It is possible that after installing a new free program you will find Search.searchfpdf.com in your browsers as your new home page. This is why we must warn you that this search website may pose a threat to your virtual security. In fact, this search engine comes from a notorious family of browser hijackers "distributed under an exclusive license by Polarity Technologies Ltd.,"a company based in Cyprus. This family is also responsible for Search.searchisemail.com, Search.searchutilities.co, and Search.starttab.co among dozens of identical and very similar hijackers. Although this infection offers you PDF conversion with easy access links, it can also expose you to third-party ads and links that might be unreliable. If you do not want to let further infections onto your PC or end up scammed by cyber criminals, we suggest that you remove Search.searchfpdf.com from your browsers as soon as possible.
This browser hijacker can be installed quite easily. In fact, it is possible that you did not even notice when you did so. It does not necessarily means that this malware infection sneaks onto your system without your permission though. Most of the hijackers we have seen actually inform users about the browser setting changes. However, this could be done in a manner that may be confusing or misleading for inexperienced users. For example, bundle installers could use small letters and a hard-to-notice position for the notifications and checkboxes. It is also possible that these are hidden and only revealed for users who choose the custom installation option. In any case, a lot of unsuspecting computer users end up with browser hijackers and a bunch of other malware infections as they fail to notice these options. Clearly, you need to be very careful when installing such a bundle not to allow potentially unwanted programs as well as malware infections on board if possible. If this is how you may have let this hijacker on board, we recommend that you use a reliable online malware scanner to detect all possible threat sources after you delete Search.searchfpdf.com from your browsers.
It is important that you become more cautious with your clicks while browsing the web because one click on the wrong third-party content can easily lead to multiple infections on your system as you may drop a bundle. You may be offered a software update while surfing the net and if you fall for it and click on this pop-up or banner ad, you may download a malicious package instead. Similarly, when you want to download a free program and end up on a shady freeware or torrent site, one click can download a package of malware infections either if you simply want to download a file or click on the wrong content on such a page. Yet another option is to view suspicious websites that display several third-party ads. The sites that are generally worth avoiding are associated with file-sharing (torrent and freeware), online gaming, gambling, dating, and pornography. If you land on an unfamiliar site, you can easily click on something that can trigger the drop of a bundle. Hopefully these are strong enough reasons for you to want to delete Search.searchfpdf.com.
This new featured search website is not even that new indeed. It is simply the clone of Search.sonicpdfconverter.com. In fact, this browser hijacker family consist of groups of two or three clones whose only difference is their URL address while the other family members are almost the same, the only difference being their toolbar features. Speaking of which, this hijacker also has the usual fake toolbar with the questionable search tool, the local weather link, and the news link, and it also features two additional quick links that redirect you to a website where you can convert your documents to PDF and vice versa. You can also find thumbnail links below the main search field that offer the same conversion links as well as others to popular websites, including Amazon, Facebook, and Yahoo.
This browser hijacker sends all your search keywords to its web server, query.searchfpdf.com, and then, usually to a modified Yahoo search results page. However, lately we have been experiencing a possibly temporary failure in this family as the web search return with an error page and your request cannot be fulfilled somehow. This is yet another reason why you should not keep such a useless tool in your browsers. Nevertheless, if this hijacker is back online and redirects you to a reputable search engine's results page, you should not engage with any content as this infection may inject its own affiliates' ads and sponsored links. Clicking on such content can have unfavorable consequences, such as more infection may be dropped and you may also end up on malicious websites being scammed out of your money. Therefore, we advise you to remove Search.searchfpdf.com as soon as you can.
This malware infection may only affect the home page settings in your major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. Thus, it should be enough for you to restore those settings. We have prepared instructions for you if you are not familiar with such setting modifications and want to eliminate this hijacker yourself. If, for any reason, this search website still comes up in your browsers, we recommend that you reset them all. You may see now how important it is that you protect your PC properly against malware. If you do not feel skilled enough to be able to do so, we advise you to find a reliable anti-malware program and install it. Security tools like SpyHunter can automatically take care of all your system security issues related to malware and potential threats.