The Search.searchlcl.com website looks like a legit search engine, that provides you with proper searching tools. It uses deceptive and tricky ways to be installed in your system and then messes with your browser settings. This hijacker might present a potential threat to your system security and help cyber criminals to collect information on users like you.
After successful installation, Search.searchlcl.com will alter some of your browser settings, namely a new homepage and a new default search provider will be set on this website. These are main reasons why we consider Search.searchlcl.com as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program. Although this web service looks normal, it will show you adverts in search results page that could redirect you to other pages that may appear to be phishing or viral.
How does Search.searchlcl.com get into my system?
The owners of Search.searchlcl.com hijacker are spreading it by using viral adverts and redirects, you will be rerouted on various pages with installation files pretending to be something else. Also, they are wrapping the installation of this hijacker into the installation of other programs like cracked downloaders, video players, extensions and so forth. We have created the removal guide below for you to help you to deal with Search.searchlcl.com homepage. Follow the instructions and steps inside of it.
Removal tool for Search.searchlcl.com:
NOTE: A free version of GridinSoft Anti-Malware works as a scanner and allows you to use its tools. You need to purchase a license to be able to remove detected items.
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Search.searchlcl.com in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):