Specialists report that Search.searchtsbn.com cannot be trusted as it appears to be it could show modified search results. To be more precise, it means the application could inject search results with unreliable third-party advertisements. Consequently, users who surf the Internet with it might accidentally put their system at risk. Since the threat might also replace user’s browser preferences, it was decided it should be classified as a browser hijacker. If you want to know more about the risks related to Search.searchtsbn.com usage we encourage you to read the rest of this article. What’s more, just a bit below our report you will find instructions showing how to get rid of this browser hijacker manually, so should you decide to remove this threat, feel free to use our recommended steps.
Users could come across Search.searchtsbn.com after downloading setup files from unreliable file-sharing web pages like filewon.com, filewin.com, etc. This is why we advise against torrent and other untrustworthy file-sharing sites. Unlike legitimate sites belonging to reliable software developers, P2P file-sharing networks might offer installers bundled with potentially dangerous tools, for example, adware, browser hijackers, etc. Some sites may even contain installers bundled with malicious applications like Trojans, viruses, ransomware, and so on. Thus, if you do not want to accidentally endanger your system or, even worse, infect it with malware, you should be extra careful while visiting file-sharing sites, although the safest option would be to avoid them in all. For extra protection, specialists recommend using a reliable security tool as well.
The browser hijacker might be a bit different from other threats you could have encountered so far. Apparently, it does not create any folders or files on the computer it settles in. In other words, you will not find it through Control Panel, and it cannot be uninstalled. This application may enter the system by modifying particular files belonging to the affected browser. For instance, if you surf with Internet Explorer, you might notice that a value data of a specific value name called Start Page now contains a link to Search.searchtsbn.com (this value name can be located in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main if you launch Registry Editor). By doing so, the application could force the user’s browser to load the search engine in question instead of his usual homepage, defaults search provider, or new tab page.
Our specialists believe the browser hijacker may modify user’s browser preferences to make the user surf the Internet with of Search.searchtsbn.com and as a result, notice the advertisements it could inject into the search results. We believe the threat’s creators might be receiving advertising revenue for each click. The bad news is interacting with this content might be dangerous to your system as some of the ads could lead to sites distributing adware, potentially unwanted programs, other browser hijackers, or even malware. Under such circumstances, we recommend replacing this search engine with a safer alternative, for example, google.com.
However, to replace Search.searchtsbn.com, you may need to fix or erase particular data belonging to the hijacked browser. The recommended deletion steps below will show how to get rid of the mentioned data manually. Of course, if you find this task a bit too challenging, you can employ a reliable security tool instead. Just set it to perform a full system scan and wait till it allows you to press the deletion button.