Search.chedot.com is malicious program known as browser hijacker that once installed will try to redirect victim to numerous sponsored websites and provide with endless advertisements of different kind, such as pop-up, pop-under, banners, discount coupons, etc. The developers of Search.chedot.com are Chedot, the same guys who created malicious chedot browser and the main objective of Search.chedot.com hijacker is to generate web traffic to partner’s websites and earn revenues for that. Imagine the quantity of infected pcs and all of them can be redirected to right places and increase the web ranking of sponsored websites. That’s why you might see some unreliable websites in top of google search results. Most of the times they are banned by Google, but it always takes some time. Anyhow we suggest to remove Search.chedot.com hijack from your browser now, before it installs some additional programs that can harm your computer.
Search.chedot.com browser hijacker is able to monitor victim’s Internet activity and secretly collect browsing history, cookies, logins and passwords, emails and even credit cards and banking data. The collected information will be constantly transferred to the third party and it can turn into credit card frauds and identity theft. To protect yourself from Search.chedot.com redirect and other hijackers it is recommended to avoid visiting malicious websites and clicking on pop-up ads. Also, the most popular way of spreading Search.chedot.com is through freeware programs. This method is called bundling and it consists in including the hijacker’s installer into the freeware installer. Basically, if user doesn’t pay attention he will install the freeware and the whole package of malware included in the installer. Usually after installation user will notice that his default home page and search engine were changed and computer started to run slowly. Remember, you should always read EULA and opt for custom installation to be able to see the list of included in bundle programs.
Search.chedot.com hijack can also be spread through spam emails. User’s might receive some phishing emails stating that they won some prize and they just need to fill the form in attachment. In any case do not open the spam email attachments or you are risking to automatically download and install some malware on your computer or even worse – some ransomware that will encrypt all of your files. Just remember, the only free cheese is in the Mousetrap! If you got infected by Search.chedot.com redirect, don’t worry, we have a solution for you. Follow our step-by-step removal guide written below and perform all of the removal steps in the correct order and you will be able to get rid of Search.chedot.com from your browsers and computer. Do not forget to download automatic removal tool to scan your computer for additional threats that could’ve been downloaded by Search.chedot.com browser hijacker.
Symptoms of Search.chedot.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.chedot.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.CHEDOT.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.