Search.searchtnr.com is a potential virtual security risk source if it shows up in your browsers. We have categorized this infection as a browser hijacker because of its capabilities to change your browser settings. The appearance of this unreliable search page in your browsers can make your computer vulnerable through the potential exposure to unsafe web content. A lot of users do not even realize that they let such a browser hijacker on board. Therefore, they may think that this infection also installs itself without their consent and knowledge. Although this might be possible in certain cases, you should know that this malware usually asks for your permission even if this may not be that obvious for inexperienced users. Some users may not even realize that their home page has changed when they launch their preferred browsers. Unfortunately, if you notice this browser hijacker in your browsers, there is a high possibility that you will find several more malware infections on your system as well. In order to stop this multiple-level malware invasion you should remove Search.searchtnr.com right away and run a malware scanner on your system to identify and then, eliminate all possible threats. This is the only way for you to make sure that your PC is protected against infections.
We have noticed that this browser hijacker is more than similar to Search.searchlttrn.com, Search.yourpackagesnow.com, Search.yourmapscenter.com, and many more. In fact, it seems that these hijackers are simply clones of each other and only the main theme changes, i.e., what the fake toolbar at the top offers in terms of quick links. This infection obviously uses the very same distribution method as its clones: software bundling. This is a rather questionable way to spread programs on the web because crooks can exploit this method to distribute malicious software installers (adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans) and potentially unwanted programs packed together.
The most likely way for you to infect your computer with such a malicious package is to click on a corrupt third-party ad or search result coming through a browser hijacker. This is exactly why you should be very careful while surfing the web not to click on just any random advertisements. Actually, if there is an adware program on your system, you should forget about clicking on any third-party content altogether because such an infection may be capable of hijacking legitimate ads. There are basically two ways for you to encounter corrupt ads: either there is an ad-supported program hiding on your computer or you visit a shady gaming, freeware, or torrent site. A lot of users infect their machines one of these ways. Of course, you may think that you would never visit suspicious file-sharing websites, but keep in mind that even a simple web search can result in fake, malicious sites on your screen. One click on the wrong link; that is all there is to it to land on an unfamiliar page run by criminals. If you are in doubt about how this browser hijacker may have crawled onto your system, you should definitely run a reliable online malware scanner after you delete Search.searchtnr.com.
This hijacker seems to only change your home page settings in your major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. This infection tries to pose as a useful tool with its fake toolbar that holds a number of easy-access buttons that link to news and weather-related websites. However, we have realized that these links may hold undesirable risks for you in the image of potentially unsafe third-party ads. By clicking on the “Sport News” button, for example, you get redirected to search.searchtnr.com/Widgets/News?uc=17000101&userid=f897fc11-ff29-44c3-ae69-794f4ce3af6d&implementation=undefined&news=nytimes_sports, which claims to be a page that provides you with sports news “powered by Fox Sports News.” But this page only uses a widget that gives you the news feed and the rest of the page is filled with annoying, misleading, and unreliable third-party ads. You should forget about engaging with these quick links if you do not want to infect your machine with more malware threats or end up on malicious websites being exposed to online scams.
The same relates to the search tool itself as well. In fact, Search.searchtnr.com has the capability to modify your search results even though it redirects your queries to a search.yahoo.com page. This means that this infection can promote third parties through advertisements and sponsored links inserted among the normal results. What is even worse is that cyber criminals can easily inject their malicious links through this hijacker and thus redirect you to their fake websites if you click on them. Landing on websites operated by criminals mostly does not end well for the unsuspecting computer user. Therefore, we advise you to delete Search.searchtnr.com as soon as you notice it in your browsers.
We have found that the most effective way to eliminate this threat without leftovers is to reset your browsers. Please use our instructions below if you are not familiar with this process. Since your system may be swarming with other malicious programs as well, it would be a huge mistake to leave them “unattended.” If you want your virtual world to be secure, you should act right now. Trying to detect and eliminate all of these threats manually could take a long time even for experts. This is why we recommend that you use a reliable anti-malware application, such as SpyHunter or any other up-to-date security tool that can automatically do this job for you and protect your system from future malware invasions.