- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
According to our malware researchers, Gl-search.com is most likely to change the homepage of the browser when the user downloads suspicious software promoted via malicious pages. It is possible that it could be attached to something specific (e.g., an extension), but our research team did not observe that. Nonetheless, malware is likely to be active on your operating system if your browser was hijacked, and so you should immediately install a malware scanner to check what is going on. Of course, if malware is found, you might have to shift the focus on it because although we recommend deleting Gl-search.com, it is not the most dangerous threat you could face. In fact, at first sight, it does not look dangerous at all. It has a clean and simple interface, and it even provides you with easy-access links to Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Booking, eBay, Amazon, and AliExpress services. Without a doubt, some users will find this very attractive. On top of that, the hijacker does function as a search engine, and so it might be hard to realize right away that deleting it might be best.
Did you know that Gl-search.com takes the search results from the well-known Google Search Engine? Since that is the case, there is no reason why you should use the hijacker, considering that Google Search is much more beneficial and reliable. Well, if the results are taken from this engine, why should you not trust Gl-search.com? Unfortunately, the results shown via this engine are modified, and ads and sponsored content can be shown via it. Can you trust this search engine? Unfortunately, you cannot, and we cannot recommend continuing its use. Of course, if your browser was hijacked, you realize this already, but even if you changed the browser’s settings yourself, you need to look at the issues linked to the hijacker. After all, there are tons of more reliable and beneficial pages you could set up as your homepage, and it is only a matter of choice. In the future, you need to be more selective and careful when it comes to letting in new programs or changing your browser’s settings.
Since Gl-search.com is a homepage hijacker, you should get rid of it by modifying the URL. If you have no idea how to do that, use the instructions below. Our malware research team has tested them, and they should work for you too. Of course, you need to ask yourself if manual removal is the right move for you. If a malware scanner you should have used by now has discovered other threats, you need to figure out if you can eliminate them manually too. If you cannot, what’s the point in erasing some threats yourself and then installing anti-malware software to eliminate the rest? You can successfully install a reliable anti-malware program to delete Gl-search.com and other unreliable pieces of software found on your operating system and browsers. Are you still confused? Do you still have questions? If that is the case, move to the comments section and start a conversation.