SearchNow.com is a browser hijacker that replaces the home page without asking for user’s approval. For this action, it was tagged as malicious program. In other terms, it is known as potentially unwanted program, adware, or redirect malware. SearchNow.com attacks Google Chrome browser. Affected browser’s home page or new tab will resolve to SearchNow.com on start-up.
Normal way to spread SearchNow.com is via third-party application. It comes with programs not known to many. However, due to the marketing technique used by malware authors, many victims are enticed to download freeware bundled with SearchNow.com hijacker. It gets installed into the computer as an add-on/extension. Once configured properly, it changes the default home page and search engine. New Tabs of Chrome and Firefox also start with SearchNow.com web page, which is actually an unwanted search engine.
SearchNow.com mimics known search portal and uses random search engine to attract users. In short, the home page was designed only to promote a product or web site. As long as it is utilizing Google, Bing, or Yahoo search, results you may obtain from SearchNow.com is safe. Its aggressive control over your home page is a different issue. There is somehow security risks involve when a program has downloaded and installed without your knowledge. It is still safer to remove SearchNow.com hijacker from the computer to avoid any further damage.
Step by step instructions how to remove SearchNow.com virus.
STEP 1. Remove SearchNow.com virus from the system
- First of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Trojan Killer (here or from the product page):
- Return to main screen and choose the type of scan.
- Start the scan and wait untill it`s finished:
- After the scan is completed, you need to click on “Cure PC!” button to remove SearchNow.com virus:
- Now your system is free from annoying SearchNow.com browser extension!
STEP 2. Remove SearchNow.com virus from your browser
First of all, SearchNow.com is a virus what can be realy dangerous. So, here is the simple way to remove them from your computer. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft.
- Open the program and click on the Reset browser settings button.
- Select when options you want to reset and press “Reset“
Wait untill Trojan Killer sets selected options to the default state. Successful results will be checked with green checkmark.
Video guide bellow display how to remove SearchNow.com from your system completaly:
STEP 3. SearchNow.com prevention
- Avoid advertisements, you shouldn’t click on any ads and pop-ups in your browser, this can lead to the redirection on potentially viral pages!
- Spam messages from email, attached files in emails can appear to be malicious in most cases. Don’t download or open such attachments they can be infected with adware of malware!
- Surfing the internet, there are millions of phishing website on the internet. Each one of them can be very dangerous for your computer. Avoid such pages, try only reliable and trusted websites!
- Pay attention to what you install, there are tons of hijackers and malicious program that are being installed through bundled applications and downloaders. Don’t install any suspicious program and files, always check signer before proceding further!
By following this removal instruction we hope you will deal with SearchNow.com virus once and for all. In case you have any problems or this virus is still inside, leave a comment below or contact our Support Team.