What is Exciterewards.com?

Exciterewards.com is in no way a reward for you if you find it in your browser; it is more like an uninvited “guest” that may have slithered onto your computer without your consent. Due to this intrusive tendency we have labeled this suspicious search engine a browser hijacker. Its presence mean that there has been a breach of your privacy, which is, by the way, an illegal action against you. But that is just the beginning; the list goes on with regard to the unreliability of this hijacker. Therefore, we believe that your computer is a safer place without this search engine. That is why we think you had better delete Exciterewards.com if you want to regain control of your browsers and keep your PC protected. Please continue reading our article if you want to learn more about this infection and the potential risks it may hold for you and your Windows operating system.test

Where does Exciterewards.com come from?

Since all the promoted news articles, which are presented on the right hand side of your browser window on the search results page, seem to come from Australian domains, our researchers believe that this search engine is related to Australia, although the company behind it, ExciteRewards Ltd, claims to be a privately owned company from Asia. But physical location means nothing really when it comes to malware infections – the Internet has no boundaries.

That is why it is possible to get infected with this browser hijacker no matter where you reside on the planet. This search engine may spread in free software packages that could contain other malicious software installers. This way, the presence of this hijacker can mean a whole bunch of other malware programs if you were not careful enough during the installation. That is when you can actually still save your computer from such threats. If you are attentive, you may find the checkboxes to untick if you do not want certain components from the bundle to be installed; as simple as that. If you want to restore your computer’s health after installing a number of infections, deleting Exciterewards.com will obviously not solve your problem. That is why we recommend you to check your system for other infections as well. You can use a free online scanner for that. But, if it finds any threat present, you will have to act before it is too late.

What does Exciterewards.com do?

“ExciteRewards Ltd are firmly positioned as global leaders in search engine marketing and web traffic generation,” you can read in the “About us” section of the site. So, actually, their main goal is not to provide you with a decent search engine to enhance your browsing experience; they simply want to generate web traffic to certain affiliated, third-party websites. That makes this search engine just another money maker, ad-supported tool. However, you must know that using this search engine is not without risk at all. This is what you can find in the Terms of Use if you read it carefully:

You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors.

Would you really like to have such a tool on your computer that has such potential risks? Our researchers have also discovered that this hijacker may alter the search results and insert targeted third-party ads and sponsored links. Since this tool can collect information about your browsing activities, it becomes easy for third parties to send customized ads to your screen. The only way to avoid the danger of clicking on those is to remove Exciterewards.com ASAP.

How can I remove Exciterewards.com?

If you come to the same conclusion as we did, you will be glad to know that you can easily delete Exciterewards.com. This hijacker is not too sophisticated and pushy, so you can simply overwrite the URL address in your browser settings. Please follow our guide below this article if you need assistance with that. Also, remember that you can prevent malware infections from entering your computer if you use a powerful, up-to-date security program to protect your PC.

Remove Exciterewards.com from your browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F and choose Settings.
  2. In the On Startup section, select Open a specific page or set of pages.
  3. Click Set pages.
  4. Overwrite the home page URL and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+T and go to Options.
  2. Choose the General menu on the left.
  3. Overwrite the home page URL.

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+T and access Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, overwrite the home page URL.
  3. Click OK.
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