What is Searchtudo.com?
In this description, we are going to provide you with an analysis of a new search engine called Searchtudo.com. You may want to remove this search engine from your computer because it is distributed in such a manner that sets it as your browser’s homepage and search provider, possibly without your knowledge or consent. We, therefore, believe that it is undesirable. Furthermore, it is set to display commercial advertisements in its search results, and it is likely that at least some of the promotions can be of malicious nature. We invite you to read this short description if your homepage and search provider have been changed to it.
Where does Searchtudo.com come from?
It is difficult to say where this search engine comes from, but since almost everything on it is exclusively in Portuguese we think that it was developed by Portugal or Brazil-based developers. However, Brazil is more likely since this search engine is quite popular in this country as opposed to Portugal. Brazil accounts for 13.9 % of all visitors while Venezuela accounts for 20.6 % and Mexico for 23.5 %. In general, this search engine is quite popular in South America, but this may not be the result of its unmatched search algorithm or successful promotional campaign.
Our researchers have received unconfirmed information that this search engine/tool is distributed using a deceptive bundling tactic. It is said that you can get Searchtudo.com on your browser by installing software bundled in Apps Installer SL. Now, it could also come with different installers, but the point is that such installers often do not provide you with the opportunity to opt out from installing software or setting search engines. In some cases, you might have to select custom, advanced installation settings to see additional content and the checkbox of Searchtudo.com may be ticked by default. So we advise you always to check whether an installer has something to hide by opting for custom installation settings and try to avoid visiting shady software distributing websites because that is where this search tool is likely distributed.
How does Searchtudo.com work?
A malicious software installer might inject this search engine into your computer without your authorization. It does this because many people do not want to swap their current search engine for some unknown one such as Searchtudo.com. We want to note that all of this search engine's search queries get redirected to Search.navegaki.com, quite a popular search engine in Brazil. Once as your browser’s homepage, it will start displaying commercial advertisements and promotions in its search results. According to its EULA, “To provide relevant information not found on our Web site, Searchtudo.com may provide links from our Web sites to third party Web sites.” Obviously, relevant information is code for ads that may come from unreliable third-party sources that change constantly. You should be cautious of such advertisements as they might promote shady websites that may turn out to be scam or phishing websites. In more extreme cases this search engine may promote websites that redirect to malicious sites and redirect to malware downloads.
How do I remove Searchtudo.com?
Our analysts say that this search engine is supported by Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Our tests have shown that you can remove Searchtudo.com by resetting your browser settings to default. In some cases if you just replace the homepage and search provider address lines they may get reset to this search engine. So please follow the instructions below and resume enjoying ad-free browsing.
Reset your web browser to default
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Tick Delete personal settings in the dialog box.
- Click Reset and then Close.
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- In the dialog box, click Refresh Firefox.
- Click Finish.
- Press Alt+F and click Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click Reset again in the dialog box.
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