- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Do not get too excited if Exciterewards.com greets you when you launch your browser because it is quite likely that your computer has been infiltrated and infected with a browser hijacker. This questionable search engine can be set as your new home page in all the major browsers without your knowledge and permission, and that is exactly why it has been categorized as a browser hijacker. This is a serious act against your privacy that should not be tolerated. In fact, this should be enough for a security-minded computer user to remove Exciterewards.com right away. And that is what we recommend as well because this browser hijacker may also expose you to unsafe web content. If you keep this search engine in your browsers you might risk to make your computer more vulnerable and open to cyber criminals.
If you check out this website, Exciterewards.com, what you will find is that it seems that this search engine is not even fully functional. No matter what search keywords you type in, it will not display any search results apart from a “web results” panel on the right. But those links may lead to unreliable third-party websites. Even if they are reliable sites, it is possible that this hijacker injects third-party ads into those pages. Maybe it does present to you search results in the version that sneaks onto your computer. However, those results might be modified by this unreliable search engine and that may hold certain risks for you. If you click on links that come from suspicious third parties, who might even be criminals, you might be taken to unsafe websites. Such a visit may end with unfortunate consequences since you may infect your operating system with even more malware programs or get scammed by criminals in a variety of ways. Even if there is a slight chance that these things might happen, we advise you to delete Exciterewards.com as soon as possible.
This is what the EULA says about your “safety” while visiting this website and using its services:
Hopefully, you understand the potential dangers and will not keep such a ticking time bomb on your Windows operating system.
But how did this browser hijacker got there in the first place, on your computer that is? The most probable way for it to enter your PC is via freeware bundles. But if it comes in bundles, chances are it is not alone, which means that there may be other malware infections traveling together with this useless search engine. If you have visited suspicious shareware websites lately and downloaded free software, there is a good chance that you installed this infected version and that is how this hijacker sneaked onto your computer. If that is the case, you need to delete Exciterewards.com and handle all the other infections as well unless you want to let them run amok on your system to turn it upside down.
In order to eliminate this malware infection, you need to overwrite the home page setting in your browsers. If you have never changed your browser settings before, please use our instructions to guide you through the necessary steps. But if you want to step up more effectively against all the malware threats that may be endangering your virtual security, we recommend that you use a professional antimalware program, such as SpyHunter, in order to take care of all the infections and protect your PC.
How to remove Exciterewards.com