- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If you want a search tool that shows accurate search results and can be trusted, you should not set Search.co-cmf.com by any means. In fact, people set it as their homepage and default search engine rarely. In most cases, as research carried out by specialists at pcthreat.com has shown, it is set on browsers without permission. If you have found it set on your browsers without your consent, you should erase Search.co-cmf.com as soon as possible. Do not keep it in the place of your homepage and search tool if you have set it willingly too because it might cause you many problems. As research has shown, Search.co-cmf.com is not the only product of this developer, so be careful in order not to encounter search.yourmapscenter.com, search.yourinterestscenter.com, search.yourpackagesnow.com, or another similar search tool belonging to the same author after the deletion of Search.co-cmf.com. You will find two pieces of advice that will help you to prevent another browser hijacker from entering your computer further in this article, so continue reading!
The search engine Search.co-cmf.com has been tested by our experienced specialists recently. They have found that this search tool might display the so-called modified search results even though it is powered by Yahoo!, which is a reputable search provider. They only promote third-party websites. It is very likely that Search.co-cmf.com has been created to show these untrustworthy search results so that the developer could get money from clicks and visits to those websites. Do not expect to find the relevant information on those websites. In most cases, they are not based on the entered search query in any way and are shown to users expecting that they will click on them. According to security specialists, not all these websites are safe to browse too. They say that users who use Search.co-cmf.com as their default search engine might end up on a corrupted website containing bad software as well. The web pages promoted might look harmless at first glance, and only specialists can say whether the website is good or not, so it is not surprising that so many people browse those websites without fear. Unfortunately, this might result in the entrance of extremely dangerous computer infections. They might slow down your PC, steal sensitive info, display tons of advertisements, and perform a bunch of activities we are sure you would not like.
Search.co-cmf.com is distributed through bundled malicious installers primarily. Even though it often illegally enters computers, it does not take much time to find out that it is inside the computer. First of all, users notice that the settings of their browsers have been changed, but these are definitely not the only modifications this dubious search tool makes. It has been found that it changes the Start Page Value data in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main to set itself on Internet Explorer. In the case of Mozilla Firefox, it modifies the file containing users’ preferences prefs.js. Finally, to change the settings of Google Chrome, it needs to modify data inside three files: Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
You will not be allowed to set a new search engine until you delete Search.co-cmf.com fully from your browsers. This search tool should disappear after resetting all browsers to their default settings, but if you do not have time to take care of it yourself, you can leave this job for a trustworthy automatic malware remover too. It will be enough to scan the computer with it once to clean up your browsers if it is trustworthy.
Delete Search.co-cmf.com manually