If you see search.protectedio.com set as your homepage on your browser, it’s a sign that your browser was hijacked and your browsing experience will never be the same. If you do not wish to take any unwanted security risks you must delete this malicious application. This manual displays how to remove it fully.
Although at first sight it looks like an ordinary search engine, but actually it is not. If you are careful, you may notice that the software seeks to advertise sponsored and commercial websites and it includes numerous of sponsored links in your search results and also displays pop up ads that cause redirections. This makes it practically impossible to browsing online. Usually, such application as search.protectedio.com only seeks to bring traffic for certain pages. But, it can obviously redirect internet surfers to malicious websites too.
The reason why your internet browsers were affected by this unpleasant program is because you have uploaded some free software that has changed your homepage to search.protectedio.com. Generally, user haven’t even notices when precisely this change was made. Good news! You can avoid that. For instance, if you find an interesting free game or program on the web and download them on your PC, you must be very careful with its installation process. First things first, you need to select a Custom or Advanced installation. Although it takes longer, you will be able to see whether the program is going to make any changes in your browsers or add extra programs.
How to delete search.protectedio.com?
Antivirus software, such as Trojan Killer, helps you to uninstall any malicious programs or applications. GridinSoft company offers reliable protection of your system at an acceptable cost. You can always write or call our manager. We will answer all your questions.
Search.protectedio.com automatic removal tool:
Search.protectedio.com removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer 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 Trojan Killer 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 Trojan Killer:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with search.protectedio.com in the future.
GridinSoft Trojan Killer 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 Trojan Killer 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):