- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Unexpected browser settings modification is definitely a disturbing experience because at first, it is hard to understand what happened to your system. However, 365j.com is a browser hijacker that enters your computer without your permission, and if you see this website when you open your browser, you can be sure that your system has been compromised. It is important that you remove this browser hijacker right now because you have to protect your information from potential security threats that might enter your computer via this infection. Browser hijackers can act as malware distributors if they get exploited by cyber criminals, so you should not take your chances.
There are quite a few stand-alone browser hijackers, but there are also those that are part of some website or a program. This one seems to be related to the 365j.com domain, but it is very unlikely that visiting the page itself would change your homepage settings. According to statistical data, the 365j.com website is ranked 3,590th in China, which means that it is not one of the most frequently visited sites. Also, the website server uses the 18.104.22.168 IP address and, as expected, it is hosted in China. What’s more, the statistics shows that there are thirty two outgoing links on the page that include links to win4000.com, hdz8.com, rdsj5.com, huabian.com, kuaiju.com, and other sites.
We believe that users are not inclined to access any of the sites unless they speak Chinese. And even so, when we tried the outgoing links, we were redirected to pages that offer desktop or mobile wallpapers, celebrity gossip, and so on. Therefore, it is highly doubtful whether the site and the outgoing links can provide you with high-quality content, and it only proves that you should stay away from this domain. With 365j.com set as your homepage, it might be somewhat tricky to accomplish, but we will provide you with manual removal instructions that will help you get rid of this hijacker.
First, you need to understand that this program cannot enter your computer on its own. Browser hijackers do not replicate themselves and do not spread on a whim. According to our research, 365j.com usually gets distributed in software packages that are available for download from file-sharing websites. For example, if you download something from Softpedia, cNet, or any other portal that offers freeware; you need to be attentive during the installation process. Third-party installers often carry several applications, and users may not be aware of the fact that they are installing additional programs aside from the one they have been looking for.
Thus, when you set out to remove 365j.com from your computer, you also have to terminate all the other additional applications that might have entered your system along with the browser hijacker. If you have trouble locating potentially unwanted applications, run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner to detect all the programs you need to get rid of. Automatic software removal with a licensed antispyware tool is your best shot when you need to protect your PC against unwanted intruders.
Luckily, this browser hijacker affects only the Internet Explorer web browser, and it does not seem to work on Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. This means that you can get rid of this problem if you restore your browser settings to default. If you do not want to lose most of your settings, you can also change the homepage via Registry Editor. The instructions on how to do that are presented below this description.
We believe that you should know already how dangerous it is to keep the likes of 365j.com on your browser, but if you are still having your doubts, let us tell how intrusive the hijacker can be. It will track your online activity via tracking cookies, and when it has enough data, it will target customized content at you. The content will be related to your most recent searches, and this way the program will increase the possibility of your clicking any of the promoted links or ads.
Needless to say, the program does not check the third-party content it promotes, and that is how you can easily get infected with severely dangerous malware. It would not be too far-fetched to say that through 365j.com you could get infected with ransomware, Trojans, rogue antispyware, and many other types of corrupted software. If you fail to delete this browser hijacker immediately, this is exactly what is going to happen, so the sooner to get rid of it, the better. If you encounter any problems while trying to eliminate the application, please feel free to leave us a comment.
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