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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:

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

Boggles.co DLL's to remove:

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

Boggles.co processes to kill:

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