What is Socopoco.com?
The presence of a questionable search tool Socopoco.com on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, or, at least, on one of these browsers, indicates that a browser extension called Socopoco is installed and has already applied changes. Some users do not hurry to remove this suspicious search tool when they notice it set on their browsers because it does not look malicious, it works quite well, and it provides the weather forecast for the local area at the bottom. Even though Socopoco.com does not look dangerous at all, keeping it set on browsers is not advisable, especially if you wish to see another website set when you open your browser. You will definitely agree with us that using this search tool is a bad decision after reading this article because all the findings researchers have made during their research are listed in this article. If the decision to get rid of this suspicious search engine is made, do not hesitate to use the manual removal guide prepared by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com.
What does Socopoco.com do?
Socopoco.com is set on browsers when the Socopoco browser extension is installed on the computer. It is not going to start downloading malicious software automatically on the computer or performing other activities serious malicious applications do; however, researchers still cannot call this search tool fully trustworthy because it, as has been found, redirects searches to http://search2.ozipcompression.com/, which contains a number of advertisements based on the entered search query. These sponsored search results are listed above ordinary search results which have a title “Web Results.” Most probably, ads appear before trustworthy search results to make sure that users click on them. Some of these websites users are taken to after entering a search query are not fully reliable. For example, they might promote third-party links, useless software, or simply ask users to take surveys to get their personal details. You cannot know in advance where you will land, so it would be smart to simply stop using a dubious search tool to find the necessary information on the web.
Where does Socopoco.com come from?
If the presence of Socopoco.com was a surprise for you, it is very likely that this search tool is set on browsers because a browser hijacker illegally entered the computer and applied changes. As the previous experience of our researchers shows, people who frequently download free software from suspicious third-party websites are more likely to detect a browser hijacker or another computer infection on their systems. Therefore, if you are one of them too, you could have downloaded this browser hijacker bundled with freeware too. To make sure that the story does not repeat itself, go to install a security application. It will protect your computer every day if you keep it enabled.
How to delete Socopoco.com
You could set a new search provider after getting rid of Socopoco.com, so if you cannot stand this website and you are sure that you have not set it on browsers willingly, it would be smart of you to erase it today. The easiest way to delete this search tool is to scan the system with an automatic malware remover SpyHunter, but, of course, you can go to replace Socopoco.com with a new website manually too. It is up to you which method to employ, but, please, make sure that it is fully removed.
How to remove Socopoco.com manually
- Launch Mozilla Firefox.
- Press Alt+H.
- Select Troubleshooting information.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button located at the top.
- In the dialog box, click on the Refresh Firefox button one more time.
- Open your browser.
- Press Alt+F.
- Select Settings from the menu.
- Scroll down.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click Reset.
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