What is Browser-search.net?
Browser-search.net is a search engine that is promoted by a browser hijacker infection and that should be removed the moment you come across it. After successful infiltration, Browser-search.net will modify the settings of your browsers on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. To be more specific, it will change your homepage on all the browsers and even your default search engine. Even though Browser-search.net looks like a useful search engine, the truth is that its presence might result in security issues and various undesirable programs on board. Therefore, it would be really wise to get rid of Browser-search.net search engine completely. We promise to help you with the removal of this search engine further in this article. All you have to do is to read through it.
How does Browser-search.net work?
Even though Browser-search.net looks like a legitimate search engine that allows users to search for images, news, videos, and shopping-related information. There is also a search bar on its startup page, and it really returns search results for users. Unfortunately, these search results are not decent completely. Researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have noticed that ads will be provided together with legitimate search results for you if you use Browser-search.net. We are sure that the creator of Browser-search.net expects that many users will click on those ads because it receives money for increasing the traffic rank of different web pages. Unfortunately, Browser-search.net will not limit itself to this single activity. According to our specialists, Browser-search.net browser hijacker will track your Internet browsing activity. It is already known that Browser-search.net is mainly interested in your IP address, websites visited, the types of your browsers, and other similar information. In this sense, it basically does not differ from buscarenlaweb.com and searchatomic.com. You should not set the aforementioned search engines too because they do not differ from Browser-search.net.
It is a secret for many people how Browser-search.net browser hijacker manages to enter systems. Our recent study has shown that a great number of browser hijackers are distributed via free software download clients. Users prefer to download one legitimate program, e.g. a download client, but he/she gets the whole package of software instead. There is a possibility that other undesirable programs have been installed on your computer together with Browser-search.net browser hijacker too. Detect and get rid of them all as soon as possible. Be sure that you select the Advanced or Custom installation option the next time you install a program in order to be able to deselect undesirable software and thus prevent those programs from entering the system without your consent.
How to get rid of Browser-search.net
In order to fully get rid of Browser-search.net browser hijacker, reset your browsers one by one – use the instructions which you will find below this article for this matter. Another thing that you can do is to scan the system with an automatic antimalware tool, such as SpyHunter. This automatic tool will erase all the undesirable programs for you within seconds. We are also sure that it will not allow other infections to enter the system without permission.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options.
- Click on the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Check the Delete personal settings box and click Reset.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+F and click Settings.
- Scroll down and open Reset settings.
- Click the Reset button.
- Open your browser.
- Open the Help menu and click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button once again.
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