I have Searchisweb.com browser hijacker on computer and I am not quite sure of how to get rid of it as so far I have failed to deal with it. What I know is that this browser hijacker is brought by a free software as I have downloaded only one program recently. Except for hijacking Google Chrome and Firefox, this threat also stops me from accessing some legitimate websites that I usually visit. O look up on how to remove Searchisweb.com and follow some of removal guides, nothing helps. Any idea? I would really appreciate some help.




What is Searchisweb.com

Searchisweb.com is a malicious browser hijacker. It hijacks web browser homepage and search engine once it get installed on computer by attaching to other free installers. Many of us may have experienced unwanted downloads after installing freeware and updating flash player. This browser hijacker is one of unwanted bundles that we may install after installing third parties without checking bundles box. Even though this site is not risky and some potential risks on what it offers may be particularly profound, it may become a threat once we finally figure it out for ourselves. And together, the potential risks it brings to computer will put computer system and personal details into danger. Regardless of this site itself, what we should consider is that the search engine it providers and the search results it offers are safe or not. If there is a unknown search engine appearing on computer with no permission, the first thing is to check whether it is safe to use. Many browser hijacker will take hijacking search engine and homepage as the ultimate goal of it installation. Once it has successfully installed on computer, the first thing it will do is to replace default search engine to its link and then waits for us to open.




Browser hijackers like this are always wanting something more,always wanting to collect some additional information when we are using its search engine to search. And if this search engine is used, it may record the search queries. For some malicious browser hijackers, collecting personal information and selling them are their final goals. The developers of these browser hijackers will make use of search engine to gather sensitive information and use the details to promote related products and services through displaying relevant pop up contents. The only thing such browser hijacker will do is to so all things it can to make profits for its developers. Instead of using unknown search engine to look for information, most of us would prefer the default Google search or Yahoo because they are legitimate and safe. Even this search site claims that it is legitimate and safe, it turns out to be unnecessary because we may feel disappointed once it does not work out the way we hope. Whether it is safe or not, it is not advised to use unknown search engine. Deleting this browser hijacker is a conscious decision and that we can make it once it is found on computer. Thinking of the security of computer and having potential threats on system is dangerous to what we have stored. The trick is not let the potential risks break down system and put our sensitive data into danger and stop financial details from being stolen. There is no way to avoid using this search engine once it keeps hijacking web browsers. Stop waiting for computer experts to help and simply decide to remove Searchisweb.com timely. It is not some dangerous steps to take, it is simply downloading removal tools or manually get rid of Searchisweb.com by ourselves.

Searchisweb.com Creates Additional Links, Files, Folder And Registry Entries

Users who keep unknown search engine or even browser hijackers on computer are usually facing more troubles and risks- and not just because of what browser hijackers change but also about what browser hijackers will add to system. Searchisweb.com browser hijacker is less likely to attempt to record personal details stored on computer, but it will add additional data once it has changed default web browser settings. Once Searchisweb.com browser hijacker alters the default web browser settings of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, the related registry entries will be changed to its links. For example, as long as the default search settings of Internet Explorer are changed, this browser hijackers will add two new registry entries as follow:

Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.searchisweb.com
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\searchisweb.com

Computers with malicious registry entries on system are more likely to be hacked as the new registry entries will be used by remote hackers to get access to computer through the internet. Besides, Searchisweb.com virus also introduces other unnecessary files and folder which are regarded to be junk. It is not hard to know how many additives it adds to computer as long as we search its link as keyword in “computer”. Apart from trying to change settings, this browser hijacker may also creates other troubles.



How Does Browser Hijacker Like Searchisweb.com Spread?

