Search.searchjmt.com is a search tool that is represented by an extension called “My Transit.” Both the search tool and the extension were created by Polarity Technologies Ltd. This company is responsible for Search.searchwtii.com, Search.hemailinboxlogin.com, Search.hgetsports.net, and hundreds of other well-known browser hijackers. They are identified as hijackers because they change the settings of IE, Chrome, and Firefox browsers. Also, the extensions are introduced to the users of these browsers using very misleading information, and the users usually let the hijackers in without fully understanding it. All in all, it is strongly recommended that you delete Search.searchjmt.com from your operating system immediately. If you have no idea why this seemingly legitimate search tool deserves this, you will benefit from reading this report. A full removal guide is available below, but we strongly encourage you to continue reading to learn more. Note that if you have any questions, you can add them to the comments section.
Did you download the My Transit extension from what seemed as an official download page? At the time of research, it did not exist, but other extensions created by the same company were usually found promoted using official pages and even the Chrome web store (for Google Chrome users). Of course, in most cases, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer users encounter this extension attached to third-party software bundles, or if it is promoted via pop-ups and advertisements. Installing the extension is very dangerous because other threats could come packaged along with it. If you are not sure if My Transit came bundled with anything malicious, install a trusted malware scanner and perform a full system scan. Needless to say, even if other threats are not found, My Transit always comes bundled with one thing, and that is the Search.searchjmt.com hijacker. As soon as the extension is installed, the hijacker takes over the homepage, default search provider, and/or new tab, depending on which browser is affected. In this situation, the best thing to do is to remove My Transit. By doing this, you should be able to can eliminate the hijacker yourself.
What is wrong with Search.searchjmt.com, and why should you delete it? At first sight, it looks like a regular search engine with a couple of useful links. At the top, you get links to websites that can help you rent cars, check public transportation schedules, or use a map for navigation. In the center of the page, you also get easy-access links to Instagram, Amazon, Gmail, Yahoo, Twitter, and YouTube sites. These links are okay, and that might make you think that the search tool is okay as well. That is not the case. First of all, it can redirect you to Yahoo Search without authorization, and that is already a reason to remove Search.searchjmt.com. Second, the results that are shown via Search.searchjmt.com are modified, which means that you could face sponsored links, advertisements, and even links routing to malicious websites. To top it all off, the hijacker also tracks your virtual activity, and it might “accidentally” record personal data tool. All of it could also be shared with undisclosed parties. This should make you want to remove the hijacker ASAP.
You might already have experience uninstalling unwanted apps and removing unwanted extensions. If you do, the removal of Search.searchjmt.com should not be problematic at all. Of course, we want to make the experience as smooth for you as possible, which is why we created a manual removal guide. It shows how to delete My Transit, which is the extension that the hijacker is introduced to users by. What about other threats? As we discussed earlier, the extension and the hijacker usually travel in software bundles, and so it is likely that other threats exist on your PC. If the scanner has detected any of them, you need to decide if you will try to eliminate them manually, or if you will install anti-malware software to take care of them automatically. We recommend going with the latter option because if the software is installed, you will not need to think about the removal of existing threats or the protection against those that could attack next.