Searchis-cng.ru is a domain name that is associated with an aggressive Browser Hijacker that might diminish the Web browsing experience of users who opt to install it on their computers significantly. The installment of the browser hijacker in question may often happen without the user’s knowledge since it may rely on dubious software propagation methods that aim to trick users into authorizing the installation of the Searchis-cng.ru hijacker unknowingly.
The peculiar thing about this hijacker is that, unlike most browser hijackers, it does not modify the Web browser’s settings directly to introduce a fresh new tab page, homepage, or search service provider. Instead, the Searchis-cng.ru hijacker drops multiple ‘.bat’ files on the victim’s computer under names such as ‘chrome.bat.exe,’ ‘iexplore.bat.exe,’ ‘firefox.bat.exe’ and ‘launcher.bat.exe.’ As the names suggest, all of these files correspond to a particular Web browser, and they include a command that may launch the corresponding Web browser, but with some slight modifications. Instead of loading the default browser pages, the Searchis-cng.ru hijacker makes it so that users will first be taken to Searchis-cng.ru – a domain that performs several redirects through various advertising campaigns, therefore exposing the end-user to multiple ads and promotional offers.
Apart from creating ‘.bat’ files that are meant to launch the corresponding Web browser, the Searchis-cng.ru hijacker also may replace original Web browser shortcuts with new ones that point to the modified ‘.bat’ file. This hijacker may be brought to your computer when you install a low-quality software bundle, or when you take advantage of an untrustworthy download manager. If you are affected by this issue, we advise you to resolve it immediately by using a reputable anti-malware solution that should be able to dispose of the hijacker automatically and restore the shortcuts to their previous state. You also can take care of the problem manually, but this method is only recommended for tech-savvy users.