- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Browserhunt.com is a clone of Mountainbrowse.com we have written about recently. Like its predecessor, Browserhunt.com can be called a browser hijacker because it changes the settings of all the browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox by setting itself as the default homepage (it does that without permission). Even though Browserhunt.com seems to be a powerful search tool, it does not return reliable search results, so we suggest that you do not let this questionable search engine stay in the place of your homepage. According to researchers at pcthreat.com, the main reason why you should delete Browserhunt.com from all your browsers is to make sure that it cannot redirect you to third-party websites and thus expose you to potential threats. You will find out more about this questionable search engine if you read this article from beginning to end. Specialists have also provided some useful information about its removal here. Feel free to use this information.
It does not matter that Browserhunt.com looks quite trustworthy - we still suggest removing it and then setting another webpage in its place. Yes, this search tool returns search results after a user enters the search query; however, these search results are not fully reliable. If you look at them closer, you will notice that the search results page contains advertisements. It means that not all the search results are based on the search query. Some of them appear on the search results page with an intention of promoting particular third-party websites and increasing their traffic rate only. Unfortunately, this means that users cannot feel safe using Browserhunt.com too because they might be redirected to untrustworthy third-party websites that are not associated with the search query in any way. We do not say that all the websites promoted by Browserhunt.com are dangerous; however, we really doubt that you could recognize which of the websites you are taken to are good and which should be left immediately. Therefore, we want you to stop using this search tool.
We would not believe if you said that you gave Browserhunt.com the permission to appear on your browser because we know that this browser hijacker usually enters computers without permission and then makes the changes. Research has shown that Browserhunt.com might be spread in the middle of the software bundle, or it might sneak onto the computer once a user clicks on the pop-up advertisement. This pop-up usually appears on the user’s screen because there is a malicious application installed on the computer. In most cases, programs that show pop-ups are adware. Do not forget to take care of the undesirable program displaying ads after you erase the Browserhunt.com browser hijacker from your system.
Even though the Browserhunt.com browser hijacker makes several modifications, it should not be hard to remove it even though it does not have an uninstaller. All you need to do is to reset all the browsers one by one. If you have never done that before, let our manual removal guide help you. If it is not enough, scan your PC with an automatic malware remover. Actually, you should use an automatic tool if you wish to delete all the threats from your PC because the manual removal guide which you will find below this article will help you to remove Browserhunt.com from browsers only.
How to remove Browserhunt.com manually