Hey, could you please now help me remove this Search.searchcounn.com redirect thing from my Google Chrome? It has been on my web browser for several days but I have no clue dealing with it. I tried to change back the start page, but after restarting browser back, this redirect page is still there. I have installed some antivirus, but they can’t find anything malicious. Crazy advertisements caused by this redirect infection always pop up and interrupt me a lot. Please help me completely remove this browser redirect.

Belief Introduce of Search.searchcounn.com Hijacker

Search.searchcounn.com is categorized as a browser redirect which can change default settings of attacked browser, modify the homepage and search engine and pops up endless ads. It’s reported that this browser redirect is actually associated with adware, malware, virus and spyware thing. Even though at the beginning it looks no harm to computer system, it gradually will bring attack and damage to system for a long time. It replaces the start page of web browser with this domain, and it even doesn’t allow you to change back or download any new program. Some strange toolbars may also be inserted into web browser, unwanted extension even automatically adds into background of browser. Pop-up ads like deals, product items, discount and coupon keep displaying on every webpage you open. Thousands of junk and temporary files are created by Search.searchcounn.com redirect to occupy system capacity and internet resources. You will find it takes a long time to load up one page or web browser crashes down once you open many new tabs at the same time. Your PC will start to run slowly. It will get stuck if you run many programs at the same time. The error “Windows Explorer stops working“will happen frequently.

Search.searchcounn.com redirect may also implant some aggressive cookie to monitor your online activities and record what information your input online. The goal of cyber hackers who create this kind of browser redirect is to use the redirect infection to hijacker targeted browser and steal user’s important personal data like online banking details, credit card info, login password, confidential material and other valuable privacy. Once cyber hackers get your important personal data, they will illegally use it or steal your money. Search.searchcounn.com redirect is actually a danger to personal data safety. To avoid getting this kind of browser redirect or other computer threat, you should notice your online activities. In order to target more computer, cyber hackers spread this browser redirect through many methods online. They put it into hacked websites in a form of attractive pop up, add it into spam email, make it a hyperlink or bundle it with free software. If you accidentally click on these nasty things mentioned above, this browser redirect or even other threat risks will quickly log into the system without your permission. And you even don’t when it gets into your machine.

Symptoms Caused by Search.searchcounn.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.searchcounn.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.searchcounn.com Hijacker

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Search.searchcounn.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: 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 browser 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.searchcounn.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 Search.searchcounn.com browser hijacker.

Registry Editor

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

Browser 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.

Homepage

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Conclusion:

Search.searchcounn.com is not a normal webpage and a useful search tool. web browser will first perform improperly. Browser often gets stuck, hang or unresponsive. DNS server settings of some websites are changed and you’re blocked to access the site.  Strange and unexpected toolbars, bookmarks, add-ons will stay on your web browser. When you’re browsing online, you will be disturbed by tons of endless irrelevant pop-ups. But you don’t click on any of them as your computer system can be attacked by more other virus or malware. Browser hijacker also has a bad effect on computer performance. It will slow down performance of computer, which will let computer run slower than before. Your computer may get hang or frozen for some time while you runs many programs or perform many tasks at the same time. even worse, this Search.searchcounn.com browser redirect can assist cyber hackers to collect your personal information stored on the Internet and computer disk in order to gain more illegal benefits. Please get rid of this browser hijacker as soon as possible before any damages and data loss caused by it.

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 Leo R. Oscar & last updated on December 30, 2016 3:52 am

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