What is Search.searchgrm.com?
Search.searchgrm.com is an invasive browser hijacker that you do not want to have running on your operating system under any circumstances. It goes without saying that just like any other browser hijacker the one in question must be removed without any hesitation since it holds no useful features. In fact, it will be the reason your online experience will become much worse. It is important to note that as well as being annoying this hijacker could operate in a rather invasive way as well, meaning that it could provide access to other suspicious software into your operating system. Additionally we want to highlight the fact that this dubious program is known to be active in the US and UK regions. Thus, users located in those specific areas should be extra aware of this intrusive application. Running Search.searchgrm.com on your operating is a risk that you should not take. Below we provide extensive information regarding the suspicious functionality of this hijacker along a comprehensive removal guide that will help you terminate it in just a few easy steps.
What does Search.searchgrm.com do?
Search.searchgrm.com is closely related to other hijackers such as Search.yourpackagesnow.com Search.yourmapscenter.com, Search.youremailnow.com, and quite a few others. Therefore, it is not surprising that the hijacker in questions functions in a virtually the same way that its counterparts do. Once this intrusive program enters your operating system it will set off a few changes to your web browser’s default settings; it will alter your home page and search engine whether you like it or not. The most annoying thing about these changes is that your online experience will become a bothersome and frustrating one, to say the least. This is so because you will have little to no choice but to use the questionable home page that this hijacker presents you with; every web browsing session will start on a newly set third-party website. Virtually the same thing will happen with the search engine. Once the hijacker assigns the new dubious search provider, you will be forced to use it for the majority of your Internet searches. You can restore the default settings of your web browser by deleting Search.searchgrm.com in its entirety. If you do not do so, your online experience will continue to be ruined.
While Search.searchgrm.com functions mostly in an annoying way, it has to be noted that in some cases this hijacker could turn out to be used by other suspicious programs as a gateway to your operating system. This could happen in two different ways. Upon further investigation we have discovered that in some cases the questionable search engine could provide you with modified search results, meaning that you could be presented with a result implemented with a redirect link. This means that you could end up on questionable third-party sites and some of them might even host malicious software. Ending up on such a site is not a situation that you want to find yourself in. In other cases, the hijacker in question could prompt a silent download without any authorization. It goes without saying such activity of this malicious program could have disastrous consequences, to put it mildly. Thus, if you happen to already have Search.searchgrm.com running on your operating system, you must take immediate action to check your operating system for other questionable software. If any suspicious programs are found active on your PC, they must be removed from your PC along this the intrusive hijacker without any hesitation.
How to remove Search.searchgrm.com
A complete removal of Search.searchgrm.com is a must if you wish to have an operating system clean of any suspicious program and to have a web browser that is functioning in the way that it should. Execute the removal by following the instructions that we present below. Once you are done with it, you should scan your operating system with a reliable antimalware tool for potential leftovers linked to Search.searchgrm.com. Such a scan is imperative as every single bit of this hijacker must be removed from your computer; otherwise, the hijacker could silently restore itself by using just a few leftover files or registry entries. In fact, we recommend running a professional malware detection and removal tool on your computer at all times since it provides overall system security at all times.
How to delete Search.searchgrm.com from your PC.
- Click the Windows button and type regedit into the search box.
- Tap Enter on your keyboard.
- Go go HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
- Double-click the registry value called Start Page.
- Replace the unwanted URL in the Value data section.
- Now open File Explorer.
- Go to C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[unique Mozilla user ID].
- Right-click the file entitled prefs.js, click Open with and select Notepad.
- Remove the user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://search.searchgrm.com/") string.
- Click File and select Save.
- Now go to C:\Users\\[your username]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
- Select and remove files entitled Preferences, Secure Preference and Web Data.
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