- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Delete Zum.com from the system immediately, if you ever notice its presence on your browsers. It is a must to do that because this search engine is completely unreliable. In addition, it is a part of a browser hijacker infection, which is why it has appeared on your browsers without permission. At first sight, the Zum.com search engine might look like a legitimate search engine but you should know that it is not as useful and beneficial as it seems to be. There is even a slight possibility that you will infect your system with malware by keeping this Korean browser hijacker on your system. Zum.com cannot be erased via Control Panel, so you might find it really difficult to do that. If you want us to help you eliminate it, continue reading this article.
Zum.com is known to be a Korean browser hijacker; however, it might enter your system and replace your homepage and search engine if your place of residence is entirely different too. It is not advisable to keep this search engine because it might contain unreliable links that will take you to corrupted web pages. These links might be placed among legitimate search results too in order to make you click on them. It is really dangerous to click on such advertisements. As has been mentioned, you might end up on the websites that are full of malicious software. Zum.com browser hijacker is going to perform other activities too. Our researchers have noticed that Zum.com might record information about your Internet browsing habits. It might even connect to the Internet. As you can see, it is not worth keeping Zum.com even though it enables you to read news, access popular web pages with the click of a button, and search for the information.
Some users manage to download Zum.com browser hijacker from zuminternet.com, which is considered to be an official web page of this browser hijacker. This threat is available on other web pages too and it might even enter systems unnoticed because it travels in bundles with different programs. There are many users’ complaints that Zum.com has been installed together with a bunch of ALTools’ software. You might notice a toolbar and other applications installed. Even though they are legitimate, delete them all immediately if you are not going to use them. Install a reputable security tool on your computer too in order to prevent threats from entering your system in the future. In addition, be very careful on the web and during the installation process of new programs.
Zum.com can be removed from browsers by resetting them. It usually appears on Internet Explorer browser only; however, we still have shared the instructions that will help you to erase Zum.com from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome too (there might be different versions of this threat). You should eliminate all those ALTTools programs too if you are not planning on using them. Unfortunately, there is a small possibility that your system contains other infections too. Therefore, it would be smart to scan it with the SpyHunter automatic scanner.
How to get rid of Zum.com