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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:

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

Boggles.co DLL's to remove:

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

Boggles.co processes to kill:

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