SearchLock.com site is advertised as some superb search engine which will supposedly render privacy to your daily searches. However, the fact is that this program is absolutely useless when it comes to furnishing you with relevant search results. You will instead see plenty of annoying and intrusive ads and sponsored links while you surf the web through this hijacker.
It is true that SearchLock.com is fairly classified as browser hijacker. Its mission is to show those plenty of intrusive ads while you surf the web. The presence of this hijacker in your computer makes your PC to work extremely slow. You may be also redirected to plenty of third-party pages, through which your system may later on be deeply infected with other threats.
Note that SearchLock.com hijacker is spread in the Internet through being bundled with some other free applications. If you are a person who spends a lot of time downloading and installing cost-free programs, make sure you always choose the option of advanced (custom) installation where you may uncheck all these unwanted extra applications from becoming the part of your system.
SearchLock automatic removal tool:
SearchLock 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 SearchLock 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):