- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If you have a MAC computer, you may encounter a threat called Search.pensirot.com. It is quite similar to another suspicious tool known as Search.stormygreatz.com and consequently falls under the same classification of browser hijackers. Such applications might endanger user’s privacy or introduce him to potentially malicious content. Not to mention, by entering the system Search.pensirot.com might modify user’s preferences on Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. For those who encounter this annoying browser hijacker, we would advise them to eliminate it without any hesitation. No doubt there are more reputable search engines to surf the Internet with, so it is no use to keep such an unreliable tool on the system. Nonetheless, there is no need to hurry too as you could read the text first and then if you decide to remove the threat you could follow the instructions available below the article.
It seems Search.pensirot.com might come with a particular program called Pensirot Installer or simply Pensirot. There are a few ways this application could enter the system, but the more likely one is through bundled software installers. Usually, such files are downloaded while visiting doubtful file-sharing web pages, clicking suspicious pop-up ads, etc. Thus, you can say that the fact the threat was able to settle in suggests the user could have been a bit too careless while interacting with potentially dangerous web pages and the content they offer. In which case, we would recommend staying away from untrustworthy websites and pick legitimate ones instead. Also, our researchers say some users install suspicious applications accidentally by not reviewing the information displayed in the configuration wizard, so it is another thing it might be wise to keep in mind if you wish to maintain the computer's security.
Furthermore, according to the description given on the tool’s End User License Agreement document located on pensirot.com, “Pensirot Installer is a delivery and installation platform (“Pensirot”) which performs and optimizes the installation of software applications” belonging to unmentioned independent software vendors. The same document claims this downloader can also change the user's default homepage preferences or in other words hijack the browser by making it load Search.pensirot.com. It is important to mention the downloader’s presented tools, and advertising content is supposed to belong to the third party, and the browser hijacker’s creators do not take any responsibility for such content. It means there are no guarantees it will be reliable and safe for you to interact with. This is why our researchers recommend paying attention not just to the offered programs, but the advertisements you might see while searching the Internet with Search.pensirot.com too.
Besides the advertisements that could promote potentially dangerous content like adware, potentially unwanted programs, or even malicious threats like Trojans, viruses, and so on, the browser hijacker could advertise sites displaying fake surveys, lotteries, etc. As you might be aware of such websites may ask for user’s personal information and given the software’s creators do not claim any responsibility for the third-party web pages it would be unwise to provide any sensitive data if you end up on a suspicious site. Speaking of Search.pensirot.com, its description says it is not supposed to be gathering private data, although it could still collect anonymous data to help provide the user with more tempting ads.
All thing considered, Search.pensirot.com or the application it comes with does not appear to be reliable tools. Therefore, our specialists advise not to take any risks and get rid of them at once. Naturally, some users might not know how to delete the browser hijacker or the mentioned downloader, and so we are placing step by step instructions showing how to erase the potential threats manually. If you have any questions related to the removal part or the untrustworthy search engine itself, you can leave us a message a bit below the comments section too.
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