Browser hijackers category archyve:

Normandoh.com

Normandoh.com

Your browser may start loading Normandoh.com while surfing the Internet if you come across this browser hijacker. The application is not malicious, but it can be annoying, as it may show various advertisements from different third parties. Another thing you ought to be aware of is that some of the threat’s displayed ads could be potentially dangerous, which is why we recommend being extra cautious. Naturally, if you do not want to risk encountering suspicious ads or do not want to see Normandoh.com on your browser, you should erase it with no hesitation. There are a couple of ways to deal with the browser hijacker, and we will explain them further in the text. Moreover, users who are determined to get rid of it manually, but need some guidance can find step by step deletion instructions added slightly below the article. Read more »

Search.searchmedia.online

Search.searchmedia.online

You know very well you should not download unfamiliar extensions and applications, but did you know that search tools like Search.searchmedia.online cannot be underestimated either. Of course, it looks and works like a search engine, but there is more to it than meets the eye, and that is why Anti-Spyware-101.com research team recommends removing this search tool right away. In fact, we classify it as a browser hijacker because, according to our analysis, it can hijack the homepage and default search provider on the most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Whether your browser was corrupted without your knowledge, or you agreed with the changes, we suggest you continue reading this report. Afterward, you will be able to decide whether or not you want to delete Search.searchmedia.online as well. Note that our comments section at the bottom is open to everyone, and if you want to continue discussing the threat, be sure to post a comment. Read more »

Searcher.ilowcost.ru

Searcher.ilowcost.ru

Searcher.ilowcost.ru is a search engine that might look normal at first, but as soon as it redirects you to go.mail.ru, you should realize that not everything is normal. Reliable, trustworthy search engines do not just randomly reroute search queries to other engines, and when that is done, in most cases, the results are modified to show sponsored content, or users are redirected to engines that are unreliable at all. Does the engine we are discussing in this report modify the results and show sponsored links? It did not do that at the time of research. That being said, we cannot predict how the engine would change in the future. In fact, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team does not want to make any predictions at all because the situations could shift in any direction. That is because the engine is 100% unpredictable. Is that a reason to delete Searcher.ilowcost.ru? We believe that it is, and if you want to learn more about the removal process, you should continue reading. Read more »

Guruofsearch.com

Guruofsearch.com

Guruofsearch.com happens to be a browser hijacker that affects all main browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. Browser hijackers are not direct computer security threats, but they can also cause a lot of issues, and thus, it is better to remove them at once.

In this description, we will talk more about the browser hijacker category, and this particular program, too. To remove Guruofsearch.com from your computer, please scroll to the bottom of this article for the manual removal instructions. While you are at it, please consider scanning your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner to check for other potential threats. Read more »

Search.terraarcade.com

Search.terraarcade.com

Search.terraarcade.com looks like your regular search engine, but no user would ever want use this domain. In fact, our research specialists say that if you see this website on your browser, it means that you have been affected by a browser hijacker. A browser hijacker is not a major computer security threat, but it would not be a good idea to keep it. Do yourself a favor and remove Search.terraarcade.com today following the instructions you will find below this description. Afterwards, you should check whether there is more potentially unwanted software installed on your PC. Read more »

YaTab

YaTab

Not all extensions are equal. Some are beneficial and reliable. Others are useless and can be even malicious. YaTab falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. This extension does offer seemingly useful services, but it also acts as a browser hijacker that takes over the browser and redirects all search queries to a third-party engine. In the past, Ask.com was the engine of choice; however, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have found that it currently redirects to Google Search. Can the results be trusted? They were not modified during our research, but we cannot guarantee that that is what you will face also. In general, if you were not informed that your searches would be redirected, changed, or messed with in any manner, trusting the search service is not a good idea. As you can guess, we advise deleting YaTab, and if you have no idea how you should proceed, just continue reading. If your questions remain unanswered, do not hesitate to use the comments section below to contact our research team. Read more »

Go.bonanzoro.com

Go.bonanzoro.com

Installers that promote Go.bonanzoro.com cannot be trusted because this search tool is a browser hijacker, and the programs packaged along with it are unlikely to be reliable. If you are in a situation, in which you are deciding whether or not to go on with the installation of the software bundle, you should find a better way to install desirable software, especially if you are not provided with the option to reject undesirable programs. If you have downloaded the hijacker and accompanying programs already, you need to be extremely careful about what you do next. If you choose to interact with the downloaded programs carelessly, you could get yourself in trouble. On the other hand, if you research what you have downloaded, you might avoid security issues. We do not claim that all programs and extensions bundled along with the hijacker are malicious and require removal, but it is in your own interest to research them to make sure they are harmless. Whether or not you need to worry about other threats, in this report, we focus on deleting Go.bonanzoro.com. Read more »

Go.bonefreeze.com

Go.bonefreeze.com

If you ever encounter an installer that offers to set Go.bonefreeze.com as the default search provider, new tab page, or homepage, the smart thing to do is to terminate the installation. This search engine is classified as a browser hijacker, and you do not want to face it every time you launch your browser. The interface of this hijacker is certainly confusing, as it gives an impression that it is just a regular search engine that can be trusted with web browsing. It cannot because it redirects and shows results that are modified. In the past, the hijacker would redirect to Bing Search. At the time of research, it was routing to Yahoo Search. In the future, we might see it redirecting someplace else. The same is true for the clones of this hijacker, Go.deepteep.com, Go.bonanzoro.com, and Go.querymo.com. We recommend deleting them all for the same reasons that are presented in this report. If you too want to learn how to remove Go.bonefreeze.com, do not hesitate to continue reading. Read more »

StreamingTime

StreamingTime

StreamingTime might look like an innocent browser extension, but our research team says that this application is a browser hijacker. It means that it can change your browser’s settings without your permission, and it can collect information on your web browsing habits.

If you want to protect your privacy (and you most certainly do), you have to remove StreamingTime from your computer immediately. Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions, or continue reading to find out more about this application. Either way, the bottom line is clear: you have to get rid of StreamingTime today. Read more »

Searchall.network

Searchall.network

Searchall.network might not raise any suspicion until you take a closer look at it. What our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com noticed, while testing the application in question, is that it does not provide information about the publisher’s policy on privacy issues usually explained on Privacy Policy. In fact, we did not find the software’s End User License Agreement document either. It means there might be no knowing how the application may work when searching the Internet with it or what information it could gather. Because of this, we do not think it would be wise to use Searchall.network. Provided you feel the same, we recommend deleting the questionable tool with the instructions located at the end of this article. For users who would want not only to get rid of the suspicious search engine but also learn more about it, we advise reading the text first. Read more »