Searchmarquis.com Removal – Remove Searchmarquis.com
What is Searchmarquis.com
Searchmarquis.com is a highly questionable website that may be set as your homepage if your computer is infected with a browser hijacker. Browser hijackers are pretty harmless infections that don’t harm the computer directly. What they do is they change browser’s settings and set their promoted sites as homepages. In this case, it’s Searchmarquis.com that will load every time you open your browser. The reason hijackers do these changes is because they aim to redirect you to sponsored websites to generate traffic and revenue. And by changing settings and forcing you to use a questionable search engine, the hijacker is able to redirect users. It will mostly be harmless websites but you may also get redirected to potentially dangerous ones, which could be hiding malware or promoting scams. Thus, if you notice that this hijacker is installed on your computer, you should immediately delete Searchmarquis.com.
If a hijacker is present on your computer, you are likely not aware of how such infections are distributed. They spread via something called software bundling, which essentially is adding additional offers to free software to install alongside. The offers are usually minor infections like adware, browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). They are set to install alongside the freeware automatically, as long as users don’t deselect them.Unfortunately, most users aren’t even aware of them. Continue reading to find out how you can prevent these unwanted installations.
Browser hijacker distribution methods
As we said above, infections like hijackers use software bundling to install. This allows them to bypass users and essentially install alongside without users’ permission. This is why software bundling is a popular distribution method among unwanted program developers. They are attached to freeware as additional offers, and while optional, they’re set to install alongside. Most users aren’t aware of them most of the time, thus are unable to deselect them.
Next time you’re installing free programs, make sure you choose Advanced (Custom) settings. Those settings will make all offers visible, and you will be able to deselect all of them. Simply uncheck the boxes of those offers, and they will be stopped from installing. Do this every time you install free programs because otherwise, your computer will be filled with junk programs that will only clutter your computer.
Are browser hijackers dangerous?
As soon as the hijacker installs, you will notice. Your browser, whether you’re using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, will have Searchmarquis.com set as the homepage, and your default search engine will be changed to a questionable one. These changes will be irreversible while the hijacker is installed because it will just keep reversing all your changes. So until you remove Searchmarquis.com, Searchmarquis.com will load every time you open your browser.
Your new homepage will simply have a search box and nothing else. If you use the search box, you’ll either be redirected to Yahoo search via api.lisumanagerine.club, or to mybrowser-search.com. Keep in mind that hijackers promote highly questionable search engines, so if you get redirected to mybrowser-search.com, do not click on the results. For one, the results will have little to do with what you were searching for. Second, you could be led to potentially dangerous sites that could expose you to some kind of malware or scams. So even if hijackers are pretty harmless by themselves, the same cannot be said about its redirects. And if you get redirected to Yahoo search, you’ll be first redirected to api.lisumanagerine.club and only then to Yahoo. There is no reason to use a third-party website to access Yahoo, when you can go to the site directly.
Browser hijackers also track users, collecting information about what they search for, what sites they visit, what content they engage with, etc. This information is often shared with unfamiliar third-parties.
Browser hijackers can be pesky infections and difficult to get rid of, so it’s recommended to use anti-spyware software to uninstall Searchmarquis.com. The program would find and get rid of all connected files, preventing the infection from recovering. You can also delete Searchmarquis.com manually, though it may take longer as you’d have to find all of its files yourself.
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