- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.nextmediatabsearch.com is a new questionable search engine that has just emerged from a large family of notorious browser hijackers, including Search.funsafetabsearch.com, Search.yourmediatabsearch.com, and Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com. This malware infection shows up as your new home page with a fake toolbar that contains a number of quick-links and a search tool. Although this search page may strike you as a useful tool, we do not recommend that you keep it in your browsers or use it at all. Our research shows that this hijacker may spy on you and present you with potentially unreliable third-party web content. But this is not even the end of the list of possible virtual security risks. This infection can enter your computer along with other malicious threats and thus make your operating system even more vulnerable to cyber attacks. All in all, we suggest that you remove Search.nextmediatabsearch.com as soon as possible.
If you find this search engine page in your browsers, it is possible that you do not even recall installing it or letting it on board. This is possible because this malware infection is mainly distributed as a part of malicious third-party installers that you can download by clicking on questionable third-party content. In fact, it is always risky to click on any third-party advertisements and links because you can never be sure where you will be redirected to or what you may drop onto your machine directly. This is why you should know that if you are annoyed by the number of banner and pop-up ads, which are probably the most common types, while you are browsing the web, it is possible that your computer is infected with adware.
But you can also be exposed to corrupted ads if you visit questionable websites, including dating, gaming, gambling, torrent, and freeware pages. These are the mostly used sites by cyber criminals to spread their malicious installers. You should be aware that these bundles may contain a number of malware infections, such as adware programs, browser hijackers, fake alerts, and so on. In other words, if you click on unreliable content, you can easily infect your system with a bunch of such threats. This is why we suggest that you forget about clicking on any flashy or questionable third-party ads, let alone the ones that are obviously disguised and show up as fake buttons and notifications. We advise you to delete Search.nextmediatabsearch.com right away and find a reputable online malware scanner to be able to automatically detect all other potential threat sources, too.
This search engine page is the type where you have a fake toolbar at the top with a number of buttons and a search box. This time these buttons take you to third-party websites related to streaming content, free online games, TV, and Sports. If you click on the Stream Content button, for example, a scrolling panel will pop up, where you can choose from movies to watch online. However, this tool does not give you access to the streams directly, you have to sign up and register for Hulu, Netflix, and so on, which is obviously not for free. Then, the Free Games button redirects you to liveforgames.com, where you can only play games if you log in with your Facebook account or sign up. Unfortunately, this site may not be fully reliable; therefore, it is a bit risky to share any information with it. And, it goes for the rest of the pages as well.
The biggest issue is however the search engine. This hijacker may collect information about you and your online activities so that this can be used to provide you with tailored content. Of course, a lot of users may think that it is great to have such content as your browser is shaped to your preferences. However, you should also know that such customization can also be exploited by cyber criminals to deceive you. This means that crooks can expose you to ads and links through the search results that may look totally relevant to you, such as a low price offer for a product of your interest, and by clicking on this content you could be taken to malicious websites. Obviously, you will not necessarily realize that it is a dangerous page as it could be disguised as an online shop, for instance. It is possible to share your banking and personal details this way, this is why it is important that you act now. We advise you to remove Search.nextmediatabsearch.com as soon as you can.
Our research indicates that this browsers hijacker may only change your home page settings. Therefore, it could be enough to restore this setting in your browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. If you need assistance with this, please follow our guide below. Keep in mind that this is only the first step towards a secure system. If you do not want to fight more malware battles manually, we recommend that you start employing a decent anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. Also, keep all your drivers (Java and Flash) and programs always updated from official sources only so that cyber criminals cannot access your computer that easily.
How to remove Search.nextmediatabsearch.com from browsers