About reroute viruses

Searchletter.com is a browser hijacker that was possibly attached to free programs, which is how it managed to invade your OS. The reason you have a hijacker on your system is because you did not pay enough attention to see that it was attached to some application that you installed. These kinds of threats are why you ought to pay attention to what type of programs you install, and how you do it. Hijackers are not considered to be dangerous themselves but they do act in an unwanted way. example, you will find that your browser’s settings have been changes, and you new tabs and homepages will be set to the hijacker’s advertised web page. They also alter your search engine into one that can insert sponsored links into results. This is done so that the redirect virus could redirect you to sponsored web pages, and the web page owners can earn income from traffic and ads. It should be noted that if a redirect to a dangerous site happens, you can easily get your PC infected with a malicious threat. And you don’t want to have to deal with malicious software because it would be a much more severe. If you find the redirect virus’s provided features useful, you ought to know that they may be found in legitimate plug-ins as well, which don’t endanger your device. You might also notice more personalized sponsored content, and that is because the redirect virus is tracking what you search for, gathering data about what you like. That data can also end up in suspicious third-party hands. All of this is why you should uninstall Searchletter.com.
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How does it behave

It’s a known fact that redirect viruses come together free program packages. This is possibly just a case of negligence, and you did not intentionally install it. This method is effective because users are inattentive, don’t read the information given and are generally careless when installing programs. You have to pay attention because items tend to hide, and by not seeing them, you’re basically giving them authorization to install. Default settings will not show anything, and by opting for them, you could infect your computer with all kinds of unfamiliar offers. Choose Advanced (Custom) mode when you are installing something, and you will see the extra items. Ensure you unmark all the offers. All you have to do is unmark the boxes, and you may then continue installing the free application. Even if these are trivial infections, they are rather aggravating to deal with and can give problems when trying to get rid of it, so we suggest you prevent their infection initially. Additionally, be more selective about where you get your applications from as dubious sources could cause a lot of trouble.

Hijacker infections are noticed almost immediately, even by non computer-savvy users. Your home web page, new tabs and search engine would be set to a strange page without you consenting to it, and it is not likely that you would miss that. It is likely that it will alter all of the well-known browsers, like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. And unless you first delete Searchletter.com from the system, the website will greet you every time your browser is opened. Your first course of action may be to reverse the modifications but take into considerations that the hijacker will simply alter everything again. If your search engine is altered, every time you search for something via browser’s address bar or the provided search box, you would get suspicious results. Pressing on any of those results is not recommended as you’ll be rerouted to advertisement links. These types of threats have an intention of increasing traffic for certain sites so that more profit from advertisements is earned. After all, more traffic means there are more users likely to click on ads, meaning more profit. You will be able to tell the difference between those and legitimate websites without issues, mainly because they will not match your search query. There will be cases, however, where they might look real in the beginning, if you were to search ‘virus’, pages advertising false anti-malware may come up, and they may seem legitimate initially. You could even end up on websites that have malicious software on them. Another thing you ought to know is that hijackers snoop on you so as to obtain data about what you click on, what pages you enter, your search inquiries and so on. Redirect viruses also share the information with third-parties, and it is used to make more user relevant advertisements. If not, the browser hijacker could be using it to make more personalized sponsored results. While the threat will not directly damage your OS, you need to still uninstall Searchletter.com. And after the process is completed, there should not be problems with altering browser’s settings.

Searchletter.com elimination

Since you now realize what the infection is doing, it would best if you terminate Searchletter.com. Manual and automatic are the two possible options for getting rid of the hijacker, neither of which ought to bring about trouble. By hand method means you will have to identify and take care of everything yourself. It is not complex to do but it could take longer than you think, but below this article you’ll see instructions to aid you. If you follow them step-by-step, you should not run into problems. If you have a hard time with the instructions, or if the process itself is giving you problems, the other method may be a better choice. The other alternative is to download spyware elimination software and have do everything for you. If it pinpoints the threat, have it dispose of it. You have successfully gotten rid of the threat if you are able to nullify the changes the reroute virus executed to your browser. If the website still loads every time you launch your browser, even after you’ve modified your home web page, you did not fully terminate the infection. Try to prevent unnecessary programs from installing in the future, and that means you should be more attentive when installing software. In order to have an uncluttered computer, at least decent habits are a must.Download Removal Toolto remove Searchletter.com

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Learn how to remove Searchletter.com from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Searchletter.com

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to get rid of Searchletter.com

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to get rid of Searchletter.com
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to get rid of Searchletter.com
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Searchletter.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Searchletter.com from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Searchletter.com from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete How to get rid of Searchletter.com

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to get rid of Searchletter.com

Step 5. Remove Searchletter.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options How to get rid of Searchletter.com

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to get rid of Searchletter.com

Step 6. Remove Searchletter.com from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to get rid of Searchletter.com
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for Searchletter.com removal.

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  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  3. Click SCAN NOW! to detect all the risks and computer infections: Wipersoft-scan How to get rid of Searchletter.com
  4. Click REMOVE THREATS to remove Searchletter.com and all the virus and malware from your computer: wipersoft-results How to get rid of Searchletter.com