Search.searchidd.com Removal Guide

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Search.searchidd.com is similar or to be more precise almost a clone of Search.searchtmpn.com, Search.hmylocaltransit.com, Search.mo-cmf.com, Search.sh-cmf.com, and so on. Like the listed applications it also falls under the classification of browser hijackers since it can change your browser preferences and introduce you to modified search results. Our specialists say users could come across suspicious advertising content while browsing with Search.searchidd.com and there is a chance some of it might even appear to be possibly malicious. Consequently, if you are not too fond of this doubtful tool, we would recommend not to take any chances and erase it at once. If you need more details about this browser hijacker, we will present them in the rest of the article. However, if you already decided to get rid of it, we could offer our recommended deletion steps located just a bit below this report.

Just like its other clones, Search.searchidd.com might be spread with bundled software installers, unreliable pop-up advertisements, and so on. Some of you could even install it without even realizing installers bundled with the browser hijacker could add it automatically if you choose automatic installation. For this reason, our specialists always recommend selecting advanced or custom installation settings when possible. By doing so, the user might be able to deselect unwanted suggestions and learn more about the chosen program itself or the bundled offers. Moreover, to avoid browser hijackers, adware, and other untrustworthy software alike we would advise you to exchange unreliable file-sharing web pages with legitimate sites from reputable companies. Of course, investigating the selected tool carefully would be a good idea as well.

After entering the system, Search.searchidd.com might replace your default search engine, homepage, or new tab page. One of the purposes of doing so is to make the user browse the Internet with this particular search engine. Unfortunately, after entering a search query, the user could be redirected to a modified Yahoo or Google search engine. As you see while using them, the browser hijacker might not only gather results matching your entered keyword but also inject them with additional advertising from its third-party partners. It is entirely possible such ads could come from unknown sources, and the software’s developers may not take any responsibility for them. It means for each user click they could receive advertising revenue while the user himself might endanger the system as unreliable ads could redirect him to malicious web pages, websites promoting similar threats, sites showing fake surveys or lotteries, etc. Naturally, under such circumstances we do not recommend taking any chances with Search.searchidd.com and if you think it would be for the best you should erase it.

The browser hijacker can be eliminated either manually or with automatic features; it all depends on how skillful you are and whether you have the patience. More experienced users could use the manual deletion instructions located a bit below and restore files modified by Search.searchidd.comon their own. This can be done with automatic features as well, all there is to do is pick a reliable security tool, perform a system check-up with it and then select the removal button to erase all identified threats or restore data modified by them.

Get rid of Search.searchidd.com

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type Regedit and click Enter.
  3. Identify a value name know as Start page in the given location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  4. Right-click it and choose Modify.
  5. Instead of http://Search.searchidd.com add a link you prefer and press OK.
  6. Leave Registry Editor.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click Win+E.
  2. Locate a file titled prefs.js in the listed directory: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{unique user ID}
  3. Open this file as a Notepad document.
  4. Find a line with the threat’s link: user_pref(“browser.startup.homepage”, “Search.searchidd.com”).
  5. Instead of Search.searchidd.com place a link you prefer and press Ctrl+S.
  6. Exit Notepad.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Go to: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default and find the mentioned files:
    Preferences
    Secure Preferences
    Web Data
  3. Right-click these files separately and select Delete.
  4. Leave File Explorer.
Download Remover for Search.searchidd.com *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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