Searchletter.com is a deceptive search engine by ClientConnect LTD and identical to Trovi.com. Searchletter.com modifies web browser settings and records various information relating to the user’s internet browsing activity. For these specific reasons, Searchletter.com is categorized as a browser hijacker.
After Searchletter.com has been installed in the browser, the Searchletter.com homepage generates web traffic for revenue. This web traffic is important for the developers of Searchletter.com as it delivers them information such as search queries, the visitor’s location, the internet browser and the user’s IP address. The gathered computer data by Searchletter.com can be used for multiple purposes, which is often for the user’s online privacy, not a good thing.
Searchletter.com is known for all kinds of ads from suspicious advertisement networks and for collecting non-personally identifiable information from the browser. When the user downloads and installs software from the internet, make sure to review the installation process and opt-out all third party offers during installation. Also, do not install proposals from pop-ups in the browser, these pop-ups are build to give the user the idea of legitimacy. Unfortunately, these pop-ups redirect to suspicious and even malicious web pages.
Some installation (download) managers do not adequately disclose that other software, such as the Searchletter.com browser hijacker is also be installed on the device. Users should always overview the terms of the agreement during installation of any software on their computer. Do not click too fast through the installation process using a Quick Install of Next button.
Remove Searchletter.com from the browser using these removal steps
Use this menu as a reference to remove Searchletter.com from the chrome, firefox, internet explorer and Microsoft edge.
Step 1 – Searchletter.com removal tool
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- Run the Malwarebytes installation setup file. Click here for detailed Malwarebytes installation instructions.
- Select Scan Now to perform an Anti-Malware scan.
- Malwarebytes is scanning the computer for any viruses, trojans, adware, spyware, ransomware, and potentially unwanted programs.
Please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the anti-malware scan, the anti-malware scan usually takes around 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
- When the anti-malware scan is finished, Malwarebytes will show the results of the anti-malware scan.
To remove the detected malware from your computer, select the Quarantine Selected button.
- All found malware will be moved to quarantine. Malwarebytes requires a reboot to complete the removal process.
- Restart your computer.
- After the reboot, all the malware detected by Malwarebytes is moved to quarantine. The removal process is finished.
- Continue to the next step
Some malware is known to block Malwarebytes from running. If you encounter this problem, run a malware scan with adwcleaner. After the adwcleaner malware scan, start a malware removal scan with Malwarebytes.
additional Step 1 – Scan for Searchletter.com malware leftovers with Zemana
Zemana Anti-Malware is an anti-malware scanner which uses the cloud for malware detection. Zemana is the fastest and most proactively malware scanner available. Zemana is its best in addition to a primary virus scanner.
- Open the Zemana Anti-Malware installer
- Install Zemana Anti-Malware using the default settings
- Zemana Anti-Malware will update itself
- Select the Scan button to perform a malware scan
- Wait for the scan to finish, it takes a few minutes.
- Select the Next button to remove the malware found on your computer
- That's it. All malware is successfully removed from your computer.
- Continue to the next step
Remove Searchletter.com from Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox
In this removal step, we show you how to manually remove Searchletter.com from your browser and how to reset the browser to default settings. If after this step, the Searchletter.com browser hijacker is still present, perform a malware scan with the malware removal tool.
Remove malicious adware from Internet Explorer
select the wrench button,and from the menu select "Manage add-ons".
Check the add-ons list for any suspicious Browser Helper Objects, remove unwanted suspicious add-ons using the Remove or Disable button. If the button is grayed out, scan your computer with malware removal tools to remove the malicious add-on.
Reset your default Homepage and Search engine for Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer has the option to reset to default. However, resetting your browser settings will affect your saved bookmarks and passwords.
select the wrench button and from the menu select "Internet Options".
Select "Advanced" from the tab menu, Click the Reset button.
Check "Delete personal settings" and click the Reset button.
Restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.
Good, Internet Explorer is reset to the default configuration, it is important to know there are virus remnants on your computer. We recommend to scan and remove the virus files from your computer. Make sure the virus does not reinstall, and all remnants are removed from your PC.
