Search-operator.com Removal Guide

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Were you redirected to Search-operator.com, or did it just replace your homepage and/or search provider on your web browser? In the first scenario, you can close the page or the browser and just forget about the suspicious search tool. If your browser’s settings were in fact modified, you need to do more. First of all, we suggest that you delete Search-operator.com because this search tool is way too suspicious to trust. Second, you should inspect your entire operating system with the help of a legitimate malware scanner to make sure that no other threats exist. Finally, you also want to clear browsing data to eliminate any data tracking tools that the search tool might have employed. We suggest doing that even if you were just redirected to the suspicious search tool. If you are dumbfounded by the fact that the search tool is considered to be suspicious or that its removal is recommended, please keep reading.

Whether you were redirected to http://search-operator.com/, or your browser’s settings were modified, you need to think very carefully if using this search tool is a good idea. The only thing on the page is a search field, and there are no external links that would route to the developer’s page or legal information statements, such as EULA (end of user license agreement), privacy policy, terms of user, etc. It is always a bad sign when such information is not presented because that makes it impossible to understand how exactly the tool works. Of course, the terminology of legal statements is often hard to understand as it is, and so relying on it in all cases is not a good idea. Nonetheless, if you are not provided with any info about a search tool or a service you want to use, you need to run away. Not literally, of course. What we mean is that you should not use the said tool or service. If we follow that logic, it is best to remove Search-operator.com if it got installed onto your browser. After all, it cannot be trusted. Not fully.

Despite all this, some users might see no harm in using Search-operator.com because it has a simple interface – which some might enjoy – and because it can redirect to Bing Search. While it does not make sense why someone would choose to use a mediator when they can just use Bing right away, some people really do not seem to mind this kind of behavior. Well, even though the final search engine is classified as a reliable one, and the results appear to be untouched by Search-operator.com (some hijackers modify the results), the redirecting to this engine is done without permission. That is another reason why you should consider removing Search-operator.com without any delay. If you choose to keep using it, do so at your own risk. Remember that the search tool is completely unpredictable, and while it might not create any problems at all, it might also be very unreliable and, possibly, even malicious.

We have created a guide that should help you remove Search-operator.com without much trouble. All you have to do is reset the browser and then clear browsing data to ensure that you are completely safe. While we do not claim that the cookies, for example, of the search tool are malicious, but we cannot be too safe in a situation like this. After all, we do not know anything about the tool itself, and there is always a risk that the creator is working with unreliable parties and is collecting information about you for questionable purposes. Needless to say, the guide below will not help you delete PUPs and threats that might have been installed along with Search-operator.com. If you are dealing with any of those, trust an anti-malware program to catch and remove them all automatically. If you have questions you want to ask our research team, the comments section is open, and you can post anything you like.

How to delete Search-operator.com

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch IE, tap Alt+T, and choose Internet options.
  2. Click the Advanced tab and hit the Reset button.
  3. Click Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete, check boxes, and click Delete.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Firefox, tap Alt+H, and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. Click the Refresh Firefox button to reset the browser.
  3. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete, select time range, check boxes, and click Clear Now.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Chrome, tap Alt+F, and click Settings.
  2. Scroll down, click Advanced to expand the menu, and scroll down again.
  3. Click Restore settings to their original defaults and then click Reset settings.
  4. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete, select time range, check boxes, and click Clear data.
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*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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