CoolWebSearch is a notorious browser hijacker that infects computer running on Microsoft Windows. As a browser hijacker, this program can cause a lot of undesirable infection symptoms, disallowing you to operate your computer normally. Not to mention that you will not be able to browse the Internet the way you were used to as well. There are quite a few different versions of CoolWebSearch browser hijacker, and the symptoms might also differ according to which version you are infected with.
Generally, CoolWebSearch changes your Internet browser’s default homepage to coolwebsearch.com. Although at first this browser hijacker affected only Internet Explorer, nowadays it can be found on Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers as well. Changing your homepage is not the only thing CoolWebSearch can do. This browser hijacker is also notoriously famous for generating a list of pop-up advertisements. If user clicks on them, he is usually redirected to pornographic websites that often host installation files for other malicious programs.
Not to mention, that the more pop-up advertisements you see on your screen, the slower your computer works. On top of that, CoolWebSearch can collect your personal data, including the list of the websites you visit, so that it could customize the pop-up advertisements exactly for your “taste”.
In order to avoid being infected with CoolWebSearch, you should be careful when you download various applications that are distributed for free. CoolWebSearch is commonly installed via a drive-by installation, especially when you install a program that comes bundled with the browser hijacker. Then CoolWebSearch is simply installed automatically, even if you do not realize it.
CoolWebSearch is very good at hiding from your sight, as it tries its best to remain in your system for a long period of time. If you cannot terminate this browser hijacker on your own, acquire a program that will remove CoolWebSearch for you. Automatic malware removal is especially recommended for those users, who are not experienced in dealing with system infections.
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow internet connection
- System crashes
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer