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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:

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

Boggles.co DLL's to remove:

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

Boggles.co processes to kill:

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