What is Happysearch.org?

Happysearch.org is presented for users as a reputable search provider, but, in reality, it is a doubtful domain. Our researchers at anti-spyware-101.com cannot call this page fully trustworthy because a) it usually shows up in the place of a homepage on all web browsers without the user’s knowledge and b) it seems that it might display the modified search results too. Without a doubt, Happysearch.org cannot be compared to harmful malicious applications, but it is always a bad idea to keep a search tool that has shown up on browsers without permission. Browser hijackers are, surely, not ordinary applications, so their removal is usually quite complicated too. Of course, there is no need to worry this time because this article contains information about its removal. Before we talk about how to erase it, we want to let you know how this browser hijacker acts.test

What does Happysearch.org do?

Once a browser hijacker enters your computer, it makes unsolicited changes and thus replaces homepages with Happysearch.org on web browsers installed on the system. Usually, it affects Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. As a consequence, Happysearch.org is opened for users whenever they launch any of their browsers. Although it does not look like a malicious domain, it is not very likely that it will improve your web searching experience either. Also, this search tool might present you with the modified search results. They might lead to pages which have potentially dangerous contents, e.g. suspicious software. We do not say that you will necessarily see them in this case, but you should be aware of the fact that search results displayed by browser hijackers usually cannot be trusted fully. Unfortunately, it is not so easy to discover those suspicious search results and ignore them.

As for the information collection, browser hijackers often secretly record information about users. Happysearch.org is one of them too, but it claims that it can only “automatically receive and record certain non-personally identifiable information.” In other words, if we believe the information provided in the Privacy Policy document, it is not going to collect any personal details. Instead, it promises to record only those details that cannot identify users personally, for example, IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, cookie information, and websites users visit. Of course, these details will still allow the developer of Happysearch.org to find out a few things about users. If you do not like that, go to uninstall a browser hijacker from your computer today.

Where does Happysearch.org come from?

Users usually do not know anything about the entrance of the Happysearch.org browser hijacker. As a consequence, they do not know how and when it has applied changes to their browsers. It is not surprising that users have no idea why their homepages have been replaced by a new website which presents itself as a search provider because this browser hijacker is spread in malicious software installers. Users are the ones who start the installation process, so we cannot say that they do not contribute to the entrance of this threat too. Browser hijackers and malicious applications are sneaky threats that can enter computers unnoticed, so users should ensure the maximum protection of their computers. This can be done by installing a reputable security application. The installation of a reputable security tool does not allow users to be careless, so do not download software from suspicious third-party websites, pay closer attention to information on installation windows when installing new software, and, last but not least, do not click on ads promoting “beneficial software” because you might end up with malicious software on your computer instead.

How to delete Happysearch.org

One of the quickest ways to delete Happysearch.org from browsers without the special tool is to reset them to default settings. Of course, you can get rid of it automatically too. If you are not an advanced user, you should employ an automatic method instead of trying to uninstall this infection manually; however, if you are eager to take care of it yourself, perform a system scan with a diagnostic scanner (click on the Download button below the article to get it) to find out whether or not you have deleted this browser hijacker fully. You will be informed about the presence of third-party software, if a scanner finds it on your system, as well.

Reset browsers to delete Happysearch.org

Internet Explorer

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt+T simultaneously and click Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Mark the box next to Delete personal settings.
  6. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Open the Help menu (press Alt+H).
  3. Click Troubleshooting information.
  4. Find the Refresh Firefox button at the top and click on it.
  5. Click on the Refresh Firefox button in the confirmation window.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your Chrome browser.
  2. Open its menu (Alt+F).
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Go to the bottom of the page.
  5. Click Show advanced settings.
  6. Click Reset settings.
  7. Click on the Reset button.
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