What is Webdigger.net?

Webdigger.net is a browser hijacker that might infiltrate your computer without your knowledge and then immediately change all browsers’, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer settings. Research has shown that it is the most active in Mexico; however, it does not mean that you do not need to be careful if you live in a different place. Since this browser hijacker is spread in software bundles, it might soon become prevalent in your region too. If you could not stop this threat from entering your computer and now see Webdigger.net when you launch your browser, there is no doubt that you have encountered the browser hijacker too and need to take action as soon as possible. Browser hijackers are far from ordinary programs, so you will need to put more effort into its removal. No, you cannot let it stay because the untrustworthy search tool will stay set on your browsers and, as a consequence, you will be forced to use it to perform web searches. In the worst-case scenario, it might even take you to untrustworthy pages and expose to potential threats, so the sooner it leaves your browsers alone, the better.test

What does Webdigger.net do?

We cannot say that Webdigger.net is malicious, but you should never trust search tools browser hijacker promote because they are untrustworthy even though they look harmless search providers. Researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com have tested Webdigger.net to find out more about it. Research has clearly shown that this search tool is not what it seems to be. Yes, it returns search results like other search providers do, but if you look at them closer and compare them to those shown by a fully reliable search engine, you will definitely see the difference. As has been observed by specialists, Webdigger.net displays modified Google search results to users. These modified search results might only promote other websites by redirecting users to them, so do not be surprised when you end up on a page that does not contain any information you are searching for. Theoretically, you might even be redirected to a website containing suspicious software and/or malicious links. Of course, not all modified search results open them, but it does not mean that you can use Webdigger.net to perform web searches without fear. You should also get rid of it as soon as possible if you do not want it to record any information about you. No, it cannot access personally-identifiable information, but it will receive and automatically record certain non-personally identifiable details, e.g. server logs from your web browser, IP address, your web browser type and version, Internet Service Provider (ISP), cookie information, websites visited, and more. It could not get any information about you only if you remove Webdigger.net from browsers completely.

Where does Webdigger.net come from?

The appearance of Webdigger.net suggests only two things: 1) you have set Webdigger.net as your new homepage yourself or 2) it has changed your browsers’ settings without permission. Most likely, it is the latter case. Users usually do not even notice how they agree with the installation of this browser hijacker because it often travels bundled next to other programs. Also, it might be distributed via pop-ups, specialists say. It is the reason why users should never click on suspicious advertisements they find on dubious websites. According to specialists, some users might see Webdigger.net not because they have allowed the browser hijacker to enter their computers. They might be redirected to it from another domain. Either way, you should do all it takes to make sure that Webdigger.net no longer appears on your screen.

How to remove Webdigger.net

Luckily, it is quite easy to get rid of Webdigger.net, so we do not consider its appearance a huge problem. You do not need to have a special tool to erase it – it will disappear from your browsers when you reset them (instructions provided below this article will help you to do that). Of course, if you do not have time for its manual removal, feel free to use an antimalware scanner. It will remove all other infections from your computer in no time, leaving your system perfectly clean.

Delete Webdigger.net

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt+T.
  3. Click Internet Options in the Tools menu.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Mark the Delete personal settings box.
  7. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press Alt+H.
  3. Click Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.
  5. In the confirmation window, click Refresh Firefox once again.

Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Click Reset. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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