- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If you discover Search.ibrowser.io taking over your browser, the chances are that you are using a mobile device running Android or iOS. According to our research, this suspicious search engine is a browser hijacker, and it could take over Safari, Opera, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and probably various other web browsers. Since these browsers are the most popular ones, we decided to create guides showing how to remove Search.ibrowser.io from them, but if you need to eliminate the hijacker from a different one, you can always request an additional guide via the comments section. For now, we need to focus on the hijacker, and why it must be deleted as soon as possible.
Do you know how Search.ibrowser.io slithered into your mobile device? Android users might have downloaded it via the Play Store, and iOS users might have let it in via the App Store. Although these platforms are authentic and trustworthy, no one can guarantee that all apps promoted via them are equally as reliable and harmless. Unfortunately, malicious apps can slip through the cracks as well, and so you need to be selective when you install new apps, especially if they do not have good reviews or many users. Of course, Search.ibrowser.io could also slither in using other backdoors. You are more likely to install unwanted apps if you use unreliable sources, and if you click on random links and ads, or visit suspicious websites. It is possible that another unreliable piece of software has slithered in along with this hijacker. Install a trusted malware scanner to check that out.
Search.ibrowser.io is identical to Search.browsersearch.net and Browserhome.net hijacker that our research team recommends removing as well. All of them have identical interfaces, and they all promote portal.airfind.com, along with suspicious Google and Bing search tools. These are not the original tools you might be thinking of. If you click the “Google Search” button on Search.ibrowser.io, you will be routed to a page with the “Google Custom Search” logo. If you click the “Bing Search” button, you will be routed to a page with the “AirFind” logo and “powered by Bing” tag. Although the basis of the results corresponding to your search keyword will be taken from these popular search engines, the other part will be taken over by sponsored links representing unpredictable third-party advertisements. That is the number-one reason to delete the hijacker from your browser immediately.
If you continue using Search.ibrowser.io, you need to be very cautious about how you act. If you disclose personal information, it will be recorded by the developer of this hijacker, AirFind, and it could also be used to target you with personalized advertisements. Also, if you keep interacting with the search results, you need to be prepared for redirecting to potentially malicious websites, as well as the showcasing of potentially misleading advertisements. If you do not want to be thinking about your actions every step of the way, you cannot use unreliable search tools, and you have to establish reliable full-time protection. If you are ready for this, we recommend starting the process by deleting Search.ibrowser.io.
If you do not know how to uninstall browsers from iOS or Android, you can follow the guides below. After that, reinstall the app, and the hijacker will be gone. If that does not work, you might need to employ the help of an anti-malware app, which is what we recommend in any case. Only a legitimate anti-malware tool can ensure that you do not face the hijacker or other unwanted threats in the future. Also, only this tool might be able to automatically delete Search.ibrowser.io along with other suspicious pieces that might be classified as threats. If there is anything else you want to know, post a comment below.
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