What is Aqualious.com?
Aqualious.com is a search engine that claims to be able to increase your “web searching efficiency by 200%.” If you decide to keep it, you will quickly understand that its promises are lies. Yes, it is not likely at all that you will surf the web more effectively with the help of Aqualious.com; however, we are sure that you might experience problems related to your computer’s safety if you use this search engine that will be set on all the browsers. We are sure that you do not wish to cause harm to your computer, so we want to suggest that you delete Aqualious.com from browsers right now and then set a more trustworthy tool instead. Unfortunately, Aqualious.com will, most probably, affect all the browsers it finds installed on the computer; however, we are sure that you will remove it with our help.
What does Aqualious.com do?
Aqualious.com does not differ much from cassiopesa.com and binkiland.com, which are known to be untrustworthy search engines, so it did not take long to notice that Aqualious.com also shows the modified search results for users. We call them like that because they look like ordinary search results, but in reality they promote third-party websites. Of course, not all the search results shown by Aqualious.com will look like advertisements. Some of them are decent, but it is extremely hard to say which of them can be trusted and which should be ignored for the sake of the system’s safety. Therefore, we recommend eliminating a questionable search engine instead of trying to figure out which of the search results you see provided for you are harmless. If you do that, you could no longer fear that you will be redirected to an unreliable website containing malware. In fact, we suggest getting rid of Aqualious.com not only because of that. We believe that its removal is the best what you can do because this search provider is going to gather information about users. Researchers have revealed that this search tool is mainly interested in the non-personally identifiable information that encompasses search queries, websites visited, advertisements opened, and similar details; however, it might record personal details too if you provide them yourself by, for example, filling in some kind of form. You can only make sure that your privacy is safe by removing Aqualious.com from all your browsers.
Specialists have noticed that Aqualious.com not always sets itself on browsers it finds installed. It has been revealed that, in some cases, an open-source browser Chromium is installed alongside this browser hijacker and then its homepage and search engine is changed to Aqualious.com. Of course, it does not really matter whether you see Aqualious.com on your browsers or Chromium because you should still not use Aqualious.com as the tool for finding the information on the web.
Where does Aqualious.com come from?
Like other well-known browser hijackers, Aqualious.com is usually spread in bundles with free applications. Users usually get these bundles when they decide to download a decent-looking application from a file-sharing or a torrent website. It is not very easy to say which of the applications you come across on the web are reliable and which are not, so we suggest installing an antimalware tool on the system. Do not forget that you need to be careful with free software and do not download it from questionable third-party websites too. If you keep in mind what we say, you should not encounter malicious software, including adware, browser hijackers, and bad toolbars ever again.
How to remove Aqualious.com
If you see Aqualious.com set on your browsers, you can remove it manually or automatically. We know that many users are about to delete a browser hijacker for the first time, so we have provided the manual removal instructions (see below) for them. Of course, it is also possible to remove this infection automatically. You simply need to scan your computer with a reliable scanner. In case a Chromium browser has been installed and you see Aqualious.com set as its homepage and default search engine, it would be smart to remove this browser together with an untrustworthy search tool. Luckily, it can be erased through Control Panel.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options and click on the Advanced tab to open it.
- Click Reset.
- Put a tick in the box next to Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+H to open the Help menu.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- Locate the Refresh Firefox button in the upper part of the window and click on it.
- Click on this button again when it appears in the dialog box.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings and then scroll down.
- Open Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click Reset.
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