- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Using Amisites.com as a regular search tool is not what we recommend. In fact, the only logical thing to do is to delete this search provider from your browsers right away. According to our research, this search tool comes from the same group (Elex family) of browser hijackers as Nuesearch.com, Oursearching.com, and Luckysearches.com, and all of them are considered unreliable. First of all, they might corrupt your browsers illegally, which means that they can replace homepage and search provider settings without your permission. Needless to say, this is a sign of malicious activity. It is possible that, in certain cases, users will agree to the modifications initiated by the hijacker, but even in that case, removing Amisites.com is important. If you do not understand why this search provider is considered malicious, please continue reading.
Do you understand the term “browser hijacker?” This term outlines an infection that is capable of modifying browser’s settings, usually without permission. As we have already established, some users could let in hijackers themselves, but, in most cases, they are misled or forced into it, which is why we still classify this type of search tools as hijackers. Most hijackers come packaged with other programs that might have been created by different parties. These programs are bundled together by software distributors who, most likely, earn money for distributing different programs across the web. By bundling multiple programs together, these distributors are more efficient. What is more, they have the opportunity to promote apps that are less popular or attractive. Unfortunately, this is a method that is often used for the distribution of malicious software as well. Were other threats bundled along with Amisites.com? You can find this out by inspecting your operating system with a reliable malware scanner. Some of them, for example SpyHunter, are free, so there is no excuse for not examining your operating system.
What do you know about web cookies? These are small pieces of data that contain information about you, your system, your preferences, and your activity. This data allows the developer of Amisites.com to enhance the services it provides, and, considering that the only service of this tool seems to be the promotion of third-party products, this is what this information is used for. On top of that, third parties working with the developer of the hijacker are allowed to install their cookies, which means that they can collect data about you without any interference. Is this risk-free? Of course, it is not. On the contrary, unfamiliar parties use unpredictable cookies that could easily start recording personal, sensitive information. Even non-personally identifiable information could be used in scams – if malicious parties are involved – and this is another reason why you should get rid of this hijacker as soon as possible.
There is an easy way to delete Amisites.com and a more complicated way. Which one are you leaning towards? Of course, it is most likely that you want to erase this threat right away, and this is why we offer the instructions below. If you act carefully, you will have the unwanted search tool eliminated in no time. If you are struggling, post a comment below explaining your obstacles, and we will assist you shortly. Now, if other threats are active, manual removal might not be the best option, and automated malware removal software should be employed. Are you hesitant to invest in this software? Well, your operating system will remain vulnerable even after you clean it, and only installed anti-malware software can prevent this from happening.