What is Registration-search.com?
Registration-search.com may look like a search engine, but it is also a browser hijacker that is distributed in a malicious manner set to get it on your browser without your authorization. Removing it is highly recommended because its search results are bound to include promotional links that come from unknown sources. Some of them might even redirect you to infected websites whose content can compromise your computer’s security. Furthermore, this hijacker can collect anonymous but rather sensitive information about you to tailor the ads to unique users. In short, Registration-search.com offers nothing of real value and it would be best if you got rid of it.
What does Registration-search.com do?
At the time when our researchers analyzed and collected information about this hijacker, it did not work, so we do not know for sure whether its promotional links are malicious, but, given that it comes from an unknown developer, there is no telling whether the links are safe to click. Browser hijackers are bound to modify their search results to accommodate additional promotional links which are not always safe. Indeed, some of them can be dangerous and get your PC infected with dangerous malware.
For one, we know that it is a browser hijacker due to its malicious distribution methods. Our security experts have concluded that it is bundled with malicious software installers that are configured to install this hijacker on your computer secretly while installing other applications. They say that Registration-search.com is set to replace the homepage addresses of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. However, it does not hijack the browser shortcut’s Target, so setting a new homepage address is all you need to do to get rid of this browser hijacker.
As far as privacy matters are concerned, our researchers think that this browser hijacker should collect information such as your IP address, Internet Service Provider name, geographical location, browsing history, entered search queries, clicked links, and so on which is freely available to any search engine to collect and personalize the search results. However, given that this hijacker can customize the results for all the wrong reasons, you should not allow it to keep tabs on you.
Where does Registration-search.com come from?
As mentioned earlier, this browser hijacker originates from an unknown developer. Still, we have determined that Registration-search.com is identical to Time-search2016.com, Max-search2016.com, Paper-search2016.com and several other hijackers. Therefore, our researchers say that the developer has a vested interest in making many more similar hijackers and we are positive that we will see more of them shortly.
Registration-search.com does not feature a browser extension. Thus, it is obvious that it relies on third-party software installers to install it on your PC. Such installers can be found on a questionable free software distributing site and, again, these installers are configured to install this hijacker on your browser without your knowledge or consent. So the best way to avoid getting this hijacker is to steer clear of questionable software bundles or have your computer protected by an antimalware tool that can stop an infection dead in its tracks.
How do I remove Registration-search.com?
As you can see, Registration-search.com is a highly malicious search engine that does not work, so you cannot search the web with it. However, if it did work, then you would be subjected to questionable and outright malicious links that can compromise your computer’s security and even your personal privacy. You can remove this hijacker using the instructions located below. The process is not complicated as this hijacker does not feature any protective measures to prevent you from getting rid of it.
- Press Alt+F keys.
- Click Settings.
- In the On Startup section, click Set pages.
- Enter a new startup page address in the address line.
- Click OK.
- Press Alt+T keys.
- Click Options and select General.
- In the Home page line, enter a new homepage address.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Press Alt+T keys.
- In the Tools menu, select Internet Options.
- In the General tab, enter a new homepage address in the address box.
- Click OK.
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