- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Incosic.com is a search engine identical to mysites123.com, luckysearches.com, and luckybeginning.com. We tested these websites some time ago, so we had preconceptions about Incosic.com too. Unfortunately, our suspicions about Incosic.com were confirmed when we found that it usually enters computers without permission and then changes the settings of browsers. It affects all the browsers it manages to find, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, which are known to be the most popular browsers in the world. In order not to allow users to remove it easily, this browser hijacker also modifies the shortcuts of browsers. Speaking more specifically, it hijacks Target lines, which means that it will revive if you try to get rid of it unless you fix those browsers’ shortcuts. Do not worry; we will help you with the Incosic.com removal further in the article, so it will definitely be easier for you to get rid of it.
Specialists working at pcthreat.com have noticed that many users cannot understand why they need to remove Incosic.com from their browsers when it looks quite decent and does not differ much from other existing search engines that are considered to be reliable. Therefore, we want to explain how Incosic.com acts first. As you already know, this search engine will change the settings of your browsers without permission. Of course, this is not the main reason you need to get rid of it. Specialists seek to convince you to delete Incosic.com because it has been noticed that it will show various advertisements and links that have nothing to do with your search queries. All ads contain links inside them, so it is impossible to know where they will take you. Unfortunately, it is known that these ads might promote bad websites as well, so the possibility to infect the system with malware by using Incosic.com as the main search tool is rather high. It is not a good solution to decide to ignore them as well because, as our experience shows, it is basically impossible to recognize ads. Yes, they look exactly like ordinary search results.
Incosic.com belongs to the same family like such well-known browser hijackers as Qone8.com, Sweet-page.com, and V9.com. Therefore, it did not take long for us to understand that it is spread bundled with other applications as well. In most cases, users who tend to download many free applications from questionable sites allow this browser hijacker to sneak onto their computers. As browser hijackers are distributed similarly, you might encounter a hijacker again if you are careless in the future. Of course, there is a way to ensure the system’s safety – you need to install an antimalware tool on your computer. We also suggest leaving questionable websites immediately because they might contain undesirable software too.
It is not very easy to remove Incosic.com from browsers because it modifies all the shortcuts. In addition, it is known that it might install a QuickStart, Fast Start or SupTab extension alongside. Luckily, in most cases, the shortcuts of browsers are fixed when users remove Incosic.com through Control Panel. If you cannot find its entry there, it means that you will have to fix the shortcuts of browsers manually and then remove Incosic.com. The quickest way to do that is to reset browsers one by one. Below you will find instructions that will help you to do that. If Incosic.com remains in its place, you should scan your computer with an automatic scanner, e.g. SpyHunter. It will take care of this browser hijacker easily and quickly. Also, it will delete other infections for you, if there are any.