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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:

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

Boggles.co DLL's to remove:

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

Boggles.co processes to kill:

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