What is Searchperform.com?
Searchperform.com may perform searches, but it is not a typical search engine. Our researchers have classified it as a browser hijacker that you should remove to keep your system out of harm’s way. As a browser hijacker, Searchperform.com is set to replace your current browser homepage (by force) with its address which means that it redirects web traffic. It is configured to redirect you to this search engine so that you would use it and make money for its developers because this browser hijacker is nothing more than a web monetization scheme. If your computer has become infected with this browser hijacker, then you might want to read this article as it provides a lot of useful information.
Where does Searchperform.com come from?
Our researchers have found that this hijacker was created by a recently emerged entity that specializes in releasing browser hijackers. Among other browser hijackers, this entity is also responsible for creating Searchapprove.com, Livesmartsearch.com, and Searchonlinenow.net. This developer claims to come from Asia, but all of its browser hijackers are tailored for English-speaking users. Furthermore, this developer does not hide the fact that it engages in search-based advertising. However, this does not exempt it from criticism, since its promotions can be unreliable.
Our malware researchers believe that this browser hijacker is currently distributed using malicious software bundles. However, you cannot simply remove it from the installation process. As a browser hijacker, it is set to infect your computer silently. It does not have an accompanying browser extension, so it seems that the installers it comes part of inserts into the browser. Now that we have information about this browser hijacker’s background let us discuss what it does.
What does Searchperform.com do?
This hijacker will replace the default homepage of Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox though it does not affect the Target line. However, it may modify registry files of Internet Explorer and specific files of Chrome and Firefox which can make them difficult to get rid of. Nevertheless, our researchers say that resetting browser settings to default is enough to delete Searchperform.com.
As mentioned, this browser hijacker is part of a web monetization scheme. Therefore, its developers include commercial third-party ads in its search results. Just how unreliable this search engine really is can be observed by reading this hijacker’s Terms and Conditions document which states that “We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and WebPages to which search.telkom.co.id links, and that link to search.telkom.co.id.” So apparently its developers warn its users that some of its promoted content is unreliable.
How do I remove Searchperform.com?
As far as we know, the current version of Searchperform.com does not hijack the Target line and does not have a browser extension that would re-hijack the homepage if you try to replace it. So we suggest resetting your browser to its default settings. However, if this does not work, then you should consider getting an anti-malware program that will do it for you. Removing Searchperform.com is crucial to ensure your system’s security, so do not hesitate to do it.
Searchperform.com removal guide
- Launch the browser and press the Alt+F keys.
- Open Settings and select Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings and click Reset again in the dialog box.
- Launch the browser and press the Alt+H keys.
- Click Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Then, click Refresh Firefox again.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Launch the browser and press the Alt+T keys.
- Open Internet Options.
- Go to the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Tick the checkbox.
- Click Reset and then click Close.
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