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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:

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

Boggles.co DLL's to remove:

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

Boggles.co processes to kill:

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