Finding Search.searchytds.com in your browsers can be a sign that a browser hijacker has managed to slither onto your system without your knowledge, but it is also possible that you have installed it on purpose. Actually, this risky search engine and the browser extension that promotes it were developed by the notorious Polarity Technologies Ltd. that seems to come up with a "new" browser hijacker every other day or so. This family already contains dozens of identical and similar hijackers, including Search.searchytdvta.com, Search.addictedtomovies.co, and Search.hfreeforms.co. The first one of these examples being one that actually spreads through the very same browser extension. Unfortunately, this browser hijacker can show up on your system under questionable conditions, which also means that there could be other malware infections present on your system endangering your virtual experience. We advise you to remove Search.searchytds.com right now in order to avoid further infections and online scams at least through this possible source.
One of the possible ways for you to end up with this browser hijacker in your browsers is to install a questionable browser extension called TubeTab (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tubetab/jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce). As a matter of fact, it seems that this tool does not even have its own promotional page. And, you should be aware that whatever tools you may find in the Chrome web store are not always reliable. In fact, there can be dozens of potentially harmful applications in online stores that can only be blocked or removed after they are reported by users and the store examines these requests. This extension has been installed by over 300 thousand users in just a month, which makes it a very popular tool. However, there is not even one review left by satisfied users, which clearly shows that there is something fishy about this application. We believe that it is the well-chosen name that fools most users into believing that this tab may have something to do with YouTube. But after installing it most of them may realize that it is simply an annoying and unreliable search page they get so they do not even bother to come back to its page to leave a comment. If this alone is not enough for you to delete Search.searchytds.com, let us go on.
What makes this browser hijacker even more suspicious is that it is mostly promoted by questionable file-sharing pages, such as filewin.com and malavida.es, where it can be downloaded in bundled versions. Of course, this also means that when you install this threat, you also get a number of other malware infections on top as well as potentially unwanted programs. You may be able to nip such an invasion in the bud if you are cautious enough and read the license agreement before installing the package or go through the steps very carefully to see what else you are about to let on board apart from your target free software. We think that it is important to only download software and updates from official sources only to be safe from such malicious bundles. However, if it is possible that you have installed one recently, we suggest that after you remove Search.searchytds.com from your browsers, you use a reliable malware scanner to inspect your machine for other harmful programs.
You should know that even popular and reputable search engines like Google and Yahoo can display potentially harmful links to questionable websites, and sometimes downright malicious ones. Cyber criminals do know the recipe to end up on the first search results page with their fake file-sharing and other malicious sites. However, a browser hijacker can present to you manipulated results that could include unreliable third-party advertisements and sponsored links that could come from crooks and thus pose a threat to your virtual security. It is always risky to click on third-party content of any kind; mostly, when your computer is infected with adware or browser hijackers. It is easy to infect your PC with more malware threats if you click on a fake ad that drops a bundle or redirects you to a malicious page that could convince you to install a useful-looking application. Also, you could be redirected to scamming pages that could trick you into sharing your personal and credit card details as well, which could have horrible consequences apart from losing money from your account. Although such horrors could have very little chance to take place in your life, they are still a possibility that you should not tolerate. This is why we suggest that you remove Search.searchytds.com from your system.
Although this particular browser hijacker may only be present because of TubeTab, which you could simply remove from the extension lists of your browsers, we still advise you to reset all your potentially affected browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Please use our instructions below this article as a reference if you have never done this before. Also, remember to keep your programs and drivers always updated to avoid possible cyber attacks. Nevertheless, for the best defense for your PC we advise you to install a trustworthy anti-malware program like SpyHunter.