If your homepage, new tab and default search engine has been modified to Search.searchsolod.com startpage or you get a lot of ads popping up on your computer then it’s a sign that your personal computer is infected by malicious software from the browser hijacker family. Browser hijacking is a form of unwanted software that changes Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer ‘s settings without a user permission, to reroute on harmful, unwanted and misleading web-sites. Also, if you are seeing that the existing home page, error page, or search page has been replaced to Search.searchsolod.com start page, then you do not need to wait , you need to perform the step-by-step guide below and get rid of Search.searchsolod.com hijacker infection ASAP.
The Search.searchsolod.com hijacker infection can modify settings of the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge, but often that unwanted software like this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see Search.searchsolod.com annoying web site every time open the internet browser.
The Search.searchsolod.com browser hijacker infection may also modify the default search engine that will virtually block the possibility of finding information on the World Wide Web. The reason for this is that the Search.searchsolod.com search results may open lots of advertisements, links to unwanted and ad sites. Only the remaining part is the result of your search request, loaded from the major search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing.
The Search.searchsolod.com hijacker is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, modifies web browser settings, and blocks them from changing. Also this browser hijacker can install additional internet browser addons, extensions and modules that will show advertisements and popups. And finally, the Search.searchsolod.com hijacker can collect a wide variety of personal information like what web pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Net and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
We suggest you to delete Search.searchsolod.com homepage and free your PC as quickly as possible, until the presence of the hijacker infection has not led to even worse consequences. You need to perform the instructions below that will allow you to completely get rid of Search.searchsolod.com search, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How did you get infected with Search.searchsolod.com browser hijacker
How to manually remove Search.searchsolod.com
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Search.searchsolod.com from the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, IE and Edge.
- Delete Search.searchsolod.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Search.searchsolod.com
- Remove Search.searchsolod.com search from Google Chrome
- Get rid of Search.searchsolod.com homepage from FF
- Delete Search.searchsolod.com search from Internet Explorer
Delete Search.searchsolod.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as shown on the screen below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all software installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Search.searchsolod.com
Once the browser hijacker infection is started, it can also modify the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://search.searchsolod.com/” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the internet browser, it will open an unwanted web site.
To clear the web browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text such as “http://search.searchsolod.com/” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove Search.searchsolod.com search from Google Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the screen below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Get rid of Search.searchsolod.com homepage from FF
If the Firefox settings such as homepage, new tab page and search engine by default have been changed by the browser hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, open the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown in the figure below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Search.searchsolod.com hijacker. When, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Delete Search.searchsolod.com search from Internet Explorer
To restore the homepage, new tab and default search engine you need to reset the IE to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button like below.
When the task is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your machine for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine to default state.
How to remove Search.searchsolod.com with Malwarebytes
Manual removal Search.searchsolod.com redirect requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the hijacker may be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop from the following link.
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- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the download process is done, please close all software and open windows on your system. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of Malwarebytes onto your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Malwarebytes will start and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button for the browser hijacker removal scan. It will start checking your computer for the browser hijacker that redirects your web browser to the Search.searchsolod.com annoying web-site. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient.
- When the Malwarebytes has finished scanning, it will open a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been found.
- When you are ready, press the “Quarantine Selected” button to begin cleaning your computer. Once the task is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC system.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Stop Search.searchsolod.com and other annoying sites
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new unwanted ads and harmful pages, you need to use an program that stops access to malicious ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can stop the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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After downloading is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. Once the setup is done, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will launch automatically and block advertisements, sites such Search.searchsolod.com, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
Remove Search.searchsolod.com browser hijacker and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot delete this hijacker, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijackers, ad supported software, potentially unwanted software and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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When downloading is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the utility is started, you will see a screen as shown below.
Further, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Search.searchsolod.com browser hijacker infection and browser’s malicious extensions. Once the system scan is done, it will open a scan report as on the image below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt like below.
You need to click “OK”. When the cleaning procedure is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC system. When your personal computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your PC system should be free of the Search.searchsolod.com . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and annoying dangerous web sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your personal computer for new browser hijackers, malware and ‘ad supported’ software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Search.searchsolod.com homepage from the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.