SearchTerms is a spyware program/browser hijacker that may infiltrate your PC unnoticed and then start monitoring your activity on the Internet. It may record what search terms you enter, what are your favorite websites, how much time do you spend on each of these websites and what data you enter there. In addition, this program is also interested in such details as your email address, PC's IP address, geolocation, etc. Once it collects this and similar data, Search Terms transfers it to its developers that will use it according to their needs. In most of the cases, this program is capable of hijacking each of popular web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, so you may notice that you can avoid it during your searches. If you want to prevent the loss of your personally non identifiable and personally identifiable information, you should avoid SearchTerms virus. By the way, this program may trick you into visiting unsafe websites that may lead you to the infiltration of other hijackers, spyware and malware. If you believe that your PC was filled with this potentially unwanted program, we highly recommend you to follow each of the steps that are given below.
SearchTerms virus is spread using various techniques. It may show up on your computer after clicking on misleading ad that offers you to update your Java or after downloading a free program that belongs to suspicious developer. In order to prevent infiltration of such and similar programs, you should be very careful with programs that you download from the Internet for free. Make sure you always double check their developers, End User's License Agreement and other people's comments. Also, select Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware and follow every installation step. By saying that, we are thinking about reading every sentence that is displayed during program's installation and unchecking all check marks that agree with installation of 'optional downloads'. 'Optional downloads' are various browser add-ons, plugins, toolbars and extensions that may easily initiate various system changes after being installed on the system behind user's back. Also, avoid clicking ads that appear during your browsing and offer you to install various updates. You may be offered to install Java, Flash Player or other program that may lead you to the infiltration of adware. Please, be careful with such ads. If you want to make sure that your PC is totally safe and protected from such suspicious programs as SearchTerms, you should make sure that a reputable anti-spyware installed on it. For that we recommend using SpyHunter.
In order to prevent SearchTerms redirects to unsafe websites and protect yourself from annoying pop-up ads, you should remove this program from the system. The easiest way to do that is to follow automatic removal guide:SearchTerms properties:
You can remove SearchTerms automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall SearchTerms and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for SearchTerms or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove SearchTerms from Windows shortcuts
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
Remove SearchTerms from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Remove dangerous add-ons
Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.
Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by SearchTerms:
• Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
• Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
• Appearance of new tabs
• Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like SearchTerms are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall SearchTerms right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-10-06 06:11
Information updated: 2014-10-06 06:11
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