Ok, here is the problem. Yesterday my daughter opened her favorite shopping websites, but she didn’t do anything malicious but next day when she turned on laptop, one page called Searchengage.com showed up immediately. She thought this page can be used as search page like Google, so she still enter what she what to look up, but she can’t get anything correct as usual.  She can’t finish homework online well as many pop-up ads keep showing on the webpage. Even though we have installed advanced antivirus, it can’t stop those pop-up ads. Do you have ways to completely stop this issue?

Description of Searchengage.com Hijacker

Searchengage.com always misleads computer users that it can be used as a normal search page as Google, Yahoo or Bing, because it also has a quick search link like Facebook, You Tube, Twitter or Gmail and so on under search bar. But actually Searchengage.com is a fake search page which can’t work normally as real search engine provider. In fact, it is categorized as a browser hijacker. When browser hijacker like this one gets into web browser, it will first change the default settings like homepage, search engine provider and bookmark and so on. so the search tool you usually use will be gone, and you can’t get it back as this browser hijacker doesn’t allow  you to change back. Searchengage.com actually can be treated as a platform to distribute products, ads or even malware program. It pops up ads and messages banner in order to attract people to hit pop-up ads to collect more traffic rank, and then it can get more profits. But sometimes those pop-up ads contain virus or malware files. Clicking on it will activate and install the virus or malware thing. Anyway, if you see pop-ups from the webpage, you should not hit it to open. And meanwhile, many pop-ups will slow down Internet speed as Internet resources are taken up too much.

Searchengage.com hijacker should come from online Internet as cyber hacker usually distributes it on the Internet worldwide. They bundle this malicious thing into free software then put free software into those unsafe website, but actually unsafe website is controlled by cyber hackers themselves. While you’re downloading the program you need, this Searchengage.com hijacker malware also gets installed. To avoid unwanted programs getting installed, you should choose customized installation. Then you can check if there is unwanted program trying to install by itself. Besides, when you check your email, please don’t read those spam email, as those spam email would contain virus or malware links. Cyber hackers also can put virus thing into spam email attachment or links. When you click on links or its attachment, this Searchengage.com infection also gets installed. This browser hijacker or other malware and virus can be spread on the Internet through many other ways. To keep computer infection out of your machine, you should keep cautious to your online activities to prevent malware or virus.

Main Traits of Searchengage.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 Searchengage.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 Searchengage.com Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Searchengage.com 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: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Searchengage.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

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Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel

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Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs

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Then try to find the program which relates to Searchengage.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

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Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK

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Conclusion:

Searchengage.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 and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this Searchengage.com redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC 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 Searchengage.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on April 6, 2016 5:03 am

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