What is ColdSearch.com?
Although most search engines are meant to help users browse the web, there are search engines that simply cannot be trusted. ColdSearch.com is one of these search engines, and we classify it as a browser hijacker. Was it installed with your permission? If it was, it is unfair to classify it as a clandestine hijacker. However, if it has taken over the homepage without permission, no other category fits better. A browser hijacker – as an infection – has two strengths. First of all, it usually has an interface of a regular search tool. Second, it has the element of surprise as it enters unexpectedly, and some users simply do not know how to eliminate it. Do you need to delete ColdSearch.com? You absolutely must, and this report will help you get rid of this hijacker in no time.
How does ColdSearch.com work?
ColdSearch.com is one of the many browser hijackers that can corrupt your browsers if you do not take the measures necessary to protect it. Although security tools play an important role at protecting you from the attacks of browser hijackers, your activity is important as well. Browser hijackers usually travel bundled with software, but it is unlikely to travel bundled with authentic and reliable programs. This means that you probably have let ColdSearch.com in by downloading unfamiliar software promoted by unfamiliar installers. This is a recipe for disaster because cyber crooks often use clandestine bundles to hide malware, including ransomware, Trojans, and other much more dangerous threats. Although this hijacker is not the kind of threat that will perform identity theft or download other malicious threats, you should not underestimate it, as it is still considered a threat.
How to remove ColdSearch.com
We strongly recommend removing ColdSearch.com because there is nothing beneficial about this search tool. Although it redirects to Google, the search results are likely to include sponsored links that are included by unfamiliar parties. Another reason to eliminate this hijacker is its ability to tack information, as it could be leaked to unknown parties. All in all, the reasons for removing ColdSearch.com are obvious, and now is time to do the job. If you do not know how to replace the unwanted homepage with the desired one, follow the instructions below. Afterward, use a security tool to inspect your PC and delete any remaining threats, including malware that could travel using the same bundles.
- Open IE, tap Alt+T, and choose Internet options.
- Click the General tab and find the Home Page section.
- Overwrite the undesirable URL and click OK.
- Open Chrome, tap Alt+F, and choose Settings.
- Under On Startup select Open a specific page or set of pages and hit Set pages.
- Overwrite the URL representing the undesirable search tool and click OK.
- Open Firefox, tap Alt+T, and choose Options.
- Move to the General menu and find the Home Page section.
- Overwrite the unwanted URL with the desired one.
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