Hi there. Do you know about Search.searchfdm.com browser hijacker? My computer is infected. It ruined my Microsoft Edge, but I can’t remove or stop it. Now my search engine is changed and I am not able to change anything on my browser. Under my Favorite, there are lots of unknown links. I didn’t hear about them or add them to my Favorite. Edge loads too slow and I have been redirected all the time. Is there a way to get rid of it? Can I remove it manually? Can you help me?
Search.searchfdm.com is a dangerous website that hosts malware. It has been promoted by the third party program via the Internet. Do not be tricked by its appearance and think that it is only a search engine like Google or Yahoo. It will not help you search for information or improve your browsing experience. Once installed, it performs many corrupted actions on the infected computer. Somehow, your browser settings are changed and it is very difficult to change back. Like other browser hijacker, it redirects you to related websites to help its developer generate revenue. You will get endless ads supported by Search.searchfdm.com. Unknown programs are installed which makes your browser load slow. It makes much more times to open a new tab on the browser. Later, your computer runs slow and may crash down randomly. If you see those symptoms on your computer, you ought to fix the problem right now. Remove Search.searchfdm.com out of your system immediately. It is harmful to your computer.
More and more browser hijacker programs have been spread for marketing purpose. Search.searchfdm.com is a one of them. To promote related products and help its developers gain profit, it spares no effort to get what it needs. First of all, it changes the browser settings without your permission. The default homepage will be replaced by Search.searchfdm.com or other nasty websites. Then, it collects your sensitive information and browser habits such as your favorite websites, search terms, usernames and passwords etc. Your information can be sent to the remote owners and will be used to develop their products. We don’t know if they will access your bank card detail or online social communication account and use them to do illegal things. You had better be cautious about it. Later, you may find that you have been redirected to unknown websites that you never expect to visit. It may happen when you are about to open a new tab or click on search results supported by Search.searchfdm.com. Without any sign, you are forced to visit websites with colorful ads because links to ad websites are added to your search results. You need to note that those websites are easy to be compromised. Your computer may be infected with serious viruses on those websites. After you start the computer and connect it to the network, you can be suffered from a flood of ads. Ads just pop up all the time which is a very annoying thing. Besides, many useless programs are installed to make your computer lag. You must stop it.
No.1: illegal movies or music. You may note that lots of illegal movies and music demand a certain media player. The website provides link to download the software, but you need to be careful. The malware like this browser hijacker is embedded in the downloaded software on behalf.
No.2: pop-up ads. The cyber criminals usually design the browser hijacker programs very well and make them pop up in an attractive form. We have to tell you that unexpected clicks on suspicious links or pop-up ads may install this nasty browser hijacker on your computer.
No.3: malicious Trojan programs. Most of the Trojans are spreading via malicious software nowadays. Users who access these malicious programs in conjunction with Trojan virus will severally got infected with this browser hijacker.
No.4: ad-supported programs. Many people would like to download free software from the Internet. You should know that browser hijacker program usually is bundled with free software and shareware. It will be installed along with this kind of software as a plug-in. Cancel the plug-in installation to avoid unwanted programs.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of Search.searchfdm.com
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end Search.searchfdm.com ‘s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to Search.searchfdm.com through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
Search.searchfdm.com is definitely an unwanted program. The longer it stays on your computer, the more damage it will do to your system. More plug-ins and other programs will be installed to monitor your online activities. It causes your information leak. The random browser redirects may lead to download viruses. Pop-up ads may contain malicious links. You may see that icons of unknown software appear on your desktop. You can’t locate and delete the related files. No one knows what dangerous software will be installed if you don’t remove Search.searchfdm.com in time. Do not hesitate any more. To fix your computer, Search.searchfdm.com browser hijacker removal is the best and necessary step.
Published by David MicKinney & last updated on August 26, 2016 9:19 am