Search.searchotva.com is a typical browser hijacker from a SaferBrowser family, it is considered as a potentially unwanted program. There are a lot of different ways for this page to break in. It uses deceptive and tricky ways to be installed and then messes with your browser settings. It has spread to millions of computer and it is not safe to keep this kind of program inside of your computer.
The developers of this web page are using a lot of different ways to spread it among simple users and make them believe it is a legal search engine. They are using email spam messaging and viral redirect to make them open it. But it also can be bundled with other program is wrapped installation.
Once Search.searchotva.com is inside, you will notice that your homepage and default search engine were changed on Search.searchotva.com website. Although the website is not malicious, the searching result could show you adverts instead of the answer and they can lead you on viral links, which could only mean more malware programs in your system. We advise you to remove Search.searchotva.com off you PC as soon as you will be aware of its presence. Check our removal guide below to do that.
Search.searchotva.com automatic removal tool:
Search.searchotva.com removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Search.searchotva.com in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):