Search-armor.com Removal Guide

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Search-armor.com is a questionable search engine that pretends to be a good search tool. Even though it has a search box on its start page and returns search results, specialists at 411-spyware.com cannot call it reliable. There are several reasons why Search-armor.com is considered to be an untrustworthy search engine. First, it has been found that it is usually set on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers without permission because it is mainly distributed by a browser hijacker. Second, it might provide users with the sponsored search results. Third, this search tool might gather information about users and their Internet-browsing activity. As can be seen, the appearance of Search-armor.com is misleading. The same is with other search engines that are set on browsers without permission, so never judge the trustworthiness of a search tool from its appearance and immediately remove search engines that replace your homepage, default search engine, New Tab URL, and other settings without permission because legitimate tools never act like that.

Despite its legitimate-looking interface, Search-armor.com is not a reliable search tool that is safe to use as the default search engine. First of all, it is evident that it redirects all the searches from Search-armor.com to extsearch.maxwebsearch.com before displaying the Yahoo! search results. Therefore, it is not at all surprising that users see advertisements on the same page reliable search results are placed. Unlike those search results that can be trusted, those sponsored ones are not always associated with the search query a user enters, so you might also notice that a website you have been taken to after clicking on any of the search results displayed by Search-armor.com do not contain the information you need. This search engine causes all these redirections to promote third parties and, as a consequence, help the developer to earn extra money. Of course, nobody thinks about the users’ safety. Our researchers have managed to reveal that such untrustworthy search tools might promote dangerous websites too, which means that you risk ending up on a bad website containing malware if you use Search-armor.com to find the necessary information and let it stay set on your browsers.

From a more technical perspective, the Search-armor.com browser hijacker makes several modifications to be able to apply permanent changes on browsers. What our researchers have noticed is that this infection changes the Start Page Value data which is located in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main to appear on Internet Explorer. In addition, it locates the file prefs.js and modifies the data inside it to alter the settings of Mozilla Firefox. Finally, it finds and modifies Web Data, Secure Preferences, and Preferences files that can be found by following this path C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default to set itself on Google Chrome.

If you already see that Search-armor.com has replaced your homepage and modified the New Tab URL, it is very likely that you will not only be redirected to questionable third-party websites. According to researchers, Search-armor.com is capable of gathering information about users as well, so if you do not wish to hand in such information as search queries, browsing history, IP address, etc. to Search-armor.com, you need to remove it right now without further consideration.

You need to eliminate Search-armor.com from your browsers if you wish to avoid problems related to your privacy and computer security. Fortunately, this browser hijacker can be deleted rather easily. Your one and only job is to reset your browsers to their default settings one by one. If you do not think that you can handle this yourself, you should delete this infection with the help of an automatic malware remover. Download a reliable tool SpyHunter by clicking on the Download button which you will find below.

Delete Search-armor.com

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Open the Tools menu.
  3. Select Internet Options to open it.
  4. Click on the Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Mark the Delete personal settings box.
  7. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the Help menu by tapping Alt+H simultaneously.
  3. Click Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.
  5. If you see a pop up with the Refresh Firefox button, click on it again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F and then select Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings to see a full menu.
  4. Click Reset settings.
  5. Click Reset.
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