Search-for-it.com is a browser hijacker promoting a dubious search engine. If it is on your computer, you need to learn better installation habits. It entered along with free software you got from the Internet. Fortunately for you, Search-for-it.com is not malicious and it will not harm your computer directly. However, it will change your browser’s settings and attempt to redirect you to sponsored websites. In addition, it might expose you to dubious content, which could lead to a serious malware infection. A Browser hijacker exists for the sole purpose of making profit from advertisements. It is not going to provide anything useful to you. You should take the time to delete Search-for-it.com.
Users allow infections like browser hijackers to enter themselves. In the case of this hijacker, Search-for-it.com was attached to free software and was hidden. You must have chosen Default settings and because those settings do not show you added items, you allowed Search-for-it.com to install. When installing software, choose Advanced (Custom) settings. Only there will you be able to deselect the added items. Just uncheck the boxes of the bundled items and that will be enough. You can proceed to install the freeware. And if you installed this hijacker, we suggest you uninstall Search-for-it.com.
When Search-for-it.com gets onto your computer, it will change your browser’s settings. This is typical browser hijacker behavior as they need to do that so that they can redirect you to sponsored pages. You will find that Search-for-it.com has been set as your homepage and new tabs. It should be noted that the changes are carried out without your explicit permission and cannot be undone unless you first delete Search-for-it.com. The website offers a search engine, links to fitness related pages, as well as shortcuts to websites like Facebook, Gmail and YouTube. If you use the search engine, you will be given sponsored results among the legitimate ones. It pretends to be Yahoo, but if you look closer, you can see the difference. When dealing with dubious search engines, you need to be careful to not click on a link that could take you to a malicious web page. If you do not want to end up with malware on your computer, we suggest you uninstall Search-for-it.com.
Step by step instructions how to remove Search-for-it.com virus.
STEP 1. Remove Search-for-it.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 Search-for-it.com virus:
- Now your system is free from annoying Search-for-it.com browser extension!
STEP 2. Remove Search-for-it.com virus from your browser
First of all, Search-for-it.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 Search-for-it.com from your system completaly:
STEP 3. Search-for-it.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 Search-for-it.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.