Search.searchtcn.com Removal Guide

Threat Level:
7/10
Rate this Article:
Comments (0)
Article Views: 677
Category: Browser Hijackers

Browser hijackers are infamous for their invasive functionality. Thus, being aware of their existences is critical. One program of this classification is known to be roaming the web nowadays and it goes by the name of Search.searchtcn.com. If you ever come across it, make sure to stay away from it. If, unfortunately, you already have it active on your PC, make sure to execute its complete removal as it exhibits no valuable features whatsoever. In fact, just like any other browser hijacker, it will make invasive changes to your browser's default settings without any notification. This in turn will make surfing the web a much more annoying and frustrating experience. Nearly every Internet user should be aware of this hijacker's existence since it is fully compatible with major web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. To learn more about the inner workings of Search.searchtcn.com and how you can remove it, be sure to read the rest of our report.

The basic functionality of Search.searchtcn.com is quite conventional. Upon intrusion, it modifies certain registry entries linked to your browser's default settings. Once this is done, you will notice an unauthorized change of your default homepage within your browser. The site set as your new default homepage might appear useful at first sight since it presents a search box and quick access links that should lead you to frequently visits web pages. Unfortunately, appearances can often be misleading. In reality, the search field does not function in the best way possible. After further research, it has been discovered that in quite a few cases the questionable search engine could present you with sponsored third-party results that might have nothing to do with your original query. Similar things can be said about seemingly useful quick access links because they might simply not work; also, there is no way to customize them your liking, which is annoying, to say the least. It is important to highlight the fact that for as long as this hijacker is up and fully active on your PC you will have no choice but to start each session on a suspicious third-party website whether you like that or not. It should be more than obvious why malware experts at our internal labs urge you to delete Search.searchtcn.com. It is important to note that only a complete removal will help you restore your browser's default settings. To do that make use of the instructions that we provide below.

If your computer is already infected with Search.searchtcn.com, our researchers highly advise you to double-check your personal computer for other suspicious applications because the hijacker in question is often spread via bundled installers. Another suspicious thing about this devious piece of software is the fact that there is a chance that it could expose your computer to potentially dangerous web content. As it turns out the search fields on a newly set homepage is known to provide modified results. This means that some of them could host redirect links, which could lead you to suspicious and even potentially malicious websites. Even though such results are not as prominent as sponsored ones, you should know that there is a chance that you could end up on a site that hosts malicious software via a modified search result. In some cases just entering such web pages is more than enough to get your PC infected with some malicious program. You could also encounter bogus online stores which are crafted by cyber crooks so they could steal your credit card data without a lot of trouble. If you consider yourself to be a security-conscious user, make sure to execute the complete removal of Search.searchtcn.com as soon as it is found active on your PC.

It goes without saying that the removal of Search.searchtcn.com is a must. Under no circumstances leave it active on your operating system. Be sure to follow the instructions with your utmost attention since a single mistake could have undesirable outcomes. There is a chance that leftovers of this browser hijacker could be used to restore this invasive application. To avoid finding yourself in such a situation, you can either analyze your computer manually for traces associated with Search.searchtcn.com or run a full system scan with a professional antimalware tool that can detect and delete anything linked to the hijacker in question automatically.

How to remove Search.searchtcn.com from your computer

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Go to C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Select and remove files entitled Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  4. Go to C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\(unique Mozilla profile ID).
  5. Select a file called prefs.js and tap Delete on your keyboard.
  6. Right-click your Recycle Bin and select Empty Recycle Bin.
  7. Click the Windows button.
  8. Type regedit into a search box and then tap Enter on your keyboard.
  9. Go to to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  10. Right-click a registry value entitled Start Page and select Modify.
  11. Replace the unwanted URL with a new one and then click OK.
  12. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}.
  13. Modify the unwanted URL's in the following registry values:
    a) FaviconURL.
    b) FaviconURLFallback.
    c) TopResultURL.
    d) URL.
Download Remover for Search.searchtcn.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.

Search.searchtcn.com Screenshots:

Search.searchtcn.com

Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Name
Website
Comment

Enter the numbers in the box to the right *