Do you know what Search.alivesearch.com is?
Search.alivesearch.com is a search provider you might one day find in your homepage’s and search provider’s place. We would be very surprised if you told us that you had set Search.alivesearch.com consciously because it is not some kind of popular search provider. According to researchers, it should be distributed as a part of an application or some kind of extension. In other words, Search.alivesearch.com should replace browsers’ settings after the installation of third-party software. If you can locate that piece of software, we suggest that you remove it right away if you are sure that you are not going to use Search.alivesearch.com to perform web searches. If you cannot locate that application/extension associated with the promoted search tool, resetting the affected browser to default settings is what we would recommend for you. The removal procedure might seem to be quite complicated at first glance, but it is not, we can promise you that. You will see this for yourself if you use the manual removal guide we have prepared for you.
Search.alivesearch.com is almost identical to search.searchtheweb.today. As research has shown, they are both known to be eAnswers’ domains. Additionally, they both look like ordinary search providers. If you enter your search query into the box Search.alivesearch.com has, you will be presented with Yahoo search results. The search provider is powered by search.yahoo.com, which is known to be a legitimate search provider. Unfortunately, search results displayed might be modified by Search.alivesearch.com along the way, so we cannot promise that no modified search results will reach you. These modified search results might redirect you to websites that do not contain the information you are searching for. In fact, they might even take users to untrustworthy websites. We do not say that all users will necessarily find them on the search results page, but you should be aware of the fact that not all modified search results are harmless.Search.alivesearch.com screenshot
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It is not easy to talk about the distribution of Search.alivesearch.com, but this search tool should not be a part of a browser hijacker infection, researchers say. It is more likely that it is distributed by a third-party application/a browser extension. If you have recently installed a random piece of application from the web, there is a possibility that it is associated with Search.alivesearch.com. We would not be surprised at all if you told us that you had not downloaded any new program yourself because suspicious extensions that promote search tools might also be distributed bundled. We will help you to get rid of Search.alivesearch.com, but, unfortunately, we cannot promise that you will not encounter a new suspicious application ever again if you do not do anything to improve your system’s security.
If you arrive at a decision to remove Search.alivesearch.com manually, you should inspect applications installed on your PC and then delete those that look quite suspicious. Then, you have to reset your web browser to default settings. Our instructions (find them below this article) will help you do that without difficulty.
Remove suspicious software
- Click Start.
- Select Control Panel and then click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select suspicious software and click Remove.
- Tap Win+R.
- Type Control Panel.
- Press Enter.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on the suspicious program and click Uninstall.
Reset your Internet Explorer/Mozilla Firefox/Google Chrome
- Start Internet Explorer.
- Tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options.
- Click Advanced.
- Click the Reset button.
- Enable Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox.
- Access the Help menu: tap Alt+H.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window.
- Open Google Chrome.
- Tap Alt+F.
- Click Settings.
- Go down and click Advanced.
- Scroll down until you find the Reset and clean up section.
- Click Restore settings to their original defaults under it.
- Confirm the browser reset.
In non-techie terms:
We agree that Search.alivesearch.com looks like an ordinary legitimate search provider. As it has turned out, it is really not malicious, but we cannot call it a reliable search tool either. If you use it, you might be presented with modified search results that might take you to untrustworthy websites. Second, it will record some details about your activities and your computer automatically. Actually, you should never keep a search tool set, no matter it looks untrustworthy or completely legitimate, if it has been set on your browser without your knowledge.