- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Dilyme is a browser extension for Google Chrome that is known to be a browser hijacker in the cybersecurity industry. It was designed to replace your browser’s homepage address and force you to use it to search the web. We recommend that you remove it because of that because what it does is malicious by definition. This extension does not ask or inform you about the changes it was set to make once it was installed as its distribution method is intentionally deceptive.
There was a time when Dilyme did not have such as bad reputation and was even featured on the Chrome Web Store. However, it is no longer available on the store, but that does not mean that it is gone for good. Like many malicious extensions, Dilyme might be bundled with third-party software and put up for download on freeware hosting websites. This extension is most likely bundled with other software and installed on your browser automatically without your knowledge or authorization. Nothing is known about the developer of this extension other than their email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were to install a shady software bundle containing Dilyme, then it will also be installed on your browser. Consequently, it will also inject a new search engine into your browser. If you enter a search term, this hijacker will redirect you through http://vouseat.webcam/dilyme/?sid=[sid]&aid=[aid]&keyword=[keyword] to Search.yahoo.com. Note that the original homepage, new tab page and search provider will not be replaced, so it will appear that nothing was modified. Still, this hijacker was set to affect Google, Bing, MyWay, Ask, AOL, WoW, Infospace, webcrawler, When, MyWebSearch, DuckDuckGo, and some other search engines. The fact that this hijacker redirects all searches to Search.yahoo.com is no coincidence because Dilyme’s can make money of ad revenue from promotional links featured in the search results and that is the whole point of this hijacker.
In order to generate more ad revenue, it is likely that Dilyme can collect some information about you. Therefore, it is likely that this hijacker was set to collect some non-personally identifiable information such as your IP address, Internet Service Provider (ISP) domain name, browser version, search terms entered, links clicked, operating system type and version automatically. Collecting this information is not illegal, but since this hijacker can use it for potentially harmful reasons, we highly recommend that you stop using Dilyme’s search engine and remove this extension as soon as you can.
If you do not want to have this rather deceptive extension on your PC and use the search engine that you want to use, then you have to remove this malicious extension from your browser. To do that we invite you to make use of the guide provided below. We also recommend getting an anti-malware program to protect your PC from unwanted and malicious software from secretly entering your computer.
Remove the malicious extension from Google Chrome