What is Iwebs.site?
Finding Iwebs.site in your browsers could be a sign that your computer requires your attention since it is possible that a browser hijacker has entered your system. According to our malware researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com, this malware infection is mainly spreading in Brazil, but this does not mean that it could not infect you anywhere else in the world. You need to be very careful if you see this unreliable search page as your home page in your browsers because it contains a number of third-party ads that may not all be reliable. We advise you not to use this search page because any contact with its contents could lead to further security-related issues. In fact, we advise you to remove Iwebs.site from your computer if you want to restore your virtual safety. For more information and ways to protect your system from similar attacks, please read on.
Where does Iwebs.site come from?
This browser hijacker can appear on your computer when you click on corrupt third-party commercials or manipulated search results. It is possible that you simply get redirected to this search page after you click on such content. In this case, it is obvious that by avoiding clicking on suspicious or random third-party content could save you from the consequences. Unfortunately, it is more likely that when you click on unreliable third-party commercial ads or search result links, you actually download a whole bundle of malicious software installers. Our malware researchers found that downloading potentially unwanted programs, such as Windows Temperature Monitor (tempmon.net), could bundle this browser hijacker and other malware programs as well. Therefore, if you have installed such free software lately, there is a good chance that this is how Iwebs.site crawled onto your computer as well.
Infecting your operating system with several malware threats in one go could seriously increase the vulnerability of your computer and your privacy as well. This is why it is important for you to know that you can infect your machine with such malicious bundles in two main ways. First, when there is an adware application or browser hijacker on board already. Or, two, when you land on questionable file-sharing, gambling, and gaming websites that promote unreliable third-party advertisements. If you click on such content, you can easily download a package of browser hijackers, fake alerts, ad-supported programs, and potentially unwanted applications. We believe that it is clear now why we emphasize the importance of your scanning your system with a reliable malware scanner after you delete Iwebs.site from your system.
How does Iwebs.site work?
This is a browser hijacker that has been found mostly spreading in Brazil. In fact, this is not the only questionable search engine on its server. Our specialists have found a number of other browser hijackers there, too, including Gotowebs.com and Easyopenweb.com, but, as a matter of fact, the aforementioned potentially unwanted program’s website, tempmon.net is also hosted there. It may not be a coincidence after all that this questionable program is bundled with this hijacker.
Iwebs.site is not like your usual browser hijacker with a simple search field or an extra fake toolbar. This search page is filled with content. Apart from the main search field, you can find two panels full of easy-access links leading to major and popular websites. These panels are separated by third-party advertisements, which you can also find on the right side. You need to know about third-party commercials that they are never to be trusted unless you are definitely on a reputable website and you are 100% sure that there are no malware infections on board. Of course, this you can only be certain of if your system is protected by a proper up-to-date malware removal application.
But, if your machine is not protected by security software and you click on potentially unreliable ads or links, you could find yourself on a new tab with a malicious website in it. Such a site could look very tempting but, in the end, you would be scammed in a way so that you would give up your personal details or banking information and as a result you could lose money from your account and your details could be used in other online crimes. This can also happen if you use this search engine, which, by the way, offers you the choice of three most popular search engines, such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo. The risk here is that this browser hijacker might present you with manipulated results that could contain ads or links from cyber criminals. If you want to restore order on your computer, we recommend that you remove Iwebs.site right now.
How can I delete Iwebs.site?
This browser hijacker does not seem to have an uninstaller that could be applied in Control Panel. Since it affects all your major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer, all you need to do is change the home page URL addresses that this infection modified. If you need assistance with this, please use our guide below as a reference. It is possible that you are giving up on trying to hold the fort and defend your virtual “kingdom” yourself. If you are tired of saving the day or being always too careful while surfing the net, we suggest that you consider employing a decent malware remover, such as SpyHunter. If you keep this tool updated and always active, you could have perfect protection against all existing malware infections.
Remove Iwebs.site from your browsers
- Press Alt+F and select Settings.
- Scroll to On Startup section and choose Open a specific page or set of pages.
- Click Set pages.
- Type in a new URL and click OK.
- Press Alt+T and select Internet options.
- Choose the General tab.
- Overwrite the home page URL.
- Click OK.
- Press Alt+T and select Options.
- Choose the General panel.
- In the Startup section and below the Home Page field, click Restore to Default.
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