What is Alakazee.com?
If you have found Alakazee.com – a search tool created by Development Media 73 – set as your homepage without your permission, you must identify it as a browser hijacker. Another thing you must do is inspect your operating system for other potentially active threats. Whenever you find a piece of software that does not belong on your PC or that you have no recollection of installing yourself, the best thing you can do is inspect your operating system. Even if malware does not exist, a free malware scanner will not waste a lot of your time. Unfortunately, if you have discovered this hijacker, it is highly likely that a malware scanner will uncover other threats as well. Even if they are just potentially unwanted programs or harmless-looking cookies, do not ignore the information provided to you by a legitimate malware scanner. Right now, let’s discuss why you should delete Alakazee.com.
How does Alakazee.com work?
Which browser was infected with Alakazee.com in your case? It is most likely that the targets are the most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. As you now know, there is a possibility that this hijacker will corrupt your browsers without any warning. Anti-Spyware-101.com malware researchers inform that users might be tricked into installing it themselves as well. For example, you could be forced to install it along with some suspicious application or extension. It is also possible that it will be promoted in a highly attractive manner. Finally, if you use a software bundle, the installer of Alakazee.com might be unnoticeable (e.g., it could be introduced in small print, or its installer could be hidden under “Custom” installation). Whatever the case might be, the next time you restart the browser, you will discover the hijacker in all its glory. We have to give it to the creator of this hijacker – they have done a great job. The interface is filled with useful links and tools, and so it is no wonder why users actually choose to use this tool instead of removing it.
Have you browsed the web using Alakazee.com? If you have, did you notice that the search results are delivered by the Yahoo search engine? It is unlikely that you have noticed this, but our research has revealed that this popular search engine is utilized to deliver links. This would not be so bad – except for the fact that you should never trust software that is deceptive like that – if it did not include sponsored links. If you have reviewed the legal information supporting the hijacker, you know that it denies collecting personal information, but non-personally identifiable information is recorded, and it could be used to hand-pick the sponsored links you are more likely to interact with. This is not done to provide you with useful offers. It is more likely that this is done to make sure that you click on links, which, ultimately, helps Development Media 73 collect money for successful marketing services.
How to delete Alakazee.com
Alakazee.com is recognized as a browser hijacker, and even if you enjoy the way it works, you need to realize that it exploits a third-party search engine, that it collects information about you, and that it can open security backdoors via the sponsored links it showcases. We strongly advise deleting this hijacker from your browsers, and the easiest way to do that is by replacing the unwanted URL as shown in the guide below. Hopefully, that will be enough, but we cannot guarantee this. Just to make sure that you have gotten rid of this threat successfully, run a full system scan. This will also reveal if any other threats are active on your PC. Needless to say, if they are, you MUST delete them immediately. In case, you are unable to clear your operating system from malware manually, you can trust an automated anti-malware tool to remove Alakazee.com along with other potentially unreliable pieces of software.
- Open the browser, tap Alt+T, and choose Options.
- Move to the General menu and change the URL under Home Page.
- Open the browser, tap Alt+F, and choose Settings.
- Go to On Startup, mark Open a specific page or set of pages, and hit Set pages.
- Overwrite the undesirable URL and click OK.
- Open the browser, tap Alt+T, and choose Internet options.
- Click the General tab and overwrite the URL under Home Page. Click OK.
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