Search.so-v.com is a browser hijacker and is distributed by malware. It is positioned as the search engine but in fact it is designed to gather information about users. All search queries are redirected to google.com. But the greatest harm is that it locks the search engine in Google Chrome using group policy so you cannot change it. Here is how to unblock the search setting in Chrome and remove http://search.so-v.com from browser.
This is how the page of http://search.s-ov.com looks like:
How to remove search.so-v.com from Chrome
STEP 2. Unlock the search settings in Chrome by removing the policy as shown here:
STEP 3. Make authentical Google the default search engine:
STEP 4. Remove search.s-ov.com (the fake Google search) where the search URL looks like http://search.so-v.com/web?type…
These steps are usually enough to get rid of search.s-ov.com in Chrome.