What is Feed.sonic-search.com?
Feed.sonic-search.com is a browser hijacker that comes to your computer with a number of other potential threats. This malicious infection will take over your browser, and you will be forced to use a customized version of a popular search engine. It goes without saying that you must remove Feed.sonic-search.com from your browser and your computer as soon as possible. Browser hijackers can be easily used as malware distribution tools, and if you are not careful about it, you could soon experience a full-out war with the nastiest cyber crime you could imagine. To avoid that, you clearly need to terminate all the potential threats at once.
Where does Feed.sonic-search.com come from?
The unique feature of this browser hijacker is that it does not come alone. It is always inserted in your browser by yet another browser hijacker. According to our research team, there might be several other infections that distribute Feed.sonic-search.com around. For example, Snap.do, SideCubes or Search.SafeFinder.com might be responsible for installing this threat on your computer.
Another thing you have to understand about such programs is that they usually require some action on the user’s part to enter the target system. That is to say; they seldom have official websites that would provide direct download links. Even if they do, it is far more likely that they will be installed via third-party installers. You can download such installers from file-sharing websites. It happens quite often when you download some freeware from a third-party source.
This means that users can avoid installing Feed.sonic-search.com if they are attentive enough during freeware installation. Be sure to read every step on the installation wizard because it is very often that the wizard has some information on the additional software, but users miss it because they go through the installation too fast.
What does Feed.sonic-search.com do?
As your typical browser hijacker, this program affects all the main browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer). After the installation, it changes the default search engine to Feed.sonic-search.com. If you end up using this search engine, you will see that your searches get redirected to either search.snapdo.com or search.sidecubes.com, or modified search results on SafeFinder. What’s more, you should notice that this site does not offer a unique search service.
During our tests, we have found that Feed.sonic-search.com uses the custom version of Yahoo! Search to provide you with search results. When you see a logo of a reputable search engine, you may feel automatically at ease. Perhaps this is the tactic this hijacker uses: lulling users into thinking that there is nothing wrong with it. However, the keyword is the CUSTOMIZED version of Yahoo! Search.
It means that the hijacker just makes use of the façade, but changes the rest. The search results will be full of commercial and other outgoing links that may lead you to affiliated websites. A few of those websites could be related to malware because Feed.sonic-search.com does not check whether the sites it links you to are reliable. The only thing the people behind this infection want is money, and they get theirs each time you click an outgoing link.
Naturally, a malware infection is not a very common consequence of having browser hijackers on your PC, but you should take your chances. It would be in your best interest to remove this program immediately, and we are here to help you do that.
How do I remove Feed.sonic-search.com?
Since this browser hijacker is directly attached to yet another infection, it is possible to remove it via Control Panel by uninstalling the program it has arrived with. As mentioned, there might be at least three other browser hijackers associated with this one, so if you do not know which program has to be deleted, scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner.
Do not be surprised if the full system scan finds several other threats on-board. Browser hijackers, freeware, adware, potentially unwanted programs, and the like usually travel in packages, so installing one unwanted program often results in installing several of them. Usually, it is possible to remove such programs without any difficulty, but if you feel that this is too much of a task for you, you can always acquire a licensed antispyware tool and let it do the job for you. For any further information, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment.
Manual Feed.sonic-search.com Removal
Windows 10 & Windows 8.1
- Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
- Type Control Panel into the Open box and click the OK button.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove the malicious application.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove the associated program.
- Click the Start menu button and navigate to Control Panel.
- Open Add or remove programs and uninstall the malicious application.
tested removal of Feed.sonic-search.com*100% FREE spyware scan and