Search.searchlson(.)com is the homepage of the potential browser hijacker known as Live Sports Online Now. It’s a search engine, developed by SafeBrowser, a company specializing in developing similar intrusive software. If your browser’s homepage has been changed, or you experience other problems like redirects, slow loading speed, or an increase in internet ads your browser might’ve been hijacked. To learn more about what issues that may cause and how you can resolve the problem, read on.
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|The easiest way to remove and other browser hijackers from your computer is with the help of an anti-malware tool. This software will also protect your computer from severe cyber threats like ransomware|
|You can remove the browser hijacker by hand by carefully following all the guidelines of our step-by-step guide below.|
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Search.searchlson(.)com – Methods of delivery
Live Sports Online Now is distributed with third-party installers. By installing these programs, users unwittingly give browser hijackers permission to enter their computer. It’s a popular way to spread shady software that wouldn’t otherwise be installed by users. Opt out of the “Quick” or “Easy” options while installing. Instead, check the “Custom” or “Advanced routes and deselect any program you don’t want on your computer. These bundles rarely include useful content, and it’s best to avoid them altogether. Bundled packs are most commonly used by freeware programs.
Another way to “infect” users with a browser hijacker is through internet ads and sites with shady content. The extension of Live Sports Online Now could also infiltrate through redirects or adverts. Browsers that can be affected include Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft’s Edge.
Search.searchlson(.)com – More Details
When your browser gets hijacked, it might begin to work slower than usual. Some setting will be modified. Your homepage and new bar page will be changed. A toolbar might also appear on your browser.
As the document states, Search.searchlston(.)com collects personal information. Every user agrees to it by using their site. Search.searchlson(.)com could be used to collect all sorts of data, including personal information like your;
- Browsing History
- Browser type
- Personal Interests
- Operating System
- Telephone Number
- ZIP code
Another suspicious fact about Search.Searchlson(.)com is the lack of an individual search database. All inputted searches get redirected, first through query.searchlson(dot)com and then to Yahoo. Why is that? The most probable explanation is that the redirect filters the search results, displaying more ads or putting some sites in front of others.
Here’s how Search.Searchlson(.)com displays results:
Browser hijackers like Search.searchlson(.)com have no place on your system. They’re just one step away from being malware. Taking all that into consideration, the best option is to remove them.
Search.Searchlson(.)com – Removal Guide
Removing Search.Searchlsn(.)com is possible if you know how. You should erase all its components from your PC. You can do that manually, by handpicking every single scrap of the hijacker’s data from the PC. That can be a boring and time-consuming task. Another way to free your PC from Search.Searchlson(.)com is by deleting it with an anti-malware tool. This types of protective programs are also useful for preventing future hijacks and other cyber-threats.
How to Enter Safe Mode
Booting Into Safe Mode in the Windows XP, Vista, 7 operating systems
- Unplug devices such as USB flash drives, Memory Sticks, DVD’s, CD’s, anything that can be bootable
- Now you have to decide which of the following methods is right for your computer. If you have:
- –One operating system on your PC, then press F8 repeatedly when you see the first boot screen after restarting your computer. If the Windows logo appears, repeat the same action until you enter the
–Multiple operating systems on your computer. This is very similar to booting with a single operating system. Press F8 repeatedly when you see the first boot screen. You just have to use the arrow keys to choose which system you should boot.
- When the Advanced Boot Options appear, you should select the Safe Mode option with the arrow keys. Confirm the selection by pressing Enter
- Log into your computer using the Administrator account
While you’re in safe mode, your screen will be windowed.
Booting into Safe Mode on the Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 Operating Systems
- Open the Start menu
- Hold down the Shift button and left-click on the Power icon, then click Restart
- After the reboot, the Startup menu will appear. From there, choose Troubleshoot
- From the Troubleshoot menu choose Advanced Options
- Once you’re in Advanced Options, click on Startup Settings
- Click Restart
- A menu should appear after the reboot. Choose Safe Mode by pressing its corresponding key number. The PC will restart and boot into Safe Mode.
Remove/Uninstall Search.Searchlson(.)Com from Windows
Here’s a way to remove the program. This method will work regardless if you’re on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP. Simply selecting the program and pressing delete won’t work, as it’ll leave a lot of small files. That’s bad because these leftovers can linger on and cause all sorts of problems. The best way to delete a program is to Uninstall it. Here’s how you can do that:
- Hold the “Windows” button (It’s between CTRL and Alt on most keyboards) and press “R.” You’ll see a pop-up window
- In the textbox, type “appwiz.cpl”, then press “Enter.”
- The “Programs and features” menu should now appear. It’s a list of all the programs installed on the PC. Here you can find the program, select it, and press Uninstall.
Follow these instructions and you’ll be able to uninstall it successfully.
How to Remove Search.Searchlson(.)Com from Your Browser
Before resetting your browser’s settings, you should know that this action will wipe out all your recorded usernames, passwords, and other types of data. Make sure to save them in some way
- Start Internet Explorer
- Go to the Tools menu and click on Manage add-ons.
- In the Manage add-ons window, bellow Add-on Types, select Toolbars and Extensions
- If you see a suspicious toolbar, select it and click Disable
- In Manage Add-ons window, in Add-on Types, Select Search Providers
- Chose a search engine and click Set as default
- Select the unknown search engine and click Remove and Close
- Open the Tools menu, select Internet Options
- In the General tab, in Home page, enter your preferred page
- Click Apply and OK
- On the desktop, right-click on Internet Explorer icon and select Properties
- In the Properties window, under the Shortcut tab, in Target delete the text after iexplore.exe
- Click Apply, click OK to save
- Click Close
- Start Google Chrome
- On the upper-right corner, there a Customize and Control Google Chrome menu icon. Click on it, then click on Settings
- Click Extension under Chrome
- In the Extensions menu, click on the unknown extensions, then click on the trash bin icon
- Under Chrome, Click on Settings
- In Settings, under on Startup click Set pages
- In the Startup pages menu, select the suspicious entries and click on X
- Click OK
- In Settings, under Appearance select the Show home button and click Change
- In the Home page menu, click Use New Tab page and press OK
- In the Settings window under Search, click on Manage search engines
- Once you enter Search engines, select your search engine of choice and click Make default
- In the default search settings list, find the unknown search engine and click on X
- Click Done
- Start Mozilla Firefox
- In the upper right corner, click on the Open menu icon and select Add-ons
- Inside the Add-ons Manager select Extensions
- Search the list of extensions for suspicious entries. If you find any, select them and click Disable
- Click on the Open menu icon, then click Options
- In the Options window, under General tab, Click Restore to Default
- Click OK
- In the Firefox window, right next to the URL field, click the down arrow icon. Select Manage Search Engines
- In Manage Search Engines List window, select the unknown search engine and press Remove
- Click OK