It is not difficult to check what is new on computer, like new programs, files, folders, shortcuts, extensions and add-on. Anyone of them can be the carrier of browser hijacker. The facts back up what many of us have already suspected- what we download from insecure websites and unknown pages will carry browser hijackers. However, even most of us know the potential risks of internet resources, majority of us do not have the sense of checking all downloads step by step to avoid installing additional bundles. It is important to note that the program we download is not dangerous. Instead, what additional bundles in checkbox are the main content we should check before clicking installing button. In other words, we pay more visual attention to the target program and we will ignore the additives at the same time.

Always and inevitably everyone will install some free resources from the internet and most of us will underestimate the risks of what we download. Glaringly pessimistic, the first thing we do is to click install without checking, and what is out there are hordes of computer users who install all bundles, often without notice. The probability that a program will contain additional bundles is independent of any other traits of that program but the developers of the program. Anybody, whether experienced or inexperienced, can only avoid unwanted bundles through unchecking them in checkbox before installing. Browser hijackers like Searchisweb.com are usually implanted on freeware, shareware and adware that can be installed on many websites. In terms of program installation, what we should do at the beginning is to check its checkbox and delete unwanted additives first. Except for programs installer, browser hijackers can also attach to other carriers like pop up ads, links, email attachments and something that we can downloaded after clicking.

How to Remove Searchisweb.com

Searchisweb.com is a nasty browser hijacker which we should completely remove once it is found on computer. It does not only change the default settings of web browsers but also adds its process to start up items, making its related processes can automatically start as the computer is loading. To remove Searchisweb.com browser hijacker, please follow the removal guides below step by step:

Note: The manual removal method is not recommended if you are not familiar with removing links, extension and add-on from browsers and delete files and folders from system. Click the button below and get rid of Searchisweb.com virus easily and completely within seconds.



Manual Removal Guide

You can not try the manual removal if you are not experienced users. The manual removal method contains difficult steps, such as locating related registry entries and deleting malicious keys. you may mistakenly delete valuable registry entries if you have not removed any strings before. To avoid unnecessary loss, please remove Searchisweb.com browser hijacker automatically by using removal tool.

Main manual steps:
Step one. Uninstall suspicious programs from computer
Step two. Change Chrome, Firefox, IE and Opera settings
Step three. Reset web browsers settings to default (Optional)
Step four. Clear browser properties settings
Step five. Locate and delete malicious registry entries
Step six. Clean all traces and leftovers

Step one. Uninstall suspicious programs from computer
Usually, Searchisweb.com browser hijacker does not have a related program installed on computer since it is a malicious page which adds to web browsers. However, we should still check all installed programs because the carrier of this browser hijacker will be installed as a new program.

To check all installed programs:

Windows XP:
click Start and then click Control Panel.windows-7-control-panel

Choose “add or remove programs” categorycontrol panel xp

Note: If your computer is set up in Classic view using the more familiar Start menu, click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.removeprogramwinxp

Scan all programs and find the suspicious programs, select on which you want to uninstall, and then click “remove”

Windows 7 or Vista:
Click the Start button, select Control Panel from the list in the right margin.win-7-control

Select “uninstall a program” option

Note: If your computer is set up in Classic view using the more familiar Start menu, type control in the search box at the bottom of the Start Menu and then click Control Panel when it appears in the list above.windows-7uninstall-a-program

Scan all programs and find the suspicious programs, select on which you want to uninstall, and then click “uninstall”

Windows 8 or 8.1:
swipe up to switch to the Apps screen first, and then swipe or scroll to the right and find the Windows System categorywindows8_search-control-panel

Tap or click on the Control Panel icon under Windows System

Windows 8 will switch to the Desktop and open the Control Panel.windows-8-uninstall-programs

Scan all programs and find the suspicious programs, select on which you want to uninstall, and then click “uninstall/change”

Windows 10:

Tap or click the Start button and then All apps.programs-features-windows-10

Note: If you’re on a Windows 10 tablet or other touch-screen, and not using the Desktop, tap instead the All apps button on the bottom-left of your screen. It’s the icon that looks like the small list of items.

