Hey, here. How can I uninstall Searchcanvas.com from my Chrome? I thought I should click on something suspicious then bring this crap. This page always shows on as the homepage every time when I open my Chrome. Google is gone. How can I set Google search back? What makes me crazy is that it always pops up endless ads. I even cannot stop them. I don’t want it to mess up my computer. Could you please help me solve this problem?

Description of Searchcanvas.com Hijacker

Searchcanvas.com is not a safe and reliable website but has been classified as a browser hijacker or redirect infection. It always attacks Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari and so on. It changes homepage and default search engine of the browser, and you even cannot reset your favorite homepage back. Once Searchcanvas.com redirect accesses your computer, it will conduct bad activities on computer. It inserts malicious toolbar, plugin or add-on into web browser without your permission. Then it redirects you to strange and suspicious websites or links to attract you to click on something. Actually it redirects you to its sponsored products and wants you to purchase those products or click on something. In fact, this Searchcanvas.com can be treated as a platform of product promotion or malware distribution. So don’t click on what it redirects you, as it will bring other infections into computer. Besides, those pop ups are also a good way for other threats to get into infected computer.  Pop ups may also carry unknown and infectious threats which can access computer by once click. That’s the reason why there are other infections on computer with coming of Searchcanvas.com redirect. More threats will worsen system security. Therefore, you’re strongly suggested to remove this redirect timely.

Searchcanvas.com redirect is designed and spread by remote hackers. It can gets into targeted computer via those free downloads from unreliable and unlicensed resource. As hackers can insert this browser hijacker into those free software beforehand, and once visitors visit the website and download the software they need. This Searchcanvas.com hijacker will soon come into your computer while you’re installing the software. Actually during this installation process, you can block suspicious add-on, plugin or toolbar access your computer. You choose customized installation and check every step if there is unwanted add-on trying to install into system, and then you can block it. In addition, Searchcanvas.com hijacker also comes from malicious websites where also are controlled by hackers and inserted with different unknown. When you visit, threat will automatically drop into computer without any notice. Or clicking on something from those sites can also get this Searchcanvas.com hijacker. In a word, browser hijacker can attack computer through many other ways on the Internet, and what you should do is to be careful of what you perform online to protect computer form being infected with threats.

Main Traits of Searchcanvas.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Searchcanvas.com 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 this Searchcanvas.com hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Searchcanvas.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

The Screenshot of Searchcanvas.com Hijacker


Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Searchcanvas.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 Searchcanvas.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

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.


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


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


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


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.

IE tools

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


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Searchcanvas.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 Searchcanvas.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 Searchcanvas.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 7, 2015 9:27 am

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