What is Wibeez.com?

If you notice a French search engine called Wibeez.com in your browsers upon launch, you can be sure that your system has been infected with a browser hijacker. According to our malware researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com, this malware infection could put your system security at risk if you were to engage with it. Finding this browser hijacker on board could also mean that there are other malware infections on your system that entered along with this threat or had already been there. Since this malware infection may present you with manipulated search results and promote potentially unreliable third parties, we believe that you need to be very careful whenever you open your browsers or use this search engine. As a matter of fact, we recommend that you remove Wibeez.com from your browsers. If you wonder what risks this threat may hold for you and how you can step up against similar threats, please continue reading our report.test

Where does Wibeez.com come from?

Although this seems to be a French search engine, it can obviously show up on anyone’s computer all over the world. This is possible because of the shady distribution methods this infection uses, which makes it available around the globe practically. Either it slithers onto your computer alone or in a freeware bundle, the infection always starts with a click on the wrong third-party advertisement or link. You can be introduced to such content if there is at least one adware program or browser hijacker hiding on your system. These infections are capable of displaying unreliable advertisements and links as they can be exploited by cyber criminals to infect you or to lure you onto their malicious pages in order to scam you out of your money.

The other possibility for you to be exposed to such harmful content is to end up on unfamiliar questionable websites after a web search or clicking on suspicious content. These websites are normally associated with gaming, gambling, or file sharing. If you have ever landed on such sites, you may have noticed that they are filled with annoying third-party ads and links. For example, you may find four download links on a torrent page out of which three could be totally fake and risky to click on. Unfortunately, most of the inexperienced users do click on such contents and this results in the drop of bundled malware threats onto their machines. If this could have happened to you lately, we suggest that you scan your system with a proper online malware scanner to be able to identify all possible infections, but before you set out to do so, you should delete Wibeez.com from your browsers.

How does Wibeez.com work?

Our malware researchers discovered that this questionable search engine is not the only one on its server. In fact, there are a bunch of similar threats, including Alakazee.com, Gnoosi.net, and Iadah.co.uk. This browser hijacker provides you with a search engine that is claimed to be Yahoo France as shown by the logo right below the search field. You can also find a number of quick-link thumbnails below this search box that lead to popular sites, such as Facebook, Deezer, and Météo. However, we have found that most of the time these links are not directly forwarded to the promised sites and there could be unreliable third-party ads involved, too.

We do not advise you to use this search engine at all because you may end up on a modified search results page that could contain unreliable third-party ads and links. This hijacker was created with the sole purpose of generating money by driving web traffic to affiliated websites. This can be done through advertising and promoting links among the results. However, cyber criminals may exploit this browser hijacker and promote their own content, which could result in your being redirected to malicious websites if you engaged with such content. Landing on websites operated by crooks can have serious consequences, including infecting your system with more dangerous malware programs and being scammed. We believe that you should not keep such a threat on your computer if you want to keep your PC clean and safe. If you want to know how you can remove Wibeez.com from your computer, please read the next section.

How can I delete Wibeez.com?

It seems that this malware infection does not have an uninstaller that could be run via Control Panel; therefore, you need to manually remove its URL from the affected browsers’ settings. This browser hijacker seems to infect three of your browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. We have prepared a guide for you below so that you can handle this threat manually. Keep in mind, though, that this could be only the tip of the iceberg and ignoring the possibility that there could be more malicious programs on board may lead to more severe security issues. If you do not wish to hunt down all infections manually, we suggest that you find and install a trustworthy anti-malware application that will also keep you safe from further malicious attacks.

Remove Wibeez.com from your browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F and choose Settings.
  2. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  3. Click Set pages.
  4. Remove the unwanted home page URL address.
  5. Set a new URL address and click OK.

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+T and open Internet options.
  2. On the General tab, overwrite the home page URL address.
  3. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+T and choose Options.
  2. In the General panel, click Restore to Default.
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