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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:

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

Boggles.co DLL's to remove:

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

Boggles.co processes to kill:

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