I have a little question. I have a suspicion that my computer has a virus on it, but i am not sure yet. It started to work veeerrryyyy slow. I have heard that it can be a sign of computer infection! What is more, my browsers were affected – all of them. Now I can see that Search.searchmwio.com website was set as homepage on all web browsers!!! Plus, I get pop-up ads from time to time. It is kind of suspicious!
Please, can you tell me what is going on? I am afraid of such arbitrary changes! ;(
Thank you for your question regarding Search.searchmwio.com browser hijacker. Slow computer performance and an unexpected change of the homepage indicate that the computer was hijacked by a browser hijacker, which is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Technically, it is just a low-level computer threat that should not be called a virus, but many computer users consider it is a virus due to the unpleasant effects it causes on the victim's PC. You have already mentioned some of them.
We want to tell you that it is not a severe computer threat, and it can be easily eliminated manually. That means you can do it on your own! However, you also have the option to remove it automatically, if you want. You can find an explanation how to remove Search.searchmwio.com hijacker from your computer here.