What is Search.cl-cmf.com?
Search.cl-cmf.com is one of these search engines that appear on browsers out of nowhere. At least users say so. Of course, it is clear what happens there for researchers specializing in the detection and elimination of malware. They say that it is very likely that users who notice a new search engine set on their browsers without permission have an infection called a browser hijacker inside their systems. The search tool Search.cl-cmf.com promoted by a browser hijacker does not differ from other good search engines if we only take into account its appearance. Of course, it has become immediately clear that this search tool might be dangerous after conducting in-depth research. The results of this research have confirmed one more time that is it not wise judging the book by its cover. Find out what to expect from Search.cl-cmf.com if you decide to leave it and use it as your default search engine by reading this report from beginning to end. If you make a decision to replace it with a more trustworthy search engine by the end of this article, you are encouraged to use the manual removal guide made by researchers at anti-spyware-101.com.
What does Search.cl-cmf.com do?
Despite the legitimate-looking appearance it has, Search.cl-cmf.com is not a good search tool that should be kept on browsers. To be frank, almost all search engines that change the settings of browsers without direct permission are unreliable and can cause many problems. In the case of Search.cl-cmf.com, even though there are quick access buttons that enable users to access the local weather forecast and popular websites at the top of its start page, it cannot be called a decent search tool because it provides users with the commercial content. More specifically, promotional links and other types of ads will appear on the search results page next to ordinary search results shown by Yahoo!. No, it does not mean that Yahoo! cannot be trusted. Instead, this indicates that the developer of the browser hijacker has adapted this legitimate engine to its needs. Users do not know that this commercial content might be dangerous in a sense that it might redirect to bad websites, so they find the fact that Search.cl-cmf.com might cause security-related problems very surprising.
BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO GRANT ™ PERMISSION TO COLLECT YOUR URLS AND SEARCH DATA, INCLUDING SEARCH QUERIES THAT MAY CONTAIN PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, SHARE THEM WITH THIRD PARTIES, AND USE SEARCH-RELATED COOKIES.
As can be seen, even though the search tool is not going to “track or maintain personally identifiable information about consumers”, this type of data might still be collected as a part of non-personally identifiable information. Unfortunately, this might result in the violation of the privacy, so it would be best to get rid of this questionable search tool and then start using another search engine instead.
Where does Search.cl-cmf.com come from?
Search.cl-cmf.com is a part of a browser hijacker infection, so there is no doubt that this infection is inside your computer if this search tool has been set on browsers without your consent. Browser hijackers, according to researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com, are often distributed through bundled malicious installers, so it is not at all surprising that users do not know much about their entrance. Since the family of threats Search.cl-cmf.com belongs to is quite wide, you might find your browsers’ settings changed again if you do not do anything to protect your computer. Therefore, we highly recommend installing reputable security software, e.g. SpyHunter on the system after the removal of this irritating browser hijacker.
How to delete Search.cl-cmf.com
The browser hijacker promoting Search.cl-cmf.com is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, which means that all these browsers will have new settings applied. The quickest way to undo those changes is to reset browsers to their default settings. Do you need some help? If so, do not hesitate to use our manual removal guide (it is located right below this paragraph).
Remove Search.cl-cmf.com manually
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+T and click Internet Options.
- Click on the Advanced tab to open it.
- Click Reset.
- Find the box next to Delete personal settings and put a tick in it.
- Click on the Reset button.
- Launch your browser.
- Tap Alt+H to access the Help menu and then open Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- In the window that will open up, click Refresh Firefox.
- Click on the button in the top-right corner after opening Chrome.
- Select Settings.
- At the bottom, select Show advanced settings.
- Click on the Reset settings button.
- Click Reset in the confirmation window.
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