What is Excellentsearch.org?

Your virtual security might be at risk if you decide to use Excellentsearch.org. You might be introduced to this unfamiliar and unpopular search tool when you launch an installer promoting multiple different programs. Software bundles are becoming more and more popular, and, unfortunately, malware distributors use them to spread malicious threats and useless but profitable programs as well. Note that malware can be hidden or it can be introduced to you using misleading disguises. Whether or not the hijacker we are discussing in this article was introduced to you in a misleading manner depends on the installer that was used for its distribution. Of course, it is very important to address the distribution of the hijacker because you might be dealing with other dangerous threats that require removal as well. You can acquire a free malware scanner by clicking the link below to have your operating system inspected and all potential threats uncovered. Hopefully, you only need to delete Excellentsearch.org, but if other threats are found, do not postpone their elimination.test

How does Excellentsearch.org work?

If the suspicious Excellentsearch.org was installed with your permission, what were you promised? Were you promised better search services? If that was the promise, you have been duped. This hijacker is unable to produce original or reliable search services, even if it looks authentic. Anti-Spyware-101.com malware researchers have analyzed this hijacker, and it was found that the search results are taken from the well-known Yahoo Search engine. While many infamous hijackers – including Luckysite123.com and Search.searchipdf.com – can redirect you to search.yahoo.com, the clandestine Excellentsearch.org simply steals the search results and displays them as its own. This is not only sneaky but also dangerous because harmless search results could be represented along with unreliable and misleading ads. Have you noticed the “Ads” tag attached at the top? While we do not recommend interacting with any of the results shown by the hijacker, you have to be exceptionally careful about the “Ads” links. Obviously, because the suspicious search tool is incapable of providing you with beneficial services, we suggest removing it from your browsers ASAP. It is the easiest way to get rid of the suspicious advertisements as well.

Did you know that Excellentsearch.org uses instruments capable of collecting information? For example, HTTP cookies, also known as web cookies, can be used to record your IP address and track your browsing activity. Luckily, it seems that personal information is not recorded by these cookies; at least, that is what is stated in the Privacy Policy. Although tracking cookies might be only recording non-personally identifiable information, are you comfortable with this strange hijacker spying on you at all? The data regarding your browsing behavior could be shared with advertisers and other third parties, and it is hard to predict how they could use this information. Maybe malicious advertisers could use it to create misleading advertisements that you are more likely to interact with? If that is something you would prefer to avoid, we recommend eliminating this hijacker without further hesitation. Keep in mind that tracking cookies might remain active even if you delete the hijacker. Therefore, we suggest launching your browser and tapping Ctrl+Shift+Delete keys to open a menu that allows eliminating cookies.

How to delete Excellentsearch.org

If you choose to remove Excellentsearch.org from your web browsers, there are a few ways you can achieve success. You can modify the homepage URL to represent the desired page upon startup directly on your browser. Another method would be to modify the hijacker’s URL via the browser’s files, and it is represented via the guide below. If you want to gain experience, we recommend the second method because if you learn how to modify browser’s files, you will have the skill to approach any hijacker that you might face in the future. If you need assistance with manual removal, do not hesitate to use the comments section below. Of course, you should not forget about automatic removal either. If a malware scanner discovers malicious infections, it might be best to leave the elimination of the hijacker to a legitimate anti-malware tool, which, by the way, can also ensure reliable protection in the future.

Removal Instructions

Internet Explorer:

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+R keys to launch the RUN dialog box.
  2. Type regedit.exe and click OK to open the Registry Editor menu.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. Right-click the value called Start Page and choose Modify.
  5. Erase the hijacker’s URL and enter the preferred URL. Click OK.
  6. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT+USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}.
  7. Repeat steps 4-5with all of these values:
    • FaviconURL
    • FaviconURLFallback
    • TopResultURL
    • URL

Google Chrome:

  1. Simultaneously tap keys Win+E to launch Windows Explorer.
  2. Into the bar at the top enter %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ or, if you operate on Windows XP, %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\.
  3. Double-click the Default folder to open it (in case multiple profiles exist, open the infected profile’s folder).
  4. Open the files Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data (one by one) using the preferred text reader.
  5. Replace the hijacker’s URL within these files with the desired URL. Save the files before closing them.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Simultaneously tap keys Win+E to launch Windows Explorer.
  2. Into the bar at the top enter %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.
  3. Open your Firefox profile folder (the name has random characters).
  4. Now, open the prefs.js file using the preferred text reader.
  5. Find the hijacker’s URL in the user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://Excellentsearch.org "); string and replace it with the desired URL. Save the file before closing it.
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