This page aims to help you remove S.coldsearch.com. These S.coldsearch.com removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as every version of Windows.
So you are probably here because your PC has been infected with a genuine threat. Fortunately that’s not so bad, there are much more dangerous viruses in existence and if you follow our instructions as outlined in the article below the malware will be safely removed from your machine. What we are dealing with in a malicious threat of the browser hijacker variety. S.coldsearch.com exists to spam advertisements whenever you browser the internet and you will be seeing a lot of them until it is removed. These Ads most often spawn in the form of Flash-based banners and pop-ups, but sometimes also certain keywords can be turned into hyperlinks, which also display an Ad when hovered over.
Avoid interacting with S.coldsearch.com in any way
This redirect may not be very dangerous, but still remains malicious and you should be wary of it. Anything it offers you in the form of Ad or file for download is potentially very dangerous.
Reputable online stores seldom advertise with the help of programs like this virus, but may be added for free in order to make the browser hijacker appear more legitimate. Most of the Ads actually lead to dangerously infected sites that can also try to steal your account names and passwords.
Even more dangerous are any downloads offered to you by the malware. The virus has a particularly nasty side to it – it may create Ads that try to look like system messages. These will always contain fake error and problem reports. The goal is to scare you into downloading an infected executable file, which “contains” a free program that can help you with the problem. Another variation of this trick is when you are asked to download a patch/update for a missing plug-in, video codec required to view online media or update some outdated program. There are also the classical scams that offer free download accelerators and many other utilities that you don’t really need, but it may try to make you install anyway.
As you can see for as long as you have this virus on your computer you cannot be absolutely certain if your computer has a problem or not. Proceed to the removal guide below and make sure you don’t install anything system related from an Ad until S.coldsearch.com is dealt with.
How was your computer infected with S.coldsearch.com?
If is a hard question to answer, because there are many tricks in existence. Generally it could have come as part of a software bundle or maybe as some email attachment or from a fake download link in a torrent/online storage site. When you are about to install an executable file make sure you downloaded it from a safe place.
Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker – you might want to see if you’re not infected with it as well.