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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
Other mutations known as:
info.com

Search.info.com

Search.info.com is a metasearch engine which retrieves results from several popular search engines in order to enhance your online experience. Info.com combines results of Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Yandex, and some other search providers. Unlike some other metasearch engines, search.info.com is not distributed by installers hijacking Internet browsers, and, if your home page or search provider is set as search.info.com, the odds are that you changed the settings yourself.

The search engine owns a browser plug-in which adds the search.info.com icon in the top right corner of the browser. The search plug-in is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox and is updated automatically every few days. The plug-in has not been found to be distributed by other programs, and the only source of it is known to be the search engine info.com.

Search.info.com offers a wide variety of options. Computer users can use topics.info.com, jobs.info.com, video.info.com, shopping.info.com, and some other pages of the search provider.

Like other search terms, the search engine search.info.com monitors how computer users browse the Internet. In order to record their preferences, including search terms and clicks, browser cookies are used. According to the privacy policy of the search engine, the information collected by the search engine is not shared with other parties without the user’s consent.

It is also important to note that search.info.com is sponsored by third-parties, therefore, some sponsored links are displayed on the search results page. You may also find some search related terms, which are supposed to ease your browsing sessions so that you can obtain relevant search results as soon as possible. Search.info.com is not affiliated with those third-party companies, and the display of sponsored links or any other third-party content should not imply that search.info.com endorses those companies. The user’s interaction with any third-party company is the responsibility of the user, so, if you do not want to use search.info.com any longer, you can easily remove it from your browsers.

Even though the search engine and the browser plug-in are not regarded as malicious, the latter is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and, if you want to remove it from the PC, you should implement a highly powerful spyware and malware removal tool.

Below you will find our removal guide, which should help you remove the PUP from the computer. However, do not forget that your computer needs to be protected against various computer threats, including browser hijackers, adware programs, Trojan horses, and many other threats; and you can easily do it by implementing a reputable spyware and malware prevention tool.

How to remove search.info.com

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Change the home page on the General tab.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  5. Click Toolbars and Extensions and remove unwanted browser add-ons.
  6. Click Search Providers and set a new default search engine.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  2. On the General tab, change the home page and click OK.
  3. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  4. Remove unwanted extensions.
  5. Close the tab.
  6. Click the search box next to the search engine and select a new search provider.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and point to Tools.
  2. Click Extensions.
  3. Remove unwanted extensions.
  4. Click Settings on the left side of the browser windows.
  5. Under On startup, click on the third option and click Set page.
  6. Set a new startup page if necessary.
  7. Under Search, click Manage search engine and set a new search provider.
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How to manually remove Search.info.com

Files associated with Search.info.com infection:

infocouk.xml
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