What is Mountainbrowse.com?
Mountainbrowse.com is a decent-looking search engine that might replace your homepage one day. If this ever happens to you, you should know that a browser hijacker has, most probably, sneaked onto your computer and then made all those changes. Unfortunately, Mountainbrowse.com will be set on all the browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, which means that you will have to delete Mountainbrowse.com from them one by one in order not to see the presence of the new search engine. In fact, you should remove it not only to be able to set another homepage, but also to protect your computer from potential threats Mountainbrowse.com might expose you to. We will explain what we have in mind further in this article. You will not only find out why the deletion of Mountainbrowse.com is the best decision, but will also know how to remove the browser hijacker from the system by the end of this article.
What does Mountainbrowse.com do?
Some users cannot understand why they need to delete Mountainbrowse.com when it looks trustworthy and does not differ much from other search engines the way it acts and looks. First of all, you should never trust search engines that set themselves on browsers without permission. Secondly, a thorough research carried out by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com has revealed that this search engine might show the modified search results. These search results consist of sponsored links and various advertisements. They might seem completely harmless; however, the truth is that they promote third-party websites. These third-party websites might be untrustworthy. To be honest, you might even find malicious software on them. In other words, you risk infecting your PC with malware by letting Mountainbrowse.com stay and using it as your default search engine.
- Type of browser
- Type of the user’s device
- Language preferences
- Time stamps
- Clicks and visited pages
- Search logs
- The operation system
- The internet service utilized
As you can see, search logs appear among other details. At first, it might seem that it is not dangerous to let Mountainbrowse.com gather this information; however, the truth is that your search logs might contain personal information too. As there is a huge possibility that the gathered data will be shared with partners and other companies, your privacy might be violated. To prevent this from happening, you need to delete Mountainbrowse.com as soon as possible and then set a reliable page in the place of your homepage.
Where does Mountainbrowse.com come from?
We know that you have not set Mountainbrowse.com as your homepage yourself because it has been found that this search engine is distributed by the browser hijacker infection and usually enters computers without permission. A browser hijacker might travel as a component in a software bundle, or it might enter your PC if you click on a malicious pop-up advertisement. Malicious software is very sneaky, and it always finds ways to enter computers. Therefore, you need to be watchful. Security specialists say that it would be really smart to install security software that would protect the computer 24/7/365 as well. As there are so many tools that only pretend to be decent, we suggest using SpyHunter. We can assure you that it will prevent all kinds of threats from entering your PC.
How to delete Mountainbrowse.com
Browser hijackers are really irritating threats. Fortunately, in most cases, it is quite easy to remove them. All you need to do to eliminate Mountainbrowse.com from your browsers is to reset them one by one. Once Mountainbrowse.com is gone, you are free to set the homepage you prefer. We also suggest scanning the system with a diagnostic scanner to find all other threats. Delete them all as fast as you can.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Click Internet Options and then click on the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset
- Mark the box next to Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset again.
- Launch your browser and open the menu by clicking on the button with three lines (top-right corner).
- Click Settings.
- Scroll down and then click Show advanced settings.
- Select Reset settings.
- Click Reset.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+H.
- Open Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button once again .
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