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Suddenly Searchenger2016.com took over your homepage and you cannot remove it.
As its name implies, Searchenger2016.com was developed in 2016. We actually came across it a couple of days ago so it’s a brand new virus. This thing is supposed to be an accurate, fast, reliable and safe search engine. It goes without saying none of that is true. Crooks don’t really tend to tell the truth when it comes to malware. Therefore, it comes as no surprise Searchenger2016.com isn’t what you were promised. You’re now stuck with a browser hijacker. To put it mildly, you’re in for trouble. Now, hijackers are relatively easy to tackle. If Searchenger2016.com spends too much time on board, though, things get complicated. Parasites become more and more dangerous and you have no reason to hesitate. On the other hand, you have plenty of reasons to take action ASAP. Why keep a hijacker on your computer? Furthermore, why keep any kind of cyber infection on board? This would be a terribly wrong move and you know it. Hence, do the right thing. Get rid of this pest. As soon as the virus gets installed, it modifies your browsers. Your permission, authorization, consent is irrelevant. The hijacker simply doesn’t bother to take your opinions into consideration. Hackers are in charge now that your PC is compromised. Searchenger2016.com messes with you default search engine and favorite browser homepage too. It replaces both of them with its own highly questionable domain. Keep in mind Searchenger2016.com only generates one type of web links – sponsored ones. By generating web traffic to some particular websites, it helps hackers gain profit. And, easy illegitimate revenue is every crook’s ultimate dream. Do you want to help hackers become rich? You’re doing so by keeping their sneaky hijacker on board. The parasite generates sponsored web links disguised as harmless search results. These links are displayed by a virus, though. There’s no parallel universe in which they are trustworthy. Crooks are focused on their profit so your safety isn’t a priority to them. It should be a priority to you. The endless search results Searchenger2016.com generates may or may not be safe. That means some of its web links are, without a doubt, corrupted and fake. You could end up on dangerous pages full of malware. Are you willing to play this game of cyber Russian roulette? If not, stay away from anything this program displays. Also, tackle the hijacker as soon as possible.
How did I get infected with?
The virus mainly gets spread via software bundles. When downloading such programs, always take your time to check them out beforehand. Make sure there’s no intruder in the bundle. Remember that crooks often attach malware to unverified freeware and shareware packages. It’s an extremely easy task to compromise your PC. In order to protect it, you have to be cautious. Opt for the Custom or Advanced option in the Setup Wizard. By doing so, you’ll be able to spot any potential malicious intruder on time. That is much easier than having to uninstall a virus later on. You should always be aware what exactly you give green light to, right? Skipping installation steps may cause you serious cyber damage. Some of the most virulent infections travel the Web bundled too. That includes stealthy Trojan horses and ransomware parasites. A rule of thumb for the future – keep an eye out for viruses. Go through the Terms and Conditions or EULA (End User License Agreement). This is indeed time-consuming but not nearly as much as deleting malware later on. Last but not least, avoid spam emails/messages and third-party pop-up ads.
Why is this dangerous?
Searchenger2016.com will not improve your browsing experience. It was never supposed to. In reality, this program is only meant to help hackers gain illegal profit online. There are thousands of safe search engines on the Internet. Why stick to the harmful one? Searchenger2016.com hijacks all your browsers. It’s compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Thus, you can no longer even surf the Web at peace. The virus also redirects you and generate random (dangerous) pop-ups. Stay away from those. Furthermore, Searchenger2016.com poses a huge threat to your privacy. This thing collects about as much browsing-related information as it possibly could. Browsing history, passwords, usernames, email addresses, IP addresses, etc. What’s worrisome is the fact it might also steal bank account data. Before you know it, the pesky Searchenger2016.com could cause you irreversible privacy issues. To delete it manually, please follow our detailed removal guide down below.
How to Remove Searchenger2016.com virus
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Searchenger2016.com infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
The Searchenger2016.com adware is specifically designed to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Searchenger2016.com from your computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command Window
navigate to HKCU\software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Modify the string with a value data and set it to google.com for example.
STEP 2 : Remove Searchenger2016.com homepage from Chrome, Firefox and IE
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the Searchenger2016.com by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the unwanted Extension
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Click on Internet options
- go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unknown extensions
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Restart Internet Explorer
How to Permanently Remove Searchenger2016.com Virus (automatic) Removal Guide
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.