- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Fullsearching.com is a questionable search engine that will pop up in front of your eyes if you install and open Mustang Browser, which looks like a reliable browser even though it is classified as a potentially unwanted program by researchers working at pcthreat.com. You will see the presence of Fullsearching.com because it always comes as the default search engine of Mustang Browser. Even though users usually see this questionable search engine because they install this program on their PCs, it has been noticed that it might also hijack Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. If this ever happens, Fullsearching.com will be set as your homepage. This search engine is not very dangerous; however, if it has been set on your browsers without permission, you should know that you can remove it at any time. You will find out what to do to eliminate it fully in this article, so read this entire report attentively.
Our researchers do not say that Fullsearching.com is an extremely harmful search engine. They have even found out that it does not show the modified search results for users like other questionable search tools. Of course, there is a risk that it will start doing that after some time, so you still need to be cautious all the time. Even though Fullsearching.com should not put your computer in danger, researchers cannot call this search tool very trustworthy either because it changes the settings of browsers without permission. Another thing we do not like about this search tool is that it collects information about users. Researchers working at pcthreat.com have carried out research and found that Fullsearching.com focuses on the collection of non-personally identifiable information only. Details it records are the following ones: IP address, browser user agent, date/time stamp, demographic information, search queries, and even cookies. If you think that these details cannot tell anything about you, you are wrong. If you do not wish to provide any information about yourself to third parties, you should remove Fullsearching.com right now. If you see it just because you have installed Mustang Browser on your computer, you might be able to change the default search engine on this browser, but, of course, it would be best to remove the potentially unwanted program from your PC together with Fullsearching.com. If you do not have the aforementioned program installed, but still see Fullsearching.com set as the homepage on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome – you will have to reset those browsers to their default settings. Of course, you can do nothing, but it must be clear for you that the presence of Fullsearching.com might result in the violation of your privacy or even security-related problems if it starts displaying ads promoting unreliable third-party websites.
Search engines that belong to the Alexa family might find different ways to enter computers. First of all, they might be spread by third-party applications, for example, Mustang Browser. Secondly, they might change the settings of browsers if a user installs a software bundle on his/her computer. In most cases, people might prevent those changes from being applied themselves, but they do not even suspect the entrance of malware. To be frank, it is not that easy to protect the computer and make sure that malicious software cannot enter the system. Therefore, we suggest acquiring and installing a reputable security application. Do not expect that the tool from an untrustworthy third-party website will work effectively. To be frank, it might even cause harm to your computer, so you should only install such a tool that can be trusted 100%.
To eliminate from your sight Fullsearching.com, you need to either remove Mustang Browser fully or, if you see the presence of this search tool on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, reset browsers to their default settings. If you use Google Chrome, it should be enough to delete the extension promoting Fullsearching.com as well (this extension has the ID njehfmgnmhlbgklnfjeocjfdcpogbibf). Alternatively, you can use an automatic malware remover to get rid of Fullsearching.com. Download a reliable scanner from our website by clicking on the Download button.
How to remove Fullsearching.com manually