Browser hijackers like Search.searchfacoupons.com hit the web almost every day trying to appear as useful search engine pages; sometimes even copying the looks of well-known and reputable search providers. This malware infection comes from a large family that contains very similar and, at times, identical browser hijackers, including Search.memethat.co, Search.ma-cmf.com, and Search.searchrs.com. This search page offers you easy access to coupon-related websites apart from the usual local weather widget page and the search boxes. We do not advise you to use or keep this search engine in your browsers at all. As a matter of fact, this may not even be the only malicious program on your system since it usually travels the web along with other threats. We believe that you should delete Search.searchfacoupons.com as soon as possible because before long it may expose you to harmful third-party content and you could end up being scammed by cyber crooks. Please read our article to learn more about this annoying malware threat and ways to keep your PC defended from similar attacks.
This browser hijacker does not have any official or promotional pages where you could download it or directly install it. Instead, it spreads over the web in free software bundles. These third-party installers can cause you a lot of headaches if you end up installing the full content. As a matter of fact, schemers may pack several malware infections, such as browser hijackers, fake alerts, keyloggers, adware programs, and more, in the same package. These installers may be rather misleading and this is why and how most unsuspecting computer users allow such a lot to enter their machine. You can easily infect your PC with such a malicious bundle after you click on corrupt third-party content, such as an advertisement, a link, and other disguised contents (notifications and fake buttons).
This is also possible when you visit questionable file-sharing and other websites that tend to promote unreliable and rather annoying third-party ads, such as banners and pop-ups. It is important for us to mention that third-party advertisements does not always look like commercials. It is more likely on suspicious pages that these contents are hidden or pose as something else. For example, you may find four download buttons on a freeware site and chances are you will click on one of the corrupt ones. But you may also see fake system notifications and so on. All you need to do is click on these ads and you could open malicious pages in new tabs or new windows as well as download bundles directly. This is why we emphasize that you should delete Search.searchfacoupons.com and scan your system with a malware scanner to detect all other possibly harmful applications. Without cleaning all potential threats from your computer you cannot really and fully feel secure anytime you switch on your PC or go surfing the web.
This browser hijacker is no news for us. In fact, we have seen dozens of identical clones and very similar ones emerging from the same family in the past years. We believe that not only is this search page annoying and useless, but, at the same time, it is also unreliable. It provides you with a pseudo-toolbar that hosts a search box and a number of easy-access buttons linked to third-party websites associated with coupons, including couponsimplified.com and groupon.com. These website usually promote a few third-party ads that could be potentially risky to click on. However, the worst feature of this hijacker is definitely its search engine itself.
Our research and user reports indicate that this browser hijacker may collect information about you regarding your browser habits and more. This can be used to target you with customized ads and links. Unfortunately, cyber criminals can get hold of this data by posing as affiliated third parties. This can result in corrupt ads and links on the search results page. Speaking of which, it is important to know that his hijacker redirects all your searches to a legitimate-looking Yahoo search results page. Although this is a reputable search engine, its results could be manipulated by this malware infection. This is why it is essential that you remove Search.searchfacoupons.com before more infections sneak onto your system or you end up on a fake website operated by crooks and you reveal your banking information.
We have included an easy-to-follow guide below this article. You can use it to reset your home page settings in the infected browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Preventing malware infections from entering your computer should be your priority if you are a security-minded computer user who would like to safeguard his or her virtual world, i.e., operating system and files. If you do not trust your own skills enough to be able to ward off such attacks, we recommend that you find and install a reliable malware removal program, such as SpyHunter. This software can automatically detect all known infections and remove them from your PC.