- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
It is possible that you find a new search engine called Mobisearch.co in your browser as your new home page, for example, either on your PC or on your mobile device, and you do not recall installing it. Well, you need to know that this search engine was created by Airfind Corp who is also responsible for other questionable search engines and browser hijackers like Websrch.net and Search.myportal.us. This company seems to be specialized in serving mobile-related companies and advertisers, which simply means that you may find questionable third-party content while using this search engine. It may start showing your all kinds of third-party advertisements and even its search results could contain possibly risky ads and sponsored content. Therefore, it is never safe to click on anything that is related to this questionable search engine. In fact, we suggest that you remove Mobisearch.co as soon as you can because leaving it in your infected browsers could cause further infections and increased vulnerability for your computer or mobile device.
Although the creator of this search engine, Airfind Corp, has its modern promotional webpage, airfind.com, it clearly seems to offer its services to companies and no personal user benefits are really mentioned. Obviously, these search engine platforms are designed to generate revenue for and from third parties and not to give you the best search technology possible. It is quite strange though that you cannot download or install this search engine as an extension straight from this webpage. In fact, you cannot really find any official source to install it if you search the web. This is quite suspicious and makes you wonder how this search engine can show up in your browser in the first place. Let us tell you our version.
It is possible that you land on unfamiliar websites while browsing the web or looking for a free application to download. There are certain websites that are especially dangerous because of their promoted corrupt third-party advertisements. These pages are generally related to file sharing, pornography, online betting, and gaming. Visiting such a page and clicking on any content there could easily install this search engine directly in your browsers or even drop a bundle of malicious threats. Such a bundle can contain all kinds of malware infections, including adware programs, browser hijackers, fake alerts, Trojans, and even ransomware programs. But you do not even need to visit suspicious websites to get infected because if your mobile device or your computer is infected with, for example, adware, you can be introduced to unsafe advertising any time you go online even if you are viewing reputable pages. This is why it is so important to avoid such websites and clicking on random third-party ads. But, if you are already infected, it is essential that you scan your system with a proper online malware scanner right after you delete Mobisearch.co from your browsers.
When you look at this search engine page you cannot see anything wrong with it until you start using it. Beyond the innocent look lies the possibility of serious infections. In addition to the main search box, this search engine also offers you three quick links, Home Portal, Google Search, and Bin Search. All these links work through the airfind.com domain. Clicking on any of these thumbnail links first takes you to "api.airfind.com/stats/adrequest/v1?clientid=50012&type=click&adCampaign=featuredAdTiles-Home%20Portal&provider=AirFind&redirectURL=http%3A%2F%2Fportal.airfind.com%2F," which is clearly a way to insert third-party advertising into the page that is coming up next. The Home Portal will land you on portal.airfind.com, which therefore can be filled with questionable content. The same is true for the other two links as well, which makes this search engine potentially risky. If you do not want to risk infecting your system or mobile device with other threats or ending up on malicious webpages operated by cyber crooks to scam you, we believe that it is best for you to remove Mobisearch.co from your browsers.
The best way to eliminate this annoying search engine from your browsers is to reset them. This way, all the browser-related threats will be erased; sort of "two birds with one stone" situation. Although, keep in mind that by resetting your browsers to factory default also means that you will lose all your settings and extensions, too. You can use our guide that we have included below this article if you want to take care of this search engine manually. However, it is possible that you would like to have more solid protection for your computer or mobile device; therefore, we recommend that you download and install a reputable anti-malware program like SpyHunter or any other that you feel comfortable with.
How to remove Mobisearch.co from your browsers