Search.searchtpg.com is yet another useless and potentially risky featured website from Polarity Technologies Ltd. who does not seem to stop surprising us with more and more browser hijackers emerging. This new hijacker can show up as your homepage in your Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome browsers, and you may not even remember installing it. In fact, this malware infection is not even that new to us since we have seen identical and very similar ones dozens of times. Search.officeworksuite.com, Search.heasyconverter.co, and Search.hwildforscrapbooking.com are only a few of these browser hijackers in the Polarity family that you should keep away from if you do not want to be exposed to questionable third-party content and thus put your system security at risk. We suggest that you remove Search.searchtpg.com from your PC if you want to keep it safe. But eliminating this one threat may not be the end of your cleansing. Let us tell you more so that you understand the situation you are in now better.
This browser hijacker does not have a promotional website or any official appearance on the web to spread as a standalone application. So it has to use alternative ways like software bundling. This is a rather deceptive method since schemers can hide a number of potentially unwanted programs and malware infections in such a package. Then, these bundles are promoted on questionable file-sharing pages like filewin.com and malavida.es. If you use such pages to download free software or cracked files, you are in for some unpleasant surprises. It is usually possible to opt out of installing the whole package; however, sometimes the installer is quite pushy and would not necessarily let you install your targeted free program unless you agree to install the browser setting changes or other additional software. But it is not only by downloading free software from shady torrent and freeware pages that you can infect your system with such a lot and end up having to delete Search.searchtpg.com and other threats.
It is also possible that you click on a corrupt third-party advertisement while browsing the web. You may land on a suspicious site that may promote unreliable third-party ads. One click and you could either end up on a malicious website scamming you to install an urgent update or directly drop a bundle of threats onto your machine. These ads can also be presented to you by malware infections hiding on your PC, such as adware programs, browser hijackers, and even sometimes potentially unwanted programs. All in all, if you find this browser hijacker on board, there is a good chance that you will find more threats as well. This is why we recommend that after you delete Search.searchtpg.com, you also scan your system with a reliable online malware scanner to find all possibly harmful programs as well.
There is nothing special about this featured search website at all. It offers you the usual fake toolbar that accommodates a search tool and a number of quick links to popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, and Yahoo. Of course, you will also find the usual News and Local Weather links there as well, which lead you to pages that can host a number of questionable third-party ads we do not advise you to engage with. You can also find a panel of thumbnail links below the main search field with the same pages promoted. In addition to all these contents, you can also find a parcel tracking tool below. If you enter your valid tracking number and click on the "Track My Package" button, you should be able to track it.
The truth is that you could easily bookmark all these related pages if you wanted to since you do not need such an unreliable tool to do so. We do not recommend the use of the search engine either because you could end up on modified Yahoo search results pages that may contain questionable third-party ads and sponsored links, too. Clicking on these could lead to further infections or landing on malicious pages and getting scammed by crooks. This is why we advise you to remove Search.searchtpg.com as soon as possible.
We have prepared and easy-to-follow guide for you below this article so that you can manually eliminate this browser hijacker. In fact, all you need to do now is restore your homepage settings. If, somehow, this were not enough, we suggest that you reset your browsers to default. Of course, even this may not be enough to entirely clean your system since it could be swarming with threats for all you know. Therefore, we recommend that you install a reliable malware removal program, such as SpyHunter to make sure that your PC is all clean and secure, and it also stays that way in the future.