Search.searchcl.com is a questionable featured search site that may appear in your browsers after you install free software under suspicious circumstances. In fact, we have categorized this threat source as a browser hijacker, which can modify your homepage and default search engine settings. This hijacker comes from the infamous Polarity Technologies Ltd., the maker of potentially unwanted programs and browser hijackers, including Weather Reports New Tab, Easy File Converter, and Search.hemailinboxlogin.com. If you find any tool from this company in your browsers, you should know that you could be exposed to potentially unsafe third-party advertising through modified search results. If you do not wish to worsen your system security, we advise you to act and remove Search.searchcl.com from your computer as soon as possible.
You can find the official site for this browser extension at classifiedlist.net; however, it does not seem to be available there for download. You can install this extension, though, through the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/classified-list/kdnhgjpilcnlcnddmhalandlmmihmmbp. As the statistics show there, already over 48 thousand users are supposed to have installed it; yet, there are only three rather negative reviews left. It is however quite likely that you have visited a shady torrent or freeware website like filewin.com, malavida.es, or descargar.es, and you downloaded a free program or a movie file from there, and this is how you actually installed this hijacker. You should know that unfamiliar and suspicious file-sharing sites can easily infect you with a bundle of threats instead of letting you download a standalone file. Such a bundle may contain a number of potentially unwanted applications, adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, keyloggers, backdoors, and fake alerts among others. This will make deleting Search.searchcl.com a bit more complex because it may not be the only threat you will have to take care of.
But you can also download a bundle by clicking on the wrong third-party content. It is possible that you land on a suspicious video streaming website, which does not allow you to see your targeted video unless you click on a pop-up message claiming you have to install the latest Flash driver. Of course, you may find yourself on an official-looking installation page after clicking OK or Install; however, you would simply drop a bundle of all kinds of threats in the background instead. Yet another way for you to infect your system with multiple threats is to click on any random third-party banner or pop-up ads on suspicious websites generally related to online betting, gaming, dating, and porn. Since it is quite possible that your system is swarming with different malicious threats and potentially unwanted apps, we suggest that after you delete Search.searchcl.com, you run a proper online malware scanner to see what you are up against.
This search page can show up in your Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox browsers as your new homepage and default search engine. This particular Polarity search page offers you quick links on it fake toolbar to classified ads-related third-party pages like Craigslist and Super Ads. You can also find a few thumbnail links in a panel below the main search box. Please note that you can always bookmark any page you would like to reach with a click from your bookmarks bar. While these third-party pages may all be reliable and legitimate, you could be introduced to questionable third-party ads while visiting them. Unfortunately, you cannot trust this search engine, either, since it forwards your queries to its web server, query.searchcl.com, first and only then to a modified Yahoo search results page. This is how you could be presented with promoted affiliate content, such as advertisements and sponsored links, which are obviously a source of income for the creators. But, on the other hand, these contents can also be the source of potential system security threats. If you want to save yourself from them, we suggest that you remove Search.searchcl.com right now.
In order to eliminate this browser hijacker, you need to remove its extension from your browsers. We have included our easy-to-follow guide for you below so that you can take care of this threat yourself. But we also understand that you may think that there has to be a more efficient and comfortable way to actually tackle all possible present and future threats as well. Yes, you are right, of course. This is why we advise you to install a trustworthy malware removal application like SpyHunter. With this user-friendly security software you can experience real peace of mind.
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