SearchFly toolbar sneaks into your computer? The homepage is changed to search.conduit.com? The default search engine is replaced with SearchFly Customized Web Search? You should be aware that all of changes are caused by a SearchFly toolbar. If you want to learn more about SearchFly toolbar, keep reading.
What is SearchFly toolbar? (Browser Hijacker Description)
SearchFly toolbar is classified as browser hijacker, which is compatible with popular browser including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Similar to Internet Helper Toolbar and Sammsoft Toolbar, SearchFly changes the internet browser settings including homepage and default search engine. Moreover, SearchFly also creates related add-ons in the computer. As a result, no matter when you launch your browser installed on the infected computer, the homepage is redirected to search.conduit.com and the default search engine is changed to SearchFly engine.
Is SearchFly toolbar safe to use?
Apparently, the SearchFly toolbar is a helpful application which provides convenient buttons to access to their services quickly. The SearchFly search engine seems like a nice guy which works as a legit search engine. However, the convenience just is the facial phenomena.
With this infection, pop up advertisements get stuck on you. The SearchFly engine is just like a platform for promoting advertisements and commercial links. Using SearchFly engine, you get more useless information rather than wanted and useful content. As a result, these advertisements like rubbish eat your computer system resources and drag the computer speed. Under some circumstances, the SearchFly toolbar even causes browser crash.
What’s worse: SearchFly engine may redirect your searching to some malicious websites which may include rootkits or Trojans. As long as you access to those malicious websites, the rootkits or Trojans contained in the websites can download and install themselves automatically. Besides the risk of getting infected with other horrible computer viruses, the SearchFly also carries the risk of causing property damage. Cyber criminals can take advantage of rootkits or Trojans to access to your computer, monitor your online activities and steal your sensitive information (bank account and password).
All in all, it is unsafe to use the SearchFly toolbar. It is highly recommended you get rid of it before it causes more troubles.
Propagation of SearchFly Toolbar
There are many ways that SearchFly Toolbar could enter into computer. The most common way is free downloads of required software. The SearchFly Toolbar is usually bundled with required software so that it can be installed while users install the required software. Additionally, you also can get infected with SearchFly Toolbar through clicking malicious links in spam mails or downloading attachments in e-mails from unknown people.
How to Remove SearchFly Toolbar and Search.conduit.com from IE/FF/Chrome
Step 1 Remove SearchFly Toolbar from control panel manually
(Optional Troubleshoot-Remove SearchFly Toolbar from control panel using Anvi Uninstaller)
Step 2 Remove SearchFly Toolbar related extensions and repair browser manually
(Optional Troubleshoot-Remove SearchFly Toolbar related extensions and repair browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar)
Step 3 Clean residing files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster
Move mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search and search for Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove SearchFly toolbar related programs and any other unwanted or unknown programs.
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find SearchFly toolbar related programs and any other unwanted or unknown programs, and hit Remove.
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find SearchFly toolbar related programs and any other unwanted or unknown programs, and click on Uninstall.
Optional Troubleshoot-Remove SearchFly Toolbar from control panel using Anvi Uninstaller
You can make full use of Anvi Uninstaller-a small free tool that is available in Cloud System Booster’s Toolbox to find and remove SearchFly toolbar related program easily and quickly.
Anvi Uninstaller can help you find the programs installed on your computer conveniently and quickly. Through Anvi Uninstaller, users can quickly scan the recently installed programs and uninstall the unwanted programs conveniently.
1 Download and install Cloud System Booster
2 Scan out the installed programs
Launch the program and click on Expert > Toolbox tab and then run Anvi Uninstaller
3 Find and remove SearchFly toolbar related program
Select the SearchFly toolbar and other unknown programs, and click on Uninstall.
First of all, choose the browser you want to repair.
1. Open Google Chrome and click Chrome menu, and go to Tools> Extensions. Disable any file associate with malware.
2 Remove search.conduit.com from the Startup pages of Chrome.
Click on the Chrome menu > tools>Settings> In On startup section click Set pages> mouse-over to the search.conduit.com and click the X symbol to remove it> Add your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.
3 Remove search.conduit.com from the homepage.
Click on Settings> In Appearance section click Change
Remove search.conduit.com from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol, you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL and hit OK to complete the modification.
4 Change default search provider and remove search.tb.ask.com from the search engines list.
Click on the Chrome menu> Settings> In Search section click Manage search engines…> Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> Remove search.tb.ask.com from the list.
Optional Troubleshoot-Remove SearchFly Toolbar related extensions and repair browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar
Anvi Slim Toolbar is designed to protect and repair browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome from malicious toolbars. Users are easily captured by useless or even malicious toolbars and add-ons while installing freeware or shareware. This nice program can keep your internet browsers safe and healthy and help you conveniently and quickly remove unwanted add-on/toolbar/extension/plugin installed on. In addition, it also can repair the changed homepages and search engines of browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome back to their default homepages and search engines. Anvi Slim Toolbar deserves your own.
1 Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar.
2 Launch the Anvi Slim Toolbar and click on the second Manage tab to scan the extensions and toolbars on the browsers.
3 Select SearchFly toolbar related extensions on the browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome and hit Remove.
4 Repair browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar
4.1 After removing the SearchFly related extensions, click on Back, and go to Browser Repair.
4.2 Choose the browser which you want to repair. Under Homepage Settings, check Customize Homage, type the URL you want such as http://www.google.com into the box, under the Search Engine Settings, choose one search engine listed in pull-down menu, and finally click Repair.
After removing SearchFly toolbar extensions, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer or leave hide danger in your computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.
1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.
2. Run the Cloud System Booster.
Click on the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.