Searchalgo.com

Searchalgo.com Description

Searchalgo.com is an inferior search engine that has been affiliated with browser hijackers. Numerous computer users have complained that their usual search engine has been replaced by Searchalgo.com. Fortunately, it is possible to remove this harmful change with the assistance of a proven anti-virus program. Manual removal also works to get rid of Searchalgo.com redirects. Some other symptoms of Searchalgo.com redirects may include being taken to other websites without permission, as well as the appearance of suspicious pop-up windows and advertisements on the infected computer. If you are experiencing browser redirects and other symptoms associated with Searchalgo.com, ESG malware researchers strongly suggest using an accurate anti-malware program and uninstalling any toolbars or software that may have been installed shortly before the problems started to appear.

Searchalgo.com is associated with a browser hijacker, a threat that causes redirects and changes the settings of the infected computer's Web browser. This allows this infection to force the victim to visit certain websites and block access to online content that may prove to be helpful in removing these kinds of threats. Browser hijackers associated with Searchalgo.com may cause the infected computer to display advertisements and replaces the victim's search engine with Searchalgo.com. Searchalgo.com displays sponsored search results. This means that results of searches carried out on Searchalgo.com are unrelated to the victim's search and merely displayed with the intent of driving traffic to specific websites that pay for this service. The advertisement revenue generated from pop-up advertisements and forcing computer users to visit particular websites can be enormous, which has led to the proliferation of browser hijackers associated with low quality search engines like Searchalgo.com.

Preventing and Removing Searchalgo.com Redirects

There are many ways in which browser hijackers can invade a computer. The most common way in which these infections enter a computer is through social engineering, downloaded by the computer users themselves, who are tricked into believing that they are legitimate programs. For example, browser hijackers associated with Searchalgo.com may be distributed as 'helpful' Web browser toolbars or disguised as something else. Since these kinds of browser hijackers make various changes to the victim's Web browser settings, it is important to follow up removal with a reliable anti-malware program reverting the infected computer's settings to their defaults.

Technical Information

File System Details

Searchalgo.com creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\settingsguard\settingsguard.exe\settingsguard.exe 311,296 07aa93a012b80c3778b780951f03941c 2,006
2 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\SettingsGuard\1.0.1411.1411\loader.dll 1,627,648 c182d14fd83a582add9244abf136f846 907
3 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\SettingsGuard\1.0.1411.1411\sg.exe 1,825,280 6aeefde6f545bd02066b91665cb29989 748
4 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\SettingsGuard\1.0.1410.3011\ld.dll 1,677,824 9d45136664ef535a789a641925c624d6 670
5 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\SettingsGuard\1.0.1501.1620\ld64.dll 1,994,752 0f88c8151bae8880f99ca35463ff2954 11
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Registry Details

Searchalgo.com creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
http_www.musixhub.com_0.localstorage
http_www.musixhub.com_0.localstorage-journal
Directory
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\SettingsGuard
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\SettingsGuard
%APPDATA%\SettingsGuard
Uninstaller
SettingsGuard
SettingsGuardService
Registry key
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{a8177b71-ee19-4e0f-b2f9-02d533eb946D}

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