I am sorry that I missed your show because I am engaged in repairing my computer. A website named Search.searchltto.com hijacks my Chrome. Not only my homepage but also browser shortcut is hijacked by the annoying website. Although I delete it from the browser but it still comes back. I don’t know how I can solve the problem. I am sorry to complain to you but I just want to talk to somebody. If you have some suggestions, I would appreciate it.

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Learn More About Search.searchltto.com

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Search.searchltto.com is deemed as a browser hijacker after computer users suffer from the website for long time. The website pretends to be a useful search engine, which tricks users into getting search results from the search engine. But providing users with search service isn’t its main task. The search engine aims at gaining traffic and profit. Due to employment of Yahoo search, computer users still get search results. But you should be careful about search results because these items actually are customized by the fake search engine. Users’ browsing data and information is not only sent to Yahoo but only the search engine. The evil developers may keep track of users’ browsing activity and steal users’ personal information. Hence, you shouldn’t use the search engine. Even though you want to use the search engine, you may not tolerate bad effect of the search engine. That you are redirected to the website or other sponsored websites when you open the browser will be a daily event if your PC gets infected with the fake search engine. That’s why the fake search engine is classified as a browser hijacker. The browse hijacker won’t disappear automatically if you don’t tack action to get rid of it. To prevent your computer from further damage, you’d better remove it as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

How Does Search.searchltto.com Attack Your PC?

 

As a member of popular distribution techniques, “bundling” is also used mostly for delivering the browser hijacker. Like Dandelion spreads seeds by the aid of the wind, the browser hijacker is attached with new software. It is a big possibility that your computer gets infected with the browser hijacker when you download new software from third-party websites rather than official websites. You can avoid the unwanted installation by clicking “Custom” setup type and select unwanted options. If you still get unwanted programs after installation, you’d better remove them by yourself. Click here to get more tips to protect your personal computer from malware.

 

Not all malware cannot be prevented manually. Evil developers always take opportunities to spread malware to the target computer. An effective anti-malware program which has a good defense may be a better choice.

 

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Effects of Search.searchltto.com

 

1. It can drastically slow down the computer performance, for it may occupy many system resources.

2. It can modify your browser settings, causing the changes of default homepage and search engine.

3. It can redirect you to various dubious websites from which you may download potentially unwanted programs.

4. It can monitor your online activities, track your browsing history and send the data collected to its creators.

 

 

How to Remove Search.searchltto.com Virus

 

Solution One: Automatically Remove Search.searchltto.com from Your PC

Solution Two: Mannually Remove Search.searchltto.com from Your PC

 

Solution One: Automatically Remove Search.searchltto.com from Your PC

 

SpyHunter is an effective removal tool which can detect and remove potentially unwanted programs like adware and browsers hijackers and other malicious cyber infections. To make sure that there are no other viruses on your machine, you are suggested to perform a scan of the system with SpyHunter. It can scan the PC and clear all the threats on your PC completely.

 

Download SpyHunter by clicking the button below.

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Run the SpyHunter-Installer.exe and follow the wizard to complete installation.

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SpyHunter will automatically run and scan the entire system for detecting threats.It takes a few minutes if you have stored many programs, files, folders and other data on computer.

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Once all threats are listed in scan result, click “Fix threats” to remove all infections and malware from computer quickly.

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Note: SpyHunter can help you free scan the threats on the PC, but you need to purchase its full version to fully clear the infections.

 

Solution Two: Manually Remove Search.searchltto.com from Your PC

 

For Internet Explorer
1. Launch the program Internet Explorer.

2. On top menu, please navigate to Tools > Internet Options.

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3. On General tab, remove the suspicious link in Home Page section.

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4. Navigate to Tools and then select Manage add-ons.

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5. Go to Search providers, you will see a list of search providers.

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6. Select your desired search provider and click Remove button.

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5. Click Close button to exit the window.

6. Go to Internet Explorer shortcut by right-clicking on its icon and selecting Properties.

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7. Delete the additional argument at the end of Target.

