Search.searchm3f.com Removal Guide

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Search.searchm3f.com is not a search tool we could call a legitimate search provider. It is usually called a browser hijacker by specialists because it tends to appear on users’ browsers without permission. It has been noticed that it can alter settings of all the most popular web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. In most cases, it changes both homepages and default search tools on them. If your browsers have already been affected too, you should mercilessly remove Search.searchm3f.com from them because it is not what it seems to be even if it looks like a search tool that can be trusted. The next paragraph of this article will tell you more about it and why it is considered untrustworthy. We just want to say for now that this search tool does not differ from Search.youremailnow.com, Search.yourclassifiedscenter.com, and Search.searchlttrn.com much. These are all products of the company Polarity Technologies Ltd.

If you ever find Search.searchm3f.com set as your new homepage and/or default search tool, you should go to replace this search provider with another trustworthy search tool right away because it is far from a reputable search engine. The biggest drawback it has is associated with the search results it displays to users. Research conducted by specialists at 411-spyware.com has shown that users who enter any search query in its box might be provided with the modified search results. These search results only promote third-party pages by redirecting users to them, so they usually do not contain any information users are searching for. You might end up on an untrustworthy page if you click on all search results opened to you. Theoretically, you might even be taken to a page containing untrustworthy software one day. Do not let security-related problems arise for you – stop using Search.searchm3f.com today. There is one more reason you should do that – continue reading.

Research has shown that Search.searchm3f.com might also automatically record information about users. It gathers such details as IP address, Internet Service Provider (ISP), geographic location, user’s operating system type, websites visited, etc. Even though it primarily collects details about users’ activities/habits/interests and technical information, it might also record personally-identifiable information, as research has shown. It will not steal sensitive information from your computer, but you should not enter any personal details in its search box because it will record them all as a part of search data immediately. It does not try to hide this from users: “By using the services, you are consenting to grant Polarity permission to collect your URLs and search data, including search queries that may contain personally identifiable information.”

Search.searchm3f.com is categorized as a browser hijacker because it usually shows up on users’ browsers without their knowledge. As mentioned in the 1st paragraph of this article, it affects all popular browsers – Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. We are sure there are not many users who have set Search.searchm3f.com willingly on their browsers because browser hijackers are such threats that usually slither onto users’ PCs illegally. According to our researchers, it is very likely that you have installed this threat on your computer together with software downloaded from malavida.es, filewon.com, descargar.es, or a similar website. You must remove it to undo the changes it has applied. The next paragraph will tell you more about its removal. Keep in mind that you can encounter a similar infection in the future again if you do not do anything to protect your system today. We do not say that you can no longer download any software from the web, but you should listen to us and install a security tool on your computer to ensure its maximum protection.

If you have found Search.searchm3f.com set on your browsers out of the blue, it means that the browser hijacker has infiltrated your system. You will easily undo the changes applied by it if your default browser is Internet Explorer because you could erase the browser hijacker using Control Panel. Unfortunately, if your default browser is Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, you will have to put some more effort into the browser hijacker removal. Instructions provided below this article should help you; however, if you do not find them very helpful, use an automated malware remover.

Delete Search.searchm3f.com

Internet Explorer

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Access Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the undesirable application and click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista/8/8.1/10

  1. Press Win+R on your keyboard and type Control Panel in the box.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the program you want to remove and click Uninstall.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Explorer by pressing Win+E.
  2. Type %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles in the URL bar and press Enter.
  3. Locate the folder containing the prefs.js file.
  4. Open it with Notepad.
  5. Remove user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "search.searchm3f.com"); from this file.
  6. Save the changes.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Explorer (Win+E).
  2. Go to %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default (type this path in the Explorer’s URL bar and press Enter).
  3. Locate Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  4. Delete all above-listed files one by one.
Download Remover for Search.searchm3f.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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