Whizmarket Search

What is Whizmarket Search?

Whizmarket Search is a potentially risky search website that can appear in your browsers after you install questionable bundled free programs or get redirected to it. Our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have classified it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because it does not mean direct and great danger. However, it can still pose a threat to your virtual security it you keep it as your home page and use it to search the web. Since the presence of this search page in your browsers can indicate that there are malware infections on board, too, you should take this seriously even if it is "just" a PUP. We recommend that your remove Whizmarket Search from your browsers as well as all other questionable and malicious programs you may find on your system.test

Where does Whizmarket Search come from?

Our researchers have found that this PUP mainly spreads in India. In fact, Whizmarket is also responsible for other PUPs, including GoGameGo and "Seen On Screen," which also seem to be most popular in India. It is worth mentioning that both of these aforementioned applications have a promotional website that is blocked by security software. This does not sound promising at all, and should be enough for you to question the reliability of this search page even if you would not rush to delete it right away. There are a couple of ways for you to end up on thewhizmarket.co/search URL or to have it as your home page. First of all, it is possible that you get redirected to this search page by clicking on a corrupt third-party ad or a questionable link provided by a similarly questionable search engine or browser hijacker. You should always be cautious about where you click whenever you are surfing the web. You may end up on unfamiliar websites, for example, that display several third-party ads and ones that do not even look like ads but more like notifications, warnings, and fake buttons (e.g., download and navigation). It takes only one click to get redirected if that click is over compromised content. Of course, in this case there is a chance that you do not need to delete Whizmarket Search as it may simply appear in your browser so you can just close the tab or the window to eliminate it there and then.

What is definitely worse, you can also download a freeware bundle by clicking on unsafe third-party ads, which could contain PUPs like this one as well as malware infections. These infections can come from a variety of types, such as adware programs, browser hijackers, fake alerts, keyloggers, Trojans, and more. Such questionable third-party content can be displayed to you by shady websites (torrent, freeware, online gaming, and gambling) and infections that are hiding on your system (adware, browser hijackers, and PUPs). It is important that you always use official and reputable websites whenever you want to download free software or even updates. You need to know that you can easily infect your computer with this PUP or much worse when you click on third-party pop-ups that claim that you need to install urgent updates or download some security application. If you end up with a bundle installed, it will not be enough for you to remove Whizmarket Search alone; you will also need to scan your system to find all other potential threats and deal with them likewise.

How does Whizmarket Search work?

This search website can show up as your home page in your major browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer; unless, of course, you are simply redirected to thewhizmarket.co/search. This search page displays a vertical toolbar on the left that contains quick links to popular websites (e.g., Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram) and a search field that is as long as your screen. The trained eye notices right away that this page does not have any links to legal documents (EULA and Privacy Policy), which makes this PUP even more questionable. You should not use this search engine even if it uses a customized Google search engine to show you results. Unfortunately, these results could be corrupt and contain potentially unreliable third-party ads and sponsored links leading to fake or malicious websites. But it is also possible that you get redirected to questionable websites or drop more serious infections onto your system. As you can see, it can actually be quite dangerous to click on questionable content. What if you end up on a fake webshop page, for instance, and you enter all your banking or credit card details to buy a long wanted product? Unfortunately, instead of receiving your product, you will only receive notification about a transaction that may take some or all your money from your bank account. Of course, we do not claim that this could happen with every click but it is certainly a possibility. That is why we suggest that you remove Whizmarket Search from your computer.

How can I delete Whizmarket Search?

This PUP seems to only modify your home page settings in your browsers, if at all. Therefore, you can eliminate this threat source by setting a new home page. If you are not familiar with the necessary steps, you can follow our instructions below. This PUP is surely not the worst that can happen to you. However, the ease with which it may have entered your system could be the same for way more dangerous threats, such as ransomware programs. If you want to avoid more serious cyber attacks, you need to protect your PC more efficiently. If you cannot seem to do that manually, we recommend that you download and install a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter.

Remove Whizmarket Search from your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. Choose the General tab and click Use default.
  4. Press OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Options.
  3. In the left panel, pick General.
  4. Press Restore to Default.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. In the On Startup section, mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
  4. Click Set pages.
  5. Add a new homepage URL.
  6. Delete the undesirable homepage URL.
  7. Press OK. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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