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If the steps above don’t work, you need to reset settings.

Select Internet options from the Tools menu.

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Go to Advance tab and then select Reset button.

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Enable Delete Personal Settings and then again click on Reset button.

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Now restart Internet Explorer for these changes to take effect.

For Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch the program Mozilla Firefox.

2. On top menu, please navigate to Tools > Options.

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3. Highlight the unwanted link and delete it in Homepage section.

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4. Go to Search tab and remove unwanted search engines in the list.

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5. Go to Mozilla Firefox shortcut by right-clicking on its icon and selecting Properties.

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6. Remove the additional argument at the end of Target section.

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Click main settings menu on homepage, select tools option at the menu bar and choose Troubleshooting Information option.

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Click reset Firefox on the new tab.

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Click refresh Firefox again to confirm

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Close all tabs once Firefox settings are restored to default.
For Google Chrome

1. Launch the program Google Chrome.

2. Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon on top right corner of the browser.

3. Choose Settings from the drop down list. It will open a window containing Google Chrome settings.

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4. Find the area named “On startup” and click on set pages.

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5. Remove Search.searchltto.com and click OK button to apply the change.

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6. Find the area named “Appearance” and click on Change.

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7. Remove the link in the pop-up window and then click OK to confirm the change.

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5. Find the area that says “Search“. This is located in the middle part of the page.

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6. Click on Manage search engines. It will show a list of Search engines including the default one.

7. Then, to remove the link from the list, mouse-over to that item and click on the X mark.

8. Click Done button to confirm the removal.

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9. Go to Google Chrome shortcut by right-clicking on its icon and selecting Properties.

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10. Delete the additional argument at the end of the Target section.

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If the steps above don’t work, you need to reset settings.

Scroll down the settings page, and click show advance settings

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Down to the bottom and click reset settings

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Click reset on the new window to confirm

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Close all tabs once Chrome settings are reset to default

 

Locate and delete malicious registry entries

Open Start menu, type “regedit on Search box

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Click regedit.exe in search results, then the registry editor will pop up

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Click “edit” and then select “find” option.

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Put Search.searchltto.com into search box and press Enter key and search for relevant keys, values and data.

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Delete the strings found in results.

Repeat the steps above and make sure all relevant entries have been deleted.

 

If you can’t remove by following the manual instructions, you can take the automatic removal guide below.
download-iconClick here to download Plumbytes anti-malware

  • Once the file is downloaded, run the antimalwaresetup.exe file and follow the instructions on the screen to install it on the PC. This tool can be installed quickly within a seconds.plumbytes-install

 

  • When the installation is completed, Plumbytes anti-malware will scan your system automatically. The scanning may last for several minutes. While scanning, the names of the threats and their Threat levels will be listed in the scan results.plumbytes-scanning-768x504

 

  • When the scanning is completed, make sure all the threats are selected and then click on Remove Selected button.p-remove-selected

 

  • To successfully remove the detected items, please activate the full version of Plumbytes anti-malware first. Then you will be able to remove Search.searchltto.com Virus and other infections thoroughly.activate-now

 

  • Restart your computer if you are required by Plumbytes anti-malware.

 

Tips to Protect Your PC From Malware

 

Avoid visiting malicious or porn websites when surfing the Internet.

Don’t open junk emails or attachments from unknown sources. It is advised to delete such messages as soon as you receive them.

It is suggested to download programs or software from official or reliable websites.

Keep your system updated and ensure your security programs can help you protect your computer from malware.


Summary

 

Search.searchltto.com is one kind of browser hijacker that it is able to modify your default homepage and other search engine of your browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The infection is often bundled with various freeware or shareware, once you install any free applications on your computer, it’s installed as well. The browser hijacker may bring you many unnecessary issues, like all kinds of pop-up ads, search page redirection, sluggish computer performance, and broken down system. What’s more, it may lead to other cyber criminals to record your confidential information or data. Therefore if you find your computer is infected by the threat, you should remove it from your computer without any delay.

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