There is something wrong with my computer. I cannot go online easily. Every time I go online, I can be taken to a page called SearchInMe.com. Also, I keep receiving annoying pop-ups from this page. During these days, I can feel that my computer is slower and slower. I can’t find anything harmful on my security tool. How can I stop those things from popping up? I’m not a computer savvy, please help!
Brief Introduction to This Page
SearchInMe.com is a page that created by cyber hackers. Even though it looks innocent as we can only see a search box and some quick links for popular pages on it, it doesn’t mean that this domain is a safe page for people to save on their systems. We have learned from some victims of this infection that they keep getting problems on their computers after they set this page as their homepages. Technically speaking, this page belongs to a kind of browser hijacker which can corrupt all browsers installed on the infected computers so that it can help cyber criminals achieve their evil purposes easily. Once this hijacker sneaks into your computer, you will suffer from a lot of troubles on your system.
The Screenshot of This Hijacker
There are many ways for cyber hackers to spread this SearchInMe.com infection to innocent computer users. Mostly, this hijacker can be pretended to be a useful program for people to use. Cyber hackers can upload the fake program to some unsafe pages with misleading description. Once people are lured to download and install this hijacker on their computers, their systems can be corrupted by it instantly. Also, some inexperienced users can fall into its trap by visiting it. The look of it can cheat many people to think it as a legit search engine.
It is hard for users to realize that this SearchInMe.com is a browser hijacker as most security tools cannot detect it as a virus. Once this hijacker infiltrates target computers, it can make chaos to the entire systems. All browsers can be taken control by it. The default homepage and search engine can be changed to be this unsafe page. When people go online, they will get a lot of vicious pop-ups which contain more viruses. The infected computers will be targeted by more malware. This hijacker can slow down the operating speed of the infected computers remarkably. People will take a long time to run programs and load pages. What’s worse, cyber hackers can use this hijacker to collect personal information from the infected computers so that they can gain more illegal benefits.
The properties of Browser Hijacker
-Can not be detected by your anti-virus software, which makes it hard to uninstall from the computer.
-Once you open your browser, you will be redirected to some unknown websites.
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can pop up many unwanted advertisements when you are doing something else.
-Can change your settings in your browser and it is not easy to change it back.
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 SearchInMe.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:
Manual Removal Guide of 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.
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 hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.
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 this browser 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.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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SearchInMe.com is a baleful browser hijacker which can bring troubles to the infected computers. It is not a safe search engine for people to keep on their systems. Once it sneaks into target computers, it will cause a lot of system errors. The sensitive information saved on the infected systems can be grasped by cyber hackers. The condition of the infected computers can be worse and worse if this hijacker cannot be removed in time. To avoid further losses, people must get rid of this hijacker in time.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on August 3, 2016 6:01 am