Do you know what Searchmulty.com is?
Searchmulty.com is a search provider some users find set on their web browsers without their knowledge. Usually, it changes a default search provider only, but it might also alter the default homepage set by the user as well. If you know nothing about the appearance of Searchmulty.com, and you are sure you have nothing to do with this, you should not keep it set on your browser. Searchmulty.com is not a malicious tool, but you could not use your preferred search provider unless you get rid of it. Researchers say that the sudden appearance of Searchmulty.com on web browsers might be directly associated with the installation of a suspicious browser extension or a software bundle, which means that you could get rid of Searchmulty.com only by eliminating the application/browser extension associated with it. It is not an impossible task even if it might look quite complicated at first glance. We also promise to help you clean your system. Continue reading to get more information.
Searchmulty.com is directly associated with software that promotes it, so if you have consciously installed a new application recently, it is probably the one you can blame for altered browsers’ settings. Users should find their default search provider changed first, but, theoretically, Searchmulty.com might also be set as a new homepage. This search tool will show up each time you open your web browser in the latter case. Searchmulty.com is based on Search.yahoo.com, so, most likely, you will be provided with Yahoo search results if you enter any search query. This search provider is reliable, but it does not mean that all the search results you will be provided with could be trusted 100%. Searchmulty.com might modify Yahoo search results by inserting some third-party links/ads. You might land on a suspicious website by clicking on them once. Of course, we do not say that this will necessarily happen to all the users. An untrustworthy search provider might really cause problems, so we want to remind you that there is nothing really smart about keeping a suspicious search tool that has altered settings out of the blue set on the web browser.
We have already told you how Searchmulty.com acts, so let’s turn to its distribution. According to our experienced malware researchers, the most likely scenario is that this search provider is promoted by some kind of application or browser extension. If you can swear you have not downloaded it yourself consciously, it is very likely that a software bundle has been installed on your PC. Software bundles are not a new thing – hundreds of suspicious applications are distributed bundled, so always be careful when you install new software.
Do not keep Searchmulty.com if it has changed your browsers’ settings without your knowledge. You should be able to get rid of it by deleting the application/extension recently installed on your computer. If you cannot find it anywhere, you should use an antimalware scanner to clean your system with.
How to remove Searchmulty.com
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Tap Alt+T.
- Click Internet Options.
- Select Advanced.
- Click Reset.
- Check the box alongside Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset once again.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox.
- Click on the menu button and select Help.
- Access Troubleshooting Information.
- Locate the Refresh Firefox button on the opened page and click it.
- Confirm the reset.
- Start Google Chrome.
- Press Alt+F on your keyboard.
- Select Settings.
- Click Advanced.
- Access the Reset and clean up section.
- Click Restore settings to their original defaults.
- Confirm by clicking Reset settings.
In non-techie terms:
Searchmulty.com is not a search provider that can be trusted 100%, so if you ever find it set as your new default search tool, homepage, or both, you should remove it without hesitation. It would be a sin to keep it set when so many reliable search providers are available on the market. Searchmulty.com is not malicious, but you might find yourself on an untrustworthy website if you use it for your web searches. Browsing a dubious website might result in undesirable outcomes.