- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.yoursocialhubnow.com is a search engine that is automatically set as your browser’s default homepage after you install its dedicated browser extension called Your Social Hub Now, so you probably want to remove it as it is set without your approval. Furthermore, we have classified it as a browser hijacker, because its browser extension resets Search.yoursocialhubnow.com as the default homepage after you change the homepage address and restart the browser. This hijacker forces you to use it as your default search engine, thus redirecting web traffic to its search results. The problem is that its search results are likely modified. Hence, they contain promotional links to third-party websites of unverifiable legitimacy. This browser hijacker can pose a threat to your computer’s security, so we invite you to read this short description and remove it afterwards.
Most browser hijackers are dependent on the software installers they come bundled with to inject them into a browser. Search.yoursocialhubnow.com is a bit different, however. Not only is it distributed using software bundles that secretly modify your browser’s settings and sets this hijacker as its default homepage, but it is also featured on its very own dedicated website. This website is hosted on Yoursocialhubnow.com/Social?#. Interestingly, this website claims that it will help you login to your social network accounts much faster. This website features a window in which you can enter your user name, but this is an optional feature. Regardless of what you type in, it will always initiate the download of this browser hijacker’s browser extension. If you agree to install the extension (as you can opt out if you want), then Search.yoursocialhubnow.com will be set as your browser’s homepage.
After conducting our research, we have concluded that Search.yoursocialhubnow.com is an unreliable search engine, because it injects commercial advertisements in its search results in order to make money. Obviously, all legitimate search engines feature commercial advertising inside their search results to some degree. The problem with Search.yoursocialhubnow.com, however, is that we do not know where its advertisements come from. There is no way you can verify the legitimacy of every of its promoted links, by using this browser hijacker as your search engine you can compromise your computer’s security by entering a malicious website or downloading illicit software.
Furthermore, our research has revealed that Search.yoursocialhubnow.com actually redirects is searches to a server at Extsearch.maxwebsearch.com, and then it redirects the search queries to a modified Yahoo.com search engine. All of this is done in a matter of seconds, so you cannot observe the redirecting process. It must be said that Yahoo.com is a legitimate search engine. However, we think that Search.yoursocialhubnow.com’s secretive developers might have tampered with its search results in order to inject promotional links and, thus, make money.
Nothing good will come from using Search.yoursocialhubnow.com as your search engine. As previously stated, this search engine can expose you to unreliable and even illicit content via its promotional links. If you have this hijacker on your web browser, then it is probably to the fact that you got it by accident as it is known to be disseminated via malicious software bundles that install it without your knowledge or approval, as well as its dedicated website. IF you want to remove it, please consult the instructions provided below.
Remove Search.yoursocialhubnow.com from Internet Explorer via Control Panel
Remove Search.yoursocialhubnow.com from your browser