Hey, here. I usually use Yahoo as my default search engine on Internet Explorer, but now actually I don’t know when it is gone without any notice and the search tool becomes Securedsearch.lavasoft.com. How does that happen? Even worse, this search tool cannot help me look up what I want, and I’m always redirected to strange links or websites. Now I can see many ads flood on my screen, that’s very annoying. I thought the only way to get rid of it is to uninstall this IE, but after I uninstall and then reinstall, it still pops up. Please help me remove this weird thing!

Description of Securedsearch.lavasoft.com Hijacker

Securedsearch.lavasoft.com has been classified as a browser hijacker that severely attacks windows computer and Mac. The main purpose of this hijacker is to gain traffic for its products and generate revenue for its creator. It can be treated as a platform of promoting sponsored products and malwares to PC users. For this aspect, this browser hijacker is dangerous and cunning. Also this browser hijacker can bypass the detection of antivirus program to access targeted computer without your permission, as technically this redirect infection is an extension to infect and hijack web browser. Its extension or plugin drops on your computer by bundling into free software downloading, or from malicious websites which are also infected with different kind of virus, or from those spam email attachment. If you do something wrong on those things mentioned above, you will get this Securedsearch.lavasoft.com hijacker. To illustrate, those popping up ads will show you something attractive like coupon codes, special offers that help you save money. But don’t take any risk to clicking on them because it could redirect you to unknown webpage that contains viruses.

While this Securedsearch.lavasoft.com hijacker comes on your computer but you cannot remove it as soon as possible, it will do many damages on your machine. The first common thing it will do is to change the homepage and default search engine, in this way, it can monitor your online activities anytime by insert its malicious code to record your trace and those valuable information like password, banking details. It redirects to its sponsored links, sponsored products, strange websites to attract you to purchase its products or let more infections get on computer. Even worse, Securedsearch.lavasoft.com redirect infection also can bring other threats to your computer by use system loopholes. If computer is infected with more threats, you will find that the CPU usage becomes higher than before. That means that your computer loads more processes in system, and the CPU and internet resource have been taken up by those viruses. Gradually, computer will run slower and often get stuck. For example, you cannot run the browser properly; it may often loads for a long time or cannot open or crash down directly. It is hard to run more programs at the same time, and if you run more, the computer may get stuck to death which may not allow you to shut it down normally.

Main Traits of Securedsearch.lavasoft.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Securedsearch.lavasoft.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 browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Securedsearch.lavasoft.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 Securedsearch.lavasoft.com Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Securedsearch.lavasoft.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 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 Securedsearch.lavasoft.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:

Securedsearch.lavasoft.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 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 Securedsearch.lavasoft.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Michael Myn & last updated on January 9, 2015 5:39 am

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