- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
When Broadband-search.com shows up in your browser after you start it up, it is a clear sign that your computer has been infected with a browser hijacker. A lot of users do not mind having their home page or their default search engine changed. Maybe they do not have a preferred website to start their browsing with or a search engine that they fully trust or like to use. But we believe that the main reason behind their inaction is lack of knowledge; namely, they have no idea about the potential system security risks they expose their computers to by having a browser hijacker on-board. Fortunately, we are here to share with you what we have found out about this malware infection so that you can protect your machine from all the risks. Please continue reading to find out why and how you can delete Broadband-search.com from your computer if you want to sort out this intrusive attack against your privacy.
The most likely way for this browser hijacker to show up on your PC is to arrive in a freeware bundle. If you have visited questionable shareware websites or other P2P sites lately, chances are that is the source of your infection. Mainly these websites host infected bundles. These software packages can hold a number of malware infections, such as adware programs, browser hijackers, and even potentially unwanted programs. The presence of these infections on your computer is quite obvious because once installed, they start to operate in a quite conspicuous way. Unfortunately, all of these infections may put your virtual security at risk. Most of them can display third-party ads, for example, or sponsored links that may take you to unsafe websites. That would be a rather unfortunate experience we would like to protect you from. Therefore, we advise you not to click on anything that maybe associated with such malware programs. Obviously, there is only one solution for you to cease the flow of potential exposure to unreliable content: You need to delete Broadband-search.com and all the other related threats as well.
We recommend that you only use reputable search engines for your web searches since these no-name search tools are rather unreliable or sometimes downright suspicious. Broadband-search.com, for example, may alter the search results and even use your search queries to present to you third-party ads and sponsored links that may interest you or trick you into clicking on them. After all, the creators need to make some easy money out of this free product, right? But we warn you to be alert and not to click on anything. As a matter of fact, do not even use this search engine if you do not want to end up on potentially unsafe websites. We have found that Broadband-search.com does not even function properly and may not even show proper search results; it may simply show ads or affiliated websites’ links. It may also depend on your location what you see, so chances are you will not even have any of this on your screen, which only makes this useless tool even more redundant for you. And that is already a good enough reason to remove Broadband-search.com from your computer.
Since this browser hijacker does not have an uninstaller, you cannot simply uninstall it via Control Panel. Fortunately, it is almost equally easy to remove Broadband-search.com from your browsers. As it affects all three major browsers, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer as well, you need to overwrite the home page setting in all of them. That is really not difficult, although if you have never tried to do it, you may need some assistance. Therefore, we have prepared a guide for you, which you can find below. If you want to make perfectly sure that your computer is free of threats, we advise you to run an antimalware program that will automatically find and eliminate all the infections that are present on your computer.
Remove Broadband-search.com from your browsers