- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Aguzar.com is an atypical browser hijacker because it does not work like the most hijackers do. Most hijackers take on the interfaces of normal-looking search providers, and they showcase seemingly regular search results. When it comes to this hijacker, although it does look like a functioning search engine, it does not provide any search results. In fact, when you enter keywords into the search box, you are routed to a page that says: “We apologize for the inconvenience, but we weren't able to find results for this query.” Having said that, this browser hijacker is still spreading across the web, and you might find it set as your homepage or default search provider. Needless to say, it is mainly targeted at those users who speak Spanish. Whether you find it installed illegally or with your permission, you need to remove Aguzar.com, and not just because it does not provide beneficial search services.
According to our research, Aguzar.com is identical to Agucar.com. This search provider not only has the same interface but also is just as useless, and you cannot use it in a beneficial manner. The fact that several identical hijackers are spreading across the web suggests that a malicious software creator is unleashing multiple threats at the same time. Is it possible that Aguzar.com has other clones? Unfortunately, it is very possible, but none of them should be trusted. The Web, Imagenes, Video, and Noticias search tools provided via these search engines are completely useless, and they cannot help you surf the web. Did you install the search provider thinking it could be helpful? In this case, it is most likely that you have been provided with misleading information. Was this supposedly beneficial search tool introduced to you via an unfamiliar installer spreading seemingly attractive programs? If so, you MUST scan your operating system because it is very possible that these additional programs are unreliable as well. You should also scan your operating system if the hijacker corrupts your browsers without any warning.
The privacy policies regarding this advertising-supported program indicate that tracking cookies are used to record certain information. Cookies are installed silently using a connection to remote web servers, but they are used by most virtual services, and this is not surprising. What we want to bring your attention to are third-party cookies. Aguzar.com works with undisclosed companies that supposedly use the hijacker to advertise their products. Although at this time, the search tool does not work at all, it is possible that when it works, it shows sponsored links. Now, if you interacted with these links, third-party cookies could get involved as well, and it is impossible to say how they could work. Keep in mind that malicious tracking cookies exist, and they can collect personal information. Parties who have access to this information could use it to scam you, for example, by camouflaging scams behind much more appealing, personally-targeted offers. If you do not want to become a victim of such activity, you must delete the hijacker.
When it comes to suspicious hijackers, their removal can be very tricky. The problem is that malware can be upgraded with a single update, and while you might be able to delete Aguzar.com from your browsers using the guide below now, we cannot guarantee that these instructions will work in the future. Hopefully, this malicious threat dies down, and users do not need to deal with it in the future. For now, we suggest replacing the unwanted homepage and default search provider settings. Additionally, it is a good idea to clean your cache and cookies to ensure that unreliable third parties cannot spy on you even after the hijacker is deleted. Our removal guide below will help you perform all of these tasks manually. Of course, this option is not ideal if other infections and unwanted programs are active on your PC. If you are not sure if they are active, you should perform a complete system scan. In a situation where many different threats are active, it is truly best to use automated malware removal software.