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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Changes default search engine

Eticosearch.com

It is crucial that you remove Eticosearch.com from your computer right away if you want to avoid the malicious activity caused by this browser hijacker. At first glance, the home page provided by the intrusive infection may seem useful as all the key features, like image search, blog search, PDF search, etc., are conveniently placed and the design might trick you into thinking that it is a legitimate and trustworthy search tool. On top of that, the slogan states: “All in One Search Engine." Unfortunately, these features and statements are extremely misleading considering that Eticosearch.com is intrusive and aggressive. We have examined the hijacker and now provide a comprehensive guide explaining how to remove this bothersome infection.

The hijacker alters the settings of popular browsers Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Once it infiltrates the system the infection tweaks the Windows Registry entries and browser settings thus the default search engine and home page are altered and you are set to use Eticosearch.com.Unless you delete Eticosearch.com, the hijacker will constantly annoy you with numerous commercial adverts. Furthermore, the suspicious search engine will prompt ad supported search results, so using the search tool will be a bothersome process. Keep in mind that Eticoserach.com is able to perform various activities without your authorization, for example, it can connect to the Internet without authorization. This connection could be used to connect to remote servers and transfer data which may be collected by the potentially employed tracking cookies.

Terms & Conditions or Privacy documents do not exist on the Eticosearch.com website, thus it is safe to assume that the developers of this hijacker are in no way interested in users and their rights, which is quite natural considering the aggressive and intrusive behavior of this hijacker. Eticosearch.com is not reliable or safe in any way, thus it is vital you remove this malicious piece of software right now.

You will not be able to delete Eticosearch.com via Control Panel, thus the removal process may appear to be more complicated. Considering that this hijacker is capable of connecting to the Internet without permission we assume that it might be able of restoring itself, which means that the manual removal might not remove Eticosearch.com entirely. After restoring the browser settings, which you can do using the provided guide, you should scan the system with a powerful antimalware tool in order to find and delete the hijacker once and for all. If you want to lower the risk of infecting your PC in the future, you should consider investing in a professional antimalware tool.

How to remove Eticosearch.com from your browsers?

Delete from Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T, and then select Internet Options.
  2. Delete Eticosearch.com from the Home page section and restore your original home page.
  3. Tap Alt+T once again but now select Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Search Providers and restore your default search engine.
  5. Remove eticosearch.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Reset Firefox…
  4. Confirm your selection by clicking Reset Firefox in a pop-up window.
  5. Click Finish.
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How to manually remove Eticosearch.com

Files associated with Eticosearch.com infection:

firewall.exe

Eticosearch.com processes to kill:

firewall.exe
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