Hello, I am using my friend’s laptop, but just now I seem click on something strange, then the browser is always hijacked by this page Search.searchwti.com. My friend set Bing as the start page on this browser, but now it is gone. I have tried to clear data and history, however, it doesn’t work. I have no clue to get back the Bing homepage. If my friend know that I did something wrong to his laptop, he should be angry. Could you please help me get back the Bing search page and recover everything back to normal?
Belief Introduce of Search.searchwti.com Hijacker
Search.searchwti.com is a fake search engine uses to promote a strange video streaming program called ‘Watch TV Instantly’ which s not a useful media player but a questionable browser extension. It claims that it allows you to watch TV programs right on your web browser but actually it is an unwanted program. So in reality, this Search.searchwti.com is associated with browser hijacker, adware or potentially unwanted program. If this browser hijacker gets into your browser, it will keep displaying crazy ads and install some vicious malware or spyware. It redirects you to strange links or websites. This browser hijacker or other computer threat usually will attack targeted machine by bundling with free software, unlicensed websites, spam email or strange links from unknown person. Sometimes, this browser hijacker can modify your DNS settings to block your access to the Internet, that’s why you can’t open websites or webpage is not available. Also, it will make browser run slowly as the popups it displays can take up too much internet resource.
Search.searchwti.com hijacker also can be used by cyber criminal to track your online activities. Once this browser hijacker affects your web browser, it will soon insert toolbar, cookie, extension, bookmark in order to spy on what you browse on the internet. It uses some aggressive cookie or malicious codes to trace what you usually view on specific site, and then display specific ad popups to attract you to click on. In addition, its cookie can record important data you input on webpage like online banking details, credit card info, login password and other sensitive credentials. Then it transfers these important data to remote hackers. Hackers can use personal sensitive data illegally. Search.searchwti.com hijacker won’t do harm on your files but it can cause an immense problem to the functioning of your browser and compromise your privacy. Infected users will find it hard to surf the web and computer will be extremely slow to load up every web page they try to open. Therefore, you’re advised to remove this Search.searchwti.com popup as quickly as possible if you find it on your device.
Symptoms Caused by Search.searchwti.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.searchwti.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.searchwti.com Hijacker
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Search.searchwti.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 Search.searchwti.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.searchwti.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.searchwti.com browser hijacker.
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…“.
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.searchwti.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. Search.searchwti.com 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 browser hijacker 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 22, 2016 3:49 am