What is AttirerPage?
Third-party advertising based on the pay-per-click system is one of today’s best online money making businesses that AttirerPage also tries to get a slice of. This infection may emerge in your browsers without your noticing it. Our malware researchers have labeled it as a browser hijacker due to its behavior and capability to change your browser settings either with or without your permission. This hijacker sets a potentially unreliable search page as your home page, new tab page, and default search engine depending on the version you may be infected with or the browser you use. Many users may not consider a browser hijacker as a serious threat and they may not even realize that their browsers have changed in any way. However, being exposed to this questionable search page can put your system at risk. That is why we suggest that you remove AttirerPage as soon as possible if you want to use a safe PC. But let us tell you more about this browser hijacker so that you know how to prevent similar infections from entering your machine.
Where does AttirerPage come from?
This hijacker comes from the infamous ELEX family that includes Walasearch.com and Maniihome.com among hundreds of other useless and potentially harmful browser hijackers and bad search engines. As most of its peers, AttirerPage is also distributed via a questionable method called software bundling. This is one of the most favorite methods used by schemers and cyber criminals to infect inexperienced computer users with a number of malware threats. It is all about money and information, of course; namely, stealing and spying. The most likely “passengers” in a bundle are potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, and adware programs. Allowing such a lot onto your PC could be rather detrimental to your system health and security. If you do not want this kind of exposure to unsafe web content and cyber criminals, you should delete AttirerPage and run a full-system malware scan to identify all the rest of the threats as well.
It is essential to understand that anyone can infect their computers by clicking on unreliable third-party ads, including banners and pop-ups. You can be introduced to such harmful ads if your PC has been infected with adware or any other malware that can generate third-party ads. Such infections can present to you unreliable ads while you are peacefully browsing the web. These ads may also look quite relevant to you and you may feel the drive to click on them. Well, do not unless you want to end up on malicious sites or infected with a bunch of “nasties.” You may also encounter such ads when you visit shady file-sharing, gaming, and pornographic websites. It is possible that you land on such pages after a web search. In order to avoid malware infections, you should always use official and reputable sites for downloading free files and programs. Otherwise, you may have to remove AttirerPage and all other infections you let onto your machine.
How does AttirerPage work?
This browser hijacker is a simple money maker for its creators. Therefore, it may try to promote as many third parties as it can. This is done through altered search results pages, which means that this hijacker injects affiliate ads and links into the results pages to route web traffic to those pages. It is also possible that this tool can gather data about your online activities in order to be able to present to you matching content. But this information may also be shared with third parties who may not all be reliable. As a matter of fact, cyber criminals can easily exploit AttirerPage to expose you to corrupt links leading to malicious websites. It is quite deceiving, though, that this browser hijacker redirects your searches to a legitimate-looking Google search results page on a new tab. You should remember that this page could be manipulated by this hijacker and that the ads and links may contain unreliable ones as well. If you click on such content, you could end up on fake websites where you may be scammed in all kinds of ways. If you do not want to find out what might happen, you should not hesitate to act and to remove AttirerPage right now.
How can I delete AttirerPage?
Our researchers say that it is possible to eliminate this threat by simply uninstalling it via Control Panel. We have included instructions for you in case you are not familiar with this process. Please remember that there may well be other infections on your system endangering the normal operation and performance of your PC. You need to clean all risky applications from your computer if you want to restore order. This could take a while manually and it is likely that you will not be able to detect all malware infections unless you are an IT expert. Therefore, we recommend that you install a professional anti-malware application to automatically deal with all possible threats and to protect your PC from future invasions.
Remove AttirerPage from Windows
- Access the Start menu and choose Control Panel.
- Pick Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the application and click Remove.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Press the Windows button in the bottom-left corner and open Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the application and click Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Press Win+X and choose Programs and Features.
- Select the application and click Uninstall.
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