What is Search.mo-cmf.com?
Search.mo-cmf.com is a search engine you should delete immediately if you ever notice it set as your homepage, search engine, and the New Tab page. It might look like a trustworthy search provider at first glance; however, it has been noticed that it might expose to potential threats quickly, so you should not let it stay just because it contains buttons that should help to access Gmail, AOL, Yahoo, and other popular pages quickly as well as has a search box on the main page. It is definitely not a piece of cake to remove Search.mo-cmf.com and then set another search provider. It is because Search.mo-cmf.com is not an ordinary application. It is known that it is distributed by the browser extension called Localhost, which should have already been added to your browsers if you see Search.mo-cmf.com every time you open your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. You will find out how to delete the extension if you read the article carefully.
What does Search.mo-cmf.com do?
Search.mo-cmf.com looks and acts as an ordinary search engine; however, research has shown that it cannot be fully trusted. We have not found this surprising at all because we have immediately noticed that this search tool is another unreliable search engine that belongs to the SaferBrowser family. First of all, Search.mo-cmf.com cannot be trusted because it shows the modified search results. They are called like that because search results this search engine returns for users consist of advertisements and third-party links promoting other websites mainly, whereas only a small number of the search results shown for users can be called reliable. Judging from the appearance, all the search results brought by Search.mo-cmf.com are trustworthy; however, it is not true at all. Researchers have tested the search engine promoted by the Localhost browser extension and found that it shows unreliable search results that can quickly take to third-party websites, if a user clicks on any of them despite the fact that Search.mo-cmf.com is powered by Yahoo!. No, it does not mean that Yahoo! cannot be trusted. Instead, it means that it has been modified by the creator of Search.mo-cmf.com.
Where does Search.mo-cmf.com come from?
Search.mo-cmf.com does not travel alone. You see it set on your browsers because the extension Localhost has been installed on your computer. Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com have not managed to find an official website of this extension, so it is very likely that it has sneaked onto the computer because its owner uses illegal methods to distribute it. Most probably, it has entered the system in a software bundle with other applications. All kinds of other threats are spread the same, so our security specialists suggest staying away from various file-sharing and torrent websites not to download a software bundle again. Also, users who wish to protect their computers from harm need to install a security tool on their computers right now.
How to remove Search.mo-cmf.com
If you decide to remove Search.mo-cmf.com from browsers, you need to find and delete the extension from all the browsers. The quicker way to make it disappear is to reset all of them. Below-provided instructions should help you to reset browsers to their default settings; however, if it is still unclear for you what you have to do to get rid of it, you should scan your computer with SpyHunter. It will find and erase all the threats for you very quickly. Also, it will protect your computer from similar infections that might want to enter your computer again.
Remove Search.mo-cmf.com manually
- Open your browser.
- Open the Tools menu.
- Click Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- Mark the Delete personal settings box.
- Click Reset.
- Open your browser.
- Open the Help menu.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button once again.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings.
- Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click on the Reset button.
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