Search.searchmapq.com instead of default search. How to remove Search.searchmapq.com?
The reasons why users see Search.searchmapq.com home page are really sad. In most cases, there is a hijacker that appeared in the system and replaced the previous typical page. Not all people notice that the start page of Google Chrome browser is different. But all will pay attention to constant redirects and a slew of pop-ups. You should know that this page is not legitimate, it is a fake one designed by the cyber criminals to achieve their goals. And the goals are commercial and advertising.
Search.searchmapq.com is a kind of infection that horrifies all existing browsers. Whether you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge, all of them face the risks. The main sign of the hijacker we have told you about is the change of the home page into Search.searchmapq.com. Then, search process becomes weird: you want to find particular information, however, you are redirected to random sites through Search.searchmapq, which can’t be considered as a genuine search provider.
The main purpose of the Search.searchmapq.com page injection is stealing the data important for the third-party users. This information goes to the Internet vendors who want to advertise their products. That is why users face the substitution of their search and displaying the particular items of concrete goods. When users understand that unknown visitor obtains their private details, they try to find a solution against the problem. Unfortunately, great amount of information they find on the Internet is powerless against this threat. Manual removal is not always the best way to eliminate the hijacker or adware that shows common features and may occur in the system, too.
Unwanted processes like Search.searchmapq.com must disappear before it is not too late. We advise you to remove the hijacker page from your browser with our GridinSoft Anti-Malware. That is a program to detect and delete all types of computer threats and keep the computer clean. Follow the removal guide for more detailed instructions about removal steps.
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Right after you download GridinSoft Anti-malware install it on your computer.
After GridinSoft Anti-Malware installation is completed, please run it and choose the type of scan. We highly recommend you to use the “Full Scan” for the first time especially if your PC infected already. This will allow to remove all potential threats from your computer. And if you want to keep your computer clean it well enough to use the “Quick Scan” every day after you remove the virus. Also, you can use shedule scan to scan your computer when you don’t use your computer.
Run the Scan Process. It may take some time, so you can relax and do your favorite things (watch film, read a book, read some news, etc.). GridinSoft Anti-Malware let you know then he finish the scan process.
Click on the “Fix now” button below the scan results list. Also, you can choose what exactly you can do with the detected like move to quarantine, or delete forever. Also you can ignore the file, but you must be 100% sure about the safety of this file! Many different viruses mask as a popular program to trick the user, so do this with extreme caution.
After the removal process completes, you will be advised to reboot your computer, but we recommend you to go to the Step 4 and after that restart your PC to check if there any thread remain on your computer.
Shut down all your browsers. Open the “Tools” tab in GridinSoft Anti-Malware menu and choose Reset Browser Settings tool.
Select the browser what was infected with a virus and click on the “Reset” button:
Now your system is clean! If you have any question, you can always ask GridinSoft Support Team for help here). But before you go we advise you to do one more thing to be sure that any malware or adware won’t buther you in the future.
How to prevent your PC from being infected again with the Search.searchmapq.com virus
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being infected with malware ahead of time. This feature called “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” tab and press “Start” button as demonstrated below:
The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software, stop the malicious process and protect you from dangerous scripts what can be running on your computer. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore always” button and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk). In case, if you want to terminate the malicious program, you must select “Block always“.