Hi, someone seems hijack my Windows 10 laptop. the start page on Google Chrome is changed to this Search.tagadin.com domain, I’ve never visited this website, but now it becomes the homepage, redirects me to some strange websites and pops up different ads even though I open legit site. And I can’t change back the homepage and Google search engine! Many prompt messages always pop up to ask me to download some cookie and Java updates. Is there any way can help me solve this problem?

Belief Introduce of Search.tagadin.com Hijacker

Search.tagadin.com is not a trustful website to be used as a homepage but instead it is categorized into a browser hijacker. Browser hijacker usually can comes into targeted computer by bundling with free-charging software from unknown resources, phishing and hacked websites, spam email attachments, free shareware, peer-to-peer files, files or links sent from unknown person. When Search.tagadin.com redirect attacks the web browser, the browser will be hijacked, homepage is changed to be its domain, search engine also is modified by its own search tool. What drives victims a lot is that thousands of popups keep displaying on webpage whenever you browse online. popup is the way to collect more internet traffic. More people click on thease popup, more internet traffic it will collect and more money will be gained by some website designer or cyber hacker who creates this browser hijacker. What’s more, this Search.tagadin.com hijacker can be treated a platform to promote sponsor’s products, different discount items, deals, coupons and even spyware or rogue program. One click may soon install mawalre, spyware or rogue program into system without your permission. Many computer infections will mess up and damage computer system.

At first glance, Search.tagadin.com seems no harm to system, but it has ability to introduce other computer threats. This is very dangerous to system security. Cyber hackers who posses professional computer technique design this browser hijacker and spread it online in many ways. The easiest way to get into targeted computer is through popup ads. Cyber hacker put the Search.tagadin.com hijacker files into popup, and once attractive popup display on website, some inexperienced internet user may click on it, then virus or malware sneak into system. Many threats risk will eat up system resource take up all system capacity and rise up CPU usage percentage. And meanwhile, internet speed will soon slow down. The most obvious symptom is that web browser loads too slow, new tab can’t be opened properly even can’t access the website or DNS server is changed already. computer performance will start to become slow. If you perform many tasks like editing Word Excel files, browsing online, opening video or watching movie or playing game, computer easily gets stuck even crash down. if you can’t clean out this browser hijacker and other computer threat, computer will become more and more sluggish.

Symptoms Caused by Search.tagadin.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.tagadin.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.tagadin.com Hijacker


Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Search.tagadin.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 browser hijacker. Names of the processes are random.

Windows Task Manager

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.tagadin.com hijacker. Right click on it and select Uninstall.

Programs and Features

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.

Folder Options

Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the Search.tagadin.com browser hijacker.

Registry Editor

Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.

Search.tagadin.com 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…“.

Delete Browsing History 1

b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.

Delete Browsing History

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.tagadin.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. Browser 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 Search.tagadin.com browser redirect 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 Tony Shepherd & last updated on January 13, 2017 12:57 pm

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