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.
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.