What is Search.searchlwr.com?
Search.searchlwr.com is a search tool with a SafeBrowser label. Unfortunately, just like other search engines from the same family, it hijacks all the browsers in order to appear in the place of a user’s homepage and default search engine on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Do you already see a new search engine on your browsers? If so, you have to remove this questionable search engine right now from all of them because it is not a search tool that can be trusted even though it displays search results. Also, specialists say that it might cause serious problems, so it is highly recommended to replace this questionable search engine with a more trustworthy search tool, e.g. Google. Continue reading this article to find out how to remove an unreliable search engine easily. You will find out why specialists say that Search.searchlwr.com is not a reliable tool as well if you read the entire report.
What does Search.searchlwr.com do?
Many people notice the presence of Search.searchlwr.com on all their browsers after the installation of a browser extension Local Weather Radar. Specialists know why there are people who install it willingly – they expect this extension to enable them to check the local weather forecast whenever they want to. If you already have the questionable search engine set on all your browsers, you probably already see that it has a bar with such buttons as Local Weather, Alerts, National Weather, Pollen Reports, and Maps. They lead to websites weather.com, weather.gov, wunderground.com, and google.com/maps. Even though many users find this feature convenient, the truth is that you do not need to have Search.searchlwr.com set in the place of your homepage and search engine to be able to access those websites, so you should remove this untrustworthy search tool without consideration, especially when it is quite dangerous to use it as a default search engine.
According to experts working at anti-spyware-101.com, Search.searchlwr.com really works as a search tool; however, it has been found that it might provide users with promotional links. They will be hidden among trustworthy search results, so the possibility to click on those links is quite huge. Even though they do not look harmful at all, it has been found that these links might redirect users to untrustworthy websites. You might find anything on these websites. To be honest, you can even allow malicious software to enter your PC if you end up on a bad website and do not leave it immediately. You will be safe when you fully remove Search.searchlwr.com from all your browsers.
Where does Search.searchlwr.com come from?
If you have not installed an extension promoting Search.searchlwr.com yourself, there is almost no doubt that it travels in software bundles with free software and enters hiding behind them on the computer. As there is a bunch of other SafeBrowser search tools out there, we suggest being more careful in order not to allow any of them to apply changes without your permission again. As it is not always that easy to protect the computer from undesirable software, we suggest installing a security application on the computer. Make sure you do that right after the removal of this untrustworthy search engine in order not to leave a chance for malware to sneak onto your system.
How to delete Search.searchlwr.com
It should be possible to remove Search.searchlwr.com from all the installed browsers by erasing its extension; however, if this does not work for you, or you cannot find its extension, you should use our manual removal instructions to reset your browsers to their default settings. Another method you can employ is an automatic one. In other words, you can scan your computer with an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter, to delete Search.searchlwr.com from all the browsers automatically. Your only task will be to launch the scanner and click the Fix Threats button.
- Select Tools immediately after you open your browser.
- Select Internet options.
- Select the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings box, click Reset.
- Restart your browser.
- Launch your browser.
- Type about:support in the URL bar and tap Enter.
- At the top-right corner of the page, click Refresh Firefox (Reset Firefox in older versions).
- Click Finish.
- Open Chrome.
- Click on the menu button (three dots) and open Settings.
- At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click Reset.
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