Searchenger2016.com Removal Guide

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Searchenger2016.com is a browser hijacker that many of its victims underestimate. Sure, it looks harmless, but that does not mean that you can trust it. As a matter of fact, the experts in our research team all agree that this search tool is completely unreliable, and not just because it might take over your browsers illegally. Was the homepage on Chrome, IE, or Firefox modified without your permission? If it was, that is all the reason you need to delete Searchenger2016.com from your operating system. Now, if your browsers were modified with your permission, you probably need more information before you can decide whether or not you should remove this search tool. Well, we can assure you that there are plenty of reasons to do that, and you can read this report to learn more about them. Please take note of any things that are unclear for you, and write a comment below with your questions.

According to our analysis, Searchenger2016.com is a browser hijacker that comes from the same group of malware as Registersearch2016.com, Daiksearch2016.com, and Mim-search2016.com. All of these browser hijackers are identical. Their interfaces are identical, and all of them fail to produce search results. In fact, when you enter search keywords into the designated search dialog boxes, nothing happens, and the hijacker simply opens the home page. Now, it is possible that these hijackers have been disabled already. However, it is also possible that they are still in the development stage, and they might become fully functional in the future. Should you trust Searchenger2016.com if it starts showing search results? Absolutely not, because it is unknown what kind of content this hijacker might represent. Did you notice that this hijacker does not provide users with the privacy policy, terms of use, license agreement, and other boring statements that we are used to ignoring? Well, these statements are very important because they reveal affiliation with third parties, the use of tracking tools, and other important information. If you cannot check this information, you cannot trust the search tool, and if you cannot trust the search tool, the only thing you should do is remove it.

We have already mentioned tracking tools. These might include web cookies, beacons, pixels, and similar trackers that are used for tacking and recording information. Some cookies, for example, are very malicious because they can collect personally-identifiable information, as well as leak it to unknown, potentially malicious parties. Since we know nothing about the cookies of Searchenger2016.com, we have to consider the possibility of them being malicious as well. The removal guide that we offer does not show how to erase cookies, but that is very easy to do. Open your browser and tap keys Ctrl+Shift+Delete together to open a menu that will allow erasing cookies and clearing cache. This shortcut works on all browsers, but, if you are having issues accessing it, post a comment below. Note that you might be dealing with third-party cookies as well. Some of them could have been downloaded by the hijacker itself. Others could have been installed by third-party malware active on your operating system. Where did this third-party malware come from? It could have been bundled with the hijacker. It could have been installed before that. After all, your operating system is not exactly secure.

It should be clear to you by now why removing Searchenger2016.com is important. The main question, right now, is how you delete this threat. Obviously, the best thing you can do is employ an anti-malware tool designed to catch and remove all threats automatically. If that is not something you even consider doing – and you should if you care about your operating system – you will follow the guide below. If you do not think you can handle these steps, you can also modify the homepage URL directly on the infected browser. If you want us to add instructions on how to do that, let us know via the comments section below.

How to delete Searchenger2016.com

Internet Explorer:

  1. Simultaneously tap keys Win+R.
  2. Type regedit.exe and click OK.
  3. In Registry Editor move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. Double-click the value called Start Page.
  5. Replace the unwanted URL with the preferred one and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+E.
  2. In Explorer enter %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.
  3. Open the folder that represents your unique ID with random characters in the name.
  4. Right-click the file named prefs.js and choose to open it with Notepad.
  5. Replace the unwanted URL with the preferred one and save the file.

Google Chrome:

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+E.
  2. In Explorer enter %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ (the directory is %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\ for Windows XP users).
  3. Open the folder that represents your unique Chrome Profile or go to Default.
  4. Open the files Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data one by one using Notepad.
  5. Replace the unwanted URL with the preferred one and save the files.
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