What is Iadah.co.uk?
Iadah.co.uk is a useless addition to your browsers; however, this is not the worst issue with this potentially harmful search engine. This malware infection may show up in your browsers as your new home page and it might be even without your noticing it or wanting this browser setting change on purpose. According to our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com, this is possible because browser hijackers like this travel the web in questionable ways. Ending up with this infection in your browsers could indicate that you clicked on the wrong third-party content and did not pay full attention to a pop-up window or certain steps while installing a free application. Unfortunately, it is quite likely that this is not the only malware infection on your computer right now. Therefore, we suggest that after you remove Iadah.co.uk, you also make sure that you identify all other potential threat sources as well.
Where does Iadah.co.uk come from?
You may get infected by this hijacker when you install a useless and questionable toolbar downloaded from iadah.co.uk/toolbar.html. There is very little chance that you would willingly visit this link or would end up on this page from trustworthy sources. In fact, when your computer is protected with a proper security tool, you cannot even download this questionable installer as it gets blocked right away since your software detects it as an adware program. This is certainly not good news when you want to install a new tool. As a matter of fact, this should be enough for you to want to delete Iadah.co.uk right away when you learn this.
Obviously, there has to be other channels for this browser hijacker to be distributed over the net. This is why you can find it in bundled versions as well. Bundles are still one of the best ways to spread malicious software installers, which could pack adware programs, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted applications among others. Infecting your system with such a package could seriously bring down the level of your virtual security. If you want to protect your system from similar attacks and malicious bundles, you need to be more cautious which websites you land on and where you click. One single click on an unreliable third-party advertisement could cause you more headaches than you could manually handle. This is why we advise you to delete Iadah.co.uk and to detect all other potentially harmful applications as well.
How does Iadah.co.uk work?
Our researchers found that this risky search engine is not the only one on its server. In fact, there are at least half a dozen other browser hijackers as well, including ibyscus.com, wibeez.com, and yougoo.fr. The biggest issue with this search engine is that there is no guarantee that the results it presents you with are always reliable. Such no-name search engines are usually targeted by cyber criminals who can exploit them and inject their malicious content. This is how the search results displayed by this hijacker can contain potentially harmful third-party ads and links. Since you cannot possibly distinguish between a reliable or a corrupt ad or link, it would be too risky for you to click anywhere on pages provided by this search engine. If you happened to click on corrupt content, you could open malicious pages in your browser that could deceive you and scam you out of your money or even your personally identifiable information, which then could be used to commit all kinds of online crimes. We do not think that you would like to experience such nightmares just because you did not act in time. Thus, we advise you to remove Iadah.co.uk ASAP from your browsers.
How can I delete Iadah.co.uk?
It seems that this hijacker does not have an uninstaller you could easily run via Control Panel to get rid of it. Instead, you can try to edit the home page setting in your browsers. We have included the necessary instructions for you to be able to handle this malware infection manually. This whole process should not take more than a few minutes even if you are not an experienced user. However, you may decide to want to use an automated method. In this case, we advise you to download and install a reliable anti-malware program, which will also keep your computer safe from further malicious attacks. Also, it is important that you keep all your programs and drivers updated if you do not want cyber criminals to gain easy access to your files and your system via bugs in outdated software.
Remove Iadah.co.uk from your browsers
- Press Alt+T and select Internet options.
- Choose the General tab.
- Edit the home page URL address.
- Press OK.
- Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
- Scroll down to On Startup section and select Open a specific page or set of pages.
- Click Set pages.
- Delete the undesired homepage URL.
- Choose a new URL address.
- Press OK.
- Press Alt+T and pick Options.
- Select General in the left panel.
- Press Restore to Default.
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