Searchalot is a type of malware considered as adware. It installs itself on your computer usually without the consent of the user. Searchalots creators made this program so that they could get it installed on the computers of as many users as possible. Then after the software is installed it will serve ads up on your pc that you don’t want.
Searchalot is the type of malware that creates popups in your browsers when you’re surfing the internet. It can also adjust your browser settings so that you are unable to go to any other site as your homepage except searchalot.com
Help me get rid of this!
The searchalot redirect program can be removed from your pc by the combination of using windows basic uninstallation program as well as malwarebytes antimalware scanning software.
From the windows start page, go to the start menu and get into windows uninstaller, goto start menu, then ctrl panel, then add/remove programs. From there find the searchalot.exe program file and click the uninstall button, it should be renamed searchalot.exe, if you can’t find that file you’ll need to consult this searchalot guide, because there is still a way to remove the malware but its beyond my skills.
If you’re able to find the searchalot.exe file in the uninstaller then you are in luck and you can continue with this basic removal guide.
The next step is to restart your computer to make sure the file is completely removed. Next you need to open your preferred web browser, inside your browser, whichever one you are using, go into the settings menu and find browser help objects, or browser addons. Once you have located this specific location, find the searchalot toolbar BHO or addon, and remove it from this section of your browser setup.
Finally, go to the settings menu again in your browser and find the “default search engine” box in the settings menu. When you have done this, type in whatever address you want to be your default search engine such as google, bing or yahoo and delete the one that says “searchalot engine”.
Reset your computer once again for good measure and there you go that should have gotten rid of the search alot virus for you!
Once again we have Pwned Malware, my skills are improving everyday that I write a new post on this site! Hopefully you as the reader are able to learn something as well when you remove these malware from your computer!