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

Search.searchisemail.com is a search engine which provides quick access to a selection of websites. The platform features a couple of links bars. The first is embedded below the search field. The linked websites are Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon and Twitter. Search.searchisemail.com includes a toolbar which features quick access buttons to a set of websites: My News Wire, Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Hotmail, Facebook and Google Maps. The toolbar also features a weather report widget and a second search field. Search.searchisemail.com combines the functionality of a search engine with the convenience of a quick access links bar. While the available services are good, the domain is considered unreliable. Security experts have reported that Search.searchisemail.com is associated to a browser hijacker.

The hijacker behind Search.searchisemail.com is distributed in a couple of ways. The predominant vector is bundling. The furtive program can travel in a merged executable with another utility. The download client will list the hijacker as a bonus tool and offer it for free. You could miss the option. The host will include it in its terms and conditions. If you skip through the installation steps in haste, you will not know what you are agreeing to. We advise you to read the end user license agreement (EULA) of the applications you add to your computer. Select the custom or advanced installation mode, so that all options would be shown.

The other method for spreading the Search.searchisemail.com hijacker is through spam emails. The message will be presented as an important notification from a reputable organization. The sender can write on behalf of a government branch, a bank, a social network, a courier firm, an institution, the national post or the district police department. He will point to an attached document and tell you to view it for more details. Be warned that opening the attachment would unleash the payload of the Search.searchisemail.com hijacker into your machine. Before following instructions from an email, make sure it is reliable.

Remove Search.searchisemail.com
The Search.searchisemail.com Virus

The Search.searchisemail.com hijacker targets the web browser. It can penetrate the most common browsing clients, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and others. The first task on the agenda of the nefarious program is to render the internal settings. It will reset your homepage and default search engine to Search.searchisemail.com. You will not be able to switch back to your preferred settings. The hijacker will change them back every time you make an attempt. By having the designated website set, the rogue program has the ability to render the search results. It will add supported pages amid the results which genuinely match your queries.

The Search.searchisemail.com hijacker appends changes to the browser’s settings in order to receive advanced privileges. The covert program implements an elaborate monetizing strategy to raise profit for its developers. The technique is called the pay-per-click system. This is a common and effective method. The creators of the Search.searchisemail.com hijacker get paid for redirecting users to third party websites. The owners of the corresponding domains pay them for every time they manage to score a click. The most effective way to garner users’ interest is by showing them enticing shopping ads. The Search.searchisemail.com hijacker displays offers for various items, like clothes, furniture, accessories, technological devices, sports gear, gardening equipment, decorations, games and others.

If you check the terms of use on Search.searchisemail.com, you will discover that the owners of the domain have disclaimed responsibility for security problems. The website works with specialized software which belongs to a Limassol, Cyprus company named Eightpoint Technologies Ltd. The services are provided under an exclusive license agreement by a Cayman Islands company called Polarity Technologies Ltd. By using the services, you agree to assume full responsibility for your system’s security. Apart from the risk of contacting malware, your activity on your computer will be monitored. The Search.searchisemail.com hijacker can gather personal and financial details without your knowledge or permission and sell them on darknet markets.

Search.searchisemail.com Removal

STEP-1 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.
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-2Here 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.
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.searchisemail.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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