- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
search.stormygreatz.com is a browser hijacker that might one day affect your MAC computer if it is completely unprotected and/or you are quite careless on the web, e.g., download and install all kinds of applications you come across when surfing the Internet. The first sign showing that the entrance of this browser hijacker was successful is a new website search.stormygreatz.com set on browsers. Yes, this infection changes browsers’ settings once it successfully arrives on users’ computers. You should find this new page set as a default search tool and homepage on Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. It might look quite a trustworthy page at first glance, but it is not exactly what it claims to be for sure. It might have an interface of a legitimate search provider, but it is only an illusion that it is a trustworthy search tool. Actually, you should never trust search tools that alter your browsers’ settings without your knowledge because there are no legitimate search providers that act as browser hijackers. Since search.stormygreatz.com is not a search tool that can be trusted either, remove it from all your browsers without further consideration. We cannot promise that this will be a piece of cake, but we cannot let you keep it either because it is only a question of time when it will expose you to potential threats if you use it every day to search the web.
We have to admit that search.stormygreatz.com does not look dangerous at all at first glance, but, unfortunately, we cannot confirm that it is safe to use it. Specialists at pcthreat.com suspect that this search tool will present you with sponsored links sooner or later. These links only drive traffic to certain third-party pages, so do not expect to find what you are looking for on them. It is more likely that you will find there a ton of untrustworthy applications. You might even install them on your PC incidentally. It is the main reason you should go to remove search.stormygreatz.com from your browsers. One more reason why you should delete search.stormygreatz.com is the fact that it might track you and collect information about you. Untrustworthy search tools usually cannot access users’ personal information, but they can surely record non-personal details, for example, search results clicked, IP address, search queries, and more. You cannot set it to collect only certain details, but you can surely put an end to this activity it performs by removing search.stormygreatz.com from browsers. Actually, its removal would be the smartest move because it might be quite dangerous to use it due to these modified search results it might display.
The search.stormygreatz.com browser hijacker is not a very prevalent infection yet. It has been detected on a few computers only, and, as a consequence, it is not very easy to talk about its distribution. Although specialists do not know much about the tactics used to spread it yet, they suspect that this browser hijacker might be presented to users as an additional offer. To put it differently, users might install it on their PCs alongside other programs downloaded from the web. It does not mean that you will necessarily become a victim of another malicious application too if unauthorized changes have been applied to your browsers this time because there is a way to ensure the system’s maximum protection without putting much effort into this. All you need to do is to install a security application on your computer. It cannot be the first tool you find on the web – it must be fully trustworthy if you want it to protect your computer from all harmful infections.
You should go to reset your browsers to default settings the first thing if you already see search.stormygreatz.com when you open them. It is quite a stubborn infection, so we cannot promise that resetting browsers will work in all the cases. If you still see it set as your homepage/default search tool after the reset, you should use an automated tool that works on MAC computers. It will help you to erase the browser hijacker with minimal effort.
How to delete search.stormygreatz.com