SearchProtector.net is the page set as your homepage if a certain browser hijackers has been installed onto your computer. It is not malicious in the sense that it will not harm your computer but it will make unwanted changes to your browser and Search Protector attempt to redirect you to sponsored pages. This is not unusual as all browser hijackers aim to do the same thing and that is to generate traffic for sponsored websites in order to make income. They can infect a computer if the users does not pay close attention to how they install free software and completely miss the hijacker being attached to the software. While the hijacker itself is not harmful, the websites you may be redirected could be. Hijackers do not filter through the websites they expose you to so you may end up on some infected page where malware could be lurking. We strongly suggest you remove SearchProtector.net.
Browser hijackers spread with the help of free software. SearchProtector.net was attached to some free program you got from the Internet and you missed it when you installed that program. Next time you install anything, pay close attention to the process and read all the information provided. It should be clearly disclosed if anything has been attached but many users hurry through the process and that is how they end up missing it. If available, choose Advanced (Custom) settings and deselect the added items. This will prevent added items from installing and you will not have to delete SearchProtector.net or similar in the future.
SearchProtector.net will be set as your homepage and new tabs if you allow it to install. It will hijack all your browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and make unwanted changes. These changes will be carried out without your permission and you will be unable to undo them unless you first remove SearchProtector.net from your system. If you notice that SearchProtector.net has appeared, you should refrain from using it. Browser hijackers aim to generate income by redirecting you to sponsored pages and they do not care if the pages are safe. They could be harboring malware and if you were to enter such a page, you might end up downloading that malware. There are much more reliable search engines out these, and you especially should not trust one that entered your computer without your permission. Uninstall SearchProtector.net.
A simple removal tool for SearchProtector.net virus:
SearchProtector.net virus removal instructions
First, install GridinSoft Trojan Killer Portable on your computer.
Open the program and choose the type of scan you want to run (Recommended Full):
Wait a few minutes until scanning process is over:
Click on “Cure PC!” button to delete SearchProtector.net virus:
STEP 4 (Optional)
Use the reset browser settings tool of Trojan Killer Portable. The video below will show you how to remove browser infection completely.
This video will show you how to remove SearchProtector.net virus easily from your computer:
We hope this simple removal guide and our tool helped you to deal with SearchProtector.net virus and removed it completely from your computer. If it didn’t, or if you have any questions you can leave a comment below, or contact our Support team.