files and folders, non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). Then click OK.

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3rd: Go back to desktop then click on Start, then click on Control Panel
Then click on Add and Remove Programs, and find the program related to the Search.searchpat.com browser hijacker then try to remove it.

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4th: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Mozilla Firefox as an Example)

Click on the button which has tree lines, then click on Options

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Then type the URL you want into Home page box and then close this Options tab.

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Summary:

If this Search.searchpat.com website appears on your computer and it don’t go away, you should know that this website is a malicious browser hijacker which should be removed immediately. This browser hijacker can change your browser hijacker can change your browser settings, default homepage and search engine. Once your computer gets infected by this browser hijacker, your browser homepage will be changed to Search.searchpat.com and you won’t be allowed to change back. When you make a search on this website, you will get the unrelated websites and many ads will pop up. If you click on those ads by accident, you will get more infections and your computer will get more damages. In addition, your browser will be added many unknown toolbars which will eat up your computer resources and make your computer slow. Furthermore, this Search.searchpat.com browser hijacker is able to help the hijacker maker to get into your computer to record your browse habit and get your sensitive information. If you don’t remove this browser hijacker from your computer, your sensitive information will be known by others. It is very dangerous for your finance.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Search.searchpat.com? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on August 30, 2016 3:22 pm

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