- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
At the first glance, Nuesearch.com may look like your average search engine that can improve your web search experience. It is sleek and simple and does not seem to have any additional advertisements, as it is common with third-party search engines. Nevertheless, according to our researchers, Nuesearch.com is a browser hijacker, and that automatically puts it into the box of potentially malicious software. In other words, it is not safe to have this program on your computer, and you need to terminate it as soon as possible. It is also very likely that you will have to remove a number of other unwanted programs, too.
Why do we think that you have more than one threat on-board? The answer lies in the nature of hijacker distribution. Only a very small part of browser hijackers have direct distribution sources. Not to mention that it is doubtful whether users would download such programs willingly. Thus, the people behind these infections make a very good use of freeware distribution sites to spread their infections around. Nuesearch.com is no exception. The application usually spreads through bundled third-party installers, and users do not even realize they install unwanted and dangerous applications before it is too late.
Therefore, we strongly encourage you to download programs only from official websites. If you download an app from a file-sharing site, make sure you read every single step of the setup wizard because there could be an offer to install additional programs. Quite often, there is a chance to DECLINE the installation, but users simply breeze through the installation too fast to notice that message. Once again, this is how they end up with Nuesearch.com on their browsers. Luckily, a browser hijacker is not as menacing as, say, a ransomware application, so you may have more time to take care of this issue.
This program mainly affects the Chrome and Firefox browsers. It comes from the Elex hijacker family, and so it behaves just like most of the other infections in the group. Upon the installation, you will see that Nuesearch.com changes your homepage and default search engine. That may trick some users into thinking that this program is a real search provider, but if you were to run a search query through this hijacker, you would see that it makes use of a customized version of the Google search engine. In other words, there is nothing original about it.
Naturally, Google has nothing to do with Nuesearch.com, too. The hijacker simply employs the search engine and tweaks it to its liking. The tweaking results in modified search results that may inadvertently redirect you to dangerous websites. Therefore, you should never click any of the results provided by Nuesearch.com. What’s more, it is also very likely that you will be exposed to commercial advertisements and other undesirable content as long as this hijacker is on your computer.
Long story short, browser hijackers are annoying little nuisances and this situation could quickly escalate into something nasty if you do nothing about it. To remove Nuesearch.com from your browser, simply reset your browser settings to default.
As for the other potential threats that might have arrived with the hijacker, scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner and you will know for sure just how many unwanted files and applications are there on your system. Remove them with a licensed security tool and then safeguard your PC so that you would not have to face such threats again. Last, but not least, be careful about the websites you visit and the files you download because malware is always lurking just around the figurative corner.
How to Remove Nuesearch.com