SearchPrivacy.co is a new unwanted browser hijacker which can be installed into your system as a result of PC infected by adware. You may look into the list of all available programs of your PC and find some suspicious programs to be specified there (which would be related to such adware). Or you may not find anything like that at all, however, there will be adware concealed under the name of some process running in the background.
While adware is running, it may display various warnings to make SearchPrivacy.co the home page of your browser and its default search engine. Some users may do it willingly or be easily misled to do it by mistake. In either case, SearchPrivacy.co is not a decent search engine to retrieve information from. It will not render any privacy to your browsing.
SearchPrivacy.co is installed into PCs through adding a special add-on (extension) into your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and other browsers. As a result of such modifications you will notice this particular hijacker each time you start your browser. The purpose of this hijacker is to display a lot of unwanted advertisements in the home page of your browser and together with pseudo search results to which you were redirected. Also, the hijacker actively collects all your browsing data and then transfers this information to third parties for various illegal purposes. As a result, it may cause your PC to become infected with many other dangerous applications.
SearchPrivacy.co hijacker causes your operating system to function extremely sluggish. You may end up facing your system to be full of junk utilities, which altogether will cause your system to freeze. We definitely recommend that you get rid of this hijacker as soon as possible by carefully following the removal tutorial below.
SearchPrivacy.co automatic removal tool:
SearchPrivacy.co removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft AntiMalware and scan your PC with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all threats found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft AntiMalware 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 AntiMalware:
How to prevent your PC from being contaminated with SearchPrivacy.co hijacker again in the future.
GridinSoft AntiMalware 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 AntiMalware 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):