There are quite a few reliable search engines out there, but Rapid-Searcher.com Search is definitely not one of them. On the contrary – this search engine belongs to a browser hijacker that gets installed on your computer silently, and then changes your browser settings without any notification. Although Rapid-Searcher.com Search does not infect you with malware directly, browser hijackers often support third party content that might eventually lead to other dangerous infections. Therefore, the sooner you remove Rapid-Searcher.com Search from your system the better.
The most disturbing fact about this browser hijacker is that it usually arrives bundled with legal software applications. It means that users install Rapid-Searcher.com Search onto their computer themselves, although they do not realize that. In order to avoid this browser hijacker it is important that you avoid downloading and installing software applications from third party websites via unfamiliar downloaders. For example, if you really must have VLC Player, then download it from the official videolan.org website, because if you download from such web pages as softonfire.com, you will definitely get infected with Rapid-Searcher.com Search.
Softonfire.com is known to make use of a downloader which silently installs Rapid-Searcher.com Search on target computer. Once the installation is complete, the next time you open your browser (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome); your default home page will be changed for rapid-searcher.com. There are actually, several variations of this browser hijacker, which set different websites for your home page, including quick-seeker.com, best-found.com, speed-find.com.
Apart from changing your browser settings without your permission Rapid-Searcher.com Search also arrives with adware helpers that may prevent you from modifying your browser settings manually. However, computer security experts suggest that users should not experience any great difficulties while trying to remove Rapid-Searcher.com Search on their own.
You may think that using Rapid-Searcher.com Search is not a big problem, because the website after all does function as a search engine. However, you can never be sure whether the search results presented by Rapid-Searcher.com Search are reliable. Not to mention that you could be exposed to a variety of commercial advertisements displaying third party content, and Rapid-Searcher.com Search is obviously not responsible for the safety of such commercials.
In case Rapid-Searcher.com Search gets exploited by malevolent third parties for malware distribution, you could get infected with serious threats. Before any of that happens, follow the instructions below to terminate Rapid-Searcher.com Search and then restore your browser settings. You should also run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to make sure that all the potentially unwanted applications have been removed from your computer, because third party downloaders are bound to install a list other freeware programs on your computer, which you should not tolerate.
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