Search.searchtg.com Removal Guide

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Search.searchtg.com may look like just another low-grade search engine, but the reality is that it is a browser hijacker that was created with the intention of replacing your browser’s homepage address. Its developers distribute it via malicious channels, so this hijacker can enter your computer secretly. Due to its deceptive distribution alone we have classified it as a browser hijacker and recommend that you remove it. However, apart from hijacking your homepage address, Search.searchtg.com is also capable of showing you modified search results that are prone to have promotional links in them. Not only that but it is also set to gather information about you to customize the promotions you see. This malicious search engine was created by a company called Polarity Technologies, and it is in the online advertising business, so promotional links are its bread and butter.

This browser hijacker was designed to replace the homepage addresses of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Microsoft Edge has built-in protection against browser hijackers, so if you use that browser, then you will not have a problem. The purpose of Search.searchtg.com is to replace the homepage address and to compel you to use it to search for information online. Its design resembles that of Google.com, and it has a Google doodle logo thing going to trick you into thinking that you are using Google.com while using Search.searchtg.com in actuality.

We believe that this hijacker can feature promotional links in its search results. We are almost guaranteed that it does as it is nearly identical to Searchutorrm.com, Search.searchbtorr.com, Search.searchgstt.com, and many others. The fact of the matter is that all of these hijackers were created by Polarity Technologies, a company dedicated to making dozens of browser hijacker clones. Like the hijackers that came before it, Search.searchtg.com redirects the entered search queries to a modified Yahoo search engine as it is not a real search engine. The modified search results are bound to feature promotional links, and their legitimacy is rather questionable since the ad servers that provide the links are unknown. We think that some of the promoted websites can feature shady and perhaps even malicious content. Therefore, using this hijacker to search the web can jeopardize your PC’s security and even your personal privacy.

Speaking of privacy, we want to inform you that this hijacker can automatically collect some information about you. According to its privacy policy, Search.searchtg.com can obtain information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, domain name of Internet Service Provider (ISP,) websites visited, search queries entered, browser type, and operating system type. The company uses this information to allegedly “improve” its services, but we know that that is untrue as the collected information serves to help this hijacker serve you region-specific ads that have been somewhat customized according to the collected information in order to generate more ad revenue.

Now let us take a look at how this new hijacker is distributed. Apparently, nothing has changed in terms of distribution methods because Search.searchtg.com is distributed using the same method as its counterparts. The developers at Polarity Technologies have made arrangements to have Search.searchtg.com bundled with malicious bundled software installers that interact with the browsers during installation and secretly insert this hijacker into your browser. You can encounter bundled installers with this hijacker on freeware sharing websites and also dedicated websites that host potentially unwanted programs that often come bundled with additional unreliable programs and browser hijackers.

So there you have it. That is everything you need to know about this fake search engine. Its purpose is to replace the homepage address of your browser by force and then show you promotional links in the search results that can redirect you to potentially dangerous websites. Therefore, you ought to take action against this hijacker and remove it. Please consult the instructions featured below on how to replace the homepage address manually.

Replace the homepage address manually

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Lunch the browser.
  2. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  3. Erase http://search.searchtg.com/
  4. Enter a new URL.
  5. Click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Lunch the browser.
  2. Press Alt+F keys.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Set pages.
  5. Erase http://search.searchtg.com/
  6. Enter a new URL
  7. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Lunch the browser.
  2. Press Alt+T.
  3. Click Options and select General.
  4. Erase Search.searchtg.com and enter a new address.
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