Search-netsite.com

Beware! Search-netsite.com is Not a Legitimate Search Engine

The website Search-netsite.com is a fake search engine that is associated with several browser hijackers, most prominently the Google Redirect Virus. Although Search-netsite.com poses as a legitimate search engine, Search-netsite.com is in reality a fake. None of the Search-netsite.com's search results are real. Instead, it only displays websites from a list of affiliated rogue domains. Visiting the Search-netsite.com website presents a significant malware hazard, potentially causing your computer system to become infected with a variety of problems. Most visitors to Search-netsite.com are usually already infected with a browser hijacker. Because of this, ESG malware analysts recommend avoiding anything that has to do with the Search-netsite.com website or any websites or applications that are associated with Search-netsite.com. Protect your privacy and your computer system's health from Search-netsite.com with the use of a reliable anti-malware application.
 

Symptoms and Problems Caused by Malware Associated with Search-netsite.com

As was mentioned before, the Search-netsite.com website is closely associated with browser hijackers like the Google Redirect Virus. This means that there will probably be several symptoms of a larger problem in any computer that has visited Search-netsite.com. Some of these symptoms are listed below:

  • Browser hijackers associated with the Search-netsite.com website will usually force an Internet browser to visit Search-netsite.com and similar rogue websites. Some symptoms of a browser hijacker infection include redirects to the Search-netsite.com website, changed search results on popular search engines, pop-up windows and advertisements, changes to your Internet browser's security settings and the sudden appearance of suspicious links on your desktop.
  • The presence of malware associated with the Search-netsite.com on your computer system will usually result in decreased computer performance and Internet connectivity. This is because malware associated with Search-netsite.com uses up system resources while it runs in the background. This causes your computer system to operate slowly and to crash frequently. It may also cause your operating system to become "stuck" frequently, making frequent reboots necessary.
  • Search-netsite.com is associated with websites that sell rogue security programs; websites promoting illegal online pharmacies and websites featuring corrupted advertisements designed to install malware onto your computer system. If your computer system is suddenly displaying error messages, security alerts and pop-up notifications claiming that there is virus infection, these may actually be signs of a rogue security program on your computer system. You should also be on the lookout for pop-up advertisements and suspicious, unauthorized online activity on your computer system.

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Technical Information

Registry Details

Search-netsite.com creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
RegistryKey
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\CustomizeSearch=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\SearchAssistant=[site address]
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\[RANDOM NAME] key of search-netsite.com
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar=[site address]
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\[RANDOM NAME] key of search-netsite.com
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\CustomizeSearch=[site address]

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