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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Shows commercial adverts

Boggles.co

If you noticed that your default search engine is now Boggles.co, it means that you had a some dealings with freeware. This sometimes happens when you download free programs that have Boggles.co as an optional install. An argument could be made for this search engine to be called a browser hijacker; however, our research team is split on this matter. Whatever the case may be, we can confirm that Boggles.co could indirectly cause security vulnerabilities. Plus, it’s certainly annoying, so we believe that Boggles.co removal is the best option available.

Boggles.co is made using the Search Suggest engine. This means that people can use this engine to create their own search providers using the template. Boggles.co, like any other product made using Search Suggest, is independent. Its developers don’t answer to the operators of Search Suggest concerning distribution or anything else. As stated above, Boggles.co is mostly distributed via free program bundles. If you fail to pay adequate attention during the installation, you could get many different programs you weren't planning on installing on your computer, including adware or even malware. It could be annoying to try to remove all of them. You should run a spyware detection scan with a trustworthy tool to make sure you don’t have any more suspicious or annoying applications if you found Boggles.co on your machine.

While Boggles.co works as a search engine, it uses a lot of sponsored advertisements to cover the costs of running it. Due to this fact, it's not as trustworthy as the more popular search engines. Generally, privacy policies of engines like Boggles.co make sure to point out that their product is not responsible for the safety of third-party websites. You should always be careful, as these websites are known to sometimes contain dangerous threats. In our opinion, it’s better to rely on trustworthy search engines, like Google, Yahoo, or Bing. If you decided to switch to one of those, as you definitely should, you wouldn’t have any reason to keep Boggles.co on your computer. Fortunately for you, we’re going to discuss how to remove it next.

To get rid of Boggles.co, you have two options. You can do it automatically or manually. While manual Boggles.co removal isn’t as difficult as removal of dangerous threats like Trojans could be, we still don’t recommend it. We believe that your best option is to download a professional malware removal tool to scan your whole system and remove this search engine together with any threats that have found its way on your machine before Boggles.co, or any dangerous programs you might have been infected with after getting it. Nevertheless, the instructions for manual removal are included below for your convenience.

Remove Boggles.co

Windows 8

  1. Right-click the bottom-left corner of your Desktop and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program, select unwanted programs, and click Uninstall.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  1. Click the Windows button and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program, select unwanted programs, and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs, select unwanted programs, and click Remove.

Reset your browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Internet options.
  2. Open Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Check Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. Click Reset Firefox on the top-right corner.
  3. Click Reset Firefox.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Click Show advanced settings after scrolling down.
  3. Scroll down and click Reset browser settings.
  4. Confirm your decision by clicking Reset again.
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How to manually remove Boggles.co

Files associated with Boggles.co infection:

Updater.exe
Sixth.exe
Client.exe
webmakerplus.exe
sv.exe
Bind.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
flashEnhancer.dll
brfilterdrv.sys
Toast.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
litefile.bin
Autoload.exe
wirtual.exe
kometaup.exe
ALiBaBar.dll
UpdateService.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Browser Manager
BitGuard.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
upr.exe
ContentHost.dll
RGMUpdater.exe
wabEventSupport16.dll
lmservice.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
NCdownloader.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
windhcpclient.exe
openinstall.exe
dlprotect.exe
CompTmp.exe
regCheck.vbs
monitorsvc.exe
plura_autorun.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
Win_Updater.exe
dnkt.exe
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BrowserProtect
optimizer.exe
Downloader.dll
safetynut.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
PCProtect.dll
UpdateTask.exe
IEError.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
inspasio.exe
VirusRemover.exe
playsetup.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\BrowserProtect
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Browser Manager
R003.exe
Seventh.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
openinst.exe
chrome-links.exe
systerm32.exe
usetting.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
timetasks.exe
VideoUsage.exe
ieplug.dll
uninstall_Winservices.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
PackerV2.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
MSLSService.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
MAJTuto.exe
Assistant_x64.dll
PCProtect.exe
DFService.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
toolserv.exe
fiber.js
smp2.exe
winclient32.exe
lsdprn.exe
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\????????????????
contentagent.exe
psupport.dll
browsemngr.exe
host.exe
update.exe
dataup.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
AppHelper.exe
uninstaller.exe
mngr.exe
TorrentStat.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\BrowserProtect
WombatUpdater.exe
DeltaFix.dll
PlusMo.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
ScriptHost.dll
bi_client.exe
NTS.exe
stprss.exe
update1.dll
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
BDL.dll

Boggles.co DLL's to remove:

psupport.dll
ieplug.dll
BDL.dll
ContentHost.dll
flashEnhancer.dll
PCProtect.dll
DeltaFix.dll
Downloader.dll
ScriptHost.dll
ALiBaBar.dll
wabEventSupport16.dll
Assistant_x64.dll
update1.dll

Boggles.co processes to kill:

MAJTuto.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
NCdownloader.exe
windhcpclient.exe
browsemngr.exe
VideoUsage.exe
smp2.exe
PlusMo.exe
VirusRemover.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
chrome-links.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
UpdateTask.exe
wirtual.exe
openinst.exe
Seventh.exe
dlprotect.exe
mngr.exe
AppHelper.exe
MSLSService.exe
timetasks.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
Bind.exe
lmservice.exe
optimizer.exe
kometaup.exe
upr.exe
inspasio.exe
playsetup.exe
update.exe
PCProtect.exe
R003.exe
CompTmp.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
NTS.exe
Client.exe
lsdprn.exe
IEError.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
openinstall.exe
TorrentStat.exe
Toast.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
sv.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
bi_client.exe
Sixth.exe
UpdateService.exe
monitorsvc.exe
host.exe
usetting.exe
contentagent.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
DFService.exe
Updater.exe
BitGuard.exe
stprss.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
toolserv.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
Autoload.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
dnkt.exe
systerm32.exe
webmakerplus.exe
uninstaller.exe
dataup.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
Win_Updater.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
plura_autorun.exe
safetynut.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
PackerV2.exe
winclient32.exe
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