- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Exlee.com represents a website that promotes a supposedly innovative and modern search tool, but it also represents a search provider. This search provider is usually classified as a browser hijacker because it changes browsers’ settings and because it cannot live up to the expectations. If you have downloaded this search tool willingly, it is most likely that you did this believing that you would be provided with great services. The reality is that this search tool was primarily developed to promote third-party ads, as well as collect information that could help advertisers. Sure, this search tool does work to some extent, but it is not worth any of your attention, and the best thing you can do is delete it. We have prepared a guide that will help you remove Exlee.com from your browsers, but we suggest reading the report first.
The suspicious Exlee.com is identical to such infamous browser hijackers as cassiopesa.com and binkiland.com. There is no one way that these infections are spread to operating systems, but the most common method of distribution is software bundling. Exlee.com could be concealed by other, more attractive pieces of software or it could be the main attraction hiding more malicious infections. Of course, in the case of software bundling, you must examine the operating system to see what kind of other threats could have invaded your operating system. Hopefully, other threats do not exist, and you can focus on the removal of the hijacker. So, why exactly should you get rid of this search tool? If it has invaded your browsers without your permission, you have the first reason to get rid of this infection. Of course, there are reasons to erase this infection even if you have let it in yourself.
According to our research, Exlee.com only hijacks homepages and default search provider tools on popular web browsers (e.g., Edge, IE, Firefox, or Chrome), which is good news because that should make it easier for you to handle it. Although this hijacker does not create malicious files and does not mess with your Windows Registry, it is intrusive nonetheless. If you are unlucky, this threat will also download a Chromium-based web browser, which creates an extra step in the removal process. This browser could be set as the default browser, but even if Exlee.com works from the browsers you know, you are not safe. Remember that this hijacker is all about advertising products/services and collecting data, and nothing good can come out of it for you personally. The ones who benefit from this situation are the creator of the hijacker and the parties working with it.
If you do not know how to replace unwanted search tools with the desired ones, follow the guide below. This guide is easy enough to follow even if you are inexperienced, but if you have concerns about any of the steps, please post a comment below. Once you are done with the first step of removal, immediately scan your PC with a malware scanner. This tool will help you find out if the hijacker was completely eliminated and if you need to handle any other threats. Do not worry if you cannot clean your operating system manually as you can rely on legitimate anti-malware software to clean it automatically.