What is Oursearching.com?
Oursearching.com is a browser hijacker infection that is usually distributed bundled with adware applications and shareware programs. Browser hijackers modify browser settings without your permission. Oursearching.com replaces your homepage with a search page of its own and just like most of the other browser hijackers, Oursearching.com is used to redirect users to a particular websites thus increasing is revenue in advertising. It is definitely very annoying and even dangerous, so you need to remove Oursearching.com as soon as possible. Do not wait until Oursearching.com leads to dangerous websites that infect you with serious malware applications.
Where does Oursearching.com come from?
There is obviously no direct download link for Oursearching.com, because no one would want to download and install a browser hijacker anyway. Thus, we can make an assumption that Oursearching.com is distributed bundled with third party installers and downloaders. This means that you have to be careful about what you download online, because if you get a program from an unreliable source, it is very likely that its setup file will be bundled with the likes of Oursearching.com.
Oursearching.com might also be hiding behind one of these annoying pop-ups that offer you to upgrade your Flash player or Java plug-in. You should never click the Update button on such pop-ups, because they only install more adware onto your computer.
What does Oursearching.com do?
As one can tell, when Oursearching.com is installed on your computer, this browser hijacker changes your default search engine and homepage to Oursearching.com. It looks like a genuine search engine, so users might feel compelled to use it. Performing a search via Oursearching.com leads you to searches.safehomepage.com and the results page is full of commercial advertisements.
What is more, Oursearching.com might redirect you to mock pages of popular social networking websites, such as 999gag.com (a copy of 9gag.com) or 337.com. Not to mention that each time you perform a search via Oursearching.com, this browser hijacker will collect information on your web browser history that will be used later on to expose you to potentially malicious content.
How to remove Oursearching.com?
Although Oursearching.com cannot do much harm on its own, you should not ignore this issue. In the long run browser hijackers can allow dangerous computer infections to enter your computer, so the sooner you terminate Oursearching.com the better.
Run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to determine what potentially unwanted programs you have installed on your PC. When the list is generated, remove those programs via Control Panel. Finally, restore your browser settings using the instructions below and then invest in a powerful antimalware tool that would help you protect your PC from similar infections.
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How to restore browser settings
- Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
- Click Use Default under General tab and click OK.
- Press Alt+X and go to Manage add-ons.
- Click Search providers on the left pane.
- Set a new default search engine and remove Oursearching.com.
- Press Alt+T and click Options.
- Press Restore to Default button under General tab and click OK.
- Click the search engine icon on the left of search box (top right corner).
- Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
- Remove Oursearching.com and click OK.
- Press Alt+F and click Settings.
- Mark Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
- Change your homepage address and click OK.
- Press Manage search engines button under Search.
- Set a new default search engine and delete Oursearching.com. Click Done.
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