- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Workno.ru is a browser hijacker that travels in software packages that users download from a number of p2p websites. This infection does not try to hide its presence. In fact, it is far more obnoxious than most of the other browser hijackers out there because it launches your browser automatically whenever your system loads. This way, you know for sure that there is something out of the ordinary about your system, and you need to fix it. You will have to remove Workno.ru manually, but it is not as complicated as you may think. Simply follow the instructions closely, and you will do just fine.
As mentioned, this infection usually gets distributed in software packages. The countries that have been affected the most by this intruder are the Russian Federation, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Iran, and Belarus. As you can see, the program has a very specific region that it targets, although it is not uncommon to see malicious infections cross borders without any second thoughts. However, keeping in mind that the Workno.ru website itself is entirely in Russian, it surely caters to the Russian-speaking users. It also explains why most of the hijacker installers hide in the Russian p2p websites. Based on what we have learned about this infection, users usually install it onto their computers accidentally when they download such programs as Amigo browser, Mail.ru, Kometa browser, Torrent Search, Searchgo, and others.
At the same time, it also means that Workno.ru is not the only unwanted programs on-board. When you delete this browser hijacker, you will have to run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. It will help you detect all the unwanted applications, and you will have a chance to remove them automatically. An automatic malware removal is the most efficient way to protect your computer from harm because a security application of your choice takes care of everything. All you have to do sit down and relax.
However, before we get down to the removal procedures, we should still learn more about Workno.ru. For example, the fact that this hijacker comes from a big family of similar applications shows that the people behind this program surely know what they are doing. The program is practically yet another version of Funday24.ru, Time-to-read.ru, and Smartinf.ru. What’s more, it will not be saved on your browser by its initial name. During our tests, we have found that the hijacker changes your browser settings to some other third-party website (like iztiwe.ru or dcubege.ru) that IN TURN redirects you to Workno.ru.
So what happens if you end up using the Workno.ru domain? Technically, this program does not try to infect you with malware, so it is not extremely dangerous. However, browser hijackers do not generate their own content, so all the information you see on the main website will be delivered via third-party servers. Would the hijacker check the content before displaying it to you? Absolutely not. This is one of the reasons you should not keep this program on your PC. Browser hijackers are quite often exploited by malevolent third parties for corrupted content distribution.
If you happen to click a link that redirects you to a malicious website, it would not be surprising if you got infected with a Trojan or a rogue antispyware application. What’s more, Workno.ru and other browser hijackers can track your online activity for marketing purposes. In other words, if you see any commercial content, and it seems like it is related to your likes and preferences, it is only because this browser hijacker has collected enough information on your web browsing history to generate your online profile.
Take the matter of your computer’s security into your own hands and terminate Workno.ru right now. Should you run into any problem while you try to delete this infection, be sure to let us know.
Also, after manual removal, please scan your PC to determine whether you had all the potential threats removed. Investing in a powerful antispyware tool is always a good idea because a computer security tool can provide you with real-time protection 24/7. Just do not forget to update it from to time, so that the program would have all the latest malware definitions.
How to Delete Workno.ru
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