- Changes default search engine
- Shows commercial adverts
If you noticed that your default search engine is now Boggles.co, it means that you had a some dealings with freeware. This sometimes happens when you download free programs that have Boggles.co as an optional install. An argument could be made for this search engine to be called a browser hijacker; however, our research team is split on this matter. Whatever the case may be, we can confirm that Boggles.co could indirectly cause security vulnerabilities. Plus, it’s certainly annoying, so we believe that Boggles.co removal is the best option available.
Boggles.co is made using the Search Suggest engine. This means that people can use this engine to create their own search providers using the template. Boggles.co, like any other product made using Search Suggest, is independent. Its developers don’t answer to the operators of Search Suggest concerning distribution or anything else. As stated above, Boggles.co is mostly distributed via free program bundles. If you fail to pay adequate attention during the installation, you could get many different programs you weren't planning on installing on your computer, including adware or even malware. It could be annoying to try to remove all of them. You should run a spyware detection scan with a trustworthy tool to make sure you don’t have any more suspicious or annoying applications if you found Boggles.co on your machine.
While Boggles.co works as a search engine, it uses a lot of sponsored advertisements to cover the costs of running it. Due to this fact, it's not as trustworthy as the more popular search engines. Generally, privacy policies of engines like Boggles.co make sure to point out that their product is not responsible for the safety of third-party websites. You should always be careful, as these websites are known to sometimes contain dangerous threats. In our opinion, it’s better to rely on trustworthy search engines, like Google, Yahoo, or Bing. If you decided to switch to one of those, as you definitely should, you wouldn’t have any reason to keep Boggles.co on your computer. Fortunately for you, we’re going to discuss how to remove it next.
To get rid of Boggles.co, you have two options. You can do it automatically or manually. While manual Boggles.co removal isn’t as difficult as removal of dangerous threats like Trojans could be, we still don’t recommend it. We believe that your best option is to download a professional malware removal tool to scan your whole system and remove this search engine together with any threats that have found its way on your machine before Boggles.co, or any dangerous programs you might have been infected with after getting it. Nevertheless, the instructions for manual removal are included below for your convenience.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista
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