What is SearchShock.com?
SearchShock.com is a program that is classified as a browser hijacker and is capable of altering your browser settings without your permission. Browser hijackers are usually promoted as something useful which they are not. The only reason this kind of programs are created is to make profit by redirecting you to various pages that they promote. Moreover, browser hijackers not only have no benefits for the computer users, but can actually lead you to potentially dangerous websites.
If you do not want to get infected by malware and be constantly interrupted by various redirects you should not hesitate and delete SearchShock.com as soon as you can.
How does SearchShock.com work?
Like all browser hijackers, SearchShock.com enters your system and modifies your browser settings, i.e. your home page and your default search engine. Once that is done, every time you open your browser you will see SearchShock.com and whatever searches you make they will be altered to include various sponsored links. In addition to that, you will also get redirected in the middle of your browsing to websites you had no intention of visiting. Your browsers will also be filled with ads, pop-ups and banners. All of this is done to generate traffic of the pages that SearchShock.com promotes. The fact that you may want nothing to do with those pages will not matter in the least.
If you think that the above mentioned features of the program are not enough to make you want to get rid of SearchShock.com, then you should also keep in mind that the application may lead you to corrupted webpages. SearchShock.com does not endorse the websites that it promotes and thus is not responsible for their content. If you land on a corrupted page you can infect your PC with malware or become a part of some other virtual scam created to make easy money off of unsuspecting computer users. Do not be fooled by these tricks and terminate SearchShock.com from your system.
How to remove SearchShock.com?
In order to eliminate SearchShock.com from your computer you can implement a powerful malware removal tool. It will perform a system scan, detect the unwanted program and uninstall SearchShock.com. The anti-malware utility will also keep your computer safe and protect it from other online threats. However, if you want to remove SearchShock.com manually that is possible as well. You can use the instructions provided below the article to do just that. Afterwards, you should also run an anti-malware scan to make sure that manual SearchShock.com removal was successful.
Windows XP/ Windows 7 and Vista
1. Open Start menu and go to Control Panel
2. Select Add or remove programs/Uninstall a program
3. Choose SearchShock.com
4. Click Remove/Uninstall
1. Move the cursor to the bottom right
2. Click on Settings and go to Control Panel
3. Select Uninstall a program
4. Remove SearchShock.com
Erase SearchShock.com from browsers
1. Open IE and tap Alt+T
2. Click Reset on the Advanced tab
3. Select Reset Internet Explorer settings
4. Click Delete personal settings
5. Click Reset once more
1. Launch Mozilla and tap Alt+H
2. Select Troubleshooting Information
3. Click Reset Firefox and confirm it
1. Open Google Chrome and tap Alt+F
2. In Settings click Show Advanced Settings
3. Click Reset browser settings
4. Click Reset once again.