- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Lookineo.com might look like an ordinary search engine at first sight; however, the truth is that it is a typical browser hijacker that enters systems without permission and then applies changes to all the major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Lookineo.com itself is developed by Development Media 73, so it is not surprising at all that it usually enters systems when users install software published by the same company. Researchers at pcthreat.com have noticed that it is mainly aimed at those users who live in France; however, there is a really huge possibility that users living somewhere else will infect their systems with this threat too. If this has already happened, we highly recommend that you delete Lookineo.com browser hijacker from your system. If you do that, you will be able to set the homepage and search provider of your choice too.
It has been found that Lookineo.com has replaced Securery.com, Secure-surf.com, and Explorary.com, so it is not surprising at all that it acts like the aforementioned browser hijackers. In other words, it applies changes to all the browsers and then provides users with the modified search results if they use the search engine placed on the startup page of Lookineo.com. We do not recommend doing that because these sponsored results might cause serious harm to your computer. In other words, they might redirect you to untrustworthy web pages. Of course, you will not know about that because the web page you will be taken to will look completely normal. It is known that Lookineo.com might use your Internet connection too because it needs to send the collected data about your browsing activities to third-party companies. It declares that it will not collect any personal details but, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that. Finally, we want to mention that Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users might notice an annoying toolbar at the top of their browsers. It will disappear if you fully erase Lookineo.com browser hijacker.
We are sure that Lookineo.com browser hijacker has entered your system together with other untrustworthy programs. Research has shown that it is spread in bundles with other applications. Some of these applications might be trustworthy and some not, so you should scan your system in order to find out whether your system contains unreliable applications or not. The quickest way to find out about the condition of your system is to scan it with a diagnostic scanner, e.g. SpyHunter. Then, you will have to erase those suspicious programs manually or automatically.
It is very important that you eliminate Lookineo.com browser hijacker from the system because it will do no good to you. In fact, you might even become a victim of malware more quickly if you decide to keep it and use it to find the relevant information. The only way to prevent this from happening is to delete Lookineo.com browser hijacker as soon as possible. In order to help you, we have shared the manual removal instructions with you. You can find them below this article. If you do not like the manual method, you can, of course, erase this threat automatically.