What is Under-Cover.info?
Under-Cover.info is a search engine that can interfere with your web browsing habits. You might have been infected with this potential security threat if you clicked some corrupted outgoing link, or if you downloaded a third-party installer. One of the most important things users have to understand about such search engines is that they come in packs with other undesirable applications. You must have heard this countless of times before, but this is true: if you have one unwanted application, the chances are you have several. So when you remove Under-Cover.info from your system, make sure you take care of the other programs, too.
Where does Under-Cover.info come from?
This search engine mostly affects users in the United States, so it is very likely that the installer file is usually hosted on American servers. Of course, you may get this search engine even if you are not located in the United States. It is about what websites you visit or where you get redirected to, rather than your actual location.
Our security researchers say that this search engine can be often used by hijackers that often target Mac computer users. Although the search engine cannot affect the Safari browser, if you are using any of the popular web browsers intended for the Windows operating system, there is a chance that Under-Cover.info might enter your system.
Also, it might seem that Under-Cover.info could be distributed through the official website, but the button that allows you to set this search engine as default on your main browser does not seem to work. So the only way for the search engine to settle on your browser is through a third-party installation.
To avoid similar intruders, you would do yourself a favor if you stayed away from file-sharing websites. For instance, if you need a video converter, you should get it from its official website, rather than from a third-party site that is bound to bundle it with additional applications. Also, if you had no other choice but to download an application from a file-sharing site, you should scan the installer with a security program before launching it. Finally, going through the installation step by step would also lower your chances to get infected with browser hijackers. Sometimes there are steps that inform you about the additional software, and you can even choose whether you want it installed or not. So do not breeze through the installation. Take your time to check everything.
What does Under-Cover.info do?
You may think that this search engine can help you with your web search sessions. However, we believe that it will spy on you, logging your keywords and checking which websites you visit. Whenever a search engine perches on your browser without your permission, there is always almost a 100% chance that this search engine will try to make easy money out of you.
This presents a security loop that can be exploited by cyber criminals. They can make use of Under-Cover.info to promote their dangerous websites and even to distribute malware! You cannot take such risks, so the sooner you get rid of Under-Cover.info, the better.
How do I remove Under-Cover.info?
You can delete Under-Cover.info manually without much difficulty. Simply restore your browser settings to default. There are also instructions for that below this description. If you think that there are more dangerous programs on-board, you can always get yourself a reliable antispyware tool to scan your system through and through.
An automatic software removal is the most efficient way to protect your computer. Not to mention that the program you acquire will also safeguard your system from similar threats you may encounter in the future.
If you need more information on your system’s security or you want to find out how you could avoid potential threats when you browse the web, feel free to contact us by leaving a comment. Our team is always ready to assist you!
Manual Under-Cover.info Removal
- Press Alt+F and click Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
- Click the Reset Settings button at the bottom of the page.
- Click Reset to complete.
- Press Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox at the top right of the new tab.
- Press Refresh Firefox and click Finish.
- Press Alt+T and go to Internet options.
- Open the Advanced tab and click the Reset button.
- Select Delete personal settings options and click Reset.
- Press Close.
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