- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Dozensearch.com is a new questionable search engine that is hosted on the same server with adware programs and ELEX family browser hijackers, such as Walasearch.com and Funcionapage.com. In fact, this search page can only appear in your browsers if a browser hijacker finds its way to your system. While you may think that this is just an innocent search engine, we are here to tell you about the risks you may take if you leave it on your system. Being introduced to potentially unsafe web content is just enough reason for a security-minded user to remove Dozensearch.com or any other application that can do so. It is quite possible that the presence of this browser hijacker indicates that there are other malware threats hiding on your computer. If you do not act in time, soon your Internet connection may become slower and the operation of your PC more vulnerable. This is why we recommend that you clean all possible threats from your computer in one go and as soon as possible.
Our researchers have found that it is possible that this browser hijacker gets installed when you install questionable browsers, such as CrxBro, Ghokswa, and Chroomium. But the most likely way for this infection to enter your computer is still via free software bundles. It is possible that you have visited questionable and unfamiliar websites recently, including gaming, torrent, and freeware sites. You can find a lot of misleading and unsafe third-party ads on these pages that cannot wait for their next victim. A lot of times you do not even realize that you are about to click on an ad because most of these are disguised to trick inexperienced users. So if you think that you are clicking on a download button, think again. These shady pages usually contain at least three or four download buttons and links. But it is possible that only one is legitimate, if at all. Clicking on fake buttons and links can result in your downloading a whole package of potentially unwanted programs and malware infections, such as browser hijackers and adware programs. Dozensearch.com may be installed by not noticing the related checkboxes during installation. This is how most users let browser hijackers on board actually. Due to the possibility that there may be a number of malware threats on your computer right now, we suggest that you scan your PC with a reliable malware scanner after you delete Dozensearch.com.
Of course, it is also possible that your computer was already infected with adware and this is how you encountered a corrupt advertisement while browsing the web. As you can see, it is quite easy to infect your machine if even one such malware program is on your system. We hope that it is clear now why we emphasize the need for a deep system scan to identify and eliminate all possible threats.
This browser hijacker is very similar to all other of its peers. It was mainly developed to generate income by rerouting web traffic to affiliated websites through promotion. This hijacker can promote such content by integrating third-party ads and sponsored links into the search results it displays. Although this search page redirects all your queries to a Google search results page, this can be modified to include the promoted content. And, this is when this hijacker gets sort of dangerous to use. It is possible that this search page collects information about your online habits that can be used to target you with tailored advertising. This can be shared with third parties, which means that cyber criminals can also get their dirty hands on this kind of information. You may notice then ads or links that clearly mirror your taste or needs. However, when you click on such content, you may be taken to malicious websites, such as fake online shops, where you could become a victim of an online scam. This can end very badly for you in certain cases when your credit card details could be stolen, for instance. In order to avoid such awful scenarios, you should not hesitate to remove Dozensearch.com from your browsers.
Finally, we have arrived at the section where we can provide you with some good news. It is quite easy to delete Dozensearch.com and to put an end to the undesirable exposure. All you need to do is restore your home page settings in your browsers. You can use our instructions below if you are not as familiar with changing browser settings as hijackers. Keep in mind that there may be other threats on your computer that require your immediate attention. If you do not want to spend more time on detecting these manually, we recommend that you protect your PC with an authentic anti-malware solution, such as SpyHunter, or any other reputable and effective malware removal tool.
Dozensearch.com removal from your browsers