- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Sowin8.com is meant to help you surf the web, but using it can be extremely risky. As you type in search keywords and hit the Enter button, you allow it to redirect you to a modified version of the Google Search engine. Even though you are redirected to google.com/search, the results are unlikely to be the same ones you would find if you were operating directly on Google. That is because the hijacker – which is how we identify the search tool – is likely to modify the results by injecting sponsored content. What is the purpose behind that? It is possible that the hijacker is employed by schemers who are trying to expose you to malicious and misleading links, but it is most likely that it is operated by a party who earns money for promoting third-party links. That being said, these third parties could be malicious, and that is why we encourage you to remove Sowin8.com immediately.
Can you delete Sowin8.com? Of course, you can. The only question is which method is best for your situation. As we advised earlier, using a legitimate malware scanner to identify existing threats is an important step. If this tool declares that your operating system is clean, you should have no trouble following the instructions below. If threats are found, you need to decide if you want to erase them manually or if you should install anti-malware software. We suggest the latter solution if the infections running on your PC are complicated and if you want to have them erased simultaneously. Also, anti-malware software can guarantee full-time protection against malicious threats in the future, which is something you need to consider very carefully because you want the best protection you could get. Sowin8.com is not a serious threat, and it can already do some damage, so you can only image what kinds of dangers real infections can bring upon you. If you want to avoid this and the removal of malware, you must protect your operating system.