Browser hijackers category archyve:

Search-Plus

Search-Plus

What happens when you open your browser, and suddenly your default homepage is changed to Search-Plus? It’s very likely that you’ve been infected by a browser hijacker. There’s no need to panic, though, because browser hijackers are not terribly malicious security threats. Sure they can be annoying and potentially harmful, but you can deal with them pretty fast.

Scroll down to the bottom for the manual removal instructions, and you will be able to remove Search-Plus from your browser immediately. Afterward, be sure to get yourself a licensed antispyware tool because you clearly need to run a full system scan. Read more »

StreaminSearchs

StreaminSearchs

The name of StreaminSearchs does not make sense. It is easy to assume that this extension can help find sources for movie or TV series streaming, but that is not what it does. In fact, it is just a search tool, and it does not offer any additional services. Its interface represented via portal.streaminsearchs.com offers a PDF converter, a currency converter, a cryptocurrency converter, a calculator, and a favorites tab, and while these tools are free to use, it is important to focus on the PUP. PUP stands for “potentially unwanted program,” and our Anti-Spyware-101.com team has identified it as that due to several reasons. Hopefully, you are currently researching the extension to see whether or not to install it, in which case, all you need to do is read this report to understand why implementing the PUP is not recommended. However, if you have installed it already, we can help you delete it. Continue reading, and you will learn how to remove StreaminSearchs manually. Read more »

Search Pro

Search Pro

You might have been introduced to Search Pro as a “search management extension” that, allegedly, can provide access to trending searches that are “carefully reviewed and selected” by the creator. That certainly sounds pretty amazing, and so it is not surprising that many people have chosen to install it onto their browsers. Did you download it too? If you did, it is possible that you used the Chrome Web Store installer (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-pro/jobjcgojjnbejjjeeeodeaonknnkjjed). The extension can also be introduced to people with the help of pop-ups and advertisements, and some might even feel like they are forced to install it. So, which one is the scenario you are a part of? Whether you installed the potentially unwanted program (PUP) after close deliberation, or you do not remember installing it in the first place, you have the same reasons to remove it. Continue reading, and you will learn why our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team advises deleting Search Pro. Read more »

Mysearch Virus

Mysearch Virus

If you know what a real computer virus is, you know that Mysearch Virus is not a virus. However, this is the name that many security experts and even malware removal tools identify the browser hijacker by, which is why we are sticking with it as well. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have analyzed the suspicious search tool, and we have determined that it is a browser hijacker that mainly affects Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers’ users. This is why the instructions below show how to delete Mysearch Virus from these particular web browsers as well. If you have attempted to eliminate the search tool already, you know that you cannot actually change search settings on the browser. Instead, you need to find and eliminate the add-on that changed the search settings. If you can follow the instructions below, you should be able to eliminate the hijacker. Before you take on the task, we recommend that you read the report to learn more about how it works. Read more »

Game Searcher Pro

Game Searcher Pro

If you want to browse the web efficiently and safely, we do not recommend choosing Game Searcher Pro as your search aid. Without a doubt, you are most likely to install this extension because you want to play online games; however, you can do that on gamesearcher.pro, and you do not need an additional extension for that. Nonetheless, you might be introduced to the extension via a misleading advertisement or if it comes bundled with something else. Some users might install it by accident, while others might expect great things from it. Whichever side of the line you are on, there are reasons why deleting Game Searcher Pro is the smart thing to do. Of course, no one can force you to uninstall/remove anything that you like, but keep in mind that even extensions and applications that seem great and useful can turn out to be unreliable and deserving of removal. If you want to understand why our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team suggests eliminating this suspicious extension, you ought to continue reading. Read more »

Flashit.xyz

Flashit.xyz

Flashit.xyz is a potentially unwanted program that can also be labelled as a browser hijacker. It means that this application may carry out various modifications on your browser, and these modifications generally are not desirable. While, most of the time, such apps require your permission to enter the target system, users often miss the moment when they are asked for the authorization. As a result, they add this app to their browsers accidentally. If that happened to you as well, you can remove Flashit.xyz by following the removal guidelines at the bottom of this entry. Read more »

Get Speed Test Fast

Get Speed Test Fast

Get Speed Test Fast might be promoted as a tool that can help users test their Internet speed. While the application may provide such functionality, users should also know that it could change their browser preferences. Also, users should be aware of the fact that the application falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. Such software might not be harmful, but it could appear to be annoying. Thus, we advise learning more about this browser extension if you are thinking about installing it. Further in this text, you can learn how this potentially unwanted program could be distributed, how it may work, and how to delete it. If you want step by step instructions showing how to remove Get Speed Test Fast from your browser, we invite you to check the instructions available at the end of this article. Read more »

Local Weather Alerts

Local Weather Alerts

Local Weather Alerts comes from the Mindspark Toolbars family. It is a group of potentially unwanted applications that happen to have specific functions. However, those functions are often overshadowed by the additional features of the programs, and what they can actually do on your computer. The point is that you should not keep Local Weather Alerts on your browser if you didn’t want to have this extension in the first place. Please scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal, and remove Local Weather Alerts from your system as soon as possible. Read more »

Quick Radio Search

Quick Radio Search

Quick Radio Search is an extension that is meant to enhance your default search using Yahoo Search and also provide you with “streamlined Radio search capabilities.” Without a doubt, you need to be careful when you choose a new search tool, and you certainly cannot trust the description offered by the creator alone. If you trust what Eightpoint Technologies LTD. wants you to believe, you might be convinced that the extension can provide you with beneficial services. Of course, a lot depends on your perspective and expectations, but our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team does not believe that this extension should be viewed as a beneficial tool. In fact, we recommend removing Quick Radio Search instead of trusting it. If you need no explanation as to why you should delete this tool, scroll down to the last section of our report to learn about your options. If you do not understand why this seemingly harmless extension has a bad reputation, you should continue reading. Read more »

Yaarileads.com

Yaarileads.com

Users who come across a website called Yaarileads.com should know that it is an adware server. It means that the web page could redirect them to websites that might display advertising content. If you are not a fan of advertising material, you may want to avoid getting redirected by this adware server. If you already have and the websites it took you to are now displaying notifications or ads that you do not want to see, we can help you eliminate Yaarileads.com with our removal steps provided at the end of this article. Of course, if you want to find out more details about this adware server, we invite you to read our full article first. If you have any questions related to it after reading the text, feel free to use our comments section available at the end of this page. Read more »