- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If your browser’s homepage was replaced with Allinsearch.com, then rest assured that your browser is infected with a browser hijacker. Even though this hijacker appears to be like your average search engine, there is more than meets the eye, and thus we suggest removing it. After researching this infection we have found that it often includes promotions and advertisements among its search results. So you are not getting the most out of your search engine. But that is not all, its promotions and ads come from unknown sources and they may include links to malicious downloads and other unreliable content. Allinsearch.com would not be called a browser hijacker if it was not for the fact that it can change your browser’s homepage back to Allinsearch.com if you decide to get rid of it. For a more detailed analysis, please read this whole article.
Allinsearch.com’s developers had the audacity to claim that their search engine is part of an international network of search engines, and that they are global leaders in search engine marketing and web traffic generation. We are not convinced that this secretive developer develops world-class search engines. All we know about this developer is that it is based in Asia and that it has previously released another similar search engine called Resultforquery.com. So this small-time company is not a global leader in anything. All it does is develops browser hijackers that force users to use its search engine.
The developers employ the most widely used tactic for distributing a browser hijacker. The industry calls it software bundling and it includes getting several programs in one installer that may install all programs automatically or the user can manually select which ones to install and which to skip. However, our research indicates that the installation of Allinsearch.com cannot be declined, meaning that it comes secretly. Bundles that feature this hijacker can be found on murky freeware websites, so we suggest being more careful when looking for software.
When you install a software bundle that contains Allinsearch.com, its installer will automatically modify your browser and change its homepage address to the one of this hijacker. Therefore, you may be pushed into using this hijacker as your primary search engine. However, all of its searches are done via Google custom search, so Allinsearch.com does not bring anything new to the table. Nevertheless, its search results are bound to feature promotions of third-party websites. Due to the fact that Allinsearch.com comes from shady developers, it is likely that it will promote shady partner websites, so using this hijacker as a search engine is a pretty bad idea.
Now that you know what Allinsearch.com is all about, we think that you will agree that it is unreliable. Besides, you probably did not want to get it in the first place, so if you are searching for ways to remove it from your browser, then please consult the removal guide below. In most cases this hijacker can be gotten rid of by changing the homepage address. However, in some cases your modifications might overridden by this hijacker. In any case, this guide will help you remove it for good.
Allinsearch.com removal instructions
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Fix the modifications made to the browser’s Target line