- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Registration-search.com poses as a safe, legitimate search engine, but we have found that it is a mere browser hijacker set to replace your browser’s homepage and for this reason alone you should remove it. It is disseminated in a dishonest manner, so it can only enter your PC without your knowledge or authorization. The purpose for hijacking the homepage address in the first place is to force you to use it for searching the web. However, the good news is that this hijacker is currently down and it is likely that it will not come back online. Nevertheless, it is still distributed, and if it happens to hijack your browser, then you might want to get rid of it. To learn more about it, we invite you to read this article.
Registration-search.com is very similar to Time-search2016.com, Paper-search2016.com, Bestsearch2016.com, and several other browser hijackers. There is no doubt that all of them come from the same developer as all of them have the same main page design. The developer’s name is unknown, and we are not surprised that the hijackers do not feature it as the developers would have many problems and issues with the law if they are to be linked with these browser hijackers.
The developers can get in trouble mainly because of Registration-search.com’s malicious distribution method. We have found that this browser hijacker does not have an accompanying browser extension. Thus, it does not have a dedicated distribution site that would secretly distribute it. Therefore, the only way it can be distributed is via bundled software installers. Such installers feature one main application and several secondary programs whose installation can be deselected. However, we have received information that users got Registration-search.com without getting the opportunity to opt out, meaning that this hijacker enters computers without authorization.
Once on your browser, Registration-search.com will be set as its homepage if you use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Obviously, the purpose of taking over control of your browser is to force you to use this hijacker as a search engine. Even though it is currently down, we believe that it would subject you to shady content if it worked. We think that it would feature unreliable and even dangerous promotional links in its search results that can redirect you to infected websites that can steal your personal information or infect your PC with dangerous malware. However, that is not the only thing you should be worried about.
Although not as disturbing as the promotion of malicious websites, information gathering is another critical issue regarding this so-called search engine. Like all legitimate search engines and browser hijackers, Registration-search.com is designed to gather non-personally identifiable information about you. Among other information, this hijacker is set to collect information that includes your browsing history, entered search queries, visited websites, clicked links, location, IP address, and Internet Service Provider name. All of this information is used for commercial and advertising purposes. This hijacker’s developers use it to determine your interests and make the links more appealing to click because Registration-search.com’s developers get paid per link click.
Our research has revealed that Registration-search.com is nothing more than a browser hijacker. It can enter your computer via malicious software installers featured on shady software distributing sites. If it worked, and if you used it, it would show you promotional links in its search results and these links can compromise your computer’s security. It could gather information to customize the ads to make more money for the developers. If you want to remove this hijacker and change your homepage address, then please follow the instructions featured below.
How to get rid of this browser hijacker
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