Danger level 7
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection

Teoma Web Search

When suspicious browser application makes use of a known and reliable name, it may be hard to determine whether the application in question is reliable or not. When it comes to Teoma Web Search, users are recommended to proceed with caution. Originally, it is a legal search engine, but if your default home page gets changed for Teoma Web Search unexpectedly, then something is definitely wrong. If that is the case, then you definitely need to remove Teoma Web Search from your computer immediately, because unsolicited home page modification may point to a browser hijacker infection.

As of now it is hard to determine whether Teoma Web Search is really a malicious computer infection. Some experts claim that it is a browser hijacker similar to Yellowmoxie. Others say that it is merely a potentially unwanted program. Both claims could be supported by the fact that Teoma Web Search usually arrives bundled with freeware from third party websites. It means that users generally initiate the installation process themselves, and they tend to overlook the fact they install more than one application.

Another reason why Teoma Web Search is suspicious is because the official articles on Teoma say this search engine was founded back in 2000 and then it was acquired by Ask Jeeves, powered by ask.com. However, Ask.com abandoned the search industry in 2011, and so all the search engines that currently make use of the names related to Ask.com are somewhat suspicious.

What is more, if you open Teoma Web Search page, you will see that it is powered by IAC Search Media. It is yet another name for Mindspark Interactive Network, that is known for developing a number of potentially unwanted programs, including myWebSearch Toolbar and other browser plugins that thrive on advertising.

If your browser settings were modified by Teoma Web Search, and it was not your intention to have this search engine on your browser, you definitely need to remove Teoma Web Search from your computer. We strongly suggest running a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner in search for other possibly unwanted programs on your PC. Once you restore your browser settings, do run a full system scan once more, to make sure that all of the unwanted files are removed from your system.

How to reset my browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Internet options.
  2. Go to Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and click Reset again.
  4. Click Close when the reset is complete.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and go to Help.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information and press Reset Firefox on a new tab.
  3. Click Reset Firefox again and then press Finish when the reset is complete.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and then click Settings.
  2. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  3. Enter a new home page address, remove teoma.com and click OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine, delete Teoma and click Done.

In case you run into any trouble while removing Teoma Web Search, do contact us by leaving a comment below, and we will figure the problem out.

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