Hi here, I want to know some tips on how to get rid of SearchSafe.com from my Firefox. It has been on Firefox for about 2 weeks and I also have tried to reset the browser, but after restart browser, it is still there. Then I thought if I uninstall Firefox, it should be gone, but after that it is still there. It is very annoying. Does it root into system deeply? Can you now help me out of this issue?
Description of SearchSafe.com Hijacker
SearchSafe.com is a kind of browser hijacker which will mess up infected web browser and do some harmful activities on targeted computer. Like other browser hijacker, this searchsafe hijacker is also designed and distributed by cyber hackers on the Internet. It aims at targeting victim’s computer and help hackers to access computer to steal something important or record online personal information for hackers. To prevent this SearchSafe.com infection from doing bad things to your computer and your personal data, you should take some actions to block it access to your computer. SearchSafe.com redirect is usually spread on those malicious sites which are also controlled by remote hackers. And this hijacker will be added into sites mainly as some forms like pop up, flash picture or video and so on to attract users. When users click on those attractive pop ups, the nasty hijacker will soon log on computer. So don’t visit those sites you think it suspicious. If you accidentally open the site, please soon close it. In addition, this SearchSafe.com redirect may be added into free application. While users download the program they need, the redirect will naturally install into web browser. You’d better choose advanced installation which will help you block it access to computer. And don’t download programs from unlicensed resources. Anyway, please highly notice and care about what you do online. Don’t click on anything suspicious.
Once SearchSafe.com redirect enters computer, it will change web browser settings totally. The homepage and search tool will be replaced with this Searchsafe page. In this way, this redirect will easily control your browser and track your online activities. It records what you usually search online and your favorites. Thus it can specifically display those ads according to your favorites. For example, if you like to search discount products, SearchSafe.com hijacker will display those discount products ads, deals or coupons and so on. And pop ups will show on pages which you open, which will heavily interrupt your online activities. With coming of this SearchSafe.com hijacker, internet speed will gradually be slow, as those pop ups or other toolbar, extension and son on will take up more Internet resource. Meanwhile, this SearchSafe.com hijacker will bring other infections like adware, rogue programs even virus like Trojan horse, worm etc., to eat up system capacity and occupy more CPU usage to slow down computer performance. More infections will worsen system. Computer may often get stuck even get a blue screen of death or get running errors. If your computer gets this redirect, you should figure out the way to remove it timely.
Main Traits of SearchSafe.com Hijacker
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to SearchSafe.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 SearchSafe.com hijacker.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with SearchSafe.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 SearchSafe.com Hijacker
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of SearchSafe.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 SearchSafe.com 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 SearchSafe.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.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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SearchSafe.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 SearchSafe.com redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this SearchSafe.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 SearchSafe.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on June 18, 2015 2:17 am