While Search.searchbtorr.com may look like an entirely legitimate search engine, we want to inform you that it is nothing more but a browser hijacker that was created with the intention of hijacking and replacing your browser’s homepage address. You should consider removing it from your browser. The purpose of this hijacker is to subject you to promotional links that are featured in its search results, so you need to use it to search the web in order to encounter them. This hijacker was created to show promoted links and generate advertising income, so do not expect it to deliver you a search service. For more information, please read this whole article.
Search.searchbtorr.com is nearly identical to Search.searchgstt.com, Search.searchutilities.co, Search.searchvzc.com, and many others as it has been created by a browser hijacker creator called Polarity Technologies. This hijacker creator has been releasing hijackers for quite some time now. This new hijacker is nearly identical to previous entries as far as its functionality, appearance and overall quality is concerned. The developer distributes its hijackers via malicious software bundles hosted on numerous shady freeware distributing sites. Now, while Search.searchbtorr.com may come bundled with legitimate software, you should know that it can be installed on your PC without your knowledge or approval. Depending on the installer, a bundle might let you deselect its installation, but in most cases that does not happen. The bundles install Search.searchbtorr.com by stealth and, thus, replace the homepage address by force.
Like its clones, this new hijacker is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It is set to replace their homepages as well as Chrome’s new tab page. It is not compatible with Microsoft Edge, however, which is great news if you are a user of that browser. We have found that Search.searchbtorr.com is not a real search engine as it redirects all entered search terms to a modified Yahoo search engine that is prone to showing ad-supported search results that also feature promotional links that can potentially redirect you to various adware servers that can, in turn, redirect you to websites that feature potentially unwanted programs, adware, spyware, and so on. Therefore, it can be said that this particular search engine can jeopardize your PC’s security.
There is nothing that could redeem this malicious search engine as it is inherently malicious. Its developers count on gullible users to use it and view all of its ads and promotional links. We believe that that is unacceptable and you ought to remove Search.searchbtorr.com as soon as you can before you encounter malicious content. The replacement process is simple as you only have to go to your respective browser’s settings and enter a new homepage URL. Please follow the guide below.
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