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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine


Allo-search.com is another shady search engine that can replace your homepage and default search engine on all the browsers. As it tends to apply changes without a user’s permission in most cases, specialists usually put it into the category of browser hijackers. Actually, we are not surprised at all that Allo-search.com performs these changes because it does not differ much from Secury-surf.com, Secure-surf.com, and Explorary.com. It is not advisable to use this questionable search engine, especially when it has been set without your consent. Unfortunately, it will not be so easy to get rid of this search engine because it is impossible to remove it fully via Control Panel. Do not worry; specialists working at pcthreat.com know other ways to delete this browser hijacker from the system. They are ready to share this knowledge with you in this article.

Allo-search.com is known to be an Indian browser hijacker. In other words, it mainly enters computers of Indian users. Of course, the slight possibility that this browser hijacker will manage to infect PCs in other regions is there as well. It does not matter what your place of residence is, you still have to get rid of Allo-search.com as soon as you can if you have already noticed its presence on all your browsers. Users should do that as soon as possible because Allo-search.com might provide them with third-party ads and various unreliable links. Generally speaking, Allo-search.com tends to present users with the modified search results. After a user clicks on an unreliable search result, he/she enters a particular website and thus contributes to the generation of traffic unknowingly. The more users click on these sponsored links, the more money the owner of Allo-search.com gets. While users’ clicks generate money for the publisher of Allo-search.com, people themselves can cause harm to their systems because it is unknown whether a third-party link or ad will not redirect them to a harmful web page.

This browser hijacker not only replaces homepages and search engines. Our specialists have found out that it also modifies the registry in order to replace Internet Explorer homepage. In order to fix that, you have to find HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN key and set another webpage instead of allo-search.com. In other words, users have to modify the Start Page value. Allo-search.com also applies some changes to Google Chrome browser. In order to restore them, go to C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default and then either remove Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files, or replace the Allo-search.com search engine with another reputable search provider inside those files. Mozilla Firefox users also have to do several activities in order to get rid of Allo-search.com. First of all, it is a must to remove prefs.js file or delete Allo-search.com and set another search engine inside the file. It is also a must to remove the allo-search.xml file. You will find it if you follow this path: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{randomletters}.default\searchplugins. As you can see, there are many changes that have to be restored in order to get rid of Allo-search.com fully. If you know nothing about the system registry, use another method to get rid of Allo-search.com.

It is advisable to delete Allo-search.com not only because it can redirect users to untrustworthy web pages. According to our specialists at pcthreat.com, this browser hijacker might collect information about users too. It does that using cookies primarily. Specialists have checked the Terms of Use too and found that this browser hijacker records information browser sends, e.g. search request, IP address, the type and language of your browser, and much more. There is a possibility that it will even gather your personal details too. If you do not want to reveal information about yourself to anyone, delete Allo-search.com as soon as you can.

Users do not set Allo-search.com consciously in most cases. Research has shown that people usually install Allo-search.com browser hijacker together with programs developed by Development Media 73 (a French-based company). We know that this hijacker is related to this company because it uses the same servers as other Development Media 73 applications. It is very likely that users had an opportunity to refuse the offer and do not install Allo-search.com browser hijacker. Unfortunately, they did not pay much attention to the setup wizard while installing some kind of Development Media 73 program and thus agreed with the installation of Allo-search.com. Users who are not sure whether they can protect their systems themselves should install a reputable security application.

You can either remove Allo-search.com browser hijacker by restoring the changes it made in the system registry, or resetting browsers. There is a possibility that this browser hijacker will leave some modifications in the registry too if you simply reset browsers. Therefore, we highly recommend scanning the system with SpyHunter, which is known to be a powerful search engine. This tool will also eliminate other existing infections from your system.

Delete Allo-search.com from browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset and put a tick in the Delete personal settings box.
  5. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+H.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information and select Refresh Firefox.
  3. Click the Refresh Firefox button again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F.
  3. Select Settings and scroll down.
  4. Click Show advanced settings.
  5. Click Reset settings.
  6. Click Reset.
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