Searchamong.com is a tricky website which poses as a trustworthy and genuine search system. However, it will not provide you any reliable search results related to your queries. This hijacker virus is known to attack Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, and can function in most versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 and it always comes bundled with Ransomware like Internet Crime Complaint Center virus. By using a trick method which can make PC users experience annoying redirection while surfing online, this type of virus is only designed to generate revenue for the criminals.
Bear in mind this is an unsafe website linked to browser hijackers and Rootkits which can hijack your web browser, change browser settings and block you from normal web browsing. Links that provided by Searchamong.com may redirect you to blank websites, to advertisements or even to malicious websites which will show you misleading information and try to attack your PC. Besides, unwanted Searchamong tool bar can be installed to your machine to reduce your PC performance without your permission. In a word, If your web browser is directing you to the Searchamong.com web page repeatedly, this is a clear sign that your machine has become infected with malware. Don’t neglect the damage it can bring. Instead, you should immediately get this virus off your computer without a doubt as the longer it stays, the more troubles it can make.
Searchamong.com can be installed via the following ways:
1. Most of time you may get Searchamong.com installed from unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars.
2. This browser hijacker may get into the system even by clicking malicious code or distribute unsafe advertising pop-ups, visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails.
3. If the virus has successfully hacked some famous social online communicate websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and sites like that, it may be the reason you get this virus while you are surfing these websites.
Hence, no matter what way does the virus access your computer, bear in mind Searchamong.com is a highly dangerous virus that are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes only. It has no benefit for your computer but just can harm your machine. Remove it as quickly as you can.
1. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
2. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
Searchamong.com is classified as a malicious browser hijacker which can escape the detection of your antivirus program and access your computer without your permission and consent. It can be installed by hazardous free applications, ad-supporting programs or shareware, which include a variety of browser plug-ins and toolbars. By using interface that blatantly rips of the main page of Google Search, this virus is closely associated with dangerous browser hijackers that can infect a computer by exploiting security vulnerabilities. Generally, this threat is designed to offer fraudulent search results and force your web browser to Searchamong.com constantly so as criminals can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments. If you want to stop this annoying redirection, it is a must for you to delete all the malicious components related to this malware manually.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on May 27, 2013 4:49 am