You must already realize that there is something wrong with Search.searchcounn.com. Whether you installed this search tool yourself or it corrupted the homepage on your web browser illegally, there are reasons to eliminate it immediately. Our research team classifies this suspicious search tool as a browser hijacker, and that is because it is likely to take over browsers without permission or using deceptive tactics. Were you left no choice but to change the homepage when installing the CouponUnity add-on? In this case, you are responsible for installing the hijacker, but you are sort of forced to do it, and that is a good enough reason to delete Search.searchcounn.com, as well as the add-on linked to it. According to our research, it is most likely that the hijacker will show up along with the add-on, but you need to remove it even if it stands on its own.
Did you download CouponUnity from get.couponunity.com? This website offers an installer that is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome browsers. If you install it from Google Chrome, however, you will be routed to the Chrome web store. Should you install the app at all, these are the sources you should use. It is the worst idea to trust unfamiliar installers because they could include a bunch of unwanted and possibly even dangerous threats. Adware, PUPs, tracking cookies, and even clandestine Trojans capable of downloading malware or stealing personal data could slither in if you come across the wrong installer, which is why you MUST be cautious. In case you have already used an unfamiliar installer, the first thing you need to do is to scan your operating system. Use a legitimate malware scanner to find out if you need to worry about the removal of other threats.
At first sight, Search.searchcounn.com looks very harmless. The CouponUnity extension promises to provide you with coupons and discounts, and the hijacker provides you with access to websites that allegedly represent these coupons and discounts. The bar at the top of the hijacker links you to such sites as couponsimplified.com, retailmenot.com, groupon.com, and couponbox.com. Besides that, the hijacker also displays links to such popular websites as facebook.com, gmail.com, or ebay.com. Needless to say, none of this is a danger to your security. What worries us is the search tool that is represented in the middle of Search.searchcounn.com, as well as data-trackers that the hijacker employs to spy on you. The creator of this hijacker (Polarity Technologies Ltd or SaferBrowser) uses tracking cookies to collect information, but you must delete them if you want to prevent the leaking of personal information.
Just like Search.searchipdf.com, Search.searchlrom.com, and other browser hijackers from the same family, Search.searchcounn.com is not a useful tool. It is just another tool that someone is using to make money. Although the search tool looks normal, in reality, it redirects search queries to Yahoo Search, and the results displayed can be adjusted to showcase the links that the creator of the hijacker is paid to promote. Unfortunately, it is possible that unreliable links will be included as well, which is why you should refrain from using Search.searchcounn.com altogether. If you want to use Yahoo Search as your homepage, you can do that, but you should delete the hijacker and set Yahoo Search separately.
You do not need to have experience to remove Search.searchcounn.com successfully. This browser hijacker is quite simple, and you should get rid of it by removing the CouponUnity extension. If you have no clue how to do that, post a comment below, and we will add instructions. Of course, if that does not work, you probably will need to change homepage settings, and the guide right below shows how to do that on all popular browsers targeted by the hijacker. If you have previously scanned your PC and all kinds of malicious infections were found, we suggest going with automatic removal instead of manual removal. Do not hesitate to install a reliable anti-malware tool to clean your PC because, once it is done, it will continue protecting your operating system from other threats that might attack.