Tap or click the Windows System folder. You’ll probably need to scroll all the way down the list of apps to see it.uninstall-10

Scan all programs and find the suspicious programs, select on which you want to uninstall, and then click “uninstall”


Step two. Change Chrome, Firefox, IE and Opera settings
The is a important step as the main goal Searchisweb.com browser hijacker is to change web browser settings. The settings we should change back contain homepage, search page, search engine, start up page and new tab page. It step is complicated and we should be careful. Once any malicious link is left, this browser hijacker will not be completely deleted.

Google Chrome
Open homepage, click main settings icon at the top right corner, select settings optionsettings

Go to settings page and then click set pages under on start up sectionset-pages

Remove Searchisweb.com from list by clicking “X” buttonset-pages-x

Click “OK” to save the deletion and close windowset-pages-ok

Continue clicking on change option under appearance sectionchange

Remove Searchisweb.com link from listchange-x

Click “OK” to save the changechange-ok

Do make sure all related settings are changed back.

Mozilla Firefox

Open the homepage of Firefox, click main icon at the top right corner. Select “options” from listoptions

Remove Searchisweb.com link from homepage section and then click restore to default buttonhomepage-x

Close this window

Do make sure all related settings are changed back.

Internet Explorer

Open homepage of IE, click main settings menu and select internet optionsinternet-options

Delete Searchisweb.com link from homepage and click use default option and then click “OK” to savehomepage-x

Do make sure all related settings are changed back.

Step three. Reset web browsers settings to default (Optional)
Once you finish step two, restart all web browsers to check whether this browser hijacker is removed from browser. Instead, if this browser hijacker still appears after deleting all links above, it means that its link is still added to web browser. To delete them all, you should reset all browser settings to default.

Reset Google Chrome Settings
Click main settings menu from homepage, select settings optionsettings

Scroll down the settings page, and click show advance settingsshow advance settings

Down to the bottom and click reset settingsreset settings

Click reset on the new window to confirmreset

Close all tabs once Chrome settings are reset to default

Reset Mozilla Firefox Settings

Click main settings menu on homepage, select tools option at the menu bar and choose troublesshooting optiontroubleshooting

Click reset Firefox on the new tabreset firefox

Click refresh Firefox again to confirmreset firefox 2

Close all tabs once Firefox settings are restored to default

Internet Explorer
Click main settings button at the top right corner on homepage, select internet optionsinternet-options

Click advance option on internet options windowadvance

Click reset button

Then click reset again to continuereset

Close all tabs once IE settings are reset to default

Step four. Clear browser properties settings

Google Chrome
Right click on Chrome icon on desktop, select “properties” option12

Remove the malicious link which is added after “C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”properties

Do not forgive clicking OK to save7

Mozilla Firefox
Right click on Mozilla Firefox icon on desktop, select “properties” option7

Remove the malicious link which is added after “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”properties

Do not forgive clicking OK to save25

Internet Explorer

Right click on Internet Explorer icon on desktop, select “properties” option111

Remove the malicious link which is added after“C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”properties

Do not forgive clicking OK to save3

Step five. Locate and delete malicious registry entries

Click start icon and search “regedit” on search box6

Click regedit.exe in search results, then the registry editor will pop up5

Click “edit” and then select “find” optionfind

Put Searchisweb.com into search box and click “find next” to search related stringsfind

Delete the strings found in results

Repeat the “find” and then “delete” step till no related string is found
Step six. Clean all traces and leftovers

If you follow the manual removal guide, you should download the tool below to scan system for checking malicious traces and leftovers which you can not find manually.

Click to download auto tool belwowdownload spyhunter

Follow the installation steps and completely install SpyHunter on computerrun

Run SpyHunter and scan the entire computer. It make take a few minutes if you have saved a large amount of programs and items on computer.Scan-Computer-Now

Click “Fix threats” to remove all malicious threatsFix-Threats

Note: You need to buy the full version of SpyHunter if you want to use it to remove threats.



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