- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
As soon as the application settles in, it should replace your homepage, default search engine, or new tab page with Euro-search.net. No doubt, the browser hijacker’s goal is to make you surf the Internet with this search engine. The question is what do the software’s creators get in return? After researching the threat, we could think of no other reason to create such a tool than to generate advertising revenue. The ads might be shown to the user among the search results since the application redirects users to nova.rambler.ru, or they could be placed while surfing the Internet. Each click may generate a particular amount of money. Of course, we cannot be one hundred percent sure of this as we are partly speaking from our experience with similar threats.
The problem is if the browser hijacker shows third-party advertising content, can it guarantee such material’s safety? Unfortunately, we cannot know this for certain either. This is why users should be are that if the threat would show third-party advertising content, there is a chance some of it could originate from harmful sources, for example, web pages distributing adware, potentially unwanted programs, other browser hijackers, or even malicious applications. Some of the sites you could visit after clicking unreliable ads may try to collect your sensitive data as well; for instance, they might offer to participate in fake surveys or lotteries.
In any case, even if the browser hijacker does not show any suspicious ads we would still advise users to replace it with a more reliable search engine. Euro-search.net is thought to be unreliable and since it does not have any advanced tools or features we just do not think it is worth for you to take any chances with it. Therefore, we would recommend not to waste any time with the application and remove it from your browser before anything goes wrong. There are a couple of options to choose from. Firstly, you could try to erase it by resetting the browser the way it is shown in the instructions available below. The second option would be to get a trustworthy antimalware tool and let it deal with the threat for you.