Search.search101sweets.com is a web page that looks like a legit search engine, but it is a typical browser hijacker. Some users think of it as a useful tool, but it uses deceptive and not very decent ways to break in your system and after that it is able to change your browser settings, messing with them for its own benefit. This page is a potential hole in your security and cyber criminals may use it for their own purposes.
Once this page is in, you will start to see it every time you open your internet browser. Search.search101sweets.com messes with your browser settings, changing homepage and default search engine on Search.search101sweets.com website. Although the website is not malicious, the searching result could show you adverts instead of the answer and they can lead you on viral links, which could only mean more malware programs in your system.
How does Search.search101sweets.com get into my system?
This page looks like many others hijackers by SaferBrowser and it has same spreading methods. The developers are using bundle installations, email spam messaging, viral advertising and redirects. The purpose of these methods is to make users open this page and believe that it is legal. It is no safe to keep this kind of page inside of your computer and it is advised to remove it and check your computer for any potentially bundled programs inside. Follow the steps below to do that as soon as possible.
Removal tool for Search.search101sweets.com:
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.search101sweets.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):