- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
AttirerPage is a browser hijacker malware infection that promotes a questionable search page, Attirerpage.com. This hijacker seems to belong to the ELEX family that includes Maniihome.com and WorldSearchPro.com. At first sight this infection may look totally normal and innocent. However, our research shows that this hijacker can pose a threat to your virtual security. Leaving this malware on your system could cause further infections and worse. If you do not want to expose yourself and your computer to cyber criminals, you should not think twice before you remove AttirerPage from your system. However, while you are at it, you should also detect all other potentially risky applications because this infection rarely comes alone. Please read our entire article if you would like to understand the risks and what you can do to avoid them.
Since we have not found any official or promotional webpage for this search page, the most likely way for it to spread over the web is via freeware bundles. It is important for us to express that not all bundles are bad and evil. Obviously, there are legitimate ones that distribute useful and reliable third-party tools along with free software. But criminals can take advantage of bundling and mislead unsuspecting computer users to install the whole package. Therefore, they can pack several malicious software installers as well as potentially unwanted programs in one bundle. Such a malicious package can be downloaded if you click on corrupt third-party ads generated either by adware applications on your computer or suspicious websites you are viewing. If you click on such an ad, you can drop a whole pack of malware threats onto your system. As you can see now, there is a good chance that there are several threats on your computer right now. That is why it is essential that you delete AttirerPage and detect all other threats by running a malware scanner. If you plan to use a free online scanner, make sure that it is a reliable one before using it in order not to create more security issues if possible.
Once this infection can crawl onto your system, it may set AttirerPage.com as your new home page, new tab page, and default search engine in all major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. It is possible that you yourself let these changes take place during the installation of a bundle, but most users tend to overlook this step and believe that this hijacker simply sneaks onto their system behind their back. This hijacker can spy on you by recording your online activities. This information can be shared with third parties, which makes it possible for criminals to trick you with customized ads. AttirerPage can alter search results to promote third-party content. So do not be fooled by the Google results page this hijacker shows you. It is possible that this page contains potentially risky ads and sponsored links. Since this search page uses the pay-per-click system to generate income, you can be sure that you will be exposed to as many third-party links as possible. However, clicking on potentially unsafe content can take you to malicious websites. This is how you can easily let more infections onto your system or get scammed by criminals to lose money. There is no reason for you to keep this questionable search page in your browsers. We advise you to remove AttirerPage hijacker ASAP if you want to keep your PC clean.
Fortunately, this browser hijacker has a working uninstaller that can be run via Control Panel. This uninstaller seems to leave no leftovers. Please use our instructions below if you are unfamiliar with the necessary steps. You can help protect your system if you keep away from suspicious websites and you do not engage with third-party ads. It is also important that you update all your drivers and programs regularly. But it is definitely the best solution to download and install a trustworthy application such as SpyHunter if you want perfect protection for your PC. Remember to keep your security tool also always up-to-date for best performance.
How to remove AttirerPage from Windows
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
Windows Vista and Windows 7