Remove adware, virus, browser hijacker and pop-up ad redirects from Google Chrome
select the menu button and from the menu select "More Tools" and then "Extensions".
Search for any unknown browser extension(s) from the list and remove them by using the trashcan icon.
Remove any browser extension that you do not know is very important.
- Continue to the next step, reset Chrome policies
Remove "installed by enterprise policy" setting or browser extension from Chrome
When a setting or browser is disabled because the setting is "installed by enterprise" you can use the instructions below to enable the setting and remove it.
- Open the Command Prompt by clicking the start menu button and typing "command prompt".
Right-click the "Command Prompt" result and select "Run as Administrator".
Enter the following command's one byline and press enter after each line to execute the command.
- rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
- rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
- GPupdate /force
- Continue to the next step, reset Chrome Synced profile
Reset your Chrome sync
Google Chrome sync your browser user-profile with their services. If the Google Chrome browser is infected with adware, this adware (usually browser extensions and the homepage and search engine settings) are synced with Google's servers.
It is important to clean this synced cache. If you don't clear the synced cache the adware, browser extensions and settings keep coming back on any devices the profile is synchronized with.
- Open your Google Dashboard (opens in a new browser window). Make sure you are signed in to your Google Account (you are redirected to Google).
- Click Reset sync to clear all of your synced data on Google's server.
- Click OK.
- Continue to the next step, reset Google Chrome.
Reset your default Homepage and Search engine for Google Chrome
Chrome has the option to reset to default settings. However, resetting your browser settings will not affect your saved bookmarks and passwords.
select the menu button and from the menu select "Settings".
Scroll down to "Advanced" and again Scroll down to Reset settings.
Click the "Reset" button to Reset Google Chrome, a new dialog appears.
Confirm the Reset of the chrome settings by clicking the "Reset" button.
Restart Google Chrome for the changes to take effect.
- Continue to the next step Google Chrome Cleanup Tool
Chrome Cleanup Tool
The Chrome Clean-up tool is able to detect and remove chrome settings or browser extension(s) from the Chrome browser. Chrome Cleanup tool performs a scan for anything suspicious and removes it automatically from the browser.
Start Chrome Cleanup Tool with right click and select Run as Administrator
Select Yes to Accept User Account Control
wait, searching for malicious programs
If malicious programs are found the Chrome Cleanup Tool will remove them for you.
After the scan, the Chrome Cleanup Tool will Reset the browser once again.
Click Reset to complete.
Google Chrome is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. We recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall, and the malware is entirely removed from your PC.
Remove malicious adware from Firefox (Quantum)
select the menu button and from the menu/list select "Add-ons".
Select Extensions from the left menu. Search any unknown Browser Extension(s) and remove it by clicking the Remove button.
Reset your default Homepage and Search engine for Firefox
The fastest and easiest way to reset your default homepage and the search engine is by resetting Firefox to default settings.
select the menu button and from the menu, select "Help ?" (the question mark icon, at the end of the menu).
select Troubleshooting information from the menu.
select the Refresh Firefox button, and confirm the Refresh Firefox dialog once again to Reset Firefox to default settings.
Click Finish, Firefox will restart.
The Firefox browser is reset to default, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. We recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the malware is entirely removed from the browser and PC.
Uninstall Searchletter.com program from the PC
In this step, the user should remove any unknown application from their PC. This will make the PC safer, faster and cleaner. Get rid of old applications. If you have any doubt about an application is suspicious, perform a scan with the malware removal tool. The malware removal tool will automatically detect suspicious applications and get rid of it.
Windows 7 users: Click the Start button in the left bottom corner, select Control Panel, select "Programs and Features".
Windows 8 and Windows 10 users: Right-click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner, select Control Panel, select "Programs and Features".
Check the installed applications list for recently installed applications, select the application and click the uninstall button.
Select the column "Installed On" to sort installed applications by date, sorting the applications by date makes it easier for you to detect recently installed applications.
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