What is Searchingrightnow.com?
Searchingrightnow.com is a search engine that gets set as your default search provider when you get infected with a browser hijacker. Browser hijackers are malicious infections that enter target systems surreptitiously and then execute specific browser settings modifications. If you happen to have this program on your computer, it is about time you invest in a licensed antispyware tool and remove Searchingrightnow.com for good. Browser hijackers may not be immediate system security threats, but they can easily be exploited by cyber criminals. If that happens, you would be only one click away from a severe computer infection, and you most certainly do not want that.
Where does Searchingrightnow.com come from?
We cannot pinpoint one definite distribution source for this browser hijacker because the program does not have an official homepage. Rather than being distribution directly, this browser hijacker spreads in software packages with many other unwanted applications.
Some third-party installers that distribute Searchingrightnow.com are available for download from file sharing websites and domains that distribute freeware. If you download programs from such websites often, you need to read all the installation steps carefully, as you can never know what additional applications might be included in the setup. For all it’s worth, you might accidentally initiate Searchingrightnow.com installation as well!
At the same time, having this browser hijacker on your system most probably means that there are more undesirable programs on-board, and that is why it is important that you run a full system scan with a licensed antispyware tool. You need to remove all the potential threats before it develops into something nasty.
What does Searchingrightnow.com do?
We cannot say much about the program’s behavior because virtually it does not present us with anything new. Searchingrightnow.com functions just like any other browser hijacker out there. It will change your homepage on Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer to Searchingrightnow.com. The Edge browser is not affected by this hijacker, but the main files can still be installed on your computer nevertheless.
Searchingrightnow.com will make use of various tracking techniques to keep tabs on your online activity. It will record the keywords you enter into your search engine, and the websites you visit. Later on, the hijacker will display modified search results, most of which will lead you to affiliated commercial websites.
Some users think that it is possible to avoid the consequences of having the browser hijacker just by refraining from using the program for web search. However, that is not exactly true. The infection may still be able to expose to corrupted content, and in the worst case scenario, you might end up getting infected with a Trojan or a ransomware program.
How do I remove Searchingrightnow.com?
Due to the fact that this program can lead to severe computer security problems, you should not wait any longer. Remove Searchingrightnow.com from your computer right now by changing your browser settings. The application does not have an entry in the list of installed programs, so there is nothing to delete via Control Panel. However, you should still scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner to determine all the malicious files, and then remove them automatically. After all, you need to take care of all the potential threats, and you are bound to have lots.
Manual Searchingrightnow.com Removal
- Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
- Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Select Delete personal settings and click Reset.
- Press Close.
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox at the top right of the new tab.
- Press Refresh Firefox again and click Finish.
- Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
- Scroll down and press the Reset settings button.
- Click Reset.
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