Every day unsuspecting computer users infect their system with browser hijackers like Search.searchiswt.com. Maybe you could count the number of PCs that have never been infected with such threats on one of your hands. Well, jokes aside, you need to know that this infection may sneak onto your computer with your permission but still without your knowledge. Paradox? Not really, if you know how such a browser hijacker is distributed on the web. In fact, most malware infections are let on board by the users themselves. This may come as a shocker but still this is the case. If you do not wish to let further infections onto your system or end up scammed and robbed of your money, you should remove Search.searchiswt.com right now from your browsers.
This hijacker is not a new invention; we have seen the like many times before. As a matter of fact, this infection belongs to a continuously growing browser hijacker family that is also responsible for Search.sp-cmf.com, Search.searchlff.com, and lots more. These hijackers are mostly clones of each other with minor differences; although, some have proper duplicates under different URLs. You cannot really find any official website that promotes this search engine as a legitimate browser extension. Instead, you can install it via free software bundles you may download from questionable file-sharing websites, such as filewon.com, malavida.es, and descargar.es.
But, if you have not visited these websites, chance are you did land on a shady file-sharing, gaming, or dating website. While there are reliable and reputable pages among these, unfortunately, schemers also create them to infect unsuspecting computer users. It is enough for you to choose the wrong webpage to download a free program from and you could easily install a bundle of malicious threats on top. But these aforementioned types of webpages are also infamous for promoting questionable third-party ads. Clicking on such content is never a good idea because you can let infections drop in the background or open malicious websites on new tabs. If your system is infected with adware already, it could be dangerous to click on any ads (banner, pop-up, pop-under, etc.) because you may be surprised that they would act strangely and you would end up on an unwanted malicious page instead of a reputable online shop, for instance. Obviously, after you delete Search.searchiswt.com, you would still experience exposure to unsafe content if you do not run a reliable malware scanner and eliminate all potential threat sources found on your system.
You need to know that this search website is a totally useless addition to your browsers. In fact, you can easily set your preferred pages as bookmarks and have them displayed in the bookmarks bar if you want them to be one click away. Using this feature in your browsers is way more secure than letting a questionable extension or site offer them for you. This hijacker does not even provide you with any interesting easy-access links. You can reach local or national weather information, news, and other general pages. While most of these can be reliable sites, there is a chance that this hijacker can inject questionable third-party ads if there is any hosted on these pages. But, of course, this may not be the main reason for you to want to remove Search.searchiswt.com from your PC.
The truth is that the worst part is the search engine. This hijacker may gather information about you and your online activities and use this to present to you tailored content. Unfortunately, this information can also be shared with affiliates for whose reliability, by the way, the creators of this search engine do not take responsibility. In other words, click on the displayed content at your own risk. To be frank, we do not advise you to click anywhere on this page, let alone run a web search. When you use this search engine, your keywords are forwarded to its own web server and then to a Yahoo search results page. The problem is that these results could be compromised and you may find potentially unreliable third-party ads and sponsored links among them. This is the only way this search engine can generate income for its creators. However, if cyber crooks exploit this hijacker, they can promote their own malicious websites through it. If you click on content coming from such source, you could end up on malicious pages or fake websites and you could lose money from your bank accounts by being scammed. Of course, this is possibly the worst case scenario but still possible outcome of having such an infection on board. Therefore, we suggest that you do not hesitate and delete Search.searchiswt.com immediately.
If you would like to take care of this infection yourself, you can follow our guide below this report. It is really not too difficult to eliminate it since you only need to modify the homepage settings. This should not take more than a few minutes even if you are not a geek. But do remember that this hijacker could only be the tip of the iceberg. If you want to use a secure computer, we suggest that you make sure that all possible threat sources are dealt with. Proper protection could be a few clicks away. We advise you to employ a decent anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter or any other security software you may find trustworthy enough.