It might be that Search.mo-cmf.com hijacks users’ browsers to show them third-party ads and get advertising revenue for it. Since the ads should come from the third party, it means that users could be redirected to unfamiliar web pages, and some of them might be created for malicious purposes. It is most likely that the search engine’s creators neither care about the safety of their users nor do they take any responsibility in case something goes wrong while you interact with third-party ads. Naturally, we would advise you to remove the application from the system before anything bad happens. Search.mo-cmf.com is compatible with few browsers, so the instructions below will accordingly show you how to get rid of the search engine from particular browser. Also, if you continue reading the article, we will provide you with more detailed information.
The application is a browser hijacker that changes user’s default homepage on the main browser. It can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, so if you use any of the listed browsers, it should load Search.mo-cmf.com every time you launch it. It manages to hijack the browser by installing an extension on it and modifying a few specific files on the system. For example, if your default browser is Mozilla Firefox, then the hijacker should locate the prefs.js file in the %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles directory. The next step is the file’s modification that is not hard to do if you know which lines should be changed in the code. One particular line defines your default homepage, and the browser hijacker replaces this value with Search.mo-cmf.com. Other browsers are hijacked similarly, although locations and modified data differ.
Users might be wondering how the browser hijacker enters the system, to begin with. Sadly, it is possible that some users install it themselves, although they might not do it on purpose. Search.mo-cmf.com could be distributed with bundled installers, so you may not notice its suggestion on the setup wizard. Users often choose automatic installation settings, and it might not allow them to deselect the bundled software. On the other hand, if you do not read what is written on the setup wizard, you might not notice any suggestions even if you pick custom installation settings. As you realize, it is rather important not to rush the installation and pay more attention to the provided terms.
However, if you already have the browser hijacker on the system, we should warn you about dangers that might come with the search engine’s usage. For starters, users should know that the application may use Yahoo search engine to gather the matching results, but they might be modified in the software’s server. In that case, you would see injected commercial ads and other offers that could redirect you to third-party web pages.
The bad news is that these web pages could be unreliable or harmful. For instance, the site might offer you to download a free application that might look useful, but in reality, it could be a different browser hijacker, potentially unwanted program, adware, and so on. Third-party sites could also distribute malicious software, e.g. Trojans, worms, viruses, and other. Therefore, our specialists advise against the search engine’s usage. If you do not think it can be trusted too, you should erase the browser hijacker without any hesitation.
Our researchers tested Search.mo-cmf.com and prepared a step by step removal instructions that you can find at the end of the article. They will show users how to erase unwanted extensions that could be related to the search engine. Plus, based on the browser, the instructions will help you either fix or delete the specific files that were modified. If removing the browser hijacker manually looks too complicated, you could download a legitimate antimalware tool. Use the tool to locate the application by doing a full system scan. Once, the scanning process is over; users should notice a deletion button, and as they click it the antimalware tool should take care of the detected threats. In case you have any questions related to the browser hijacker, you can write us through social media or leave a comment below.
Delete Search.mo-cmf.com extension from the Internet Explorer
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Erase Search.mo-cmf.com extensions from other browsers
Remove Search.mo-cmf.com from browsers