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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection is a website that provides you with a search function. It may seem like a genuine search engine, but the problem is that the website might as well be related to a browser hijacker. After all, most of the time your default home page on your browser gets changed without your knowledge and that is not something a legitimate application should do. If you notice unauthorized browser modifications, you need to remove from your computer, along with other freeware applications that may pose potential threat to your system.

Despite the fact that may be set as your default home page without your permission, you have to consider the fact that most of the time users do download installation files for this application themselves. That is so, because is often bundled with freeware. If you download free software from third party websites, be sure to read the installation wizard carefully, because you may be offered to install additional extensions or plugins you do not even need. Although is not a dangerous computer infection, we cannot forget that this search engine might as well get exploited by malicious third party due to the fact that it has a loose Privacy Policy.

It means that is not responsible for a third party content displayed on pop-up ads that can be encountered on the website. It will not take long for you to notice these commercial advertisements. Therefore, in case a malicious third party embeds an external link into any of these ads, should you click it, you would be redirected to a corrupted website that distributes malware. That is not to say that malware infection is a definite consequence of having set as your home page, however, you cannot ignore the fact that this hijacker slows down your browser and displays barely relevant search results.

The biggest security concern related to this infection is possible security loopholes that could be exploited by computer threats, and general system vulnerability. Therefore, you need to ensure your system’s safety by removing from your computer right now. Restore your browser settings to default and then run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to detect any other potentially unwanted programs on your PC. If any dangerous program should be found, remove it immediately.

Restore your browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Internet Options.
  2. Select Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Click Close once the reset is complete.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and navigate to Help.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information.
  3. Press Reset Firefox button on another window.
  4. Click Reset Firefox once more and then click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Tools.
  2. Go to Extensions and remove unwanted add-ons.
  3. Click Settings on the left pane.
  4. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  5. Change your home page and press OK.
  6. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  7. Set a new default search engine, remove and click Done.

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