What is Fetchsearch.com?
Browser hijackers, such as Fetchsearch.com, are intrusive malware infections that make arbitrary changes to your browsers, which is not just annoying, but it is also illegal. As a matter of fact, this is not the first of its kind, our researchers have noticed that there have been a couple of identical browser hijackers that have hit the web lately, including Expressfind.net and Topfindings.net. These are all unreliable search engines that you should not trust for a moment. In fact, you should not even hesitate to remove Fetchsearch.com because the longer you keep it on-board, the more harm it may expose you and your operating system to. Understanding the potential risks can help you act appropriately. Please read our full report on this browser hijacker so that you can restore the security of your computer.
Where does Fetchsearch.com come?
There is no official website where you could download a standalone application that would install this search engine. Just like most of the other browser hijackers, Fetchsearch.com also uses freeware bundles to spread over the web. But as the saying goes, “When it rains, it pours,” which could not be truer when it comes to malware infections. So when you find this hijacker as your new home page in your browser, it should be like a trigger to realize that there may be other infections hiding on your system as well.
It is important for us to mention that you can prevent such an infected bundle from entering your computer. The truth is that you actually have two opportunities to stop the infection. First, when you download the bundle and second, when you install it. Such infectious software packages are mainly hosted on shady shareware sites. So, if you stay away from those and only use reputable freeware sites and official websites for downloading free software, there is a good chance that you will not find malware programs in your bundle. But, even if you download a bundle packed with malware, you still have a chance to opt out of the unwanted contents of the package if you are attentive enough during installation. What we are saying here is that you need to make two mistakes to allow malware infections onto your machine. And if you do so, there is no other choice left but to delete Fetchsearch.com and all the rest of the infections as well.
What does Fetchsearch.com do?
This search engine does not use redirection to any third-party search engine. But, unfortunately, it can modify the search results and display potentially unreliable third-party ads and links for you. Since this hijacker can collect information about your online activities, it is possible that sooner or later you will see quite relevant ads, ones that would make you want to click. Well, do not click, if you do not want to end up on malicious websites because that is what might happen, if you are unlucky enough to click on a corrupted ad posted by cyber criminals. The “best” thing that can come out of such a visit is a bunch of other malware infections. In a worst case scenario you might lose money or even your identity to criminals. Remember that these scenarios might be just a single click away. Why would you risk it? Remove Fetchsearch.com now, if you want to have order on your computer.
How do I remove Fetchsearch.com?
It is not too complicated to provide cure for this infection. All you have to do is restore your home page URL settings in your browsers. If you are new to this, please find our instructions below this article to assist you. Please note that by keeping away from suspicious websites and not clicking on third-party advertisements, you can protect your computer from unnecessary “challenges.” It is also important to keep all your software updated so that your operating system is not that vulnerable to attacks by cyber criminals.
Remove Fetchsearch.com from Browsers
- Press Alt+T and select Options.
- In the left panel, select General.
- Press Restore to Default.
- Press Alt+F and select Settings.
- In the On Startup section, click Open a specific page or set of pages.
- Click Set pages.
- Add a new URL and press OK.
- Press Alt+T and select Internet options.
- Click on the General tab.
- Press Use default.
- Press OK.
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