- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Browser-search.net is a search engine that does not differ much from buscarenlaweb.com. These search engines are very similar in a sense that they act like browser hijackers, i.e. they appear on all the major browsers without a user’s permission. Research has revealed that Browser-search.net is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. In order to be able to set a different search engine and homepage, you will have to remove Browser-search.net completely from these browsers. It cannot be removed like a regular program, i.e. it is impossible to get rid of it via Control Panel. Even though it is rather difficult to eliminate it, you should still do that because this search engine is untrustworthy and its presence might push your system into danger.
Browser-search.net looks like a decent and powerful search engine at first sight because it allows users to choose what they want to search for on the web, e.g. images, videos, and news. Actually, it really does not differ from other search engines at first sight; however, our specialists have recently confirmed that it differs from them in a sense that it presents users with advertisements. It places them among legitimate search results because it wants to force users to click on them. Advertisements which appear in the middle of decent search results are really dangerous. Even though they look completely decent and do not differ much from other search results, it is still very likely that they will redirect you to other web pages and thus will cause harm to your system. What’s more, you should not forget that Browser-search.net will collect information about your activities too in order to provide you with advertisements. If this activity does not bother you at all, you should still get rid of Browser-search.net for the sake of your system’s safety.
In our opinion, Browser-search.net search engine cannot be trusted fully because it is distributed via bundled malicious installers. In other words, it is distributed together with various free programs. Users want to download these free applications only but they get a package of software instead. This usually happens when users download applications from third-party web pages. If you have already noticed that Browser-search.net has applied changes to your browsers, there is a small possibility that other programs have managed to enter your system with it. If we were you, we would eliminate them too and then install a security tool on the system. It is the only effective way to prevent malware from entering the system.
Browser-search.net will disappear from your browsers if you reset them all. Another thing that you can do is to scan the system with an automatic malware remover. We suggest using an automatic tool because we know that it will erase all the existing infections for you. In other words, the automatic scanner, such as SpyHunter, will delete Browser-search.net and other undesirable programs that might have slithered onto your PC some time ago or entered together with Browser-search.net. An automatic tool will protect your system from future threats too, so it would be smart to have it installed and enabled 24/7.