- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Daiksearch2016.com is an intrusive domain that belongs to the family of browser hijackers. This infection usually gets onto computers when users install third-party software, so do not be surprised that a questionable domain that looks like an ordinary search tool has changed the settings of all your browsers if you have recently installed a new program. According to specialists working at pcthreat.com, it is very likely that Daiksearch2016.com will make modifications so that it could appear in the place of a user’s homepage, default search engine, and even the New Tab page. Do not let it stay there because Daiksearch2016.com is not a trustworthy domain. In addition, it has been found that it does not even work as it should, i.e. it does not return search results, so our specialists believe that it is broken. Of course, it might be fixed in the future, so if the version you have opens the search results page with search results, you should still remove it because the search results Daiksearch2016.com shows cannot be trusted fully, and they might even cause harm to the computer. You will find out how these unreliable search results can do that in this article, and, we hope that you will make a decision to remove the Daiksearch2016.com browser hijacker from your system.
The Daiksearch2016.com browser hijacker makes several modifications to change the settings of all the browsers. For example, if you use Internet Explorer and have some knowledge about computers, you will definitely notice that the Start Page value in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main has been modified, whereas data of three files belonging to Google Chrome (Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data) have been changed by adding the string http://daiksearch2016.com inside them. In the case of Mozilla Firefox, the prefs.js file containing the information about users’ preferences will be modified as well. As this browser hijacker applies all these changes, there is no doubt that you will see a new search tool Daiksearch2016.com set when you open any of your browsers.
As we have mentioned in the first paragraph, Daiksearch2016.com might not even work as it should, i.e. it might not show search results after a user enters a search query. In this case, links on its start page will not work too. If you encounter Daiksearch2016.com in the future and it is already fixed, you still have to remove this questionable search engine because it is known that it might show the so-called modified search results for users. Such search results do not differ from those reliable search results the way they look; however, it has been found that they are shown for users just to promote third-party websites. It is very likely that the developer of Daiksearch2016.com gets money for increasing the traffic rate of particular third-party websites. Not all these promoted websites are 100% reliable, and it is known that they might even contain malicious software, which is the main reason our specialists suggest getting rid of Daiksearch2016.com as soon as possible.
It is also very likely that Daiksearch2016.com contains information about users and their activities on the web. If you let it stay, it is very likely that it will gather such information as your search queries, browsing history, and your preferences. In addition, it might also gather more technical details like IP address, date and time of the computer, type of browser, etc. The collected data will be transferred to third parties, so we suggest that you delete Daiksearch2016.com right now and make sure that it can no longer act this way if you do not wish to experience an online identity theft.
You have to remove Daiksearch2016.com for the sake of your system’s safety right now. Unfortunately, we cannot say that it will be very easy to do that because, unlike ordinary applications, this browser hijacker does not have an uninstaller. To erase it from Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers, you will have to reset them all to their default settings. Use our manual removal instructions if it is the first time you are going to reset your browsers. If you do not have time for the manual removal of Daiksearch2016.com, scan your computer with an automatic scanner SpyHunter. Click on the Download button to get its free diagnostic version.