Search.searchbrs.com Removal Guide

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If your web browser opens Search.searchbrs.com when you launch it and you no longer see your preferred homepage URL, there is no doubt that your browser has been hijacked. Not all the users immediately notice the changes applied to their browsers, and, actually, not all of them go to take action even though they find a new search tool set on browsers without their knowledge. We do not blame those users who make a decision not to do anything about its presence because this search tool might really seem to be a search provider that can be trusted at first glance. Unfortunately, in reality, it is better known as a browser hijacker for malware analysts. This Polarity Technologies Ltd product has fallen into this category because it is capable of hijacking users’ web browsers (it is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox), i.e. changing their settings without permission. Frankly speaking, it is only one of its drawbacks. If you are not going to remove Search.searchbrs.com just because it has a label “browser hijacker”, we suggest that you carefully read the following paragraphs of this article. We are sure you will find enough reasons to eliminate it from your browsers there.

Search.searchbrs.com has been developed on the template used by Search.youremailnow.com, Search.searchlttrn.com, and Search.yourinterestscenter.com, so, as a consequence, all these search tools look very similar to each other. They are not only very similar, but they also look like powerful search tools that can improve the web searching experience to a great extent. Therefore, it should not be very surprising that so many users decide to use them as default search engines. In the case of Search.searchbrs.com, it not only has a search box which returns search results to users, but it also contains quick-access buttons on its main page. They open Facebook, Gmail, Amazon, and other popular pages. In addition, users can easily access news websites and check the weather forecast. Although Search.searchbrs.com acts like a legitimate search tool, users cannot trust it blindly because, as research conducted by specialists at 411-spyware.com has revealed, it might display the so-called modified search results. These search results are shown to users to promote certain third-party websites. Most probably, the developer of Search.searchbrs.com gets revenue for every user’s click on these modified search results and visits to third-party pages. Users generate the revenue for the author of the search tool, but, needless to say, they do not get anything valuable in return for performing this activity. The only thing they can get is untrustworthy software – it might be hiding on pages these modified search results promote. You will no longer see them only if you delete Search.searchbrs.com from browsers, so our specialists recommend taking care of this untrustworthy search tool today – never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

As mentioned above, Search.searchbrs.com is considered untrustworthy because it changes browsers’ settings without permission and might display the modified search results to users. Unfortunately, these are only two drawbacks out of three. Researchers have also managed to reveal that this search tool might record personally-identifiable information. It does not even try to hide this from users – they find out about this if they read the Privacy Policy document: “BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO GRANT POLARITY PERMISSION TO COLLECT YOUR URLS AND SEARCH DATA, INCLUDING SEARCH QUERIES THAT MAY CONTAIN PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, SHARE THEM WITH THIRD PARTIES, AND USE SEARCH-RELATED COOKIES.” To put it differently, if you enter anything personal into its search box, this information might be recorded and then disclosed to third parties. Consequently, great problems might arise.

Below the article you can find our manual removal guide provided – feel free to use it if you decide to remove this search tool in a manual way. If we have convinced you to get rid of it but you are an inexperienced user, you should use an automated malware remover instead of trying to erase Search.searchbrs.com manually from browsers. This removal method will surely save you some time, and you will be sure that you have deleted a browser hijacker fully from your computer. Our specialists recommend using SpyHunter, but it is up to you what tool to acquire for the removal of this undesirable URL – the most important thing is that it would be reputable.

Delete Search.searchbrs.com

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Win+R.
  2. Enter regedit.exe and click OK.
  3. Open HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. Right-click on the Start Page value and select Modify.
  5. Enter a new URL, e.g. http://www.google.com in the place of Search.searchbrs.com in the Value data field.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Open HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}.
  8. Open the following values one by one and repeat the 5th removal step:
  • FaviconURL
  • URL
  • FaviconURLFallback
  • TopResultURL

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the Windows Explorer (tap Win+E).
  2. Open %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles and find a folder containing the prefs.js file.
  3. Open this file with Notepad.
  4. Delete user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://Search.searchbrs.com"); from this file.
  5. Save the changes.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Win+E simultaneously.
  2. Open %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Find Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files in these directories.
  4. Remove them all one by one.
  5. Restart your browser.
Download Remover for Search.searchbrs.com *
*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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