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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:

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

Boggles.co DLL's to remove:

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

Boggles.co processes to kill:

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