Are you angry at Searchpage.com because it controls your web browser? The search results of your browser are redirected to other unrelated websites? Don’t know what Searchpage.com is and also don’t how to deal with it? Are you looking for a reliable solution to get rid of the redirect? Let us learn some basic knowledge of Searchpage.com at first.
Searchpage.com is classified as a browser hijacker that is able to cause great damages to the web browsers and even the target computer. Now such browser hijackers which interfere with user’s online activities are more and more because developers can get as much revenue through promoting advertisements and sponsored links. Similar to many other browser hijackers, Searchpage.com looks like a search engine that are capable of helping you search for useful information effectively. In fact, it is an unapproved installation into your computer. Searchpage.com, in general, is tied up in many unverified free programs in the Internet as well as email attachments.
By modifying the default browser settings, Searchpage.com will replace your homepage and default search engine. At the same time, it adds registry keys and creates many infected files in the system, which makes the computer and browser slow in reaction. Every time you search for information at Google or other search engines, it jumps the search results to its own domain or other unfamiliar websites independent of your search keywords. These sites may be embedded in dangerous viruses by cyber criminals. The most annoying thing is that it pops up a lot of strange windows when you are online. All browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox can be affected. More importantly, Searchpage.com becomes an exploit that is able to be used by a third party. That is to say, it opens a convenient way indirectly for the cyber criminals. In this case, they can remotely control your computer to drop more threats in, steal your personal information including credit card details and even make the computer be into the plight completely. There is no doubt that it has the ability to bring a lot of problems for you and your computer. Thus, it shall be cleared.
1. Your computer performs slower and slower.
2. You need to wait for a long time while opening a webpage and your browser runs much slower than before.
3. You are always redirected to some malicious websites.
4. The harmful redirect also causes poor Internet connection and system crash frequently.
5. You will get many advertisement windows when you are using the Internet.
Searchpage.com is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
2. Delete Virus Files
(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of Searchpage.com browser hijacker .
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Searchpage.com is a browser hijacker which can set your homepage as it is own domain. When you open the browser, a new tab automatically pops up and jumps to the site Searchpage.com. In some cases, the new tab also may be redirected to other websites playing commercials. Your search results will be redirected to some unfamiliar sites. Some advertising windows play again and again even if you close the browser. In fact, the hijacker can change the default browser settings such as DNS settings. More importantly, it is able to record your search history and analyze your search habits so as to collect your sensitive information. It is recommended that you shall remove it as soon as possible otherwise you will not be able to use your browser. According to users’ complaints, antivirus software cannot help them to delete Searchpage.com. In this case, you can use manual removal.
Published by & last updated on October 24, 2013 6:52 am