- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Fluey.com is a suspicious website that provides flu-related news articles. The content provided via this site appears to be authentic and legitimate, but there is one more feature that is much more suspicious. As you might have noticed yourself, a search tool is attached to this website, and it is very suspicious. Although it is unlikely that many users would use this search provider when visiting the site, we have found that it can replace your regular search provider. Therefore, every time you enter keywords into the address bar of your Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox browser, you will be provided with the search results associated with this website. Although we do not classify it as a browser hijacker, we strongly recommend removing Fluey.com from your web browsers as soon as possible.
When researching Fluey.com, we found that Volunteercentre.org is very similar. Both of these websites provide articles, and both of them represent a suspicious search tool. Furthermore, both of these search tools can be employed by the infamous Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net, a browser hijacker that can take over your browsers without your permission. This hijacker can silently connect to the Internet to transfer and download data, and it is capable of automatically redirecting you third-party search engines. It is likely that this hijacker redirects to different engines depending on the geographical location of its victim. For example, you are likely to be routed to Fluey.com by this hijacker if you live in Poland, Algeria, Pakistan, Egypt, Nigeria, and several other countries. Whether or not you are provided with the information you are looking for, you should never trust unfamiliar search tools that you are redirected to without permission as this is a sign of malicious activity.
Has Fluey.com appeared along with advertising-supported programs? According to our research, this search engine is most likely to be downloaded with Results Hub and Search Know, both of which are advertising-supported programs we have seen spreading along with many other suspicious and malicious programs. If you discover these threats, you need to delete them as well. Use a malware scanner to identify the existing threats, and use our database to find the fitting removal guides. Unfortunately, all threats are different, and you might have to approach them all from a different angle. Of course, that is if you choose to delete Fluey.com and other existing threats manually. If you download anti-malware software, all unreliable programs will be eliminated from your operating system and browsers automatically.
If you want to delete Fluey.com from IE, Chrome, or Firefox manually, you need to reset your browsers, and you can follow the steps below to perform this task. Once you reset your browsers, eliminate all other existing threats – either do this manually or install an anti-malware tool – and reinforce Windows protection. If you skip any of the steps, your virtual security will remain vulnerable, and you will find yourself dealing with malicious infections sooner or later. If you want to prevent the infiltration of malware, protect your operating system now.