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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:

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

Boggles.co DLL's to remove:

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

Boggles.co processes to kill:

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