- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If your home page has been changed to Bing.vc, there is a good chance that you have installed some free software or updates recently from an unfamiliar or questionable website and got infected with a browser hijacker. Since this change most likely has taken place without your permission, it already raises privacy issues. Most users have their own preferred home pages and trusted search engines. But Bing.vc infiltrates your system and overwrites both. Nevertheless, this is not why this browser hijacker might be dangerous for you. There are a few ways that it can endanger your computer. If you want to keep your files and data safe, this article will help you know why and how you can delete Bing.vc from your PC.
Bing.vc is an intrusive infection that seems to be distributed in free software bundles. Some users reported that they installed a driver update tool from GOLTech, which is a small software vendor team, while others claimed to have downloaded updates from C-net, and that is how they got infected. It does not really matter where you download free software or updates from, because every time you install a package, you need to make sure that you are aware of all the various components, tools, and applications that are included. Otherwise, you will find yourself facing a bunch of infections and you will have no idea how they have entered your system. So, if you want to make sure that your computer is safe, you need to remove Bing.vc and run a full system scan to detect the presence of any other malware.
If this data ends up in the wrong hands, you and your computer might be exploited by schemers. It is never safe to keep applications on your system that might expose you to such possibilities. That is why it is vital that you delete Bing.vc as soon as you can.
Unfortunately, in the case of this browser hijacker there is a possibility that some leftovers remain on your system, including registry entries. So, in order to clean Bing.vc fully from your computer, manual removal will not be necessarily enough. You also need to know that this persistent hijacker changes the browser target lines, which you need to fix first. Otherwise, you will reset your browsers in vain. Below you can find our detailed instructions about the manual part of the job. For the rest, we recommend using a reliable antimalware tool, such as SpyHunter, which will take care of all the remaining bits and pieces and all other potential threats, as well.
How to remove Bing.vc from your computer
Restore the Target line
Reset your browsers