What is Multi-search.org?
Multi-search.org is nothing else but a browser hijacker that can turn your browsing experience into a very bad dream. The infection seems to affect Internet Explorer only, but even if you use some other browser the hijacker’s files can still be installed on your PC. Therefore, if you have found that the program has entered your system, you have to do everything you can to remove Multi-search.org immediately. The longer this hijacker remains in your system, the more damage it can cause. Just because it does not cripple your PC on the spot, it does not mean something terrible will not happen in the near future.
Where does Multi-search.org come from?
It is obvious that users do not install this hijacker willingly. It usually enters target computers bundled with freeware in third-party installers. When you download programs from file-sharing websites, you allow such installers to enter your system yourself. However, sometimes a freeware download might be initiated automatically when you accidentally click a pop-up or a link on a corrupted page.
Either way, Multi-search.org is an uninvited guest that needs to be dealt with immediately. It mostly affects computer users in the Russian-speaking countries, but if you happen to open a site that is part of the hijacker’s distribution network, then you could get infected with Multi-search.org, too.
What does Multi-search.org do?
The program functions just like any other hijacker out there. First, it changes your homepage address and then it starts redirecting you to affiliated websites. The pages you get rerouted to include loading-it.com/start, apytrc.com, group.alienexpress.com, kingstars.ru, and others. These sites are either related to online shopping or online gaming, and it is quite obvious that Multi-search.org is used to promote them.
On top of that, the site may also display ads and collect sensitive information about your web browsing habits for marketing purposes. In a sense, it means that Multi-search.org can be used by almost anyone to promote and distributed third-party content. The disturbing fact is that the program does not check whether the content it promotes is reliable or not. As a result, even cyber criminals could make use of this hijacker as long as they know how to do it (and they most certainly do).
How do I remove Multi-search.org?
Due to a number of potential security risks associated with Multi-search.org, it is important that you delete it from your PC ASAP. Unlike most of the browser hijackers that can be removed via browser settings, this infection does not offer such option. To get rid of this hijacker, you will have to modify a value in the Windows Registry.
Please follow the instructions below to delete Multi-search.org and be careful with every step you make. The changes done to the Windows Registry cannot be undone, so if you edit the wrong entry, you may have to call for a professional to help you deal with the consequences.
With the hijacker out of your system, you should also invest in a legitimate antispyware application that would help you determine whether your PC is absolutely safe. The chances are that you have many other unwanted programs, and thus you have to remove them all too. Do all it takes to prevent malicious system exploitation.
Manual Multi-search.org Removal
- Press the Windows key + R and the Run command prompt will open.
- Type “regedit” into the Open box and click OK.
- Click OK on the confirmation box if it appears.
- Click HKEY_CURRENT_USER on the left pane.
- Select Software and go to Microsoft.
- Open Internet Explorer and click MAIN.
- Locate Start Page on the right pane and double-click it.
- Change Value Data by entering a new homepage and click OK.
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