Search.searchetg.com is a browser hijacker developed by Easy Transit Guide. The Company is affiliated with already known SaferBrowser company, notorious browser hijacker developers known for releasing Search.searchwmo.com, Search.searchlma.com, Search.searchradioa.com and many other malicious websites. The scheme remains the same – the developers are making a clean website with minimalistic design which is promoted as a search engine that helps users to improve browsing experience by providing better search results based on user’s preferences and by using the latest search algorithms. Anyhow, everything advertised by the developers is false and the main function of the malicious search engine Search.searchetg.com is to redirect a lot of traffic to sponsored, malicious websites affiliated with the malware developers.
If you read the Terms and Conditions of Search.searchetg.com website, you will find all of the information that exposed the malicious activities of this hijacker. The first lines state that by installing the software you completely agree and give authorization to Search.searchetg.com to change the default search engine in your Internet Browser, including your Browser’s built-in search box, if applicable, and address bar, change the default home page and/or new tabs of your browser, add alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”, if applicable, add new search-related services, allow to update the Easy Transit Guide software automatically, display notifications on user’s desktop, collect personal information including browsing history, search queries and other, allow the installation of third party toolbars, add-ons and extensions into your web browser and many more.
Search.searchetg.com, as you can see, is not just a website with a search engine, it is a dangerous malware which is able to infect your pc and cause a lot of troubles. User’s privacy will be completely violated and infected users may experience problems with excessive ads while browsing the Internet, calls from marketing companies and even troubles related with identity theft and credit cards frauds. It is highly recommended to clean your computer from this threat before using it.
Usually Search.searchetg.com gets into user’s computers along with freeware programs downloaded from unofficial websites or via torrents. We strongly recommend to avoid downloading programs from unreliable sources. Also, if you have downloaded the desired program and want to install it, be attentive and read the EULA carefully. Also, select custom or advanced installation to be able to select only those products that you really want to install and not the whole bundle. However, if your computer is already infected with Search.searchetg.com hijack and you want to get rid of it, simply follow the manual removal tutorial written below. If you want to remove Search.searchetg.com completely from your computer as well as other malware, it is recommended to download our automatic removal tool and scan your computer for threats, and remove them.
Symptoms of Search.searchetg.com infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Search.searchetg.com threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the SEARCH.SEARCHETG.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.