Songs Search Browser Hijacker

Also Known As: music.searchmedia.club redirect
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Music.searchmedia.club redirect removal instructions

What is music.searchmedia.club?

Songs Search is just one of many apps that are classified as browser hijackers - potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that many users download and install accidentally. This app promotes a fake search engine (music.searchmedia.club) by changing browser settings and recording information relating to users' browsing habits. Do not trust these apps or have them installed on your system.

music.searchmedia.club browser hijacker

Browser hijackers are generally compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Once Songs Search installation is finished, it assigns music.searchmedia.club as the default search engine, homepage, and new browser tab URL. Users of browsers infiltrated by Songs Search cannot avoid this website, unless the browser hijacker is uninstalled. Note that music.searchmedia.club is opened when the user opens a browser/new tab or enters a search query into the URL bar. These settings cannot be modified or undone, since Songs Search (like many other browser hijackers) prevents users from doing this. Be aware that music.searchmedia.club is a fake search engine, since it provides results generated by another search engine and provides no unique results. When a search query is entered, music.searchmedia.club simply opens Yahoo (search.yahoo.com) and displays results produced by this legitimate search engine. Furthermore, most PUAs such as Songs Search collect data such as IP addresses, URLs of visited websites, geolocations, entered search queries, and other similar details. The installed PUA might also collect personal, sensitive information. Developers share the information with other parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. This can lead to various privacy issues, problems with browsing safety, or even identity theft. Therefore, we recommend that you uninstall all PUAs immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name Songs Search
Threat Type Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab
Browser Extension(s) Song Search, Music Search
Supposed Functionality Quick and easy access to various music/video files.
Promoted URL music.searchmedia.club
Serving IP Address (music.searchmedia.club) 184.173.189.168
Affected Browser Settings Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine
Detection Names (gsafe.getawesome1.com - deceptive website promoting Songs Search browser hijacker) CRDF (Malicious), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address (gsafe.getawesome1.com) 50.22.137.11
Symptoms Manipulated Internet browser(s) settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
Damage Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.
Removal

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The internet is full of rogue applications of this type, most of which are virtually identical. Free Streamz, Fast Weather App, and Easy Speed Test App are just a number of examples. Developers promote PUAs by offering various "useful" tools, features and other benefits. In fact, most generate revenue for their developers and deliver no real value for regular users.

How did Songs Search install on my computer?

Typically, people download and install unwanted apps unintentionally, since they are often bundled into other software set-ups. This information is not properly disclosed and is hidden in "Custom", "Advanced" settings of the download/installation set-ups. Furthermore, many people do not check these settings and thus cause unwanted downloads and installations. In this way, developers successfully trick people into installing (and downloading) PUAs unintentionally. In other cases, it happens due to clicked deceptive advertisements - these can run scripts that download and install potentially malicious apps.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Do not download software from dubious pages or using third party downloaders, torrent clients, eMule (or other Peer-to-Peer networks, and so on). Download from official and trustworthy websites only. Do not skip download/installation setup steps and check all available "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options. Deselect offers to download or install additionally-included, unwanted programs. Intrusive ads should not be clicked or trusted, especially if displayed on dubious websites. If a browser continually causes unwanted redirects or displays ads, remove all suspicious, unknown plug-ins, extensions, and add-ons from your browser, and programs from the operating system immediately. If your computer is already infected with Songs Search, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.

Website promoting Songs Search browser hijacker:

Website used to promote Songs Search browser hijacker

Appearance of music.searchmedia.club fake search engine:

music.searchmedia.club appearance

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Quick menu:

Songs Search browser hijacker removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

music.searchmedia.club browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "Songs Search"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the music.searchmedia.club website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Songs Search browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing music.searchmedia.club related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Change your homepage:

Removing music.searchmedia.club from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://music.searchmedia.club and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.

Change your default search engine:

Removing music.searchmedia.club from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "music.searchmedia.club".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the music.searchmedia.club redirect, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing music.searchmedia.club related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Songs Search" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.

Change your homepage:

Removing music.searchmedia.club from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "Songs Search", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.music.searchmedia.club) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present, click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.

Change your default search engine:

Removing music.searchmedia.club from Google Chrome default search engine

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list, look for "music.searchmedia.club", and when located, click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the music.searchmedia.club redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing music.searchmedia.club related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Songs Search" (or "Music Search") as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

Removing music.searchmedia.club from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, disable "Songs Search" or "Music Search", remove hxxp://music.searchmedia.club and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing music.searchmedia.club from Mozilla Firefox default search engine

In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "music.searchmedia.club"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with music.searchmedia.club redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Change your homepage:

Changing homepage in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.

Change your default search engine:

Changing default Internet search engine in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.

Removal assistance:
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