The Search.searchcfn.com is a browser hijacker that affects your computer and changes internet browser settings. It can take over your browser and force you to use Search.searchcfn.com as your home page, newtab page and default search engine. When the browser hijacker in your machine, it can gather privacy data such as search queries as well as browsing history. So, if you’ve noticed this site set as your new start page, you should delete it as quickly as possible and select a well-known search provider like Google or Bing. Try the following guide to know how to remove Search.searchcfn.com and other unwanted applications.
If your machine is affected by Search.searchcfn.com browser hijacker you’ll be forced to use its own search engine. It could seem not to be dangerous, but you still should be very careful, since it may show intrusive and malicious ads made to force you into buying certain questionable apps or products, provide search results which may redirect your browser to some deceptive, misleading or malicious web-sites. We suggest that you use only the reliable search provider like Google, Yahoo or Bing.
The Search.searchcfn.com browser hijacker infection may alter some settings of browsers, but often that the undesired software can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see Search.searchcfn.com undesired website every time start the browser.
We suggest you to delete Search.searchcfn.com and clean your computer of browser hijacker infection as quickly as possible, until the presence of the browser hijacker infection has not led to even worse consequences. Use the few simple steps below that will allow you to completely get rid of Search.searchcfn.com , using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free utilities.
How to remove Search.searchcfn.com from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
When a browser hijacker infection like the Search.searchcfn.com gets installed on your machine without your knowledge, it is not easy to delete. Most commonly, there is no Uninstall program which simply delete the browser hijacker infection related to Search.searchcfn.com from your machine. So, we recommend using several well-proven free specialized tools like Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) or Hitman Pro. But the best way to delete Search.searchcfn.com will be to perform several manual steps, after that additionally use antimalware utilities.
To remove Search.searchcfn.com, execute the following steps:
- Manual Search.searchcfn.com home page removal
- Search.searchcfn.com automatic removal
- Block Search.searchcfn.com redirect and other intrusive web sites
- How can you prevent the Search.searchcfn.com hijacker infection
- To sum up
Manual Search.searchcfn.com home page removal
The useful removal steps for the Search.searchcfn.com. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Search.searchcfn.com start page let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove Search.searchcfn.com related programs through the Control Panel of your computer
The best way to start the PC system cleanup is to remove unknown and questionable apps. Using the MS Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded software can clean up the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge from pop-up ads hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all programs installed on the machine.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete questionable and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Remove Search.searchcfn.com from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the browser newtab, search provider and start page that have been changed by the Search.searchcfn.com browser hijacker infection.
First launch the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Google Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed addons. If the list has the add-on signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The browser will open the settings screen. Another method to show the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed in the following example and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation prompt as shown in the following example.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the process of cleaning. When it’s complete, the web-browser’s settings including default search provider, homepage and new tab back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Remove Search.searchcfn.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer browser settings such as newtab page, startpage and default search provider had been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, open the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will delete browser hijacker responsible for modifying your web-browser settings to Search.searchcfn.com, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like newtab, start page and search engine to default state.
Remove Search.searchcfn.com from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
The Mozilla Firefox reset will remove unwanted search provider and start page such as Search.searchcfn.com, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. It will keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
Start the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the browser hijacker that changes web-browser settings to replace your newtab, homepage and search engine with Search.searchcfn.com website. When, it is complete, press the “Finish” button.
Search.searchcfn.com automatic removal
Manual removal guidance may not be for an unskilled computer user. Each Search.searchcfn.com removal step above, such as removing questionable applications, restoring hijacked shortcuts, removing the hijacker from system settings, must be performed very carefully. If you are in doubt during any of the steps listed in the manual removal above, then we suggest that you follow the automatic Search.searchcfn.com removal guidance listed below.
How to automatically delete Search.searchcfn.com with Zemana AntiMalware
Zemana is a free application for Windows operating system to find out and remove PUPs, ad-supported software, malicious web-browser plugins, browser toolbars, and other undesired programs such as browser hijacker infection which reroutes your web browser to intrusive Search.searchcfn.com website, installed on your PC.
Zemana Anti-Malware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
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Update: July 16, 2019
After the downloading process is done, close all software and windows on your machine. Double-click the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker responsible for redirections to Search.searchcfn.com. When a malicious software, adware or potentially unwanted software are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
When the scan is complete, a list of all items detected is produced. In order to get rid of all threats, simply press “Next” button. The Zemana Free will begin to remove browser hijacker infection responsible for Search.searchcfn.com. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
Get rid of Search.searchcfn.com redirect from web browsers with Hitman Pro
If Zemana cannot remove this hijacker infection, then we recommends to run the Hitman Pro. The Hitman Pro is a free powerful, professional removal tool for malware, ‘ad supported’ software, PUPs, toolbars as well as browser hijacker related to Search.searchcfn.com homepage. It completely removes all traces and remnants of the infection.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for MS Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When the downloading process is finished, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. When the utility is started, you will see a screen as shown on the image below.
Further, press “Next” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the browser hijacker that cause Search.searchcfn.com web-site to appear. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC and the speed of your PC system. After the scan is finished, HitmanPro will show you the results as displayed on the image below.
In order to remove all items, simply press “Next” button. It will show a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
Remove Search.searchcfn.com redirect with Malwarebytes
We advise using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC of the hijacker infection. The free utility is an advanced malware removal program created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you remove hijacker infections, potentially unwanted apps, malicious software, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
Click the following link to download the latest version of MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the download is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click the “Scan Now” button for checking your machine for the Search.searchcfn.com hijacker infection and other web browser’s malicious add-ons. This process can take some time, so please be patient. When you are ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal utility, we suggest you to read and follow the steps or the video guide below.
Block Search.searchcfn.com redirect and other intrusive web sites
Use ad-blocking program like AdGuard in order to stop advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your computer performance and impact your computer security. Surf the Web anonymously and stay safe online!
- Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your Windows Desktop from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the setup is complete, press “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup advertisements, web-sites such as Search.searchcfn.com, as well as other harmful or misleading webpages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent the Search.searchcfn.com hijacker infection
The hijacker come bundled with many freeware and commercial apps. This PUP can be installed in background without user consent, but usually it’s introduced to a user when a downloaded program are installed. So, read term of use and user agreement very carefully before installing any software or otherwise you can end up with another browser hijacker on your PC, like this browser hijacker infection that made to redirect your web-browser to the Search.searchcfn.com website.
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the hijacker infection that cause a redirect to Search.searchcfn.com web-page. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and unwanted malicious web pages) and Zemana AntiMalware (to periodically scan your system for new malware, browser hijackers and ad supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijacker infections, harmful software and ad-supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Search.searchcfn.com from your web-browser, then ask for help here.