Searchlock3.com falls into the class of browser hijackers. This is why it will cause browser settings modifications. But, the malware not only changes settings without your knowledge. The parasite will insert adverts into your visited web pages, causes redirects to unsafe web resources. We recommend you to delete searchlock3.com virus as quickly as possible.
Once installed, searchlock3.com tracks your cookies, personal data, passwords and more. You will notice ads and redirects in all of your internet browsers, because the nasty hijacker is reconcilable with all popular and well-known browsers. If you want to remove all malicious modifications made by the virus, you will have to uninstall Searchlock3.com.
How does Searchlock3.com get into my system?
The malware travels usually bundled freeware or shareware. Also , the virus may arrive on your computer with potentially unwanted applications. Keep in mind, the hijacker’s main purpose is to boost web traffic. Searchlock3.com makes income for its developers.
Removal tool for Searchlock3.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 Searchlock3.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):