- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Fantasybulletin.net claims to provide you with “the most up-to-date sports data online,” but we have found that this search engine may be set as your home page, default search engine, and new tab page in your browsers by a browser hijacker. This could be the reason, too, if you do not recall allowing these changes. However, in all fairness, we must mention that many users overlook the options usually offered when they are installing free tools or freeware bundles. The presence of this browser hijacker may cause system security issues for your computer by exposing you to potentially unsafe third-party content. We believe that you should remove Fantasybulletin.net before the fantasy of being scammed by cyber criminals becomes sad reality.
You can install this browser extension right from the website Fantasybulletin.net. However, if you are a sports fan and would rush to click on the “Add extension” button, we recommend that you read carefully what you agree to. This extension can “read and change all data on the websites you visit.” This may not scare away most users, but by allowing this to take place, you may give permission to this hijacker to spy on you and collect information about you. As a matter of fact, this browser hijacker can collect all kinds of information about your online activities, which can be used to set up a profile on you. This profile can be shared with or sold to third parties, who will be able to display targeted advertisements on your computer screen based on this profile.
The danger in customized advertisements is that you may be more willing or inclined to click on them than on non-relevant junk ads. But just because you see a best-deal pop-up ad of a product you really want to get, it does not mean you will get it if you click on it. What if cyber criminals are posing as an online shop with, of course, a fake website? You might be tricked into revealing your banking details to them. Also, this hijacker displays several Twitter feeds below the search box based on your preference of sports. But what if it also injects third-party ads or links into the linked pages? It is also possible that it can modify the search results, and you may end up on a manipulated Yahoo search results page, as this hijacker uses a redirection instead of having its own engine. Since this unreliable search engine can show up every time you launch your browsers, you will be introduced to potentially unsafe content constantly, unless you make up your mind and delete Fantasybulletin.net.
Although currently we cannot confirm that this browser hijacker travels in freeware bundles, since it is still quite a new infection we can infer that sooner or later you will find it in bundles packed with malicious installers, because that is how practically all hijackers are distributed over the net. That is why you need to be extra careful how or where you download applications. Choosing the wrong website could result in downloading a bundle full of malware infections. Removing Fantasybulletin.net would not save your computer from the other threats; if you are in doubt, always run a malware scanner on your computer. It can be a free online scanner, but make sure it is a reliable one.
You can also check manually whether certain infections are on board. First, you should open your Control Panel and check the list of installed programs. If you find any application that is suspicious, you should run a Google search on it to make sure you can remove it. Then, you can inspect your browser settings to see if you find any unwanted extensions. As a matter of fact, if you want to eliminate Fantasybulletin.net, you also need to start with uninstalling the application first via Control Panel. But this uninstaller leaves leftovers. If you do not clean them from your computer, this hijacker will remain a threat source. That is why you need to manually remove the extensions from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. If you need help with these steps, please use our instructions below. Also, remember that you should periodically update all your programs, including your Windows operating system and browsers. You need to do this because cyber criminals can exploit certain security holes in these and gain access to your files and precious information. If you want to feel totally safe, we advise you to implement a reliable antimalware program.
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