Searchemyn.com Removal Guide

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We think that you did not set Searchemyn.com as your default homepage on purpose. This modification occurred because a browser hijacker entered your computer. In this situation, you have to do all you can to remove Searchemyn.com from the system, and then ensure your PC is protected against similar intruders. It would be for the best to run a full system scan with a computer security tool of your choice. You are bound to have many other unwanted programs running, so you need to terminate them all. Just because these programs are not as obvious as the browser hijacker, it does not mean your PC is safe!

It is always a good idea to invest in a licensed antispyware tool because users are bound to have several unwanted programs on their computer if at least one of them manifests its presence. The reason is that such applications usually get distributed in packs. That is to say, you will not find a direct download link for Searchemyn.com. We also believe that you would not look for one because why would you need an additional search engine, when you already use a reliable search provider, right? However, the truth is that 90% of the time users allow this program to enter their systems unawares.

According to our research, the problem arises a lot earlier. It is usually associated with bundled applications that users download from freeware sharing sites. For example, you might have wanted some file converter, but you did not consider the possibility that it might come with some additional app that constantly displays random pop-ups. When it comes to adware with pop-ups, you have to be extremely careful because these pop-ups might be embedded with outgoing links to dangerous websites, or they could be used for malware distribution. This is actually how Searchemyn.com entered your computer.

You must have had some other freeware app installed on your PC, it generated a pop-up ad, and you clicked it accidentally. Then the automatic download got initiated and the hijacker landed on your system. As a result, Searchemyn.com changed your default homepage and search engine on the Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome browsers. Perhaps at first it does not seem dangerous because the hijacker’s logo uses the same color scheme as the Google search engine, but you have to know better than to use it. A browser hijacker will always employ some tracking technique to collect information on your web browsing habits!

Eventually, your web browsing habits will be used against you in the hijacker’s quest to make a profit. Of course, Searchemyn.com is very far from a serious computer infection, but you should leave out any single program that could pose potential security issues. Thus, to protect your personal information and your computer from malicious exploitation, remove Searchemyn.com from your system right now.

You can delete this browser hijacker manually, but if you are not sure about other programs that might be there on your PC, it is for the best to terminate them automatically. If you encounter any trouble trying to get rid of these threats, please contact us by leaving a comment below.

How to Delete Searchemyn.com

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type regedit into the Open box and click OK.
  3. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. On the right pane, right-click the Start Page value.
  5. Select Modify and change your startup address. Click OK.

Chrome

  1. Press Win+R and type %AppData% into the Open box.
  2. Click OK and go to Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Find and delete these files: Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.

Firefox

  1. Press Win+R and type %AppData%. Click OK.
  2. Navigate to Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Unique Mozilla user ID].
  3. Find and locate this file: prefs.js
  4. Remove the following string: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://Searchemyn.com");
  5. Save changes and close the file.
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