You may not even notice when a new questionable search page, Search.searchytdvta.com, appears in your Google Chrome browser since, at first sight, it resembles Google way too much. In fact, this has to be a purposeful thing in order to deceive unsuspecting users and to make them believe that nothing has changed in their browser. Most people may consider Google the most popular and the most reputable search engine in the world. Obviously, schemers try to ride this wave and create very similar looking search engines for this reason. However, this search engine has been categorized as a browser hijacker that can change your browser settings to come up as your home page, new tab page as well as your default search engine. Considering that this hijacker can show you modified search results that may pose a threat to your system security, it would be a mistake to use it anytime. In fact, we suggest that you remove Search.searchytdvta.com from your browser before it may expose you to malicious third-party web content and you would cause more serious virtual security issues.
One way to find this search page in your browser is to install a useless and questionable Google Chrome browser extension called TubeTab. This tool is available in the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tubetab/jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce. This extension offers you to "easily access popular quick links with one-click from your home and new tab page." It seems that over 300 thousand users have installed it so far; yet, there is not one single review, which is always suspicious, not to mention that there is no official site available. If you do not recall installing this application, it is most likely that this browser hijacker sneaked onto your computer in a free software bundle containing several other programs.
The problem with bundles is that they have become rather questionable as schemers started to use them to spread potentially unwanted program and all sorts of malware infections packed together with a legitimate free program that unsuspecting users would target. You can easily end up installing such a bundle if you keep downloading free software or cracked programs from questionable file-sharing pages, such as freeware and torrent sites. These suspicious pages mainly promote potentially risky software packages. It is also possible that you click on a fake button, a fake system notification, a fake software update pop-up, or any other kind of third-party advertisement that could be presented to you by suspicious websites or adware programs hiding on your PC. It is important that you make sure that your computer is entirely clean if you want to feel safe while using it. This is why we advise you to delete Search.searchytdvta.com right now and then, use a reliable free online malware scanner to be able to see what else needs to be removed.
As we have said, this search page looks very much like Google and this is why you may not even realize that it has been set to be your new home page, new tab, and default search provider in your Google Chrome browser. Although this search engine may look totally innocent on the surface, we are here to warn you that it may introduce you to questionable third-party content through the search results it may show you. In fact, this browser hijacker redirects all your queries to a modified Yahoo search results page that can thus pose a threat to your virtual security. This means that this infection may inject potentially unreliable third-party ads and links to promote affiliates in order to drive web traffic to their sites in exchange for easy income. However, if you click on an ad or link on this results page that comes from cyber criminals, you could open malicious pages on new tabs where crooks could be waiting for their next victim to scam. You might disclose your credit card details on such a page and lose your money. But you may also infect your computer with other threats. All in all, we recommend that you act now and remove Search.searchytdvta.com from your browser.
Since this browser hijacker is related to the TubeTab extension we have mentioned before, all you need to do is eliminate this extension via the Extension Manager in your Google Chrome browser. We have included the necessary guide that you can find below this article if you want to delete it manually. Please remember that there may be other threats lurking around on your system. You can, of course, try to detect and identify these yourself; however, it would be more effective if you used a professional malware removal program (e.g., SpyHunter) to automatically address all system security-related issues and attacks.