What is searchthisweb.com?
How to remove searchthisweb.com browser hijacker.

searchthisweb.com is a browser hijacker, that pretends to be a useful search engine. It is included in the PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs ) list, because it changes without user’s permission the default homepage and the search engine of most internet browsers. It affects all popular browsers like IE, Firefox and Chrome. Like other fake search engines searchthisweb.com adds some extra options like weather forecast, news feed or links to popular sites and social networks to gain user’s trust. In reality it is just a tool for generating revenue for the developers. That’s why they designed it to be difficult to remove. When searchthisweb.com infects your browser it appends its URL to all browser shortcuts. Thus it ensures that  you will always start with this homepage.

Symptoms of infection may include frequent display of pop ups, redirects and poor PC performance. If you notice such activity scan your system for additional malware. This type of adware programs may also gain access to valuable personal information, like IP adress, bank accounts, search history and etc.

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How did searchthisweb.com infected my PC:

This kind of browser hijackers can be found in packages along with other free software downloaded from sites like Cnet, Brothersoft and Softonic.  Due to its genuine installation it won’t be detected by an antivirus program. That’s why it’s necessary to check the End User License Agreement every time you install free programs, that may contain unwanted adware like searchthisweb.com. When possible, select Custom or Advanced installation option to eliminate the possibility to install other unwanted software. To prevent your PC from infection avoid visiting suspicious websites, which can  lead to malicious attack towards trojan. Use any sort of  up-to-date anti-malware program to prevent infections from the virus and for further protection.

If your PC is already infected you may experience slow performance or even “freezing” of some web pages. These symptoms can lead to additional hardwre problems, so our advice is to get rid of Searchthisweb.com as soon as possible.

To proceed with the manual removal of adware from your computer, follow the removal steps below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up. Since malware virus creates variety of malicious modified registry entries and different files, we strongly advise you to use anti-malware tool. Removing the virus manually requires high computer skills and knowledge.

NOTEEven after removing Searchthisweb.com adware from your PC many of the problems caused by it may still remain!

  • Name – Searchthisweb
  • Type Spamming – Malware
  • Danger Level – Low
  • Brief Description – pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Symptoms – Poor pc performance or freezing, pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Method – Via bundling.

How to remove “Searchthisweb.com”

Short guide:

  1. Login as administrator.
  2. Go to control panel and uninstall Searchthisweb.
  3. Remove Searchthisweb folder from program files and start menu.
  4. Remove Searchthisweb from your browser extensions.
  5. Clear your browser cookies.
  6. Reset your browser settings.
  7. Delete all temporary files from disk cleanup.
  8. Restart your computer.

Note: Removing malware manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

To proceed with the manual removal of adware from your computer, follow the removal steps below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up. Since malware virus creates variety of malicious modified registry entries and different files, we strongly advise you to use anti-malware tool. Removing the virus manually requires high computer skills and knowledge.

Step by step how to remove malware from Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer:

NOTE: If ads still pop-up you may be infected with more add-ons witch you have to remove from your PC.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.