What is SearchHD?

SearchHD is a potentially unwanted program or PUP, and this application might accidentally expose you to a variety of dangerous threats. If you didn’t intend to have this application on-board, now’s the time to remove SearchHD for good. It is not complicated to remove this extension because it works only on the Chrome browser, and so, you can delete the app via your browser’s settings. If you don’t feel confident about that, feel free to invest in a legitimate antispyware tool that will help you get rid of this app and many other potentially unwanted programs that could be running on your computer.test

Where does SearchHD come from?

Like most potentially unwanted programs, SearchHD has at least several distribution sources. First, we have the official website that we can access via However, it is very unlikely that users encounter the extension through its official source. What are the chances of your opening this website really?

Also, SearchHD has a section on the Chrome Web Store. With this, it looks like the application is a legitimate program that is there to improve your web search experience. In reality, the app really isn’t a malicious infection, but it might also not live up to its promises.

Our research team says that this extension spreads through redirects. Redirects are third-party links that users trigger when they access websites full of third-party advertisements. These redirects pop-up in a new browser window or a new tab. Quite often, these new windows display more advertisements, with the intention to make you interact with their content. While there is nothing malicious about that, you clearly don’t want to see ads on your screen all the time. Hence, you should avoid adding these extensions to your browser. Even if they are not malicious, they could still display a lot of annoying content on your screen.

What does SearchHD do?

As mentioned, the extension doesn’t enter your system behind your back. However, if you are not aware of the new addition to the list of extensions, the modifications carried out by this app might take you by surprise. As far as we know, SearchHD changes the default search page to Again, if you are not aware of the modifications, at first, it might seem that you have been affected by a browser hijacker. However, that is very far from the truth, as this extension informs you about the oncoming changes before you add it to your browser.

Nevertheless, SearchHD doesn’t provide you with original search engine, even though it says it can improve your web search experience. If you search for something via, you will be redirected to a modified Yahoo! Search page. It also doesn’t mean that Yahoo! Search had a hand in creating this extension. It is very common for potentially unwanted programs to make use of popular search engines to make themselves look more reliable.

The official promotional taglines also say that “this extension lets you browse the web and get easy access to search, images, videos, and news.” The app is introduced as a “single purpose extension.” And judging from that, it seems that SearchHD helps you keep all of your shortcuts at your fingertips.

Now, this might sound like a good idea, but let’s not forget that you can easily keep all of your shortcuts and bookmarks on your browser, too. So, why use a third-party application that also monitors your web browsing history? Let’s not forget that SearchHD can also be exploited by malevolent third parties to promote harmful content to you. Therefore, the best course of action in this situation is removing SearchHD for good.

How do I remove SearchHD?

It is enough to remove SearchHD from the list of extensions to mitigate the modifications performed by the extension. For that, you can use the removal guidelines below this description. On the other hand, you might have many more unwanted applications and extensions on your browser and your computer in general. Thus, you should consider scanning your system with the SpyHunter free scanner once you have SearchHD removed. Afterwards, do not hesitate to invest in a legitimate antispyware tool, and stay away from websites that look like they could be part of freeware distribution network.

Manual SearchHD Removal

  1. Launch the Chrome browser.
  2. Press Alt+F and go to More tools.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Locate SearchHD and remove from the list.
  5. Reboot your browser. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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