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Remove Searchingresult.com (Removal Guide) - May 2019 update

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Browser Hijackers

Searchingresult.com is the website that redirects online searches to suspicious sites while showing legitimate-looking browser process messages

Searchingresult.com PUP
Searchingresult.com is the virus that affects various online browsers with its intrusive content and suspicious activities.

Searchingresult.com is the potentially unwanted program that is promoted as the high-experience Internet search engine Unfortunately, there is nothing useful or pleasant about this virus. The program has been actively promoted as a better alternative to your default search engine and the application which is ready to help you “find something interesting.” However, in reality, it is just another untrustworthy search site which has been added to “browser hijackers” category.[1] Beware that this program has been actively promoting questionable security programs by showing people fake scanners and virus-related notifications.

Additionally to those hijacking features, Searchingresult.com can perform as adware-type program too. This is a common feature for potentially unwanted programs because all of those applications are related to advertisers that need to generate views and pay-per-click revenue.[2] Due to such behavior, PUPs can track and collect information about you and your browsing preferences, including most viewed sites and searched items. Details as such later on get used in malvertising campaigns.[3]

Name Searchingresult.com
Type Potentially unwanted program
Symptoms Redirects online traffic, changes browser settings, delivers commercial content, causes sluggishness
Browser messages indicating the suspicious activity
  • “Waiting for searchingresult.com”;
  • “Transferring data from searchingresult.com”;
  • “Looking up searchingresult.com”;
  • “Read searchingresult.com”;
  • “Connected to searchingresult.com”.
Possible danger Tracks and collects information about the user, installs other unwanted programs
Distribution Software bundling, deceptive commercial content, pop-up ads
Elimination Use antivirus tools and remove Searchingresult.com alongside other unwanted intruders

You can install Searchingresult.com as an optional component of free software, so there is no surprise why there are so many people who have been reporting about the infiltration of this malware. Once there, it takes over the browser by changing the start page and the default search engine and starts initiating redirects to sponsored websites. Such and similar search providers are distributed on the Internet with one main intention – to promote questionable tools or websites.

This malicious search engine can be added to all web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. If you have been suffering from Searchingresult.com redirect problem, our advice would be not to browse the net until you reset previous browser's settings. Otherwise, you can be redirected to a malicious website, such as apple.com-web browsing-security.review. Make sure you leave these domains ASAP to protect your computer from viruses.

Searchingresult.com can perform additional changes on the machine to keep running and causing more frustration. Common symptoms of such PUP include:

  • commercial pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, and in-text links filling sites that you are visiting;
  • each click on the pop-up or banner redirects to questionable pages;
  • homepage, new tab preferences set to Searchingresult.com;
  • other web browser content gets installed on the machine.

Another issue related to Searchingresult.com virus is that it enters computers along with tracking cookies. These minor elements are used to accumulate people's search terms, websites that they like the most, details that they enter, clicks, computer's IP address, its location, and similar information.

The picture illustrating Searchingresult.com
Searchingresult.com virus attempts to deceive users that their devices are heavily infected.
Such personally non-identifiable information[4] is usually used by third-party advertisers who deliver such threats like Searchingresult.com for creating customized advertisements. However, it's not recommended to ignore leakage of the aforementioned details because some of them might be identified as personal.

If searchingresult.com has already hijacked your web browser, we highly recommend you to check your computer with a decent anti-malware and remove this hijacker from the system right away. You should rely on the professional tool and get rid of all associated programs using antivirus tool like Reimage Reimage Cleaner .

You need a full system scan for Searchingresult.com removal because there are many other programs running in the background that affects the persistence of this browser hijacking software. During the automatic malware check on your computer, all potential threats can be deleted.

Make sure to remove Searchingresult.com and other extensions, tools or even toolbars from your browser. PUP install such content without your permission, so you need to uninstall them manually. We also have a few tips down below that should help to change browser settings back to default.

Searchingresult.com search

Software installers include optional programs

You can let this untrustworthy search provider to your computer yourself when downloading freeware without checking its optional components. Various potentially unwanted program developers have been using this distribution technique together with freeware providers when they pack other viruses and annoying apps with software.

To avoid them, you have to be extremely careful when installing free programs on your computer. Potentially unwanted programs, adware and browser hijackers, have been actively promoted together with download managers, media players, games, and similar freeware. That's why it's very important to check free programs before installing them.

To protect yourself, make sure you always read EULA, Privacy Policy, and other relevant information because it can disclose suspicious activities the freeware is involved in. In addition to that, users are recommended selecting Advanced or Custom installation option and deselecting checkboxes that claim: “I want to set searchingresult.com as my default search engine” or I want to make this search engine my start page.” Make sure that you opt out of such options to protect your computer!

Eliminate Searchingresult.com with proper tools

To remove Searchingresult.com from Windows or Mac OS X, you need to get rid of all components related to this browser hijacker. It includes executable files, browser helper objects, and similar components. If this browser hijacker took your system without your permission asked, we also recommend scanning it with the reputable anti-spyware program.

Keep in mind that this hijacker has been spreading via software packages. Also, make sure you remember about suspicious programs that it has been spreading around. There is no doubt that you must take care of Searchingresult.com removal from your computer without wasting your time. To remove it manually, you can use the following guide.

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To remove Searchingresult.com, follow these steps:

Uninstall Searchingresult.com from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall Searchingresult.com and related programs
    Here, look for Searchingresult.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove Searchingresult.com from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

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.

Get rid of Searchingresult.com from Mac OS X system

To remove Searchingresult.com from Mac OS X, make sure you follow these steps. You should get rid of all the questionable elements that belong to this virus.

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Searchingresult.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Erase Searchingresult.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Searchingresult.com and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Searchingresult.com removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete Searchingresult.com from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Searchingresult.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate Searchingresult.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To fix Firefox browser, you should reset it or remove all extensions that could be related to this browser hijacker.

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Searchingresult.com and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Searchingresult.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove Searchingresult.com from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Searchingresult.com and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Searchingresult.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Searchingresult.com from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Searchingresult.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Searchingresult.com, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Searchingresult.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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