Do you know what Searchdwebs is?
If you are wondering why your new tab redirects you to websearch.searchdwebs.info, then it is probably, because you have been infected by a browser hijacker. Searchdwebs is an unwanted application that usually comes bundled with freeware programs. Users often download various applications from third party websites without even realizing that they can come with additional and potentially dangerous extensions and plugins. This browser hijacker exposes you to possible malware infections, so you need to remove Searchdwebs from your system right now.
Unlike other browser hijackers, Searchdwebs does not change your default home page. Instead, it infects your new tab. Every single time you open a new tab on your browser, it redirects you to websearch.searchdwebs.info. In a way this website is similar to websearch.searchrocket.info. It is not dangerous on its own, but if you take a closer look at Searchdwebs home page you will see that it displays third party advertisements. These advertisements could be the source of serious trouble, especially if you click them.
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Searchdwebs does not review the advertisements that are being displayed on its home page. It means that almost anyone can make use of this browser hijacker to display ads with links to corrupted websites that host malware. What is more, if you make use of the Searchdwebs search engine, you will most probably be displayed a number of sponsored links that also could be related to spyware or even malware infections.
That is why you have to be extra attentive when you install freeware onto your computer. It is highly unlikely that Searchdwebs will prompt you about the oncoming installation, so read the installation steps carefully if you don’t want to be infected with this browser hijacker.
In order to remove Searchdwebs from your computer, you should invest in a powerful antimalware tool that will delete Searchdwebs and all the other possible infections from your system. Your browser settings should be restored automatically, but if that is not the case, then follow the instructions below to do it manually.
Restore browser settings
- Press Alt+X and go to Internet options.
- Click Tabs under General tab.
- Tabbed Browser Settings menu will pop up.
- Select “A blank page” under When a new tab is opened.
- Press OK to save changes.
- Click Firefox button and select Options.
- Under General tab enter a new home page address and press OK.
- Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
- Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
- Enter a new start page address and click OK.
Once your browser settings are restored, you are encouraged to scan your computer once again with SpyHunter free scanner, because there may be other potentially unwanted programs hiding in your system.
In non-techie terms:
Searchdwebs is a computer infection that hijacks new tabs on your browser. This infection can easily expose you to other malicious threats, so you have to restore your browser settings and remove Searchdwebs from the PC ASAP.
Aliases: Searchdwebs search.