I wrote this article to help you remove Search.searchisemail.com. This Search.searchisemail.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Search.searchisemail.com is a search engine which provides quick access to a selection of websites. The platform features a couple of links bars. The first is embedded below the search field. The linked websites are Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon and Twitter. Search.searchisemail.com includes a toolbar which features quick access buttons to a set of websites: My News Wire, Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Hotmail, Facebook and Google Maps. The toolbar also features a weather report widget and a second search field. Search.searchisemail.com combines the functionality of a search engine with the convenience of a quick access links bar. While the available services are good, the domain is considered unreliable. Security experts have reported that Search.searchisemail.com is associated to a browser hijacker.
The hijacker behind Search.searchisemail.com is distributed in a couple of ways. The predominant vector is bundling. The furtive program can travel in a merged executable with another utility. The download client will list the hijacker as a bonus tool and offer it for free. You could miss the option. The host will include it in its terms and conditions. If you skip through the installation steps in haste, you will not know what you are agreeing to. We advise you to read the end user license agreement (EULA) of the applications you add to your computer. Select the custom or advanced installation mode, so that all options would be shown.
The other method for spreading the Search.searchisemail.com hijacker is through spam emails. The message will be presented as an important notification from a reputable organization. The sender can write on behalf of a government branch, a bank, a social network, a courier firm, an institution, the national post or the district police department. He will point to an attached document and tell you to view it for more details. Be warned that opening the attachment would unleash the payload of the Search.searchisemail.com hijacker into your machine. Before following instructions from an email, make sure it is reliable.
The Search.searchisemail.com Virus
The Search.searchisemail.com hijacker targets the web browser. It can penetrate the most common browsing clients, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and others. The first task on the agenda of the nefarious program is to render the internal settings. It will reset your homepage and default search engine to Search.searchisemail.com. You will not be able to switch back to your preferred settings. The hijacker will change them back every time you make an attempt. By having the designated website set, the rogue program has the ability to render the search results. It will add supported pages amid the results which genuinely match your queries.
The Search.searchisemail.com hijacker appends changes to the browser’s settings in order to receive advanced privileges. The covert program implements an elaborate monetizing strategy to raise profit for its developers. The technique is called the pay-per-click system. This is a common and effective method. The creators of the Search.searchisemail.com hijacker get paid for redirecting users to third party websites. The owners of the corresponding domains pay them for every time they manage to score a click. The most effective way to garner users’ interest is by showing them enticing shopping ads. The Search.searchisemail.com hijacker displays offers for various items, like clothes, furniture, accessories, technological devices, sports gear, gardening equipment, decorations, games and others.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner
, click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Search.searchisemail.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.