- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
We have observed a spike in browser hijacker releases with the biggest contributor to the increase being Polarity Technologies, a company that has been releasing browser hijackers steadily for the past few months. Its most recent release Search.bookmyflight.co is a browser hijacker that follows the typical formula, it replaces the homepage and new tab page addresses so that you would use it as a regular search engine, view promotional links and generate advertising revenue for its developers. There is nothing good about this search engine as it is malicious, so the sooner you remove it from your browser, the better. Please read this whole article to find out more about it.
Polarity Technologies is a browser hijacker developer that has been very active during the past few months. It has released many browser hijackers and malicious search engines that were not classified as hijackers. Some of its more recent releases include Search.searchmpct.com, Search.searchyea.com, and Search.searchsterjosoft.com. Polarity Technologies is in the online advertising business and offers its shady clients web monetization solutions. However, it is a highly unreliable company due to the deceptive tactics it employs to get its malicious hijackers on users’ computers.
Search.bookmyflight.co is distributed using the same channels as most of its counterparts. The developers have arranged for this hijacker to be included in software bundles, but the problem is that those bundles do not allow you to deselect their installation, so if you get an application from a freeware developer, then the installer might also install this browser hijacker secretly. This kind of distribution tactic is illegal, so we consider Search.bookmyflight.co as malware.
Testing has shown that this browser hijacker can replace the homepage address of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Furthermore, it can replace Chrome’s new tab page. The aim is to compel you to use Search.bookmyflight.co as your default search engine. And, indeed, you can use it as a regular search engine, but you should know that it redirects all entered search queries to a modified Yahoo search engine. However, Search.bookmyflight.co can modify the search results to include promoted links and, as with all Polarity Technologies’ browser hijackers, its search results can feature links to malicious websites that can feature malware or redirect you to scam sites such as fake online shopping websites. Therefore, this search engine poses a risk to your computer’s security and your personal privacy and you should consider replacing it as a result.
As per usual, Polarity Technologies has configured its newest hijacker to keep tabs on the users and collect information about them. Like its counterparts, Search.bookmyflight.co has been configured to collect information such as your browsing history, entered search queries, IP address, geographical location, Internet Service Provider, browser type, and operating system type. This company uses this information to present you with personalized promotional links in an effort to maximize the potential of generating as much revenue as possible.
Search.bookmyflight.co may look like a legitimate search engine with an emphasis on traveling by plane, but it just promotes links certain links that might generate it revenue. However, the links that can show up in its search engine are of particular concern as they can redirect to malicious websites. Therefore, you should consider removing Search.bookmyflight.co as soon as the opportunity arises.
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