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I wrote this article to help you remove Search.searchidt.com. This Search.searchidt.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

If all of a sudden your homepage got replaced by the Search.searchidt.com site, you have a problem. You are dealing with a browser hijacker. The pest is already somewhere in your system and this reshuffle is its way of announcing itself to you. Heed that warning and accept the fact you are infected. Hijackers do not make for good company. They are meddlesome, malicious, annoying, and dangerous. The one you are stuck with doesn’t differentiate. Given enough time, it will cause you tons of issues.

Act immediately. As soon as you spot the Search.searchidt.com page, start looking for the infection. When you find it, delete it without hesitation. Nothing good will come out of hosting this pest. On the contrary. It will bring you only headaches and unpleasantries. Do not let that happen. Delete the hijacker before it is too late.

The pest takes full control of your online activities. As we said, once it enters, it changes your homepage and search engine without asking. It also prevents you from changing them back. The infection doesn’t need your approval to make reshuffles. That’s why it is called a hijacker. It does whatever it sees fit and leaves you to suffer the consequences. From now on, every time you want to surf the web, you are forced to use the http://query.searchidt.com page as a search engine. It, in turn, doesn’t show you the results you would want to see.

Most of what Search.searchidt.com displays are malicious links and unverified, sponsored commercials. Do not trust anything you are shown. Do not click on anything. With the hijacker on board, surfing the web is no longer safe. On the very contrary. You are exposed to numerous malicious ads and links and if you click on one, you may worsen your predicament. A single click is all it takes for you to download more infections on your already infected computer. Yet, dangerous pages and adverts are all you see.

Do you know what this means? As long as the hijacker is in your system, you cannot surf the web safely. You are constantly exposed to malware risk. The pest prevents you from using your machine. Are you going to let it stay and keep demolishing your online activities? Don’t! Do yourself a favor and delete it as soon as possible. In addition to destroying your browsing experience, the infection also causes your computer to underperform even when offline.

Your machine`s speed slows down to a crawl. It starts crashing and freezing on daily basis. It reboots without wanting which leads to data loss. Even the apps you use every day struggle to work properly. Do not tolerate these shenanigans. Follow our detailed removal guide below and get rid of the hijacker at once. It has no place in your system. Remove it and earn the gratitude of your future self.

How did the hijacker manage to get on board? Do you remember installing it yourself? Probably not. That’s because it tricked you. It didn’t ask openly for your consent but turned to tricky tactics in order to dupe you. One of these tactics is the so-called freeware bundling. The hijacker gets attached to another program on the web which you download and install on your PC. Yet, if you are not careful and do not read the Terms and Conditions/EULA, you end up installing the hijacker as well. Pay more attention to the fine print as it may contain some misleading clauses which you are totally against. But if you don’t read it, you end up accepting them. Do not make that mistake twice. Always be on the alert and keep your machine infection-free.

Search.searchidt.com Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Search.searchidt.com from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Search.searchidt.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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