What is Search.searchhdrp.com?
Search.searchhdrp.com should be set as your default search engine by an extension known as HD Radio Player New Tab. Therefore, the program was categorized as a browser hijacker. Its description says that the extension will allow you to access favorite online radio channels, but in reality, it does not work this way. The extension adds a button to your browser that only loads Search.searchhdrp.com if you click it. We would not recommend using this search engine since it might add suspicious third-party links and ads to your results. Most likely, the software’s developers receive advertising revenue if you click these ads. We are almost one hundred present sure that you will not receive anything beneficial if you continue using Search.searchhdrp.com. For that reason, our researchers prepared a manual removal guide that is available at the end of this article.
How does Search.searchhdrp.com work?
The website should appear as your search engine although it could also replace your default homepage or new tab page. If you type any keyword into the search box, you should receive results that are mostly related to the topic. The software uses Yahoo engine, but it also redirects your query to query.searchhdrp.com server. Consequently, you receive modified Yahoo search results that might also include third-party advertisements. The problem with third-party advertising is that it may redirect you to possibly harmful web pages.
Third-party ads might be linked to web pages that distribute malware, e.g. Trojans, ransomware, and so on. Besides, it could also redirect you to unreliable sites that might try to gather your private information. For instance, the site may ask you to submit your email address, telephone number, or other personal data if you want to use their provided online services for free or in exchange for other freebies. Personal information could be used for marketing purposes or sold to other interested parties.
Where does Search.searchhdrp.com come from?
Search.searchhdrp.com should appear after the installation of an extension called HD Radio Player New Tab, which could be downloaded from Chrome Web Store. The browser hijacker also has an official site (hdradioplayer.com), but it does not seem to be working at the moment. Specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com say that it could be bundled with other software as well. For example, you might have downloaded an installer that was bundled with the browser hijacker from a suspicious file-sharing website. Users often install such unwanted applications because they do not read the information given in the setup wizard.
How to remove Search.searchhdrp.com?
Since Search.searchhdrp.com comes with HD Radio Player New Tab, you should delete the extension first. Then, users should reset browsers that were affected by the browser hijacker. The instructions below will guide you through both of these processes. Another way to deal with the software is to erase it with a legitimate antimalware tool. If you chose this option, you should install a security tool of your choice and scan your system with it. Once, the scanning process is completed you would be be able to remove Search.searchhdrp.com together with the extension. This way you will also acquire a tool that should help you protect your system from malware.
Delete HD Radio Player New Tab from browsers
- Press ALT+X and click Manage add-ons.
- Pick Toolbars and extensions.
- Select the browser hijacker and delete it.
- Press CTRL+SHIFT+A.
- Choose Extensions.
- Mark the program and click Remove.
- Press ALT+F and select Settings.
- Choose More tools, then Extensions.
- Click the recycle bin button next to the application.
- Select Remove.
Reset your browsers
- Press ALT+X and choose Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Select Delete personal settings, click Reset and press Close.
- Select Help from the menu on the top-left corner.
- Pick Troubleshooting information and wait until new tab opens.
- Click Refresh Firefox, then press Refresh Firefox again and click Finish.
- Click the settings icon on the top-right corner.
- Select Settings, slide down and click Show advanced settings.
- Scroll down again, press Reset Settings button and select Reset.
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