- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Detailexplore.com is a newcomer in a relatively new questionable search engine family that also includes discoveranswer.com, lookupopinion.com, and opinionfind.com, which are mainly identical clones of each other. The main characteristic these search engines share, apart from their looks, is that they do not actually function; at least, not yet. The creators may start up their search engines in the near future; otherwise, it would not make any sense to come out with more and more search engines that do not even work. Nevertheless, you could be exposed to unreliable web content the moment this search engine page starts to function. Furthermore, right now it may not even be this infection that holds potential security-related issues for you. Since this search engine can enter your computer in a malicious bundle, chances are you will find a number of other malware threats on board, too. If you want to clean your virtual world of all potentially risky applications, you should remove Detailexplore.com from your browsers and take care of all the other threats as well.
Infections like this usually spread on the web in freeware bundles. Although originally bundles were created for legitimate reasons to promote free tools, nowadays schemers tend to use this method to distribute malicious programs packed together. This means that you can easily infect your computer with a bunch of adware programs, browser hijackers, fake alerts, Trojans, and potentially unwanted programs. This can take place when you click on unreliable third-party content, such as an advertisements or link. One way for you to be presented with such content is to have an ad-supported program or a browser hijacker on board. These infections can generate potentially unsafe third-party ads and links. Adware programs can also hijack otherwise totally legitimate advertisements. So when your computer is infected with such malware, you can never be secure to go online because you could end up on malicious websites or infecting your computer by clicking on legitimate-looking ads on reputable websites.
You can also click on the wrong content easily when you land on questionable websites related to file sharing, gaming, and gambling. These pages often display third-party ads that do not even look like commercials. This means that these contents could be disguised as buttons, warnings, and links. If you land on an unfamiliar page, you can infect your computer even by simply clicking on an input field as you want to search on the page. This action could open new browser windows or new tabs with malicious content. If you are not careful with your clicks, you can let a number of threats on board in no time. So if you find this questionable search engine in your browsers, we think that you should scan your computer for other potential threats right after you delete Detailexplore.com from your browsers.
This search engine looks a bit different from the usual browser hijackers and risky search engines that we see. Most similar infections try to resemble reputable search engines, such as Google and Yahoo. This infection however has a sort of unique look with its color and screen design. Of course, this is copied from clone to clone; although the color patterns may change from one to another. The main colors of this theme consist of orange, black, dark gray, and white. Below the main search box, you can find fifteen search categories with three keywords each. These are there to help you make your web search even faster and easier. However, either you type in your own keywords in the box or click on any of these suggested keywords, you end up on an error page that informs you that no matches have been found and therefore you should try a different keyword or check your spelling. Well, obviously, even if you do so, nothing will change. This search engine simply does not work.
Of course, this is already enough for you to want to delete Detailexplore.com; however, if it starts working, it may show you manipulated search results that could contain potentially unsafe third-party ads and sponsored links. Clicking on unreliable content is always risky as you could get redirected to malicious websites or directly drop infections onto your machine. If you do not wish to find out how crooks can scam you through fake online shops and other malicious websites, you should not hesitate to remove Detailexplore.com.
We have found that this search engine mostly changes your home page settings in the affected browsers, such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. Therefore, your task is obvious if you want to manually eliminate Detailexplore.com: You need to change your home page settings. If you have no clue about this, please use our guide below this article. Protecting your virtual world should be your priority if you do not want to risk losing your files, damaging your operating system, or worse. Therefore, we suggest that you download and install a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. Also, keep all your programs and drivers updated to stop cyber criminals from accessing your data.
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