Zooms.searchalgo.com is on my Google Chrome as the homepage and search engine, but it’s hard to uninstall it from Chrome as I have tried many times. I uninstalled the Chrome when I found this redirect on it, later I reinstall Chrome, but I find it still stay there. Is it possible to remove this redirect from web browser? I am frustrated with its pop ups which cannot be stopped. Can you help me uninstall it?

Description of Zooms.searchalgo.com Hijacker

Zooms.searchalgo.com is classified as a browser hijacker which usually infects different kinds of web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and so on. it changes the homepage and default search engine of the browser and then takes control that compromised browser. This searchalgo redirect will change the settings of the web browser and insert its own add-on or adware into browser, next it redirects you to malicious sites and shows you unrelated search results. When you go to the page where this infection redirects you to, you will see many pop ups showing on, which floods on the screen. Your online activities will be interrupted a lot. Besides, you don’t open those pop ups, as those pop ups may carry another infection. If you click on them, it will open another infection to attack system. Actually Zooms.searchalgo.com redirect infection usually introduce another threats like worms, adware, malware or Trojan horse via those pop ups. Pop ups is bundled with different kinds of threats by cyber criminals. If your computer is infected with more threats, it security state will be worse. Computer and web browser will slow down soon and get stuck even crash down often. System will get further and more damages. When your browser is infected with this browser hijacker, please remove it as soon as possible.

Zooms.searchalgo.com hijacker is also not a virus but an extension or plugin to attack web browser, so it cannot be detected and removed by any antivirus programs. to avoid it accessing to your machine, you should pay attention to your online behavior when you’re surfing on the Internet. Don’t click on any suspicious and malicious contents which will lead you to virus-infected things and install that into your machine. For example, if you accidentally open malicious sites, you will see some pop ups showing on about software update like Java update. Once you follow its requirement to update so-called Java, you will actually activate some infection to install into your computer. Those weird message is fake info to lure or scare you to click on it, and then unknown infection comes. In addition, this Zooms.searchalgo.com  redirect infection will also be distributed via many other ways like free software downloading, spam email, strange links from unknown person or shareware, etc. When you meet those situation, please don’t be taken in and click on it to open. But in first step, don’t visit malicious sites or watch malicious video. Keeping a good online habit will help protect your computer from being infected with browser hijacker and other infections.

Main Traits of Zooms.searchalgo.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Zooms.searchalgo.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 Zooms.searchalgo.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 Zooms.searchalgo.com Hijacker


Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Zooms.searchalgo.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 Zooms.searchalgo.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 Zooms.searchalgo.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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Zooms.searchalgo.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 Zooms.searchalgo.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 16, 2015 9:32 am

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