EasySearchIt.com is a browser hijacker which, as is usual the case with malware like this, is presented as something useful. It’s supposed to help you find the best discounts available in various online stores but, of course, it doesn’t do anything like that. Browser hijackers give you something else – advertisements inside the browser that you see each time you go on the Internet. Homepage and New Tab page also get changed to easysearchit.com and the default search engine is altered in such a way that it gives you sponsored links each time you perform a search. It means that you’re not given normal search results – you instead receive links to pages that only exist for generating traffic and don’t have any useful information for you. At the very best, it’s parsed from various legitimate sites.
The main purpose of browser hijackers lies in generating traffic and bringing money to people behind them. And your computer pays the price for it. Thing is, CPU and RAM are not able to handle something that’s never-ending. The stream of advertisements here is exactly that so don’t be surprised about having system crashes. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the PC – you just need to uninstall EasySearchIt.com from it as fast as you can.
And we mean it because browser hijackers are not only detrimental to the system but they also collect personal information such as passwords, credit card data and phone number. It’s then sent to a third party who’s likely going to try and use it for personal gain.
EasySearchIt.com needs to be avoided. So don’t visit various fishy sites and don’t install unknown browser extensions and plugins. If there’re any additional files on the PC after you download torrents, don’t open them. And if a browser hijacker is already inside the system, use a program like Malwarebytes to get rid of it and forget that it ever was there.