Search.searchvzcm.com Removal Guide

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Have you discovered a new website Search.searchvzcm.com set as your homepage, search tool, or both? If the answer to this question is yes, we have to upset you – a browser hijacker must have successfully slithered onto your computer and changed your all browsers’ settings. It works on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, so if you have these browsers installed on your computer, we are sure you will see a new homepage/search tool on all of them. Not all the users find the appearance of a new search tool a huge problem, but we want to warn them that they should not ignore the presence of this Polarity Technologies Ltd product because it is far from a trustworthy search provider even though it has an interface of a legitimate search tool. As mentioned at the beginning, it is better known to be a browser hijacker because users find it set on their browsers even though they do not give it permission to apply changes. The entrance of a browser hijacker is extremely irritating, but it is not the end of the world because, in most cases, it is not so hard to remove them fully and undo the changes made by them. We are sure you will manage to erase Search.searchvzcm.com from your browsers too after reading this article, so continue reading and then take action.

Search.searchvzcm.com is not a malicious application, and, we can assure you, it will not start downloading malicious applications on your computer, but it does not mean that it does not have any drawbacks. Recent research carried out by specialists at 411-spyware.com has clearly shown that the biggest drawback of this search tool is shady promotional links it provides users with. They are usually placed on the search results page seeking to make users click on them. The main purpose of these links is to increase the traffic of certain pages by redirecting users to them. We cannot promise that all the websites promoted can be trusted. Also, there is no doubt that you will not find the information you are looking for on these promoted pages. Frankly speaking, it is more likely that you will find untrustworthy software there or face other problems by browsing them. Not all the search results displayed by Search.searchvzcm.com are sponsored, so, theoretically, you could continue using it if it were easy to indicate those untrustworthy search results that might put your system in danger. Unfortunately, even experienced users find it difficult.

Sponsored search results are not the only ones that make Search.searchvzcm.com an untrustworthy search tool. Specialists have also made a finding that it can record personal information. It does not try to hide this from users, but this does not make this activity less dangerous: “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, SHARE THEM WITH THIRD PARTIES, AND USE SEARCH-RELATED COOKIES.” Of course, personal details are not the only ones it records. A long list of non-personally identifiable details can be found in its Privacy Policy document as well: IP address, Internet Service Provider (ISP), geographic location, URLs and websites visited, search queries, operating system type, browser type, etc. Do not let it gather information about you because online privacy issues might arise soon too.

Untrustworthy search tools are usually distributed via malicious software bundles, and Search.searchvzcm.com is no exception. Actually, the fact that it travels bundled with other applications and usually enters computers unnoticed is one of the reasons it has been classified as a browser hijacker. Users find out about its successful installation soon because their all browsers start launching a new search tool automatically. There is only one web browser which is not affected by Search.searchvzcm.com – Microsoft Edge.

If you have made a final decision to get rid of Search.searchvzcm.com, you need to reset your all web browsers so that the undesirable search tool would disappear and you could set your preferred page. This and other similar hijackers belonging to the Polarity family (e.g. Search.searcheasyra.com, Search.searchliveson.com, and Search.searchsterjosoft.com) do not hijack the Target line of browsers or make other important modifications, so removing them is not such a challenging task.

How to remove Search.searchvzcm.com

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Tap Alt and click Tools at the top.
  3. Click Internet Options.
  4. Open the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
  5. Select Delete personal settings.
  6. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox and press Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information from the menu.
  3. Click on the Refresh Firefox button.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox one more time in the pop-up window you see.

Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome.
  2. Go to its menu (tap Alt+F).
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Scroll down.
  5. Click Show advanced settings.
  6. Click the Reset settings button.
  7. Click Reset.
Download Remover for Search.searchvzcm.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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