I wrote this article to help you remove Search.searchtmpn4.com. This Search.searchtmpn4.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Search.searchtmpn4.com site is a harbinger of bad news. If you see it all the time when you surf the web or when you just open one of your browsers, be prepared. The page is a clear indication of a cyber infection. A browser hijacker, to be exact. The hijacker has already managed to slither in your system and the display of Search.searchtmpn4.com is its way of revealing its presence. Accept this site as the warning it is. Once you spot it taking control over your browsers, know that your computer is no longer infection-free. Needless to say, you must take measures.
Hijackers make for horrible companions. The one you are stuck with is not different so do not expect anything good to come out of keeping it on board. On the contrary. The problems this pest causes will become more and more with every single day. Given enough time, the hijacker may even cause you some irreversible damage. This is why it is important to act as fast as possible to get rid of the intruder. The sooner it is gone, the better for both yours and your systems` well-being. Don’t hesitate. Act now!
The hijacker goes after your browsers first. It infects all of them and you don’t even have a single reliable one to use. Even if you install a new one, it will be infected as well. The pest adds its pesky extension to your browsers thus injecting them with ads. But don’t imagine an ad or two. Oh, no. We are talking about countless commercials which cover your screen all the time and prevent you from surfing the web normally. Every page that you visit, even the ones which used to be ad-free, are now heavy on banners, coupons, deals, offers, etc. You cannot make a single online move without being bombarded with commercials. This, however, is not only extremely annoying but also dangerous.
The hijacker has no verifying mechanism. Anyone can use its services to promote. Hackers included and they take advantage. That’s why the ads you see because of this pest cannot be trusted. There is no doubt that some of them (if not most of them) are corrupted and they either lead you to dangerous sites or conceal infections themselves. Either way, if you click on them, you get infected.
Unfortunately, it is impossible not to click. Avoidance is just a temporary solution. The adverts become more in numbers and more aggressive with every day. Sooner or later the pest will trick you into clicking and then your situation will worsen. The only way to get rid of the commercials it to get rid of the hijacker altogether. This is exactly what you must do. This pest will never be beneficial to you. All it does it drown you in ads and redirecting you to shady pages. It also slows down your PC significantly and prevents it from performing properly. Delete it ASAP. To do so manually, use our removal guide below.
How did you get stuck with the Search.searchtmpn4.com hijacker? We don’t think you downloaded the pest intentionally even though it has an official download. The more plausible scenario is that you download it alongside another program. If you often install free apps on your PC, be careful. Crooks often attach their malicious programs to these apps and if you don`t pay attention, you get infected.
Do not rush the installation process. Take the time to read the EULA before agreeing to it. Also, opt for the Custom settings instead of the Basic ones. They give you the opportunity to see a list of all programs which are about to be installed on your PC as well as remove the extra ones. With the standard settings, all extras get installed automatically. Do not let this happen. More often than not, such additional programs are infections.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Search.searchtmpn4.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.