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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:

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

Boggles.co DLL's to remove:

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

Boggles.co processes to kill:

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