Downloading unfamiliar program from file-sharing websites can often result in unwanted programs’ installation. Search.searchsolod.com could be one of those programs. This piece of software is a browser hijacker, and a browser hijacker is a type of application that makes use of your browser to promote and distribute third-party content. Technically, the program by itself is not malicious, but there might be several security issues associated with it, and it is better to take them into consideration. Hence, to protect your system from potential threats, you ought to remove Search.searchsolod.com from your computer at once. And this applies to all the other unwanted applications on-board.
Now, why would we mention “other applications,” when the problem at hand is this browser hijacker? The problem is that such programs seldom get distributed individually. It means that you have not downloaded Search.searchsolod.com from its original source because the direct download link is simply unavailable. Instead, the program spreads in software packages that users download from file-sharing sites. There are a lot of websites out there that host third-party installers and other types of data absolutely for free. And users think that there is no catch behind it. However, all the other programs from this group have been distributed in this same manner. Therefore, if Search.yourinterestscenter.com, Search.youremailnow.com, Search.yourclassifiedscenter.com, and other browser hijackers used this distribution method, it is very likely that Search.searchsolod.com will apply it, too.
At the same time, it also means that users install this potential security threat themselves, thinking they set up some application they wanted to have. Sometimes, it is possible to avoid adding Search.searchsolod.com to your browser if you go through the installation process step by step. Third-party installers often include additional steps in the setup that allow users to choose whether they want those additional features or apps. Needless to say, skipping those steps results in having multiple unnecessary apps installed.
You will know for sure that the browser hijacker entered your computer because this program will modify your homepage and search settings. The hijacker is compatible with Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox, so it can affect a rather wide range of internet users. Search.searchsolod.com will look like a genuine search provider, especially as it displays search results via Yahoo! Search. In a way, it makes some users think that the hijacker is somehow associated with the popular search engine. However, Search.searchsolod.com merely uses Yahoo! Search to make you think that it is a reliable search provider, while in fact it displays a lot of modified search results, hoping you would click them.
Clicking modified search results generates a financial profit for the people who created Search.searchsolod.com. At first sight, there is nothing malicious about this practice, albeit it is really annoying. However, the browser hijacker does not review the third-party content it promotes in its search results. So almost anyone could make use of the advertising space, and cyber criminals could do that, too! If this happens, then you could easily get infected with malware via this browser hijacker.
Save yourself the trouble of dealing with malicious infections and remove Search.searchsolod.com today. If you think that you cannot do that manually, you can always rely on a powerful antispyware tool that will also terminate other potential threats.