- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Bestqualitysearch.com may show up in your browsers as your new home page under questionable circumstances. In fact, we have labeled this malware infection as a browser hijacker due to its capability to change your home page setting. We do not claim that it is done without your knowledge but there could be misleading conditions and you may not be fully aware what you let on board. It is even more so if you install this hijacker from a software package. We have found that this search engine is a total scam as none of the words in its name are actually true. It is definitely not the “best” one, there is no “quality” to talk about really since it does not even work as a “search” engine right now. It is possible that this search page will be activated sometime in the future since there are a couple of other ones on the same server with very similar symptoms, including detailexplore.com, discoveranswer.com, and lookupopinion.com. We do not think it is a good idea to keep this time bomb on your system because it could put your virtual security at risk once it starts functioning. If you do not want more security issues on your computer, we suggest that you remove Bestqualitysearch.com right now.
Our research shows that this browser hijacker seems to be most popular in India. Although this search engine does not seem to work at all as yet, it has been found spreading on the web. Therefore, it is possible that you can infect your system with it no matter where you are on the planet. You may think that it is totally harmless because it does not even work but wait till you understand the possible consequences of its presence on your computer. Unfortunately, this browser hijacker can be found spreading in freeware bundles. This means that if you find this search engine as your home page in Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome, chances are you will also find some adware programs, fake alerts, Trojans, and browser hijackers. This is why it is important for you to know how this is possible to end up with such a malicious bundle.
The bad news is that it is quite easy since all it takes is one click on the wrong content. When you are surfing the web, you need to be extra careful with your clicks. Ending up on a suspicious file-sharing or gaming website and clicking on third-party advertisements is probably the worst you can do. The problem is that when you land on such a page and you are unfamiliar with it, you may get confused and click on a fake button or a fake notification. But you could also be presented with unreliable third-party ads if your computer is infected with ad-supported programs. In any case, we recommend that you run a system malware scan right after you delete Bestqualitysearch.com if you want to identify all possible risk sources.
This malware infection itself may not cause too much of a threat right now as it does not seem to function. In all fairness, the only working feature is the changing of the theme, i.e., the background image. You can choose from five images whose thumbnails you can find right below the search box. But when you try to search the web, you will end up on an error page claiming that no match was found even if your keyword is the most general one, such as “web.” This is exactly what happens when you use the above-mentioned other search engines as well that are hosted on the same server. It is possible that the authors first want to spread their infections and only at a later time will they activate the search itself.
If this ever happens, you should know what you can expect from Bestqualitysearch.com. This browser hijacker may be able to collect information about you and start showing you relevant-looking third-party advertisements and sponsored links on the search results page; be it a customized Google, Yahoo, or Bing page, which are mostly used by hijackers in general. You should never trust any results when you end up on these otherwise reputable pages if you start from a questionable no-name search engine like this one. These results could contain potentially unreliable ads and links coming from cyber crooks. Clicking on these contents may redirect you to malicious websites and landing there would have its price. If you want to keep your computer safe, we believe that you need to delete Bestqualitysearch.com as soon as possible.
We have found that it could be enough for you to change your home page setting in the affected browsers’ settings. If you have never done this before, please use our guide below. Keep in mind that removing Bestqualitysearch.com alone may not bring the “heaven of virtual security” back on board. This is why we think that it is important to eliminate all potential threat sources. If you do not want to do this manually, you may want to consider using a trustworthy anti-malware application. It also pays to be more careful with your choice of websites to visit and download programs from as well as the content you decide to click on. Keep all your programs and drivers up-to-date if you do not want cyber criminals to take advantage of older vulnerabilities.
How to remove Bestqualitysearch.com from browsers