Search.searchvidpop.com Removal Guide

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If you have agreed to have your homepage and/or New Tab page changed to Search.searchvidpop.com, you must have been offered a great deal. Since this browser hijacker should be associated with the “Your Video Converter Now” extension by Polarity Technologies Ltd, it might he promoted as a tool that can convert files for free. Regardless of what you have been promised, the hijacker is not reliable or beneficial. While it provides a few easy-access links via its home page that are considered to be legitimate, it does not offer services that would be classified as beneficial. Although that is a good enough reason to delete Search.searchvidpop.com, it is not the most important one. According to our researchers, this hijacker can expose you to unreliable links via the search results it shows after illegally redirecting you to search.yahoo.com. If you do not understand why that is a bad thing, and why the hijacker deserves removal, you need to keep reading.

As it was already mentioned, Search.searchvidpop.com should be associated with an extension called “Your Video Converter Now.” The installer of this extension can be found at yourvidconverter.com and chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/your-video-converter-now/hgljkkecekpieacdjkneloajjhgaicej (for Google Chrome users). The problem is that these installers install an extension that changes the New Tab and/or homepage to Search.yourvidconverter.com. Although that is a different hijacker, its interface is identical to that of Search.searchvidpop.com. It is most likely that the suspicious extension was linked to Search.searchvidpop.com in the recent past. It is also possible that a different installer for this add-on exists. In any case, if the hijacker exists, the chances are that unreliable applications and extensions exist as well. Please install a trusted malware scanner to inspect your operating system and help you find out how many threats are active on your PC. Hopefully, not many are found, and the ones that are active can be easily deleted using the removal guide below.

What do you think about the search tool offered by Search.searchvidpop.com? Do you think it is reliable just because it redirects to Yahoo Search? First of all, unauthorized redirecting is illegal and can be dangerous. Even if you are redirected to your favorite search engine, you still need to be cautious. Unfortunately, the hijacker can inject unpredictable third-party links into the search results that are shown, and that is why you need to be careful about the redirecting. You also have to be cautious about the collection of data. If you do not want tracking cookies to record every move you make, using Search.searchvidpop.com is not a good idea. Even if this hijacker provides you with links to zamzar.com, clipchamp.com, online-convert.com, and other seemingly beneficial sites, you should not ignore the fact that it redirects, shows advertisements, and tracks information about you. Instead of putting up with that, we recommend deleting the hijacker and finding a better way to convert files.

As you can see from the guide below, if Search.searchvidpop.com is associated with a browser extension, you need to delete it. You need to delete it not only because it is connected to the hijacker but also because it will not be able to remove Search.searchvidpop.com without erasing the extension first. If the extension does not exist, you might be able to correct the situation by changing the homepage. By the way, the homepage is modified on Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers only. Also, the extension exists only on Firefox and Chrome browsers. The IE browser is hijacked using an application installed on the PC. You also need to take other threats into account. If they exist, you need to figure out if you can eliminate them manually. If you cannot, you should install an automated anti-malware tool without any hesitation.

How to delete Search.searchvidpop.com

Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch Explorer by tapping Win+E.
  2. Enter Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features into the bar at the top. Windows XP users will need to open the Start menu, click Control Panel, and then move to Add or Remove programs.
  3. Uninstall/Remove the unwanted application.
  4. Launch the browser, tap Alt+T, and select Internet options.
  5. Click the General tab, move to Home  Page, and overwrite the hijacker’s URL.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and enter chrome://extensions/ into the address bar.
  2. Click the recycle bin next to the unwanted extension and then select Remove.
  3. Enter chrome://settings/ into the address bar and then move to On Startup.
  4. Click Mange on startup pages and Remove the hijacker’s URL.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and enter about:addons into the address bar.
  2. Find the unwanted extension and click the Remove button on its right.
  3. Enter about:preferences into the address bar to access the General menu.
  4. Move to the Home Page section then overwrite the hijacker’s URL.
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