What is Didisearch.com?

Didisearch.com is a browser hijacker that is yet to be released massively, so you still have time to prepare and protect your PC from it. This search engine already works, but it has not been widely spread yet and still we believe that it might become popular. If it enters your computer, it will bring you annoying adds that will not only disrupt your browsing, but might also damage your system. We have no doubt that Didisearch.com is a dangerous browser hijacker and we will explain you why you should stay away from it. We hope that this article will help you prevent Didisearch.com from entering your system or remove it if it manages to settle on your PC.test

Where does Didisearch.com come from?

Didisearch.com is located on the same IP address ( with other browser hijackers, such as yessearches.com and universalsearches.com, so we can assume that it was created by the same developers. The IP address is located in United States, California, and it belongs to Cloud Flare, Inc., which only provides a content delivery network and distributed domain name server services. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com have found that Didisearch.com can infect your browser via malicious software installers. Moreover, this hijacker might be dropped on your system with such potentially unwanted programs (PUP) as Picexa or FVP Image Viewer. This usually happens when you download free programs from unreliable file-sharing websites. Most users do not realize there is a high chance that together with a freeware program they will download malicious software. However, if you are downloading something from unreliable websites it is more likely that you will end up with a PUP that could be totally useless, and it could also download other more dangerous malicious programs without your permission. We strongly advise you to stay away from unreliable webpages and make sure that programs you are going to download are legitimate.

How does Didisearch.com work?

From the first sight it looks like a normal search engine, even similar to google.com. In fact, it looks reliable, as on its main window it displays Privacy Policy, End User License Agreement, language selection, and information about the website. The only unusual thing might seem to be the uninstall option on the main Didisearch.com engine window, which usually is not displayed like that on trustworthy search engine pages. If you click on the uninstall option, you receive information and detailed instructions how to remove Didisearch.com from the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. What about the Internet Explorer users? With such instructions you delete this hijacker from the other browsers, but leave it on your Internet Explorer, where it can continue its work.

As the hijacker settles on a system it changes homepages to Didisearch.com on all browsers installed on user’s PC. Like many browser hijackers, it has no special search tools that would improve or speed up your search, so it is useless as a search engine. There are better search engines that are well-known and trustworthy. This hijacker only seeks to generate revenue from your browsing. For that reason, it will inject your browser with third party pop-ups. These pop-ups might look like interesting ads to you, but they are potentially dangerous as they might redirect you to third party websites. Entering third party webpages is very risky as you can download such threats as worms, Trojans, and etc. You can download these threats simply if you enter the site that you are redirected to or click on any content that is displayed there, e.g., videos, images, and so on. You might not understand what happened, so only later you might realize that you have more than just this browser hijacker in your system. So do not forget that when you access a page that you are redirected to, you help to increase third party website’s traffic, and Didisearch.com creators receive money for advertising these pages. As for yourself, you will only get annoyed because of these pop-ups, and also you may damage your system.

How to remove Didisearch.com?

Removing this browser hijacker can be tricky, but no need to worry, as we prepared you instructions how to remove Didicearsch.com manually. If you are an inexperienced user you can delete it automatically with a reputable antimalware tool, that will not only help you get rid of this hijacker, but will also keep you safe in the future.

Remove Didisearch.com from your browsers manually

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Windows Key+R.
  2. Type regedit and click OK.
  3. Locate the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. Find Value Name “Start Page” on the right side.
  5. Right-Click on “Start Page” and select Modify.
  6. Replace Value Data with the page you like, e.g. google.com.
  7. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Locate following path: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID}.
  2. Find file named Prefs.js and open it with Notepad.
  3. Find and delete this line: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://Didisearch.com/").

Google Chrome

  1. Navigate to: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  2. Locate and delete these files: Preferences, Secure Preferences and Web Data.
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